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Viz rip offs 80's-90's.

  • 15-03-2017 8:51pm
    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭

    Anyone remember the glut of Viz imitators that emerged at the height of it's popularity circa early 90's? Most of the ones I recall were rubbish, they usually had short Viz inspired titles like Zit! Spit, Poot etc.There was an Irish one as well, Fitz which was especially bad. Most of them didn't last long.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭darkdubh

    In the case of Zit! the plagarism even extended to the design and lay out of the cover. Spot the difference.



  • Registered Users Posts: 637 ✭✭✭Endaaaagh

    I remember a short lived one in Tuam called "Listen Sham, I don't give a dam". They upset a local parish when they referred to them as sheep shaggers. They tried to explain it by saying the "shag" was a type of dance years ago and that is what they meant

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭darkdubh

    Issue one of Fitz from 1995. Not sure how long it lasted but I remember seeing it around circa 1997/98. Was not impressed with it, a very poor Viz imitator.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,338 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude

    Scotland had a great one called Electric Soup, a cross between the Freak Brothers, The Broons, Oor Wullie and Viz circa 1991.


    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,235 ✭✭✭✭Cee-Jay-Cee

    I bought Viz regularly back in the day but never even looked at the rest of them as l always felt it would be disloyal to viz.

    Biffa Bacon and Roger Melly were my hero's.

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭darkdubh

    I liked Oink! even though it meant to be a Viz for kids. It was a lot funnier than most of the adult oriented Viz copyists.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 781 ✭✭✭CINCLANTFLT

    darkdubh wrote: »
    I liked Oink! even though it meant to be a Viz for kids. It was a lot funnier than most of the adult oriented Viz copyists.


    That's interesting, Oink was the only one I briefly looked at... all the rest looked cheap and bad copies... plus I was 9 or 10 when Oink came out... maybe it was more aimed at kids

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,290 ✭✭✭✭Skerries

    I think I have some copies of Oink somewhere in the attic, I remember issue 1 came with a thin plastic record with a novelty song on it

  • Site Banned Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭Ralf and Florian

    Davy Thorpe and Chris Donald of Viz contributed to Oink. It did have a very Viz like feel to it I thought. Never knew Charley Brooker was involved.!_(comics)

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  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 19,093 Mod ✭✭✭✭byte

    I remember one called Gas or something-Gas. I used to have a few mags, but sadly all dumped now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,861 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad

    Anyone know when Viz first went on sale in Ireland?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,861 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad

    Mike Murphy wasn't a fan of Viz, or "adult" comics in general it seems. From 1989.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,305 ✭✭✭whomitconcerns

    I still buy Viz when I'm traveling through airports in the UK!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,861 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad

    Blog that focuses on British "rude" comics of the 90s. The amount of Viz plagiarists was unreal, load id never previously heard of. So many of them were utter sh!t. Check out the Scottish one "Jock Strap".

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