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Roger Mellie the man on the telly, the Fat Slags, Buster Gonad and his unfeasibly large testicles, Johnny Fartpants, and Sid the Sexist – a gruesome gallery of characters that inhabit the lurid pages of Viz. A comic that is most certainly not for children (whilst priding itself on its supremely childish obsession with anything that goes on or near a toilet), Viz is the epitome of a certain kind of English humour. Rude, crude, tasteless and profane in equal measure, Viz is delightfully crass, a two-fingered gesture at a complacent, superficial, middle-class world. Although they’d hate to admit it, lots of Viz humour is based on skilful satire of a dazzling array of targets from popular culture, the media and events in the news. Nobody can quite remember when the very first issue of Viz came out but it was some time in 1979. One hundred and fifty photocopies of the first 12-page issue were flogged round pubs in Newcastle for just 20p. Still going strong today, it is Britain’s third most popular magazine.

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Viz was created by a group of young men, livingin the north east and made this comic a national hit. it shows british humour in sych a basic way that works so well.

janet robertson


Viz makes me proud to be British - it is truly one of the things that makes life worth living. It tells us, in no uncertain terms, that there is nothing we can't or shouldn't laugh at, and in such gloomy times, that's a vital message to convey. God bless Viz.
Matthew J Elliott


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