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New viz annual 2018 - £6.40 with code @ The Works - Free Click & Collect (£2.99 delivery)

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Found 11th Oct
Just out and retailing for 12 pounds however theworks are selling for 8 pounds. If you order online do a collect and then apply discount code PLAY20 to get another 1.60 off

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Will always vote "hot" for anything Vizz-like...

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Welcome to HotUKDeals @DouglasLithgow and thanks for taking the time to post. Before the likes of Seth MacFarlane there was Viz

I voted hot, because I like Viz. However I get it delivered and the new annuals are always just what I have read in the previous twelve months. So I won't be getting this. But I might get some older ones elsewhere.

Years since I have read a Viz annual. I think the last one I had in my hand was The Big Pink Stiff One.

Love reading the VIZ, heat added

Beyond the crudeness was an intelligence and wit regarding social, political and personal idiosyncrasies. The Thieving Gypsy bxxxxds from the late 80's was a beaut - exactly what everyone was thinking, and yet they still tried/or did ban it.

Had to look that up in the Magna Farta

The comic was reprimanded by the United Nations after featuring a strip called "The Thieving Gypsy Bastards".[19] During the resulting court case, UK newspaper The Sun ran a story revealing that the principal Roma man who initiated the action against them was being tried for (and was later found guilty of) handling stolen property. In the same issue Viz ran a short strip called "The Nice, Honest Gypsies", featuring a kindly Gypsy woman selling pegs door-to-door and helpfully returning forgotten change.

The strip "Wanker Watson", a parody of the children's comic character Winker Watson, led to litigation by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, the owners of the Winker character. In retaliation, Viz featured a new character called 'D.C. Thompson The Humourless Scottish Git'. D.C. Thomson then sought revenge by publishing a new cartoon "The Jocks and The Geordies", a revival of an old strip from The Dandy, in which the Geordies (clearly representing Viz) competed with the Jocks (clearly representing Thomson) in a competition to design funny cartoon characters. The Geordies' miserable efforts bore sharp similarity to actual Viz characters, such as 'The Boy with Big Pants' which was a reference to Felix and his Amazing Underpants. (Chris Donald's book Rude Kids: The Inside Story of Viz, notes the good-humoured nature of the latter stages of this episode).

Sports clothing manufacturer Kappa insisted that the comic drop the name of one of its characters, "Kappa Slappa", as it had no permission to use the brand name. Kappa also believed that the character in question insulted its customer base. "Slappa" was an obnoxious, uneducated, highly unattractive and sexually promiscuous 14-year-old single mother living on a Tyneside council estate, always wearing a Kappa shellsuit. After several runs of the strip, Viz agreed to change her name to "Tasha Slappa".

In his book Rude Kids: The Inside Story of Viz, Chris Donald mentions that he was interviewed by police after giving the go-ahead to publish a Top Tip which could have been interpreted as an incitement to carry out a bomb plot. Donald claims that he then accidentally included the offending statement in that year's Viz annual. It was covered with a sticker by the publishers reading "EDITORS make sure you proof-read before printing a quarter of a million copies."

Trinny and Susannah threatened to sue the comic after being portrayed as school bullies in a cartoon strip ("Fat and Skinny: Suzanna and Trinny"). An official Viz spokesman said "We are too busy laughing to comment".[20]

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Just love "Kappa Slappa". Just like so many who now name their kids after a fashion brand with the appropriate social and cultural stupidity included.

I always enjoyed the Viz Top Tips, like " want to save money on a personalised number plate for your car? simply change your name to your current car reg " who needs Money svaing expert,etc,etc...

Worth a punt. Last time I bought a Viz annual was 30-odd years ago when I sat reading it in Plymouth city centre while waiting for friends, literally crying with laughter and looking like a bench nutter. The comments above reminded me why I liked it so much, and my God do we need reasons to laugh these days!

Nice spot OP

Can't believe Viz is still going. Out of all the comics of this type i always thought Viz was the weakest. Zit was wayyy better
Edited by: "Eez1" 11th Oct

The good thing with Viz is you get a hard one every year, fnnarr fnnarr......

TGB's is still a phrase I use to refer to our travelling friends.

Heat added for sheer dbnoxiosness.
Edited by: "richrab" 11th Oct

It's not as funny as it used to be though.

Zit was too crass. It was fine when I was a teen and found swearing funny, but, it didn't have anywhere near the cleverness of Viz. There were others too. I remember one Zit story about belle-end-cheese! Stuck with me for life.
Edited by: "bobbitchin" 11th Oct

DirtyPixel2 h, 15 m ago

Worth a punt. Last time I bought a Viz annual was 30-odd years ago when I …Worth a punt. Last time I bought a Viz annual was 30-odd years ago when I sat reading it in Plymouth city centre while waiting for friends, literally crying with laughter and looking like a bench nutter. The comments above reminded me why I liked it so much, and my God do we need reasons to laugh these days!Nice spot OP

You're not wrong. Spent time in Plymouth, but my times laughing on my own on the back of the bus like a loony - you've just reminded me. Yes, everyone is so far up their own these days. We need this to continue. Rather than give to charity each month, buy a Viz. It's money better spent and won't end up paying someone a 6 figure salary.

Diggler015 h, 41 m ago

Years since I have read a Viz annual. I think the last one I had in my …Years since I have read a Viz annual. I think the last one I had in my hand was The Big Pink Stiff One.

I still regularly finger the rusty sheriffs badge

bobbitchin1 h, 45 m ago

....I remember one Zit story about belle-end-cheese! Stuck with me for …....I remember one Zit story about belle-end-cheese! Stuck with me for life.


You can get treatments for this now I think? Or a jolly good scrub might help...;-)

Thanks OP, got to be worth the price of a pint and a half of beer

Ordered for my 53rd birthday

Is ectoplasm ghost jizz?

Funny how Millie Tant didn't take them to court either ;-)

Thanks OP. I've got all the Viz annuals and here's another for the collection! Many a chucklesome evening ahead!
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