Publisher: Dennis Publishing
Publication Dates: 1979 – Present
Number of Issues Published: 241 (#1 – #241)
Color: Duotone; later colour
Dimensions: Magazine-size
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Ongoing

Around issue 32-34 the name was changed from Viz Comic to just Viz.

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Viz is a popular British comic magazine founded in 1979 by Chris Donald. It parodies British comics of the post-war period, notably The Beano and The Dandy, but with vulgar language, toilet humour, black comedy, surreal humour and generally sexual or violent storylines. It also sends up tabloid newspapers, with mockeries of articles and letters pages. It features parody competitions and advertisements for overpriced ‘limited edition’ tat, as well as obsessions with half-forgotten kitsch celebrities from the 1960-80s, such as Shakin’ Stevens and Rodney Bewes. Occasionally, it satirises current events and politicians, but has no particular political standpoint.

Its success in the early 1990s led to the appearance of numerous rivals crudely copying the format Viz pioneered; none of them has managed seriously to challenge its popularity. It once enjoyed being the third most popular magazine in the UK, but ABC-audited sales have since dropped, to an average of 50,750 per issue in 2014 (from 1.2 million).

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1979 1979 1979 1979 1979

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Viz 01 1979

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1980 1980 1980 1980 1980

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Viz 02 1980
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1981 1981 1981 1981 1981

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Viz 05 1981
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1982 1982 1982 1982 1982

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Viz 08 1982
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1983 1983 1983 1983 1983

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Viz 10 1983

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1984 1984 1984 1984 1984

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Viz 11 1984
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1985 1985 1985 1985 1985

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Viz 13 1985
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1986 1986 1986 1986 1986

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Viz 16 1986
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1987 1987 1987 1987 1987

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Viz 22 1987
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1988 1988 1988 1988 1988

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Viz 27 1988
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Viz 32 1988
Viz 33 1988

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1989 1989 1989 1989 1989

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Viz 34 1989
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1990 1990 1990 1990 1990

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Viz 40 1990
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1991 1991 1991 1991 1991

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Viz 46 1991
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1992 1992 1992 1992 1992

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Viz 52 1992
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1993 1993 1993 1993 1993

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Viz 58 1993
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1994 1994 1994 1994 1994

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Viz 64 1994
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1995 1995 1995 1995 1995

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Viz 70 1995
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1996 1996 1996 1996 1996

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Viz 76 1996
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Viz 78 1996
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Viz 80 1996
Viz 81 1996

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1997 1997 1997 1997 1997

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Viz 82 1997
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1998 1998 1998 1998 1998

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Viz 88 1998
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Viz 92 1998
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1999 1999 1999 1999 1999

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Viz 94 1999
Viz 95 1999
Viz 96 1999
Viz 97 1999
Viz 98 1999
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VARIOUS VARIOUS VARIOUS

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Viz Bumper Book Of Shite 1993

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Viz The Joy of Sexism

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10 responses »

  1. L. B. James says:

    Thanks! 🙂

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Viz up to 2000:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/qhx5clvw2qlwdvp/Viz01.zip
    This link doesn’t work

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  3. Stu says:

    Can see 1-100 about but is there a separate page for those after? Got all from 35 onwards plus a sampler that came with a computer magazine but electronic would be nice for travelling. Also is there an electronic version of the Holiday Special from the 80s? That’s the one issue I’ve never read.

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  4. Stu says:

    Thanks for response. Love reading the old ones. When I pick up Viz now only the cartoons by Davey Jones seem worth it. Barney Farmer ones are reasonable. Many by Thorp/Dury give off an air of creators going through the motions to fill space, especially the pages with three cartoons consisting of 3 or 4 drawings. You know the sort, Roger Mellie/Biffa Bacon/Fat Sl*gs. Only Mrs Brady seems worth it. Decided to cancel my subscription last week after many, many years. Think 10 issues a year asks too much of creators. Going back to 6 per year could increase quality.

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