List of Viz comic strips


List of Viz comic strips

Following is a list of recurring or notable one-off strips from the British adult spoof comic magazine "Viz":

*Acker Bilk – (See Jimmy Hill).
*Aldridge Pryor – a pathological liar whose lies are ludicrous, such as The Nolan Sisters living in his fridge.
*Alexander Graham Bell-End – A crazy inventor who continually rubs his penis on things and then tricks his assistant into touching them with his hands or mouth, at which point Alexander laughs uproariously whilst exclaiming "I TOTALLY rubbed my bell end on that!"
*Anna Reksik – A model who repeatedly vomits in order to keep her thin shape. She has attracted controversy because some people have seen her as ridiculing eating disorders, cocaine addiction and media pressure on women to be thin.
*Badly Drawn Man – the singer Badly Drawn Boy is named after a one-off Viz cartoon character, who on the whole was very badly drawn.
*Badly Overdrawn Boy – a parody of Badly Drawn Boy himself, who is seen busking outside his local bank because he's broke.
*Balsa Boy – a take on Disney's "Pinocchio", in which a lonely old pensioner makes a 'son' from balsa wood. The strip ends with the old man being sent to a mental institution after burning down the house while trying to dry off Balsa Boy in front of the fire, but by the last frame he is busy working on making another "boy" out of currant buns.
*Barry the Cat - a one-off parody of "The Beano's" acrobatic crimefighter Billy the Cat. Unlike his Beano equivalent, Barry is incompetent, hopelessly uncoordinated, and is immediately recognised despite his "cat-suit" disguise. The final panel shows him in hospital, suffering from multiple injuries, being told that he has acted "very foolishly".
*Bart Conrad – A store detective who takes his job far too seriously.
*Baxter Basics – an extremely amoral and sexually deviant Conservative MP who first appeared at around the same time as John Major's Back to Basics campaign, and a transparent statement on the hypocrisy of politicians.
*Bertie Blunt (His Parrot's A Cunt) – a boy who owns an extremely violent, foul mouthed parrot that insults everyone and encourages him to commit suicide. When the parrot kills Bertie's grandmother, who leaves them all her money, Bertie fights back by spending his inheritance on a microwave oven which he then uses to cook the parrot alive. Chris Donald, creator of "Viz", has said that in the early days of the magazine he would not permit the "c word" to be used, until an outside artist sent him this strip which he found to be so good he decided to use it anyway.
*Biffa Bacon – (initially The Bacons); a boy and his Geordie family, all of whom are violent psychopaths. This was very much a parody of "The Dandy's" Bully Beef and Chips cartoon strip.
*Big Vern – a stereotypical London gangland career criminal, who is convinced the most ordinary everyday activity (a trip to the supermarket, say) is in fact a major criminal "job". Nearly every episode ends with him taking his own life for the most trivial of reasons – "no bastard copper's gonna take me alive!" usually with a graphic depiction of him shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.
*Billy Bottom – a literal toilet humour strip, based around a man and his attempts to defecate against all the odds.
*Billy Britain – a right-wing ultra-nationalist resembling Enoch Powell who appeared in two very early strips. Chris Donald considers him an early prototype of Major Misunderstanding. He also made a one-off reappearance in the September 2002 issue satirising the issue of asylum seekers, where after he spends the strip making several futile attempts to round up illegal immigrants the local authorities turn his home into a detention centre for refugees.
*Billy the Fish – half man, half fish, he is a star footballer despite being drawn with no legs (he does apparently own a pair of football boots, but it is not clear why). He is a satire on, or homage to, the popular football comics of the 1960s and 1970s – "Roy of the Rovers" and also satirises current football incidents. Starred in a spinoff cartoon, voiced by Harry Enfield.
*Billy No-Mates – a miserable, antisocial teenage boy who spends most of his time alone in his dark room playing video games. If anyone disturbs him he becomes extremely irritated. He also has an obsession with masturbating, collecting large amounts of pornographic magazines and calling sex hotlines.
*Billy Quiz – a man who constantly acts like a gameshow host, often during regular everyday situations.
*Black Bag – a black bin liner which lives the exciting life of a sheepdog; a parody of The Dandy's Black Bob and the anthropomorphism of animals.
*The Bottom Inspectors – a parody of Hitler's SS, or perhaps the Stasi. A fascist organisation who knock on people's doors in the middle of the night and inspect their bottoms. Any transgression is dealt with arbitrarily and cruelly. It has been revealed that the bottom inspectors are actually based on the ticket inspectors of the Newcastle Metro system (Chris Donald in a "Picture of Tyneside", BBC 4, June 2005).
*Boy Scouse – gang of delinquent schoolboys from Liverpool who earn Boy Scout badges for mugging pensioners, spraying graffiti and other such antisocial activities. MP Louise Ellman complained that it set a bad example and petitioned to have it banned.
*Brown Bottle – a superhero who gets blotto on Newcastle Brown Ale to induce his "powers". He is of course totally useless.
*Busted – who, until they disbanded in 2005, occasionally appeared in strips (as well as spoof interviews and other features in the magazine) portraying them as pyromaniacs/arsonists who would set anything on fire "for a laugh".
*Buster Gonad and his Unfeasibly Large Testicles – a boy who somehow manages to always solve people's problems with his ridiculously large testicles.
*Captain Morgan and his Hammond Organ – a pirate who sails round the Caribbean inviting people to sing along with him as he plays a Hammond organ. His character was cut when legal action was threatened over the copyright of some of the songs; according to creator Chris Donald in his book, he did not think that making the character sing royalty-free hymns or nursery rhymes would have quite the same comedic effect.
*Captain Oats – A one-off strip lampooning the real Antarctic explorer Captain Lawrence Oates. An explorer obsessed with pornography and masturbation, he is depicted skiing across the icy wastes, dragging a wardrobe upon which are hidden his stash of pornographic magazines. However, his efforts to masturbate are continually frustrated by the presence of his companions.
*Christ on a Bender – a strip which depicts Jesus as a family man who keeps trying to escape the house to get "crucified" with his friends but is thwarted at every turn by his wife forcing him to stay home with her and look after their children.
*The Critics – pretentious and shallow high-culture critics who lampoon the perceived elitism of the "chattering classes".
*Cockney Wanker – a swaggering, bigoted Londoner who speaks in Cockney rhyming s _rh. Mike Reid and broadcaster Danny Baker.
*Copper Kettle - Quoted as 'The PC who loves his PG' (PG meaning tea brand PG Tips), the strip follows the life of the policeman and his futile attempts to obtain some tea - his favourite beverage - while on his beat.
*Crap Jokes – a diverse range of verbal and visual puns or one-liners, usually deliberately corny or old-fashioned. The best known of the Crap Jokes are seemingly endless "Doctor, Doctor" gags, with the reader's sympathy drawn to the endlessly hapless straightman Doctor.
*Danny's District Council – a one-off story parodying General Jumbo of "The Beano", in which a young boy commands his own electronic radio-controlled district council. The tiny robotic council workers are all lazy, corrupt and incompetent and eventually switch their allegiance to the villains. The comic occasionally features other parodies of "General Jumbo", including "Jimbo Jumbo's Robo Jobos" and "Oliver's Army".
*Darren Dice - A young man who is obsessed with gambling. Sadly, he often chooses to gamble with the wrong crowd. The character is allegedly based on, and bears a remarkable resemblance to retired Scottish footballer Darren Jackson. Jackson spent a couple of seasons at Newcastle United in the late 1980s and became a familiar face in bookmakers' shops in the city.
*D.C. Thompson The Humourless Scottish Git – created in retaliatiation after D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd threatened legal action over a variety of "Viz" spoofs based on characters from "The Beano" and "The Dandy", including Biffa Bacon, Black Bag, "Roger the Lodger", "Wanker Watson", "Arsehole Kate" and many more. The title character was portrayed as a miserly Scotsman who goes about looking for breaches of copyright he can report, such as threatening to sue a woman who calls her son Dennis a "menace" in his earshot, and demanding that a pet shop owner removes an advertisement for "Three Bears for the Price of One" from the shop window. Not to be outdone, the "Dandy" responded by resurrecting an old strip The Jocks and the Geordies - representing the Scottish-based DC Thomson and Newcastle-upon-Tyne-based Viz. In the strip, the rival gangs of schoolboys are asked to produce a comic. The Jocks comic is the best, of course, but the underhand Geordies decide to copy them. "Viz" responded in kind by parodying Korky the Cat as "Korky the Twat" in the next issue.
*Desert Island Desk – a dialogue-free strip about an office desk which has been marooned on a desert island; title refers to Desert Island Discs and the topper comic story Desert island dick.
*Desert Island Teacher – a teacher stranded on a windswept rock. He has decided that "once a teacher, always a teacher", and inflicts monotonous lectures on the seagulls and molluscs.
*Desperately Unfunny Dan – parody of barrel-chested Desperate Dan who tries too hard to impress people with his superhuman feats of strength.
*Doctor Poo – a spoof of "Doctor Who" depicting the title character unable to find a toilet in the whole of space-time.
*Doctor Sex – "He has the power of all sex."
*Drunken Bakers – two alcoholic bakers, who, because of their affliction, hardly ever manage to bake anything.
*Eminemis The Menace – starred in a one-off strip, a cross between Eminem and Dennis the Menace.
*Eight Ace – an alcoholic who drinks "Ace" beer (eight cans for £1.49) and struggles to stay on the right side of his wife and many children as a consequence. Many of the strips involve Ace being entrusted with or somehow managing to acquire exactly £1.49 which he inevitably uses to buy "Eight Ace". His real name has been mentioned as 'Octavius Tinsworth Ace'.
*Elton John's... – a series of strips have the pop star portrayed as a petty scamster despite his enormous wealth, including Baccy Run, Dole Fiddle, Hooky Videos, Electrical Goods Scam, Bandit Beater, Lottery Syndicate Diddle (consisting of himself, Bono, Phil Collins and Paul McCartney), Roofing Racket, Marked Note Con and Window Cleaning Scam. He is normally foiled by other celebrities, mostly his "enemies", i.e. David Bowie, The Bee Gees, Rod Stewart or "the surviving members of Queen".
*Eric Daft – (His IQ is less than 2) – An early Terry Fuckwitt prototype.
*Farmer Palmer – a paranoid farmer whose catch phrase is "Get orf moi laaaand!"
*The Fat Slags – two enormous and tarty women living in Mansfield (San and Tray) with huge appetites for both sex and food - starred in a spinoff cartoon and a live-action movie.
* Fatty and Skinny, Susannah and Trinny – A strip portraying Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall as school bullies who ridicule classmates for their unfashionable clothes, only to end each cartoon forced to wear a horrendously uncomfortable outfit for detention or gym class. This strip prompted legal action from Woodall and Constantine themselves.
*Felix and his Amazing Underpants – a boy with underpants which he believes have amazing powers. They are in fact completely ordinary, albeit being a bizarrely large size.
*Ferdinand the Foodie – self-proclaimed culinary expert and restaurant critic.
*Finbarr Saunders and his double entendres – a boy with a good ear for homophones. The strip almost always revolves around his liaisons with his neighbour, Mr Gimlet, whose manner of speech is always interpreted by Finbarr as graphically sexual in nature (in fact, it is deliberately scripted this way), usually when Gimlet is reminiscing about everyday situations with Saunder's mother. However, at the end of each strip, Mr Gimlet and Finbarr's mother invariably do end up having sex and make blatantly obvious verbal references to them doing so, but Finbarr interprets these as being nothing untoward.
*Fru T. Bunn – a "Master Baker" who makes his own sex dolls out of gingerbread and then attempts to have sex with them.
*Gilbert Ratchet – a boy who can invent anything, usually to solve people's bizarre "problems" as he comes across them. However, his inventions invariably cause far more problems of their own. Usually the entire premise of the strip turns out to be a highly contrived misunderstanding.
*Goldfish Boy – a schoolboy who lives in a goldfish bowl.
*Grassy Knollington – schoolboy conspiracy theorist.
*The Thieving Gypsy Bastards – an infamous strip seemingly aimed to solely offend the Roma, about the "Mc O'Dougles", a group of Gypsies who descend on a middle-class front garden and steal and vandalise everything in sight, with the approval of the local council. Anticipating, no doubt, the inevitable flood of complaints about the strip, the publishers included a "compensatory" story entitled "The Good Honest Gypsies" in the same issue. Nevertheless, the complaints "did" come, and the next issue contained a 'cut-out-and-keep' apology, subtitled "what every gypsy's been waiting for!"
*Ivan Jelical – an evangelistic fundamentalist Christian, whose proselytising is spectacularly unsuccessful.
*Ivor the Skiver – his dad's a bad driver.
*Jack Black – a young amateur detective who gets people arrested for minor technical transgressions. Over time Jack has been increasingly portrayed as a racist and a xenophobe among other major faults.
*Jellyhead – The girl with no brain. A one off superhero parody about a girl born with lime jelly instead of a brain. Jellyhead spends her entire time in this story in a catatonic state, yet still manages to foil an armed robbery.
*Jimmy Hill – The bespectacled and bearded television presenter.
*Joe Robinson Crusoe - a thinly disguised parody of flamboyant Newcastle pub and nightclub operater Joe Robertson.
*Johnny Fartpants – a boy afflicted with extreme flatulence. Tagline: There's always a commotion in his trousers.
*Jump Jet Fanny and her Hawker-Siddeley Twat – A woman who can perform VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) with her vagina.
*Kewl Chix – teenage girls who only care about their social life.
*The Lager Lads – somewhat like the Real Ale Twats, these are a group of clean cut, upstanding beer aficionados who like lager more than anything. Inevitably, barmen tell them to "piss off" or urinate in their beer. The Lads never seem to notice there's anything wrong with their drinks after this happens, both highlighting the weak flavor of lager compared to other beer and showing the Lads up to be idiots.
*Lazy Disinterested 16 Year-Old Photo Shop Girl – a teenage girl who works in a local photo supply shop. She has a very unenthusiastic attitude, and is unhelpful to her customers; preferring to chew lots of bubblegum and text on her mobile phone for hours on end. Similar strips have the 'Lazy Disinterested 16 Year-Old' working in a shoe shop and a chip shop - the latter seeing her rather talk to a friend (possibly her boyfriend) than serve anyone, and being extremely slow when she does serve someone. Her equally unhelpful counterparts are sometimes featured, including "Miserable Butch Bus Driver Lady" and "35 - Year - Old Obsessive War Workshop Assistant".
*Laurie Driver – the schizophrenic long - distance driver of an articulated lorry, who murders female hitchhikers and dumps their bodies by the roadside.
*Lenny Left – a one-off strip featuring a 'radical' left-wing alternative comedian whose hackneyed 'street theatre' routines about Thatcherism arouse complete disinterest from the public. Lenny eventually sells out, and the last frame of the strip shows him doing a racist and homophobic stand-up routine in a Conservative club.
*Little Big Daddy – Schoolboy who seems to think he's 1970's wrestler Big Daddy.
*Luvvie Darling – a melodramatic and self-important thespian who is always out of work, principally because he is completely talentless. Presents himself as an A-list actor but is only offered very minor (and ultimately humiliating) roles.
*Major Misunderstanding – an elderly, immaculately dressed reactionary who misunderstands everybody he meets, and consequently bewilders them with his right-wing rants.
*Maxwell Straker – Record Breaker. Maxwell spends most strips making increasingly futile attempts to appear in the Guinness World Records, only to end up in a bad situation where he inadvertently gets his wish (such as crashing his car while trying to break the land speed record, and falling into the world's longest coma.)
*Mickey's Miniature Grandpa – a senile old man, convinced that he's four inches tall.
*Mickey's Monkey Spunk Moped – a motorised scooter which uses simian semen as fuel.
*Millie Tant – angry feminist who usually ends-up looking hyprocrytical.
*The Modern Parents – and their long-suffering children.
*Morris Day: Sexual Pervert. A bespectacled, jumper-wearing middle-aged man who is obsessed with pornography, ignoring his attractive wife who waits for him in their bedroom. Kentish Town estate agents Morris Day changed their name to Day Morris around the time of the first appearance of this character.
*Mr Logic – ("such is my name, therefore one may infer that this strip is in some way about me") a serious young man with no real empathy for other people. He uses highly technical and over-elaborate language rather than straightforward speech. The strip usually ends with Logic becoming the victim of his misunderstandings with others. Mr. Logic was inspired by Chris Donald's own brother, Steve, who was much later diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.
*Mrs Brady the Old Lady – an old woman who spends all her time exaggerating her age and complaining about young people of today and how things were different in her time.
*Nobby's Piles – a man with incredibly bad haemorrhoids.
*Norbert Colon – an old miser.
*Norman's Nob– puerile tale of Norman who thinks if he rubs his brass door nob that he keep in his pocket that magic things will happen to him. Norman rubs his nob a lot at inappropriate moments and indeed things do happen for him .....in the form of arrests from irate policemen.
*Nude Motorcycle Girl – a heroic female biker who solves crimes - completely naked.
*Outcast of the Pony Ballet School – a parody of the comic strips in the 1970s/1980s style of teenage girl's magazine such as "Pony School" and "Bunty", in which Steve McFadden, for no apparent reason, attends a private school for girls where all his classmates are eleven or twelve years old.
*The Parkie – An extremely angry park keeper who abuses people that seem like they are breaking park rules, when in fact they are not - he even creates his own rules just so that he can abuse them.
*Pathetic Sharks – (sometimes called the Crap Sharks). An occasional strip featuring a group of sharks, much feared, not for their ferocity, but their mind-numbingly boring and pathetic behaviour and conversational style. Instead of hunting for prey, they ask people on the beach for crisps, ice cream and toffee, except for one shark who claims to be "lactose intolerant". Generally the strip consists of some sort of shipwreck or holiday-by-the-seaside theme; the initial apprehension at the sighting of shark fins turns into abject horror: "Oh no! "Crap sharks!". In one strip a group of WWII shipwreck survivors blow themselves up with a hand grenade rather than face the Crap Sharks. "Crap Sharks" is a pun on the slang expression for a professional gambler specializing in the game of craps.
*Paul Whicker, the tall vicar – A deliberately crudely-drawn cartoon of a misanthropic vicar
*Playtime Fontayne – a middle aged bank manager who behaves like a primary school aged child. He made his first appearance in the comic along with his opposite "Little Old Man", a more short - lived character of a young boy who acts like the stereotype of an elderly man
*Pop Shot - Real name: Gerald. A man, who is almost always naked; sporting a stereotypical 70's pornstar mustache, afro and chest hair, who always finds himself accidentally slipping into the language of a porn film while performing everyday activities, much to the annoyance of his wife. The strip always ends with his wife spontaneously having sex with a complete stranger, with Gerald left out of the proceedings.
*Posh Street Kids – A parody of The Bash Street Kids from The Beano. In this one off strip, these schoolkids annoy their teacher by leaving their butlers lying about in the playground, smoking high-priced Cuban cigars behind the bike shed and having food fights in the canteen with caviar, strawberries and champagne. In the end, they do get dealt with, but they craftily prevent painful canings on their backsides by slipping thick literary works of art "worth thysands of pynds" down the backs of their trousers, though the teacher seems not to notice the extra padding as he administers their punishment.
*Postman Plod "The Miserable Bastard" – a bad-tempered postman with a serious attitude problem and a highly questionable work ethic.
*Raffles, Gentleman Thug – a late 19th century aristocrat who behaves like a stereotypical 21st century thug
*Randall and Diana (Deceased) – a controversial one - off parody of "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)" with Diana, Princess of Wales taking the place of Hopkirk to become "the people's ghost private detective." She and Randall investigate into the claims of a man who believes his wife is having an affair, only to discover that the woman is in fact selling land mines to Africa; at which Diana promises "Dead or alive, I'm determined to put a stop to it." Naturally, the strip attracted a huge number of complaints.
*Rat Boy – a pre-teen repeat offender and drug addict, characterised by a permanent "tail" of excrement protruding from his backside - his every strip involves burglary, vandalism, assault and/or sustance abuse, with minimal reprisals by the police. He is the brother of Tasha Slappa.
*Ravy Davey Gravy – a young man who breaks out into strange dances whenever he hears any kind of repetitive everyday noises, including car alarms and road drills. His name probably derives from Wavy Gravy.
*Real Ale Twats – three rather pompous men who speak in an affected style and only drink real ale, even going so far as to keep extensive "reviews" of all the real ales that they have supped. Also known to criticise lager drinkers. A parody of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
*Reverend Ramsden's Ringpiece Cathedral – a vicar with a life-sized church up his bottom.
*Roger Irrelevant ("He's Completely Hatstand") – a young man with a very strange mental problem where he continually produces irrelevant and surreal streams of language and behaviour.
*Roger Mellie ("The Man on the Telly") – a foul-mouthed and violent TV presenter, whose activities satirise real TV shows and incidents. Starred in a spinoff cartoon, voiced by Peter Cook
*Rotating Chin Men A gang of flying villains with jetpacks whose intention is to spoil Queen Elizabeth II's coronation by spurting semen onto her via a pump squeeze mechanism linked to their revolving chins. Paraphrased quote by the Archbishop of Canterbury: 'I can't crown a queen with all jizz matted in her hair, it would be most unconstitutional'. The villains are foiled by the two child heroes who hook one of the villain's rotating chin with the archbishop's crook, causing the mechanism to overheat and 'dribble jissolm all down his chin'.
*Roy Schneider - Joy Rider A 12 year-old truant yob whose attempts to cause trouble in his community usually end up with him looking somewhat ridiculous.
*Rude Kid - one frame strip where a young boy answers the most polite request with a rude word or phrase. This comic actually predates Viz, featuring in some of the proto-Viz fanzines created by Donald in the 1970s
*Scottie Trotter and his Tottie Alllotment- A boy with a portable miniature garden with several scantily-clad women on it.
*Sherlock Homeless – A homeless parody of Sherlock Holmes. who solves crimes for the reward money - which is inevitably spent on Tennents Super.
*Sherlock Homo – an outrageously gay version of Sherlock Holmes.
*Sid the Sexist – a young man with no sexual experience who boasts of his success with women. His distinct lack of tact or any social graces do not help him in his quest to 'pull' women. Starred in a spinoff cartoon
*Simon Lotion, Time and Motion man – a hopeless male parent who insists his family reorganise every mundane household and leisure activity to fit his "professional", pedantic view of how the world should be run more efficiently. This always results in the complete failure of the proposed activity to meet any kind of performance or time constraint, with pathetic yet humorous consequences.
*Simon's Snowman – Occasional strip which featured in some Christmas issues during the 1990s. A parody of "The Snowman", in which a violent, foul-mouthed snowman takes a young boy on a drinking and gambling spree
*Skinheed – An early comic strip showing a young man with social problems turning into an inhuman monster.
*Spawny Get – a boy whose initial apparent bad luck turns into incredible fortune
*Specky Twat – a boy who suffers bad vision, and wears thick glasses. He often mistakes things for something else.
*Spoilt Bastard – a fat, ungrateful and vicious-tongued boy who manipulates his weak-willed mother into satisfying his hollow and selfish desires, usually with serious health-threatening consequences for her.
*Stan the Statistician – a nerd who tells everybody the probability of every event.
*Student Grant – a student at Fulchester (or sometimes Spunkbridge) University, who is determined to be fashionably "right on" and a left-wing radical, though when things go wrong, it's always his "bourgeois" rich parents that bail him out.
*Suicidal Syd – a manically depressed young man who makes various unsuccessful attempts to kill himself. He usually cheers up near end of the strip, only to die in a freak accident immediately afterwards.
*S.W.A.N.T – a crack paramilitary police team with "Special Weapons and No Tactics" which parodies American SWAT teams
*Tasha Slappa – originally Kappa Slappa, after the sportswear brand, but changed on "legal advice", a teenage girl who follows a stereotypical "chav" lifestyle, and lives at home with her irresponsible mother and countless siblings, all from different (and unknown) fathers. Her main pursuits involve maximising her income from the state benefits system (for her own use) and shoplifting.
*Telly Evangelist – A Roman Catholic priest, Father O'Brien, who is addicted to television. Whenever he isn't watching television he is talking about it (often doing both at the same time).
*Terry Fuckwitt – an extremely dim-witted boy.
*The Human League (In Outer Space) – a strip featuring the 1980s pop band and their adventures in outer space.
*The Things – Bizarre aliens that were contrived into situations whereby the human participants could say things like "These things... (situation)..."
*The Mcbrowntrouts – strip centered around a Scottish family and their toilet humour antics. A parody of the real comic strip "The Broons".
*Tina's Tits – A schoolgirl with unreasonably large bosoms. She is convinced that they possess magical powers, when they clearly do not
*Tinribs – a badly constructed "robot"
*Tommy "Banana" Johnson – an influential early strip since reprinted in different formats such as a '12" remix' and an 'on ice' version
*Tranny Magnet – a short, balding middle-aged bachelor who is irresistibly attractive to transsexuals and cross-dressers, although he desperately wants to find a real woman.
*Victorian Dad – a father who applies strict Victorian values to himself and his family, even though they are living in the present. This also appeared during the Back to Basics campaign, and could be seen as a satirical commentary on it
*Victor Pratt, the Stupid Twat – A top hat wearing twat, who makes poor puns to his friend on a motorcycle
*Wanker Watson – a parody of the Winker Watson strip from "The Dandy", set in a boys boarding school, following the antics of Watson and his friends, and their hapless nemesis, Mr Creep. This strip prompted litigation by Dandy owners, D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
*William's Pissed Wellingtons – a young boy and his alcoholic wellington boots. The name is a pun on the UK children's TV cartoon series "William's Wish Wellingtons".
*Yankee Dougal – an English kid who thinks he is American.
*Zip o' Lightning – a strip about a young boy who belives he has and alien friend, who is actually a robber with a bucket on his head.


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