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Jacjac in the Viz

#1 · Posted: 31 Aug 2004 10:35
Has anyone read the 'Jacjac and Silvery' spoof Tintin comic strip in the Viz. It was a one off, and was a while ago, but it just popped into my head and made me chuckle to myself. Check it out!
#2 · Posted: 31 Aug 2004 11:17
Sounds interesting! But how do we check it out? You didn't provide a link.
#3 · Posted: 31 Aug 2004 11:47
Its not on the web. You would have to search through the magazines or the annuls to find it . Sorry!
John Sewell
#4 · Posted: 1 Nov 2004 02:11
Oh yes! I can also remember a drawing in the regular 'Jack Black and his dog, Silver' strip, with a caption that went something like "...and in a scene remarkably similar to the cover of 'The Black Island' by Herge, Jack set out..."

They're nicely observed and rather savage spoofs, in a very British Enid Blyton / Beano & Dandy 1950s picture story vein, where all gypsies, working class people and foreigners are "evil", and usually punished by being executed by a friendly policeman! I particularly liked the one where Jack was suspicious of a new arrival in the village, simply because he read the Guardian newspaper instead of the Daily Mail, and hounded him out as a result. Very non-PC! Nice to know that there seems to be a Tintin fan on the Viz staff, at any rate.
#5 · Posted: 1 Nov 2004 12:44
The Jacjac strip was completely done in Herge style, and was part of the 'Jack Black and his dog Silver' series. I cant recall the Black Island scene...sounds interesting (must rifle through my collection!). Yes it does take the mickey and is very non-pc (Jacjac hands in a report to his editor entitled 'The myth of the Holocaust'). For parody strips its nice to see a British one, and from the one of my alltime favourite comic magazines Viz! There was also an asterix episode entitiled Jack Blacksterix!

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