4. Co-Co Nutt , Blac k Eye, 2002
Did you know there was not one, but two black versions of Viz? In 1994, riding on the phenomenal sales of
Viz, 20-year-old comedy writer Bobby Joseph persuaded publishers X-Press to try Skank, the first adult comic by and about British blacks. Joseph was forced to close when athlete Linford Christie sued for libel, but he bounced back in 2002 with Black Eye. He lent to the British Library the original artwork by Daniel Francis for this episode of the money-hungry “brown sugar” Co-Co Nutt, in which she has to contend with sex, drugs and Robert de Niro while vacationing in funky Jamaica.