It was one of several titles which were clearly imitating Viz, but unlike most it was squarely targeted at children: early issues bore the slogans "not for sale to adults" and "Britain's first alternative kids' comic". , an earlier and better-known attempt at a Viz-for-kids, but Acne contained rather more blue humour, with words such as "shite", "bitch" and "knockers" tossed about with wild abandon.
Contributors included Charlie Brooker, Terry Castellani, Dave Colton, Lee Healy, Tony Husband, Dicky Howett, Mervyn Johnston, Nigel Maughan, Nick Miller, Phil Neill, Tim Quinn, Mark Rogers, Lee James Turnock (sometimes signing his work as "Winny"), Clive Ward and Paul Wood.
Person with a pony tail runs up to another person, who subsequently points off-panel where there are presumably scientists. Ponytail: Jelly beans cause acne! See full summary » Franny and Zoe wake up one morning ready to go on a high school field trip.Their plans quickly change when Zoe drinks contaminated water and his head becomes a huge pustule.See full summary » In an effort to find an economic means of purifying salt water, a joint U.S.-Japanese military command is set up on an isolated Japanese island where an unusual salt water lake is situated....But even once the honeymoon phase is over, there's still a lot to look forward to.]]