March 16th, 2013

Opuntia 259

Opuntia 259
16 pages, 8.5 x 5.5", $3.00 cash for a one-time sample copy, trade for your zine, or letter of comment. Dale Speirs, Box 6830, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA, T2P 2E7
This issue features an overview of earthquake movies and television series. Dale's smart and insightful reviews are balanced with his fine sense of humour, for example writing about Nature Unleashed: Earthquake [2004]: "All of their kids, surly teenagers (is there any other kind?), are providing the idiots for the idiot plots, getting themselves into trouble because they won't listen to advice. The actors are so wooden they give the lumber industry a bad name..."
Next up, part one of a look at human evolution and the effects climate change has had on it.
Finally, 'Zine Statistics For The Year Ended 31 December 2012'. As in previous years, Dale kept count of the zines he received. :...the number slowly continues to decline. Page count seems to be on a plateau." The total of zines dropped to 242 from 2011's 279.

Sweet Stuff Comix #1

SweetStuff1 SweetStuffComix1p6
ADULTS ONLY! 32 pages, 7.5 x 5.5 ", $4.00, by Dexter Cockburn, thecomixcompany.ecrater.com
In the middle of 'de-briefing' Ensign(?) Jane, space captain Marty Marz is called to the bridge by 'Number Two', Spunkmeyer. He and the rest of the crew are invited to the wedding of Lunaria, the only daughter of the King of the Moon, to Lord Smut. Before that happens, Spunkmeyer is seduced by the maidbot, F1F1; then at the moon we see the bride-to-be attended to by a couple of slave girls; then Marty reminisces about his sexual exploits with various alien women. We don't get to see the groom, Lord Smut. That will probably happen in Sweet Stuff #2, as this story is 'to be continued!'
Other porntacular shenanigans involve Pippa Creme having to stay back after class, and Junior Ranger Becky investigating who has been taking down the 'Do Not Feed The Bears' signs. You guessed it! It's Bosco the Bear.
Wall-to-wall smutty comix is the name of the game, so don't show this one to your granny. Unless she happens to be Andrea Dworkin.

Node Pajomo

Node Pajomo Winter 2012
24 pages, 8.5 x 5.5", $2.00 US/$3.00 World, US cash or stamps, or your nation's currency >>> Post Office Box 2632, Bellingham WA 98227-2632, USA, or, "If you must", nodepajomo [at] gmail [dot] com
A terriffic zine for the papernetters here. "We endeavour to be a Real World access point for mailartists, tape traders, and the otherwise postally inclined."  This issue is combined with Pukka Joint Massif, so the first half is listings for mail art projects, as well as other random projects. For example, one of the listings:
"RED 28.02.13. Send a drawing, object or whatever represents the idea RED. Doc to all. Gue Schmidt, c/o MAG3, Schiffamtsgasse 17, 1020, Vienna, AUSTRIA."
The other half, Pukka Joint Massif, is reviews, and there are dozens of 'em. Really great. You could happily get just this one zine and spend the whole year writing to those inside, participating in mail art projects, and trading zines, tapes, all kinds of stuff through the post.
If somebody asks you where the action is at, tell them it's right here.