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Believe it. A gloriously odd collection of interlinked short stories based on the lives and careers of past and present members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Within: "Red Hot Chili Parents," "Rick Rubin's Mansion," and "Retired Hot Chili Peppers," culminating at the end into something truly unexpected.

52 pages, half-letter size.

Synopsis: The year is 2024 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers prepare to make their grandest musical statement yet—but is it already too late? In this three-part speculative fan fiction, the funk-punk legends must overcome self-doubt, creative blockades and a crumbling music industry in order to save all of rock music from irrelevance...[ continued ]

A zine written from the perspective of an 11-year-old boy in 1990 who is obsessed with the character Data because he can’t deal with his mom’s panic attacks and emotional outbursts. To buy all six issues as a pack, go here.

52 pages, half-letter size.

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The second issue of the excellent movies of the 1930s zine, A Great and Terrible Golden Age. Within: a Joan Crawford rich person solo sport montage, Soviet sci-fi, the pompous genius of "the fifth Marx Brother" Margaret Dumont, Greta Garbo's only rom-com, and Ernst Lubitsch galore!

Contributions from Emily Alden Foster, Bethany Simard, Yvonne Li, Emily Parrish, Lindsey Simard, Robert Dynamite, Tessa Brunton, and Joshua James Amberson...[ continued ]

An entire issue of A Great and Terrible Golden Age dedicated to the one-and-only Claudette Colbert. Essays and comics about her controversial (and motion picture industry-altering) boobs in Cecil B. DeMille's 1932 film The Sign of the Cross and her year of ruling Hollywood (1934) when she made It Happened One Night, Cleopatra, Four Frightened People, and Imitation of Life...[ continued ]

A split zine with one side being dedicated to anecdotal stories of loving Lou Reed (R.I.P.!) in the '70s and the other being about falling in love with the Violent Femmes in 1990. Also within: concert reviews, a giant Violent Femmes crossword, and Favorite Movies About Punx comics.

28 pages, half-letter size.

Though The Lowbrow Reader makes itself out to be a low-quality bathroom reader it is, in reality, a one-of-a-kind zine that holds some of the wisest and oddest essays about bygone pop culture and its fringes.

In this issue: famed cartoonist Drew Friedman writes about his love for Shemp Howard of the Three Stooges. Fast Times at Ridgemont High/Clueless director Amy Heckerling digs up a private diary...[ continued ]

Last two copies! In their first issue since their Drag City anthology, The Lowbrow Reader brings us new writing from Rick Moranis, cartoons by Gilbert Gottfried, an essay about filming Easy Money with Rodney Dangerfield, bizarre comic book history, and a career-spanning essay on the aforementioned cartoonist that goes to unexpected places. Also within: Partying with Harry Nilsson...[ continued ]

The first zine from the Brooklyn monthly performance showcase, New American Comedy. Within: A complete list of sins, a new kind of prohibition, Michael Jackson's ghost, what happens after you steal a good joke, and so much more.

Edited by Zach Mandeville of Funwater Awesome zine fame. Art by Angelica Blevins. Includes work from Peter Smith, Owen Bates, Ryland Duncan, Laura Ornella, Patti Harrison, Irene Merrow, Dekunle, Steven Markow, Zach Mandeville, Fits, Hannah Boone, Seth Simons, and Catherine Cohen...[ continued ]

Leave it to PonyBoy Press to write a concise history of everything you ever wanted to know about I Love Lucy. Early TV history, the many ways the show was ahead of its time, and all the dirt behind the first hugely successful American sitcom.

Profiles on Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, and (of course) Lucille Ball. Plus the best episodes, eras of the show, the bad parts, song lyrics, recommended viewing, and a reading list...[ continued ]

Pissing in a River looks at Patti Smith from a wide variety of angles. Essays about falling in love with her in the '70s, '80s, '90s, today, and not falling in love with her at all. Plus comics, portraits, poems, letters, and more. A great fanzine that manages to consider Patti as a complex and powerful person, a human making mistakes, and an inspiration, all at once.

From the UK press Synchronise Witches...[ continued ]