OVERDOSING IN REPUBLICAN WORLD #1: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 40 pgs., $3

I must admit that what drew me to this zine was the editor’s choice to lift the cover art from John Brunner’s classic sci-fi book, And the Sheep Looked Up. I figured if anyone knows this book, then they must be alright. My assumptions seem to be correct. This was a pretty interesting read the whole way through, and I did find myself re-reading sections before I had even finished reading through the entire issue once. The story that I’ve read the most is at the beginning, “Only Theater of Pain,” which is about going to see a film by Mikhail Kalatozov. This piece is not a review, but more of a stream of thought; how the movie and the director’s work affected the viewer. The story about finding the theater is also interesting. Someone by the name of Mugtoe tells us about meeting Bobby Soxx of Bobby Soxx And The Teenage Queers, and living in the Texas in the ‘80s. Then there are articles on Babangida, 10-96, reviews, and a bunch more crammed into the forty pages. Will there be a second issue? ­(308 Clinton St, Columbus, OH 43201)