MINOR LEAGUES #5, $? 8½” x 11”, copied, 59 pgs.

May 23, 2018

I was kind of hoping this would be a zine about minor league baseball, but instead it’s partially a perzine and partially comics (well, mainly comics). The content includes writing about ghosts, some genealogy of people who lived in the author’s house, and walking in the woods. I really like Simon’s writing. It’s very simple, but also visual. That’s a good way to describe his comics, too. They’re so bare it can at times be difficult to understand the scene, but it also caused me to pause and really contemplate them. That said, there are extraneous drawings and photographs in this issue that don’t have anything to do with the rest of the content. I would have loved to read more of Simon’s words in place of those, but I’m still interested in seeing future issues of Minor Leagues. –Kurt Morris (smoo-comics.com)