Really in this issue filled with random art, I say the cover is the best thing about this issue.
It’s sad when you can say this one fanzine has a lot of random art and that’s it
This issue of Vootie is different it has actual full length, multiple page comics which I will review now.
Law’s Cause by Gary Whitney
Is a story about 2 lawyers who are as crooked as their clients. Both in which involve bank robbers. One advises to kill his ex partner, while the other advises to bury the loot. It ends happily for the 1st lawyer though who winds up to be the only survivor in a shooting that kills 3 of them. Don’t you love happy endings. Pure fun.
Meanwhile in another Rowrbrazzle insert
They do a spoof on a classic comic character
Elasticman but in this case
Elasticat by D/L Whitney, Linda Siros, and Al Siros
Our hero seems to gained his powers after smoking some pot gained from a band member which he is apart of, which puts him in the hospital. But no one realizes what happened to him at first. It really isn’t until someone is shot at a bar that he uses his newfound powers.
Frankly this is better than the original comic, 10/10
New Job by Raymond Allard
A man has a job shoveling horse shit and winds up doing the same thing after speaking to his boss. Excellent satire
Then there is a couple of 1 page comics all are quite good. I would even go as far as to say typical Vootie style…get the laugh out as fast as you can.
Then there is
Adventures of Omaha by Reed Waller
Omaha did gain fame in later years for a combo of good story, excellent art, and interesting plot this 3 part really gives you a taste why some rave about the comic.
Nosmo King by D. Wolf
On the other hand just about average for a guy who wants to be king
Then there are a couple of more 1 page comics who are frankly better than Nosmo.
I know I should be reviewing each of the 10+ comics included in this issue. But really except for a few most of them are just 1 page, and even then it’s in the typical Vootie style. Get the laugh out as fast as you can.
In general it’s a good issue, the comics are funny, the articles interesting. But there was 1 thing that surprised me. It seems one of the very 1st furry fanzine Rowrbrazzle has a sneak preview in this issue. Which I find interesting since according to Wikifur the very first official issue of Rowrbrazzle didn’t come out until 6 years later.
All I can say if you want a good laugh check it out even if you don’t download it.
Col. Pud’s Single Shot is great from cover to cover. It features anthro art with a style and a sense of humor you rarely see in today’s comics, let alone a furry fanzine from 1981.
But it also holds a mystery, it seems it was published for something called Denvercon. Which after repeated searches I found nothing on, and have asked the Greymuzzle community at large to see what they know. But for now it’s a mystery.
Furverted Info by Kylm Granger
Covers what was going on in the fandom back in 1988 other fanzines, art and what conventions were taking place. Interesting to see what was going on back then.
Special Feature by Noel Tominack
Tells of what work the author has been up to, makes you wonder if he is still doing furry tuff.
We’re All Bozos on This Bus by Kay Shapero
Tells of an imaginative journey to the stars with different alien races. Very well done. In the end they get drunk and have sex.
Featured Furry featuring Granger Starcat and Klym Granger
Which I can only assume is a preview to a work in progress of some kind.
Escape part 1 by Sharon Von Otter
Tells of a project to give animals the same intelligence as humans. and of what went wrong. I could get into more detail but I have no idea if any other parts still survive to this day.
Caught in The Act by Celon The Fox
Which is a nice story of a sexual encounter and food is definitely involved in the plot. Really a bit of fun.
The Seat of The Problem by Sylys Sable
Yet another story about s exual encounter and a lot of corny butt jokes. Okay at best.
The issue is filled with art that is for the most part good. Some of the work in NSFW.
Like all issues of Vootie I have see 15.5 is no exception. They are filled with funny random comics that pokes fun at whatever was going on back then. So if you want a chuckle or a laugh check it out