Basically it is a 16 page origin story told as short as possible and gives you a preview of the villain The Dark Child. It’s hard to judge a piece like this because it was meant to be a companion piece with the start of the tale but there isn’t any and really don’t know if I will ever come across one. For that reason I give the artist A for effort.
Sorry it’s a while just trying to deal with the loss of 2 friends
The Peppermint Demon by Watts Martin
Cat and Bird by Frank Gembeck
Homeward Bound by Ann Franchi
Relia by Jefferson Swycaffer
There really isn’t much to say except all I can say about the stories that they were okay at best there isn’t a single one that stood out.
Really except for a few pieces of furry art there isn’t much to say about this fanzine which came out in 1992
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.