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Hot Lead issue one: The fanzine of vintage western paperbacks (Volume 1) Paperback – March 13, 2018
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"Hot Lead" has given me greater insight into the adult western genre and how it came about in the 70's and 80's. Paul Bishop's article on the Picadilly Cowboys brands them as the gateway writers from traditional westerns (my Dad's) to the American adult western genre of Longarm, Spur, and the Gunsmith. This band of British writers put out a plethora of violent westerns inspired by the popular "spaghetti" western films of the day.
Other articles of note are three from Justin Marriott. I enjoyed the interview he did with Terry Harknett, the creator of both the Edge character and series, and the Adam Steele character and series. Marriott also showcases, separately, the Herne the Hunter, and Crow series of books.
Steve Myall contributes 16 book reviews, all giving the reader a taste of the series produced by the Picadilly Cowboys. Unfortunately for me, I must now add several more books to my "must find" list!
Paul Bishop's article about the four issue slick "Western Magazine" rounds out the issue. This British periodical contained both fiction and non-fiction articles. New short stories for the Picadilly series characters were published in each issue as well as articles on guns of the west, Native Americans, and even Clint Eastwood.
Bottom line, I loved it. Great articles punctuated by full color covers of many of the western titles discussed. I'm ecstatic that the publishers are planning a second and, hopefully, a third issue. If there were a subscription for this fanzine, I'd be first in line with my wallet out!
Get it, read it--you will enjoy it!
This full color fanzine is awesome. It's full of great cover art and the articles are knowledgeable and well written. After reading the book reviews, my wishlist has grown by leaps and bounds!
If you're a fan of the old paperback westerns, you will love this fanzine. I can't wait for the next issue.