Zonetrooper: Issue 2

Zonetrooper2A while back, I reported on a new sci-fi/fantasy/RPG magazine called Zonetrooper, and I’m pleased to say that editor Joseph Shover has returned with a second issue, which represents an improvement over the inaugural issue (which was admittedly a good start!). This time around, the zine perfect-bound with a slick cover and features the return of Cronac the Temporal Enforcer, another installment of Major Tom’s Journal (both products of Shover’s fertile imagination), and the manga-style adventure comic strip Cygann, deftly written and illustrated by Stacy Gaston. A major highlight of this issue is a profile of comic book artist Uko Smith, and commentator Molly Durst offers some insights on the art of attending sci-fi conventions in a witty and enlightening fashion. Also from Durst is a “Promo Mini Issue” of the comic strip Symphony of the Universe. Rounding thigs out are a report on the computer game Manila, a highly inventive if somewhat dark RPG module titled “The World of Tas’col,” and a short story from Nathan Goff about a drug runner pondering retirement. In short, no sophopmore slump here! To peruse the latest edition of Zonetrooper, visit the zine’s storefront at Lulu.com.

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