WESTERN FANZINESFans of the Western genre will find much to enjoy in Hot Lead and Head West!, two high quality Western fanzines. Copies of both inexpensive publications can be purchased via Amazon. While both are professional quality zines, they are produced by hardcore fans of the genre on an irregular, often erratic schedule.
Hot Lead, edited and published by Sixgun Justice's wordslinging amigo Justin Marriott, is a full color explosion of vintage Western paperback covers and in-depth articles on all aspects of the Western genre. There are three issues of Hot Lead currently available. A double-size fourth issue, stuffed front to back with over 150 reviews of vintage paperback Westerns, due in early 2020.
Two other Sixgun Justice trail pard's, Ben Bridges and Mike Stoddard, have so far publish two issues of their Western fanzine, Head West! It is a larger size publication than Hot Lead, but the interior is black and white only with lots of margin space.
HOT LEAD ISSUE #1The fanzine of vintage western paperbacks. 60 pages full color. Debut issue traces the Piccadilly Cowboys phenomenon, with reviews, articles and interviews on the controversial western paperbacks perhaps best typified by the George Gilman Edge series.
HOT LEAD ISSUE #2The western in vintage paperback. 68 pages, full colour. "Art of the Western" special. Includes an interview with Tony Masero accompanied by original art, articles on western comic books, Charro! the movie tie-in, Euro Western series Ronco and the comic art of Frank Bellamy.
HOT LEAD ISSUE #3The fanzine devoted to vintage western paperbacks. 52 pages, full color throughout. A special devoted to the 'adult western; typified by series such as Slocum, Longarm and The Gunsmith. Includes a history of the genre plus articles on key series. Packed with reproductions of the paperback covers. A must for the western reader!
HEAD WEST ISSUE #1The first issue of Piccadilly Publishing's new western-themed magazine, Head West! contains something for all lovers of the genre! Edited by Ben Bridges, there are interviews by David Whitehead, a feature on creating Piccadilly Publishing covers by artist supreme Tony Masero, a personal take on the western by Linda Pendleton, a behind-the-scenes look at Piccadilly Publishing's first western movie, Vermijo, by director Paul Vernon, and fiction from the likes of Jake Henry, D. M. McGowan and M. James Earl. Fully illustrated throughout, this is sure to become a collector's item!
HEAD WEST ISSUE#2Issue Two of Piccadilly Publishing's Head West! magazine contains a variety of articles, features and stories devoted to the western genre. We have fiction from J T Edson, Ray Hogan, Neil Hunter and Tony Masero, a look at the western genre in Germany, courtesy of Alfred Wallon, Linda Pendleton's intriguing history of the California Gold Rush, plus author profiles of Laurence James, Peter McCurtin and Marshall Grover. Over 100 pages, fully illustrated throughout. It's a magazine no serious western fan can be without!