Monday, July 30, 2012

Zine Review: Duped No. 1

Duped Issue No 1: The New Age
40 pages / $3

Duped reads like Mad Magazine dropped from an alternate universe, or perhaps more like one of those antiquated oddball religious / occult tracts that people copied and distributed anonymously in the 1970’s. There is a lot of humor in Duped, but how much of it is funny is purely subjective. What worked for me: a choose your own adventure style story called Destiny Revealed at the Knights of Columbus; parody cd reviews; “Call me Crazy”; Ye Olde Yorker comics & the horoscope section. Chicken & Garfunkel and the centerpiece The Omegaplex End Times HQ were also hysterical. This is the debut issue & I suspect it will evolve and just get weirder. This is the most innovative zine thusfar in my 2012 reading list. 

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