May 4, 2010
The colourful but confusing web site for Alan Moore’s Northampton-centric “Dodgem Logic” is as odd as the magazine itself. I’ve just tried and failed to buy Issue 3 there. I did manage to buy the first two issues elsewhere. Issue 1 contained a free music CD (and it looks like you can actually download those tracks free from the website …if the links work !!).
There is also a fascinating article by Alan in issue 1 about the history of underground publishing from 1200 to 1975. That too can apparently be downloaded directly from their site.
Issue 2 comes with three variant covers. I hate that ! But it also contains a free mini comic written and drawn by Alan. We seem to have come full circle from his time at the “Sounds” pop newspaper. As its title is “Astounding Weird penises” (with a cute 9d price stamp) you can guess the content.
Whether this is the beginning of a new empire or the last gasp of the underground comic/magazine format only time will tell. I’ll certainly try and get issue 3 at some point. It contains a free iron-on T Shirt transfer (which is most likely not suitable for public display ???).