Southern Seven #2

Mini Review By Sarah Thompson

Another humongous issue of Southern Seven! The Hellhound section is not in the reprint edition as it was reprinted separately. If I haven't mentioned Hellhbound and Bizarro each time they appear, it's only because I've said so many times before how much I like both.

This issue has several other long juicy PGPs. "True Colors" is great for complex plotting and Avon-drool; get him in shape and grow his hair out to shoulder-length, yes! yes! "Rip Van Winkle" is one of the more interesting stories involving the offspring of the B7 characters-- Vila's son, Servalan's daughter. "The Few and Fatal Friends" has a good treatment of Tarrant and Vila as well as Avon and Blake.

"Walking the Wind" is an unusual and memorable resurrection story, with a beautiful illustration by the author.

"Common Ground" will be familiar to smut fans as it's a tamer version (R rated instead of X rated) of the story "Cross Dominance," published in E-Man-Uelle #7 and Blake's Seven: The Other Side #3. This is an interesting experiment, but IMO it doesn't quite work; I think the story needs its sex scenes!


Editor: Ann Wortham
Publisher: Ashton Press (Altamonte Springs, FL)
Date: First edition: October 1987

Leigh Arnold, "Commentary" (S2; humor)
Nola Caulfield, "From the Outside" (S1; ocf)
Leigh Arnold, "The Hungry" (S1)
CarolMel Ambassador, "Last Laugh" (S2; Shadow)
CarolMel Ambassador, "The Truth of the Matter" (S2; Trial; A)
Celeste Hotaling, "We're the I.L.A., And We're Proud of It" (S2; AU humor)
Joan Hoffman, "One Man's Meat" (S2?; A-V)
Anastasia Papadatos, "Beyond the Walls of Sleep" (S2?-S5)
Leah Rosenthal & Ann Wortham, "The Heat Is On" (S2; Bizarro 7 universe; AU humor)
Kathy Hintze, "A Paradox of Parasols" (S3; AU humor)
Michele Rosenberg, "From the Kerr Avon Book of Revenge... No. 2341" (S3)
Laura Virgil, "When Seconds Count" (S4; alt-Orbit; A-V)
Linda Willard, "'You Know You Are Safe...'" (S4; alt- Orbit; A-V)
London Bates, "Common Ground" (S4; B clone)
Leah Rosenthal, "Walking the Wind" (S5; J)
Sheila Paulson, "The Tears of a Clown" (S5; A-V)
Susan Hall and L. A. Carr, "The Phoenix Project: True Colors" (S5; A)
Cindy Dye, "Judas" (S5; V)
Sheila Paulson, "The Few and Fatal Friends" (S5)
Kathy Hintze, "Rip Van Winkle Doesn't Live Here Any More" (S5)
Katrina Snyder & Susanne McGhin, "From the Log of the Hellhound, Book 2" (Where Were You Hiding?, Rebel Without a Choice, King of Pain, Grip Earth and Let Burn; S5; first edition only-- not in reprint)

Ann Wortham, "From the Airlock..." (editorial)
Letters of Comment

Joan Enright, "Resistance Fighter"
CarolMel Ambassador, "Because I Like Him"
Dani Lane, "Blake"
CarolMel Ambassador, "Just Cause"
Joan Enright, "Song for Blake"
CarolMel Ambassador, "Man of Legend"
Leah Rosenthal & Michele Rosenberg, "Dancin' with My
Duck" (Bizarro 7 universe; f, Bruce Springsteen)
Pat Jacquerie, "After Anna"
Jacqueline Taero, "Travis"
Jacqueline Taero, "Last Thoughts: Avon"
Jacqueline Taero, "Terminal: Servalan"
Pat Jacquerie, "Vila's Soliloquy"
Joan Hoffman, "Post-Orbit Reflections"
Leah Rosenthal, "The Cynic's Song" (f, Aldonza, from Man of La Mancha)
Jacqueline Taero, "Philosphy of Life: Avon"
Dani Lane, "In Space No One Can See You Make a U-Turn"
Jacqueline Taero, "Roj Blake's Words To Die By"
Leah Rosenthal, "Idealist in Training" (f, Casey Jones)
Daphne Ann Hamilton, "Blake"
L. A. Carr, "Blake the Freedom Fighter" (f, Puff, the Magic Dragon, by Peter, Paul and Mary)

Leah Rosenthal front c. A-Se; illo for "The Heat"
p. 6 Orbit cartoon
p. 8 PD cartoon
p. 13 Leah cartoon
p. 17 A-Tr-B cartoon
p. 19 Bizarro illo: A's family
p. 27 B
p. 42 A-Tr cartoon
p. 79 B
p. 88 A-V
pp. 90-91 Bizarro beach scene
p. 94 Bizarro; illo for "Heat"
p. 98 Bizarro; illo for "Heat"
p. 100 Bizarro; illo for "Heat"
p. 101 Bizarro; illo for "Heat"
p. 104 Bizarro; illo for "Heat"
p. 107 Bizarro; illo for "Heat"
p. 111 Bizarro; illo for "Heat"
p. 114 Bizarro; illo for "Heat"
p. 115 A-V-B cartoon
p. 123 A-Ta; illo for "Paradox"
p. 127 A
p. 175 A in straitjacket
p. 182 illo for "Walking the Wind"
p. 277 S4 A - GP B
p. 414 (not in reprint)
p. 415 (not in reprint)
MaryAnn Jorgenson p. 1 A-C
p. 44 A-V; illo for "Hungry"
p. 50 C, V; illo for "Hungry"
p. 84 B-J
p. 118 C
p. 131 V
p. 172 S4 A
Sheila Paulson p. 10 Ta
p. 11 A
p. 86 V
p. 130 A, V
p. 150 A-V-Ta
Celeste Hotaling p. 16 O cartoon
p. 69 cartoon illo for "I.L.A."
p. 75 cartoon illo for "I.L.A."
p. 77 cartoon illo for "I.L.A."
p. 177 "10 Years After" cartoons
p. 185 "10 Years After" cartoons
p. 189 "10 Years After" cartoons
p. 249 "10 Years After" cartoon
Laura Virgil p. 21 V
p. 28 S1 A
p. 41 B
p. 58 S2 A
p. 116 letter from Ronco Co. (humor)
p. 134 V
p. 141 S4 A
p. 143 V
p. 174 S4 A
p. 190 Phoenix Project logo
p. 248 Phoenix Project logo
Vicki Brinkmeier p. 31 illo for "From the Outside"
p. 33 A-ocf; illo for "From"
p. 37 G-ocf-V; illo for "From"
p. 81 A; illo for "One Man's"
p. 83 A-V; illo for "One Man's"
Suzie Molnar p. 54 J
p. 132 Se
p. 147 A-Ta-B clone; illo for "Common Ground"
p. 155 V-B clone; illo for "Common Ground"
p. 161 A-B
p. 164 A-B clone; illo for "Common Ground"
Deb Walsh p. 57 B
p. 252 tp for "The Few"
p. 256 S4 A
p. 262 Ta-V; illo for "The Few"
p. 265 A-V-Ta; illo for "The Few"
p. 269 V-Ta-oc; illo for "The Few"
p. 274 A; illo for "The Few"
Pam Auditore p. 117 V-Ta
p. 120 Tr2
Dani Lane p. 128 A-Se
p. 135 V
p. 179 J
p. 184 B-J
p. 199 illo for "True Colors"
p. 204 A-V; illo for "True"
p. 214 nude A; illo for "True"
p. 219 A; illo for "True"
p. 229 V; illo for "True"
p. 241 illo for "True"
p. 243 illo for "True"
p. 247 A, B, V; illo for "True"
p. 251 V; illo for "Judas"
p. 280 ocs; illo for "Rip"
p. 291 Se; illo for "Rip"
p. 304 older V
p. 312 older A
p. 323 illo for "Rip"
Michele Rosenberg p. 187 V
Katrina Snyder pp. ? Hellhound tps (not in reprint)
Karen River back c. A

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