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Factsheet Five No. 23

A massive tome of reviews of 'zines, books, tapes, booklets, records. Also lengthy articles, ace cartoons and lots of neat editorial ideas. Ed, Mike Gunderloy, gives everyone a chance to speak, even absolute shits. The ultimate review mag. - hundreds of stuff, or even thousands. I lost count after review number 258.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1989

Factsheet Five No. 30

Gets bigger and better and more frequent. The work that must go into this mag is incredible! Reviews of zines, poetry mags, music, books, videos, and even tee shirts! Class artwork and stimulating artwork. The best mag for reviews around. 100+ pages of mostly small print!

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 1989

Factsheet Five No. 31

Another billion word issue of the best underground review mag. A little matter of 120 pages this issue. Books, tapes, records, mags, vid-yos, t-shirts reviewed. Cartoons, general info, can't get much bigger...famous last words?

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 3, Autumn/Winter 1989

Factsheet Five No. 32 (and 33)

Interesting "Roseanne" worshipping piece, and Experioddica by Bob Grumman. Love the cartoons, especially "Conflagration", exposing the paranoid jingoism prevalent both sides of the pond. Interesting letters, a cross-section of critical and non-critical - no editorial egoism here. The usual telephone index of reviews, most are pretty fair. Also just received No. 33, which has best cover to date, and a lot of cartoons.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 4, Spring/Summer 1990

Factsheet Five No. 34

The Godfather of the underground, Mikey, baby, turns it on with possibly the best FF to date, with the usual constructive, and, mostly, encouraging critism (other ed's please note). Mike is a fan of the scene, which is getting rare this side of the ocean - a scene more into petty bitching, the reason I'm taking a long holiday. In this issue of 128 pages, the music, lit., poetry, comic scene is extensively covered, with a big news section. A little video, letters page, off-beat and advice articles, too. Clever cartoons and very neat lay-out, if the print is a little small. Take that you sod!

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 4, Spring/Summer 1990

Factsheet Five No. 35

Biggest FF to date with the usual reviews, interesting off-beat articles, and useful publishing advice. Plus, Mike, losing his cool exclusive - in the letters section.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 6, No. 5, Autumn 1990

Factsheet Five Nos. 36 & 39

Best cover to date on '36', including 'Alice In Wonderland' & Victoriana style. A bit of a rabbit fetish evolving in this issue. Mark Robinson is featured in the 'Why Publish?' section. Best artwork to date, generally, in this issue. '39' is a 140 pager with Joe Lane's piece on getting ads for your mag enlightening. Mike (Gunderloy) has now enlisted two regular reviewers to help him out, but constructive reviews persist, happily.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1991

Factsheet Five No. 40

Jeez! Incredibly innovative purple and green cover, consisting of triangles containing many typefaces. Lots more cartoons in this issue - and weird ads. Usual tome of reviews, of course.


Factsheet Five No. 41

A war special, with good debating from Mark Bloch, and surreal anti-war imagery from Misha. Pity so few others have the guts to speak out.


- (both reviews) Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 1991

Factsheet Five Nos. 42, 43, 44

More cartoons, weird ads and naughty graffix seem to be cropping up. Networking and computers two of the newer things. The usual quadrillion reviews in EVERY issue. Also M/O Bad Boys listing.

- Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom, Vol. 7, No. 3, Winter 1991/92

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