Friday, June 6, 2014

The Tenth Issue of The Atomic Elbow

Look at that! It's the 10th issue of The Atomic Elbow. You know what happens now, right? I'm going to try to get you to buy it. I really think you should. It's good, and I think you would like it.

Let's take a look inside:

The inside covers have some drawings of wrestlers that The Black Cat (co-host of The Old School Wrestling Podcast) did when he was eleven years old.

There's a story about the time Corwin Gibson kind of went to Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan's wedding. Don't worry, it's not creepy. The whole thing was filmed for an episode of Total Divas.

Box Brown made a comic book biography of Andre the Giant. You've probably heard of it because it was a New York Times Bestseller. No big deal. This issue has an interview with Box and some never-before published pages that were too hot for his publisher to put in the book. Or maybe they were cut for space and pacing reasons. But I'm going to tell you it's because they were too hot. They weren't. But I'm going to tell you they were. Box Brown is an awesome dude. For real.

Our friend J. "Anonymous" Rex went to WrestleMania. Remember WrestleMania? It's this wrestling festival they have every year? Anyway, apparently it's a "thing." Read this article and find out what the heck is up with that whole thing...

I wrote about another episode of that Hulk Hogan cartoon. In this one, some children almost kill some pedestrians and then they beat up some cops. It's fun.

Chris Sims wrote an article about William Regal. That sentence should be all you need to convince your brain that you need to read this article. I mean, really.

If you're a living human being, you have probably wondered what happened on WCW's Nitro every time it was broadcast from Chicago. Luckily, Scott Holland's here to give you that information. Well, not here, exactly. What I mean is that his words are in this 'zine. You know what's up.

These pictures are getting kind of blurry because I was hungry and my dinner was sitting out on the table and I didn't want a cat to eat it. Sorry. What I'm not sorry about is this interview with the dudes from the band Vaderbomb by Avery Boysenberry.

There's also another illustration by the always magnificent Hand of Beaver. You're gonna love it. You'll probably love Chips & Beer magazine, too. Beaver's work is all over that thing.

All of this is still only five of your American dollars and that price includes domestic postage. I'm not sure how long I can keep that deal up, but it's still going on now and that's what matters.

So, fire up the ol' PayPal machine and head on over to The Official Atomic Elbow Online Store to get your copy today. I'll send you some stickers and stuff, too.


Friday, March 21, 2014

The Atomic Elbow: Issue Nine!

I thought it would be thematically appropriate to cram a copy of The Atomic Elbow #9 in a camellia bush because it's the first or second day of Spring, but I don't know. It looks like I just put a thing in a tree and I don't think the theme really comes across, you know?

ANYWAY, the ninth issue of The Atomic Elbow is now available!

The first 100 copies have gold foil stamping on the cover, 1990s Spider-Man style!

This one starts off with an amazing drawing of the Four Horsemen by the Hand of Beaver.

There's an interview with host of TBS's "Dinner and a Movie" and nWo member (4 Life!) Paul Gilmartin!

There's an article about the time I went to a wrestling show in Pennsylvania (there's very little writing about wrestling in this article).

There's an interview with CHIKARA's Mike Quackenbush. I chose a barely readable font for the title. It's like I'm Raygun magazine over here or something...

Scott "Star of Savage" Holland is back with an article about independent wrestling and why you should be paying more attention to it (hint: because it is great). 

Scott Stripling made a comic about Arn Anderson, and that's in this issue, too!

J. "Anonymous" Rex wrote a review of the A.J. Lee fanzine Total Girl Chaos.

And there's another over-long, digression-filled, overly-critical article about a wrestling event you've probably never seen. It's also got a reference to mid-90s NASCAR. It's an Atomic Elbow tradition!

All of this and more is waiting for you right now in the Atomic Elbow Online Store! GO GET IT! Thanks!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Atomic Elbow issue 8 is on sale now!

Hello again.

I made another issue, because that's what I do.

Maybe some of these photos aren't the best, but you know what ink on paper looks like, right? I'm counting on you for that much. You're one of the good ones. Always have been.

Anyway, wrestling fanzines, right? RIGHT!

Here's what this one's got for you:

More words about that infernal Hulk Hogan cartoon. That thing haunts my dreams. Anyway, you can read about it rather than watching it, and frankly anything you do to avoid watching it is a good plan. 

There's an article about everybody's favorite rapper John Cena by the Wil Jones, the editor of everybody's favorite action movie fanzine.

Scott Holland's back with an analysis of the 1994 Royal Rumble.

Issue 8 has an in-depth interview with Justin "Marion Fontaine" Nottke, the man behind The Extravaganza of Wrestling Exhibitions, among other things.

Kieran Shiach of the Have A Nice Day Podcast wrote an article about Biker Undertaker and Santino Marella (and some other stuff).

I went to the Superstars of Wrestling Fanfest in Rome, Georgia and wrote a little bit about it. Also some stuff about bookstore cats and Thai restaurants.

This one also has comics and drawings from the following artists:


So, yeah, maybe you would like to buy a copy? I hope you would like to do that. It's only five dollars, which still includes postage in the USA. Why not head on over to The Atomic Elbow Online Store and buy one now? We would both be glad if you did. (By "both," I mean both me and you. That sentence looks a little weird. It's not like I've got a "Basket Case" situation going on over here. I'm still just one dude. Anyway, thanks.)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Atomic Elbow Issue 7.


That's the 7th issue of The Atomic Elbow right there. It's ready for you to order in The Atomic Elbow Online Store right now!

This one's got a wrap-around cover!

That's great, right? But I'll bet you want to know what's inside. Okay. This one has:

An article about wrestling superstar Virgil, written and illustrated by Corwin Gibson!

A report on the Chikara Tag World Grand Prix Tournament by Ed Blair!

An absolutely incredible comic by Kyle Starks!

Some thoughts on Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake from Scott T. "Star of Savage" Holland!

And an article I wrote that is (mostly) about the episode of Nitro on which "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan wrestled Bill Goldberg. This also features an illustration by Beaver that is so good you're gonna have to buy the 'zine to see it.

It's still only five dollars. That includes postage in the USA. Head on over to The Atomic Elbow Online Store to get yours.

Oh, and hey, the collection of the first four issues of The Atomic Elbow is now available from the good folks at Evil Weevil Records. I have a very small amount of individual copies of issues 1, 2, and 3. I have reduced the price on these to $3.00. These will not be reprinted now that the book exists. It's cheaper to buy the book, really, but I'm selling these at my cost plus postage just to get 'em out of the house. Thanks! Now go buy things from me!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

This thing is going to happen!

The publisher of my book has a proof back from the printer. It won't be long now! 

Thanks for your patience, everyone.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Atomic Elbow: Issue 6

Hey, everybody! Issue 6 is here. Hooray!

This one's got all the good times you have come to expect from an issue of The Atomic Elbow. You guys expect good times, right? You're not just reading this to make fun of me? This isn't just some huge, elaborate, prank? Oh, no. Now I'm second guessing myself. What if this is some huge, elaborate prank and you are all in on it? I am so mad at you right now.

Unless that isn't true. Now, you're all my friends again. Sorry for freaking out on you guys back there.

Hey, so what's in this issue, anyway?

Well, there's another episode guide to Hulk Hogan's Rock 'N' Wrestling, a project that is probably going to take me a lot longer to complete than I thought it would.

There's an article about the WWE Divas.

There's an interview with Dr. Sharon Mazer, Program Coordinator of the Department of Theater and Film Studies at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand. Seriously.

Wil of Kill You Last fanzine writes about a British reality show called Celebrity Wrestling and also writes about Doctor Who a little bit.

Stewart Voegtlin brings us an exclusive interview with Andy Kaufman. Beaver's illustration for this one is so amazingly good that I'm not going to show it to you.

And I wrote about eight million words about the UWF Beach Brawl from 1991. This article tells you where the nearest JC Penney store to Palmetto, Florida is.

So, yeah, what are you waiting for? All this is still only $5, which includes shipping in the U.S. of A. so head on over to the Atomic Elbow Online Store and order yours today.

I may not be able to ship the orders from this week for a few days, so if you are ordering during the week of Monday, June 17th through Sunday, June 23rd, it may take a little longer than normal for your order to arrive. I'm sorry about this, but it can't be helped.

Also, please remember to pre-order your copy of the single volume collection of the first four issues. The individual issues are still for sale in the store, but I only have 10 or fewer copies of each issue and it's less expensive to buy the book anyway. These will not be reprinted as individual issues when my stock on hand runs out.

Thanks, everyone.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Last chance for the Atomic Elbow first t-shirt design.

I have 13 remaining green Atomic Elbow t-shirts. They look like this:

They're about that wrinkled, too. They rode back from Charlotte after Heroes Con stuffed in a box. You can iron yours when it arrives.

Anyway, look... I only have 13 of these and I think this is the last time I'm going to print this design, at least for a while. I'll probably make another t-shirt later, but not right now. They are still nine dollars plus shipping. Here is the size breakdown of what is in stock (the list below is current as of 8:10 pm eastern time, June 10, 2012):

  • 1 size XXXL
  • 1 size XXL
  • 4 size XL  1 size XL
  • 1 size L
  • 3 size M
  • 4 size S 1 size S
I probably won't be around my computer all day, so if you order one, especially in the sizes that I only have one of, there's a chance you'll get a refund instead of a shirt. Not that I'm super popular and that demand is that high, I just want to prepare you for that possibility. I'm not in the wrestling fanzine game to make anybody sad.

Speaking of wrestling fanzines, all five issues are back in stock. They still cost five dollars each, but I think maybe that is unfair since you can now pre-order the book which collects the first four issues from the good people at Evil Weevil records. That book only costs ten dollars, so it's cheaper than the individual fanzines. I will very likely reduce the price of the individual copies of issues one through four once this book is printed. I will not be reprinting issues one through four. What I have left is all there will be. I have about 15 copies of each issue remaining.

I'm not sure if issues 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be collected in this manner. So if you think you shouldn't buy those when they come out because you're waiting for the collection, that may or may not work out to your advantage. 

Issue 6 is basically done. I'm waiting on a couple of things and I have a little bit of editing to do, but I think it should be out sometime in the next 2 weeks.

You can order the shirt and the 'zines over at the Atomic Elbow Online Store.

Thanks so much to all of you for supporting my silly wrestling fanzine. You guys are the best.