Freedom #2

This is another zine that I was given as a trade for some issues of my magazine at a distro. This zine is very short, only being a total of 4 A5 pages. However, small texts and a definite focus to the magazine really eliminates the problems encountered by zines this short. However, the editor of the magazine, who does not give a name, even says that this issue is “the rushed and really half-assed election edition.” The entire slant of the magazine is of a political nature, only delving into any sort of comedy twice, once on the front and back covers. As this is the election issue, all of the pieces are about that specific topic, jumping around from corporal punishment to covert donations to George Bush’s war chest. If one is looking for a magazine that is full of cut and paste bits alongside minor amounts of text, I would dare to say that this isn’t the magazine for you. Freedom, or at least the issue that I have, is full of text with only the most minor pieces of art adorning the pages, mostly used as part of the title. For a four page zine, this provides a potential reader with enough material to think about for hours on end. As the editor calls this such a rushed issue, I would say to try to get another issue of Freedom, as the zine itself has a ton of potential. Send a dollar or equivalent trades to Freedom, P.O. Box 515, Park Ridge, NJ 07656.

Rating : 6.3/10.

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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