Crockett-Dial

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Zine
Title: Crockett-Dial
Publisher: Karen Howard
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Date(s): 1987-1996
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Medium: print zine
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Fandom: Miami Vice
Language: English
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Contents

Crockett-Dial is a gen Miami Vice anthology with six issues. The official full title of the ‘zine is "Crockett-Dial (That’s Alligator, Darlin’, Al-li-gator)".

Summaries below from the publisher:

Issue 1

Crockett-Dial 1 was published in 1987 and contains 113 pages.

cover of issue #1
  • SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE by Susan Hall (Crockett & Tubbs on a meet for high-tech weapons.)
  • WHERE ANGLES CRY by Cathy L. Bryson (When Crockett is assigned to bring a witness back to Miami to testify, the plane takes a nose-dive into the Everglades) (13 pages)
  • A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES by Karen Howard (Stan deals with Larry Zito’s death.)
  • A BRIEF INTERLUDE by Quinn (An interesting romance vignette.)
  • THE TOURIST AND THE LADY by Karen Howard (Crockett has scheduled a few days off, so no one notices he’s missing until it’s too late.) (20 pages)
  • BEGINNINGS by Linda Joyce Merryweather (Based on some thoughts they could have had in the Pilot.)
  • MEMORY GONE – NEXT, YOUR LIFE! by Maxine McCaughey (After a car accident, Sonny loses his memory. (Note: This was written WAY before MIRROR IMAGE))
  • WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE by N. Suzanne McGhinn (A cop decides to write a book, and Crockett finds himself in its pages.)
  • LITTLE SISTER by Vanessa N. Hanko (Sonny’s half-sister turns up in Miami–in trouble.)
  • Poetry by Cathy Bryson, Elaine Batterby, Karen Howard
  • Art by Dani Lane, Mary Platt
  • word find (1 page)

Issue 2

Crockett-Dial 2 is 130 pages.

  • THE COURSE OF A LIFETIME by Susan Hall (An interesting look at a first meeting.)
  • LOST DREAMS by Donna J. Call (Missing scene from THE GOOD COLLAR (3rd season))
  • OVER THE EDGE by Linda Joyce Merriweather (The challenge in DIAL 1 was “What could make Sonny Crockett lose his nerve?”)
  • COPING by Brenda Cunningham (How did Martin Castillo deal with the losses in his life?)
  • YOU CAN HELP by Karen Howard (Our attempt to try to save the Senator Hotel (MILK RUN) from being demolished (includes photos))
  • LITTLE SISTER (2) by Vanessa N. Hanko (Sonny’s half-sister is still in trouble.)
  • THE ULTIMATE MIAMI VICE TRIVIA QUIZ
  • DON & ME by Karen Howard (Meeting Don Johnson at the Sands Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.)
  • TAKING UMBRAGE IN PHILADELPHIA by Karen Howard (Seeing Don at the Hero Scholarship Fund Thrill Show in Philadelphia. This is the one he mentioned on Johnny Carson & said talking to the audience was “like talking to an oil painting.”)
  • I CAN FEEL IT COMIN’ IN THE AIR by Karen Howard (What it’s like to go to Miami and watch MV filming.)
  • Poetry by Sonja Dennert, ELaine M. Batterby, Brenda Cunningham
  • Art by Adria Caprara, Dani Lane, Erin Caprara
  • Photos from Miami/Miami Beach and the MV set by Karen Howard

Issue 3

front cover of issue #3
back cover of issue #3

Crockett-Dial 3 contains 208 pages. It is undated.

  • DON JOHNSON IN WEST GERMANY by Karen Howard (A German VICEr gets to see DJ in Munich.)
  • ONE FINE DAY by Adriane Lewis and Lisa Millraney (A surprise for Martin Castillo.)
  • LIFE IN THE STRANGE LANE by Vanessa N. Hanko (Bikers steal the goodies when Crockett & Tubbs go on a buy.)
  • SILENT SHARING by Sandra Ferriday (A Crockett, Tubbs & Castillo vignette.)
  • THE STAR TREK/MIAMI VICE CONNECTION (or WHY ARE THERE SO MANY STAR TREK FANS IN MIAMI VICE FANDOM?) by Elaine Batterby (Interesting comparisons of the shows & their fans.)
  • LIFE IN THE FAST LANE by Donna Call (Thoughts on the way to a drug deal.)
  • SECRETS by Brenda Cunningham (Someone from Castillo’s past turns up in Miami & turns the lieutenant’s world upside down.)
  • ECLIPSE (part 1) (not to-be-continued) by Karen Howard (When Sonny starts having hallucinations & nightmares, Rico takes him to a friend who has more to offer than the psychiatrists.)
  • SHATTERED GLASS by Karen Howard (What happened after Sonny left Manolo’s gallery at the end of MIRROR IMAGE?) (5 pages))
  • MIAMI CHEESE by Karen Howard (Ricotta Chubbs & Sonny Crickett hunt down a cereal killer. A tongue in cheek Miami Mice story) (11 pages)
  • CHANGELING by Lisa Millraney & Adriane Lewis (Some fans thought their resolution to Sonny’s amnesia was better than the aired episodes.) (50 pages)
  • A RELATIVE MATTER by Susan Hall (Somebody important is coming to visit, and Crockett isn’t sure he knows how to deal with it.)
  • Lots of MV trivia & an article on researching fanfic
  • Poetry by Brenda Cunningham, Shannon, Karen Howard, Lisa Millraney, Linda Merryweather
  • Art by Julie Madge, Adria Caprara, Erin Kaniuk


Issue 4

front cover of issue #4

Crockett-Dial #4 contains 404 pages. It was published in 1990. Winner: Fan Quality Award for Best MV zine of the Year.

Issue 5

front cover of issue #5
back cover of issue #5

Crockett-Dial 5 contains 147 pages. It was published in 1991.

  • SINS OF THE COUSINS by J Jones (Cousin Jack (JACK OF ALL TRADES, 4th season) is back, and possibly in more trouble than before.)
  • LYN AND WHITNEY’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE by Whitney Armstrong (Lyn & Whitney go to Don’s boat race in New York.)
  • DREAM FAITH by Lisa Millraney & Adriane Lewis (We’ve seen episodes where Crockett’s 6th sense saves the day. Maybe Tubbs is psychic as well.)
  • ASSUMPTIONS by Lisa Millraney & Adriane Lewis (Did you feel RED TAPE left a lot of unanswered questions? So did Lisa and Adriane, so they filled in the blanks.)
  • ADESTE FIDELES by Roxanne Verellen (An alternate universe story (deviates from the aired story lines) about Sonny spending Christmas with his lady.)
  • LOVE KILLS by Conny Hanf (Sonny’s dating a new lady, and doesn’t want to believe the evidence — that she may not be what she seems.)
  • RESOLUTIONS by Brenda Cunningham (Situations introduced in previous Castillo stories in DIAL are finally resolved. Each story can be read independently–not to-be-continued.)
  • THE PIRATE LOOKS AT 40 by Karen Howard (Tubbs has retired from Vice & is now running a PI agency in New Jersey. A strange Christmas present has his secretary, Nancy, trying to track down Sonny Crockett — who’s been missing for several months.)
  • WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT by Lisa Millraney & Adriane Lewis (Things don’t go as planned when Trudy goes to her high school reunion.)
  • FROM VICE TO ETERNITY by Karen Howard (Ever watch another TV show or movie & see someone who was on Vice? Where did the guest stars turn up after MV (do you remember Julia Roberts in MIRROR IMAGE?)
  • Poetry by Gretchen M. Cupp
  • Art by J Jones, Pam Heath, Julie Madge

Issue 6

cover of issue #6, without the cassette tape flap
flap with cassette tape in place

Crockett-Dial 6 was published in 1996 and contains 268 pages. Note: Dial 6 is rated “R” for violence, adult language, sexual content and nudity. It was published in 1996. It came with an audio soundtrack, a cassette tape that fits into a homemade, cross-stitched flap and pocket which fits over the front cover.

  • MTV COPS by Mel Wallace (with Bunny T. Stoner) (The original concept for Miami Vice was “MTV Cops,” so Mel & Bunny had some fun.) (29 pages)
  • IN TOO DEEP by J Jones (A dirty cop may be the leak giving the bad guys information and ruining Crockett’s undercover operation. Also a love interest for Sonny)
  • REMAINS O’ THE DAY by Toni Bain (When the body parts wash up on Miami Beach, Homicide asks Crockett & Tubbs if they can identify them. This was the inspiration for Mascarada.)
  • SO WE CAN SAY GOODBYE by Lara Elrod (Sonny’s in trouble and the only one who can save him is Caitlin — but she’s dead.)
  • TO PROTECT AND SERVE by R Kayne (Was Crockett that much different from Hackman?)
  • POWER TRIP by Lara Elrod (The power struggle between Sonny Burnett and Cliff King.)
  • TWO LOST SOULS by Lara Elrod (What happened after the final scene from FREEFALL? How did Sonny and Rico cope?) (7 pages)
  • I STILL BELIEVE by R Kayne (Could Sonny still believe in all his life stood for after throwing down his badge?)
  • NIGHT DRIVING MUSIC by R Kayne (Because DIAL 6 had a soundtrack, this story works very well — the music give it a truly “Vice” feel.)
  • FOOL LIKE YOU by Karen Howard (After leaving Vice, Sonny tries to settle down–then he gets a phone call telling him his son Billy is missing and may have been murdered. Then Castillo asks him to help when somebody calling himself “Burnett” starts making deals in Miami.)
  • HEY, THAT GUY WAS ON VICE! by Karen Howard (Everybody helped on this one as we noted all the guest stars who have turned up on other TV shows or movies.)
  • Poetry by Gretchen M. Cupp, Lara Elrod, and R Kayne
  • Art by J Jones, Julie Madge, Skye, Peter Strewsen and Mel Wallace

Cassette

The cassette included with issue 6 contained the following playlist:

Side A:

  • Miami Vice Theme
  • Calm Before the Storm
  • We Fly So Close
  • I Don't Remember
  • Waitin' For The Hammer to Fall
  • You Give Love a Bad Name
  • Lost For Words
  • Little Tin God
  • A Better Place
  • If Dirt Were $

Side B:

  • Rest In Peace
  • That Voice Again
  • Don't Talk to Strangers
  • No More "I Love Yous"
  • Evan's Theme
  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • Lament
  • Hi-Jack
  • Ready for the Rain to Fall
  • The Masquerade
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