Mobile Ghettos

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Title: Mobile Ghettos
Publisher: Entwhistle & Duck
Date(s): 1985-1987
Medium: print
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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Mobile Ghettos is a slash multimedia fanzine.

It was one of the first multimedia slash zines published. [1]

Origin of the Title

The title comes from an exchange in The Professionals episode "Killer With A Long Arm":

Doyle: Don't knock it. Ghetto means, um, being able to depend on your own kind.
Bodie: So, you and me are a mobile ghetto, eh?

A Submission Request in Its Infancy

We are thinking of producing an adult media zine with relationship stories from series such as: "The Professionals", "Hooker", "Star Trek", "Man from UNCLE", etc. If anyone is interested in contributing to such a zine, we would like to see your stories, etc. [2]

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Mobile Ghettos 1 was published in 1985 and is 144 pages long.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

See reactions and reviews of The Christmas Fairy.
[zine]: This zine was a first for me - my first ' slash' fanzine. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it comes from the fact that these same sex stories are often referred to as Kirk

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Mobile Ghettos 2 was published in 1987 and is 142 pages long.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

See reactions and reviews for Heat.
See reactions and reviews for Silent Partners.
[Springtime in Paris]: I note that anyone whose stomach can't process an ordinary dessert, to the point where it incapacitates him for hours, is hardly fit for 24-hour alertness duty in CI5. This destroyed my suspension of belief right at the start of the story, and it never recovered. Healthy eating is one thing; what amounts to a debilitating allergy to a common food substance is another, and is not a useful characteristic. [3]
[zine]: I skimmed a copy of MOBILE GHETTOES II at a friend's, and found the stories uniformly pleasant and enjoyable, except for the last, short piece—"Heat", by Lainie Stone—which is simply the best Pros story I have ever read and the best fan story I have read in years. Incredibly depressing, incredibly touching, incredibly good. Not all that plausible biologically speaking (thank god!) but who cares, all the emotions are right. I heartily urge people to buy this zine. [4]


  1. the first ever?
  2. from Not Tonight, Spock! #2
  3. from The Hatstand Express #14
  4. from The Hatstand Express #13
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