Dirtball Dispatch

From Fanlore
Jump to: navigation, search
Title: Dirtball Dispatch
Publisher: Otter Limits Press
Date(s): 1979
Medium: print
Fandom: Starsky and Hutch
Language: English
External Links:
Click here for related articles on Fanlore.

Dirtball Dispatch is a gen Starsky and Hutch fanzine. It has 100 pages. On the cover: "Special Zebra Con Edition #1." It has a sister zine called Blond Blintz Bulletin.

About a Second Issue

Submissions were requested for a year in issues of S and H until it was announced in the December 1980 issue that there would be no second issue for this zine or Blond Blintz Bulletin: "Sorry, folks, but it just isn't working anymore. I have my own press and zines, and Paulie is getting more and more into Dr. Who'dom, and since we live so far apart now, working on zines together just isn't viable."


Reactions and Reviews

A fanzine devoted to Starsky/Hutch, or rather stories where he is the main topic (of course Hutch/Starsky is going to be in it it too). Poems, stories, art and trivia will make up this zine about the walking brillo pad/the health food fanatic of Los Angeles...This is a single printing, collectors editions of these zines. They will not be printed again. A copy of each zine are going to PMG and DS. Everyone attending Zebra Con will be signing them before they are sent off. [1]
Paulie loves S&H, no doubt about that. In some religions, her regard for the pair would border on mortal sin. Well, DD is her Old Testament. The most common plot-them here is: Hutch falls into danger of death, Starsky flutters, gulps, 'I love you, buddy.' and everything recovers. The best story, mostly by default, is 'The Sound of Distant Drums" by Teri White, in that it doesn't have too many or serious literary problems. By comparison, 'Stakeout' by D.C. Black has no plot; the first person narrator of [M K]'s 'Darling Buds of May,' ostensibly Starsky, sounds like Sam Spade with a thesaurus; Marion Hale's 'The Rumor' has an unbelievable antagonist who does a moral about-face within two sentences; Marie Patrick's 'Missing Scene: Playboy Island' is wall-to-wall hurt/comfort, heavy on the torment. [2]


  1. from a zine ad
  2. S and H #6, January 1980