Dyad: The Vampire Stories

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Title: Dyad: The Vampire Stories
Publisher: MKASHEF Enterprises
Editor(s): Dovya Blacque
Date(s): 1991 – 1997
Series?: Yes
Genre: slash
Fandom: multimedia
External Links: online flyer, Archived version
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Dyad: The Vampire Stories is a slash, multimedia fanzine. It's a vampire special series of the Dyad zines, which were published by MKASHEF Enterprises as well.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1, KOZ

Dyad: The Vampire Stories 1 was published in 1991 and is 148 pages long.

The art is by KOZ (front cover), Cooper, Susan K. Dundas, Anja Gruber, Kay Wells, and Dragon.

From the editorial:

Vampires. Why vampires? Well, it started when I received two stories separately from one another which both contained vampire themes. Not like the "psychic vampire" theme in MerLyn's series printed in DYAD, but real honest-to-Barnabas vampires Sooooooo... I thought: "Hmmm, vampires...."

As any of you who know me and/or my work know, I am inarguably [sic] "into" vampires, so the idea did contain some logic. Then I saw KOZ's beautiful Illya/Napoleon piece at Calicon last summer (and unsuccessfully bid for it in the auction!) and just knew I had to do this special issue.

And it's turned out very well in my opinion. There's an awful lot of interest in this issue — even some interest, to my surprise, from the readers of my semi-professional, original character erotic vampire publication PRISONERS OF THE NIGHT — and I hope it won't disappoint. And, if response to DYAD:TVS is positive enough, there will be a second issue. And, possibly, a third.... So, please send your LOCs letting me know what you liked, what you didn't like, what you thought, etc. All opinions will be given my attention and comments will be brought to the attention of the appropriate authors, poets and/or artists!

A little advise: don't read DYAD:TVS alone; don't read it by candlelight; don't leave the doors unlocked while reading it; and never invite a vampire into your house... even if he does look like Peter DeLuis, Johnny Depp, Mel Gibson, Paul Michael Glaser, Danny Glover, Richard Grieco, Don Johnson, David McCallum, Leonard Nimoy, Edward James Olmos, Thaao Penglis, William Russ, David Soul, Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Vaughn or Ken Wahl.... Wait a minute! What am I talking about? Forget what I said! DO invite a vampire into your house... especially if he looks like...!

Enjoy yourselves!

  • Immortal Mumblings, editorial (3)
  • Moondance, poem by Tosya Stohn (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) (4)
  • Bloodbond by Atira Kei ("I'm a vampire." Crockett's first instinct was to laugh, but there was a glint in Castillo's eyes that stopped him cold, his mind going numb with shock. Vampire...") (Miami Vice) (5)
  • Blood and Sand by Brendan O'Cullane (The Lost Boys) (30)
  • Keep Me in the Dark by Robyn LaSalle ("Penhall's heart lunged into his throat. "Tom? What's happened to you?" Before he knew it, the heavyset detective was on his back, pinned by a power that was stronger than anything he had ever confronted. It stunned him that it was possessed by his friend...") (21 Jump Street) (31)
  • Night Sun by Susan K. Dundas ("No one else sees either of us for what we really are, not even our co-workers at OCB with whom we work... they think I'm distant, unreachable, enigmatic. But Sonny understands my secrets...") (Miami Vice) (53)
  • Dreaming David, poem by Taerie Bryant (The Lost Boys) (60)
  • Time of Truth by Robbie ("He looked around, especially at the elaborately carved casket resting on a stone shelf. "This says 'David Michael Starsky' and it's dated... 1640? You never told me your family was as old as this. This is a joke, right?"") (Starsky and Hutch) (61)
  • Golden Vampire, poem by Taerie Bryant (Miami Vice) (73)
  • Corruption by Deveraux Dane ("You are not a vampire, Vince, there are no such things as vampires!" Frank insisted through gritted teeth. "You explain it, Frank!" Vince shouted. "No. I want to hear your rational, reasonable explanation of why I've sudden developed a taste for sucking blood out of people!") (Wiseguy) (75)
  • Corrupted, poem by Dovya Blacque (Wiseguy) (87)
  • Guardian, poem by Dovya Blacque (Wiseguy) (88)
  • Rough Boys by MerLyn ("They can't fix this, Tommy. It's a family thing." Confused, Hanson kept his voice slow and soothing. "What is it, Dennis?" "You'll never believe it. I didn't believe it, until he came here to take me through the first step.") (21 Jump Street) (89)
  • Long in the Tooth by Sue-Anne Hartwick ("I'm a vampire"... "No! I heard you already! Oh, shit! Yeah, baby, right," I snorted, getting impatient with him. I took my hand away, and he looked like he wanted to cry. What the hell...? "And I'm the fuckin' tooth fairy...") (Lethal Weapon) (111)
  • Night Hunter by Merlyn ("I'm sorry, Sonny," Castillo said softly and tugged... Crockett struggled, spluttering indignant objections, not really fighting yet. Until Castillo loomed over him, teeth bared prominently.) (Lethal Weapon) (119)
  • Orinoco Flow by Dovya Blacque ("Look, stay here for a few minutes. I'll bering you... someone -- " "Thank you," Paris cut him off, unwilling to listen to his friend speak the actual words that would bring his need into too-sharp clarity. "I knew you would help me." "You knew I love you," Nicholas agreed. Paris nodded, his voice suddenly lost to the Sirocco dryness in his throat and mouth.") (Mission Impossible) (131)

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, KOZ

Dyad: The Vampire Stories 2 was published in 1992 and is 182 pages long.

The art is by KOZ (front cover), Anja Gruber, Alayne, Cooper, and e.k..

  • Full Moon Over Miami by DeLaine ("Was it a dream, this strange memory Sonny has of Castillo coming to him, loving him... biting him on the neck?") (Miami Vice) (5)
  • Amazing, the Night by Starr Copeland (The Lost Boys) (14)
  • The Vampyre Morgan by Stew ("Buckaroo and Rawhide are offered a gift, a gift that is more than difficult to turn down, but which poses some hard moral questions for Dr. Banzai.") (reprinted by permissions from the Australian BB zine Samurai Errant) (Buckaroo Banzai) (15)
  • Betrayal by Robbie (Starsky and Hutch) (33)
  • Gift from the Gods by MerLyn ("Levon Lundy has a secret, a secret he will do anything to keep his partner, Joey LaFiamma, from discovering. But LaFiamma has other ideas.") (Houston Knights) (35)
  • Full Moon by K.L. Fidelius ("The gypsy warned the Judge and Mark that the case they were on involved more than they realized, but neither man believed her warning about the vampire... until the Judge has a far-too-close encounter with the creature.") (Hardcastle and McCormick) (43)
  • Full Moon Aftermath by K.L. Fidelius ("Dealing with the Judge's "death" and "resurrection", Mark is forced to face a few unpleasant, seemingly impossible facts: Milton C. Hardcastle is, in fact, now a vampire; and he, Mark McCormick, is unspeakably relieved about it.") (Hardcastle and McCormick) (67)
  • Dark Magic by Starr Copeland (Miami Vice) (110)
  • In My Blood by Sue-Anne Hartwick ("Adjusting to their vampiric state, Martin and Roger learn a few new elements to this wonderfully strange existence.") (Lethal Weapon) (111)
  • Eye of the Storm by MerLyn ("Casino should have had no memory of Chief feeding from him... but he does...") (Garrison's Gorillas) (119)
  • Sunlight on Shattered Glass by Dovya Blacque ("It was just another mid-night run with Sonny, or so Vince thought... until his handsome enemy/friend started to talk about hidden truths...") (Wiseguy) (125)
  • Panel Games by Tarot (This has appeared in a limited British run) ("Lovejoy's suspicions of The Brat are nothing compared to the truth when it finally is revealed.") (Lovejoy) (129)

Issue 3

cover issue #3

Dyad: The Vampire Stories 3 was published in 1997 and is 156 pages long. It has front cover by Marilyn Cole.

  • Miami Skies by Alayne (Miami Vice) (4)
  • Coming Out: Friends by K.L. Fidelius ("The continued story of Milt Hardcastle's journey into the life of the undead. How do the Judge and Mark explain Hardcastle's sudden youth? Who can they trust with the truth?") (Hardcastle and McCormick) (5)
  • Black Bird by Alayne (Interview With the Vampire) (20)
  • Blood on My Pillow by Robbie ("Just how different is Dale Cooper from the inhabitants of Twin Peaks? Join Harry Truman in finding out.") (Twin Peaks) (21)
  • Louis by Alayne (Interview With the Vampire) (26)
  • Desperate Need by Corwalch & Falcone ("Unable to free his trapped partner from a collapsed building, Bodie is forced to learn... and accept... some startling information about Ray Doyle.") (The Professionals) (27)
  • Home Folks by Gene S. Delapenia ("Life with David Starsky, vampire, is not easy for Ken Hutchinson. Through journal entries, letters, and private thoughts, we learn more about Starsky's unusual family... and the surprise Hutch has been keeping from his lover.") (Starsky and Hutch) (43)
  • A Devotion of Hues by Alayne (Interview With the Vampire) (56)
  • The Best of Reasons by MerLyn [Originally printed in Uncharted Waters #12]. ("Fleeing New York, Alex Furlong and Viktor Vacendak face many dangers but the one they never could have seen coming could, perhaps, be the last danger they ever face.") (Freejack) (57)
  • In the Dust Again by Dovya Blacque ("When Martin Castillo saw Sonny Crockett exiting one of the more notorious gay nightclubs in Miami, he couldn't have imagined the true reason for Crockett's presence. But he was determined to find out. Everything.") (Miami Vice) (93)
  • Night in Our Veins by Dovya Blacque (Miami Vice) (120)
  • Under My Skin by Dovya Blacque ("A sequel to In The Dust Again. Castillo was not mistaken. Now it's time for Crockett to do some explaining.") (Miami Vice) (121)
  • Nick's Shadow by Faris Vincent (Forever Knight) (130)
  • An Angel Standing By by Time Dahlquist ("Eight years after the episode "Romeo & Juliet", Julian Luna has a surprise for his dear friend, Daedalus... And Daedalus recalls just how special his friendship with Julian truly is.") (Kindred: The Embraced) (131)