Guns and Red Roses

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Title: Guns and Red Roses
Publisher: Anime House Press
Editor(s): Heather Bruton (art) and Marg Baskin (text)
Date(s): 1989
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Eroica Yori Ai O Komete
Language: English
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Guns and Red Roses is a mostly gen manga Eroica anthology. Two issues were published.

An age statement was required for purchase.

Issue 1

front cover of issue #1
interior art from issue #1

Guns and Red Roses 1 was published in 1989 and contains 176 pages. Along with fiction, it contains background information on "Eroica" and other Yasuko Aoike manga; plus artwork, original manga and cartoons by Cyrissa Adamson, Pat Cash, Larry DeSouza, Nei Mo Han, April Lee, Bonnie Reitz, Colleen Winters, and V.M. Wyman. It has a color cover by Ni Mo Han.

It was the winner of a 1990 Fan Q.

Summaries below are from the title page.

  • Diamond by Karen Klinck (59 pages). "After M.I. 6 agent Jack Bancoran arrests the Earl of Red Gloria as the prime suspect in a diamond heist, both the Earl and Maraich vanish. (Eroica/Patalliro! crossover, slash: Bancoran/Maraich, non-explicit)
  • From Eroica with Love by TACS (21 pages). Manga format, slash: Dorian/Klaus. (this story doesn't appear on at least one flyer)
  • Masque for Three by Barbara T (24 pages) "When the Major accepts an invitation from Sophie Wolf to join her in Athens, he vows to relax. Then Eroica arrives on the scene." (het: Klaus/OFC)
  • A Piece of Tail by Janice Hornyak (15 pages) "Dorian witnesses the Major's capture by KGB agents, and sets about arranging a rescue. the biggest hurdle may be talking the Major into the pink bunny suit..." (gen)
  • Situation Normal by JoLynn Horvath (13 pages) "Waiting fro an airplane at London's Heathrow airport, Dorian fights boredom by helping himself to some trinkets belonging to his fellow travelers. It's only when the shooting starts that he realizes that one of those trinkets could cost him his life." (gen)
  • Someone is Killing the Great NATO Agents of Europe by Nie Mo Han (25 pages) "It began as a straightforward mission. But then everything goes awry, leaving the Major fighting for survival and Dorian facing one of the most difficult moments of his life." (gen) The sequel is "Win, Place or Die" in Guns and Red Roses 2.

Issue 2

front cover of issue #2, Heather Bruton
back cover of issue #2, Heather Bruton

Guns and Red Roses 2 was published in 1991 and contains 158 pages. Front and back covers by Heather Bruton with additional interior art by Bonnie Reitz.

  • "Thoughts Contingent on a Blythe Spirit" by V.M. Wyman, art by V.M. Wyman, which is a Lupin III crossover and has a stand-alone sequel novel: Thoughts Contingent on the Wrong Box. (gen)
  • Ashes in the Morning by Karen Klinck, art by Terrie Smith (16 pages) (gen)
  • Embassy Feint by Colette T. Bolech, art by Heather Bruton (2 pages) (gen, short dialogue)
  • A Matter of Good Will by Beth Minster (gen)
  • The Price by JoLynn Horvath, art by April Lee (16 pages) (gen)
  • Win Place or Die by Heather Bruton, art by Heather Bruton (16 pages). Sequel to "Someone is Killing the Great NATO Agents of Europe" in Guns and Red Roses 1. (gen)
  • Lover of the Night by JoLynn Horvath, art by Joyce Norton (18 pages) (gen)