It's Love, Cap'n
|Title:||It's Love, Cap'n|
|Fandom:||Starsky and Hutch|
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It's Love, Cap'n is a slash Starsky and Hutch fanzine. It has 194 pages and the subtitle, "A Starsky/Hutch Xene," (a note on the title page says this is a play on words for tranxene, an anti-panic medication.)
The editor thanks some fans: "First the artists: Yvonne Beever, Clio, Suzan Lovett, Joye Fokken, Baravan, and Shelly Godwin. And the authors.... And my dear friends, in alphabetical order: Jeanne Gabonay, [Trish], Elizabeth Lowry, Linda McGee, Mona Sechrest. And deserving special gratitude and special mention is my priceless friend, April Valentine. And finally, Patricia L. Schnell, my partner and my love."
The zine is dedicated to the memory of a fan, Pat Charles.
From the In Person Press website: "published originally by MRK. Contains sequels to two stories in Nightlight 1. Also contains "The Hostage Heart" by April Valentine -- a story of Hutch's family in which Starsky learns that the Hutchinson family was not a happy one." (note: these sequels are actually from Nightlight #2.)
The editor writes: "The print run of this zine was 100. When they're gone, they're gone -- there will be no more reprints. If you're reading a borrowed copy, and you want your own, you have my blessing to take it to your friendly neighborhood copy center and make your own. Enjoy!"
Table of Contents
- there are many reprints of Matt Groening's "Life in Hell" comic strip interspersed throughout the zine
- editorial, "I Hate My Life" (vi)
- Fever Pitch: Clandestine Report 104 by MRK (a sequel to "Life in a Different Place" in Nightlight 2) (1)
- Winter Wonderland by Belle Eyre (11)
- Blinded by the Truth by Leah S. (16)
- The Favor by Sue-Anne Hartwick (29)
- Kidnapped by Pat Charles (32) (a sequel to The Goliath)
- Tidal River by Charlotte Cloudesley (47) (three sections of a proposed novel, "maybe she could be encouraged to finish it. This translates to: SEND LOCS!")
- Eye of the Storm by Theresa Kyle (previously published in slightly altered form in Penal Code 2) (72)
- Descry! by Elizabeth Lowry (80)
- The Hostage Heart by April Valentine (95)
- Two Hearts, One Fire by MRK (a sequel to "Written in the Heart" in Nightlight 2) (165)
- Reincarnations by Janet Morgenstern (183)
- Bruised Hearts by Lianne Harris (187)
- Letters Home by Emily Elizabeth Rochon (18)
Suzan Lovett. One fan wrote of this interior illo: the zine "had one of my all-time favorite interior illos--a Suzan Lovett with Starsky seated and looking up, and Hutch beside him, touching his knee. Starsky's cheek is leaning on Hutch's other hand. I would probably kill in cold blood for a really good print of that illo." 
Reactions and Reviews
See reactions and reviews for Descry!.
[zine]: This terrific anthology zine is a captivating read from start to finish. It's got the incredible "Descry" in by Elizabeth Lowry. It's got some terrific fic by Constance Collins. It's got some very pointed, clever cartoons to make a slasher grin. It's got the absolutely amazing story by Martha, "The Hostage Heart" a story that will blow you away. 
[zine]: I'm still peeved at IT'S LOVE, CAP'N, for padding itself with, among other things, over eleven pages of LIFE IN HELL cartoons, which funny as they are aren't S/H, and all of which I had already in the books the editor reprinted them from. 
- Review posted to the Virgule-L mailing list in 2003, quoted anonymously with permission.
- Flamingo, August 22, 2003, who rated it among her top ten favorite zines, quoted from VenicePlace on Fanlore with Flamingo's permission
- January 17, 1995, comment by Shoshanna at Virgule-L, quoted with permission