Just Deserts

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Title: Just Deserts
Publisher: Ashton Press
Editor(s): Ann Wortham
Date(s): 1985-1987
Medium: print
Fandom: Rat Patrol
Language: English
External Links: online flyers
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Just Deserts is a gen Rat Patrol fiction and art anthology.

Issue 1

cover issue #1, art by Laura Virgil
flyer for the first issue from the back of Southern Seven #1

Just Deserts 1 was published in November 1985 and has 128 pages. Cover by Laura Virgil. Art by Mary Otten, Laura Virgil, Dani Lane, and Vicki Brinkmeir.

Summaries below from the flyer.

  • The Need For Faith Raid by Linda Knights (The patrol is faced to leave an injured Moffitt behind when duty calls. Of course, they get into trouble.) (some sequels appear to be in The G-2 Files)
  • The Sweet Dreams Raid by Lorraine Bartlett (Troy is having a hard time dealing with conflicting feelings toward Dietrich and matters can only get worse when his worst nightmare begins to come true.)
  • The Friend Indeed Raid by L.A. Carr (Poor Mark Hitchcock in in trouble again, only this time a stranger comes to his aid.)
  • The Thicker Than Water Raid by L.A. Carr
  • The Ashes to Ashes Raid by Cathy Bryson & Carol Jenkins (The Rat Patrol reuturn to North Africa many years after the war to pay tribute to Moffitt's father.)
  • The Fedora Raid by Susan Hall (Bet you can't guess who the fedora belongs to?) (crossover with Indiana Jones)
  • The Mirror Twin Raid by Diane Farnsworth (Dietrich and Troy are more alike than either would like to admit.)
  • The Tea and Crumpets Raid by Susanne McGhin (Moffitt finds some unusual help when he is lost in the desert with the German army surrounding him.)
  • The Nightmare Raid by Allen Quale (Hitchcock just can not stay out of trouble lately. Only this time, it's definatly not his fault... Will Sam Troy be able to live with the fact that it is not his fault?)
  • The Sons of the Desert Raid by Diane Farnsworth
  • A Is For Arab by N.D. Jones
  • For The Love of the Homeland by CarolMel Ambassador
  • Honored Opponent by CarolMel Ambassador
  • Unspoken Agreement by CarolMel Ambassadort
  • shorts by Jan Lindner and CarolMel Ambassador.

Issue 2

cover of issue #2
flyer for issue #2

Just Deserts 2 was published in February 1987 and is 113 pages long.

NOTE: Issue #1's flyer said "Aftermath" by Allen Quale would appear in this issue, but it appears it did not.

  • The Time of Testing Raid by Linda Knights
  • As The Twig is Bent by Marcia Brin (A hitman awaits the chance to assassinate Senator Sam Troy.)
  • The Doctor is in Raid by JoLynn Horvath (When Dietrich is seriously wounded in a battle, his sergeant takes him to an aid station run by a Swiss neutral--where he encounters the Rat Patrol.)
  • The Aryan Raid by L.A. Carr (Sequel to "Thicker than Water Raid". A Nazi scientist captures and brainwashes Aryan-looking enemy soldiers to be good Germans--and he captures Mark Hitchcock.)
  • Not Quite an Enemy, Not Quite a Friend by JoLynn Horvath (Troy and Dietrich reflect on their relationship, whatever it may be.)
  • Enemy by Name by CarolMel Ambassador (A moment out of the episode in which Dietrich blinds Troy.)
  • In Definition: A Traitor by Linda Knights
  • Common Paths, poem by CarolMel Ambassador
  • Assurance, poem by CarolMel Ambassador
  • The Need for Faith series by Linda Knights
  • Merry Christmas, Sarge by D.C. Gerhart (Hitch and Tully surprise Troy for Christmas)
  • The Cross Country Raid by Colleen Winters (With his men ailing in a camp behind enemy lines, Dietrich must find an original way to get medicine to them.)
  • cartoons by Colleen Winters