Murphy's Law (Professionals zine)

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Title: Murphy's Law
Publisher: Satyr D'Nite Press
Date(s): 1994
Medium: print
Fandom: Professionals
Language: English
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Murphy's Law is 127-page slash and gen anthology. All stories focus on the character of Murphy from the TV show The Professionals.

It has art by H. Ann Walton, KOZ, and CAT.

a submission request printed in Cross My Heart #11 (December 1993)


From Media Monitor: "This full length fanzine features Agent 6.2. Includes a sampling of of the Atlantic, deeply exploring every nuance of this beautiful man. Sexy. sad. and even silly on occasion, ML is a must for Steven Adler and PROS fans. Bodie, Doyle, and Cowley abound, but Murphy is always the prime focus. Alternates hard-hitting and mature, soft and sensual, and flap-jack funny!"

The Zine's Introduction: By Murphy Himself!

When they first started talking about this project, I remember saying, "You're mad!" It's hard enough being expected to climb crumbling brick smoke stacks with a nutter like Bodie... it's even worse getting shot and hanged upside down on the afore mentioned structure... The, I thought the ultimate in inauspicious luck was not having a partner to sneak me pressies like grans and whiskey while recovering in the hospital from the afore mentioned bullet wound... I was wrong. Welcome to Murphy's law.

When the girls told me I'd be carrying a 'zine all by myself, I thought -- ME? Starring in a fanzine? You see, I've heard about these fan birds and the the things they like to write about and draw. Initially, I was quite concerned as I imagined various roles I might be called to portray -- but I've found that it hasn't been all that bad. In fact, it's been intensely pleasurable (heh, heh) at several points.

So, like a good lad, I've played along. On these pages, you find I've been battered, coshed and boffed for the sake of fen everywhere. Enjoy this publication with the knowledge that I found all of it -- good and bad -- bloody brilliant. -- Murphy


  • Chance Encounter by Atropos (1)
  • Satyr D'Nite Survey (18)
  • Exploration by Jane Mailander - Land-Bridge #4 (19) (The Hatstand notes: "Exploration" by Jane Mailander is the penultimate story in her Land-Bridge sequence in which Bodie is dead and Doyle moves on to a new relationship with Murphy. The previous three stories in the series were published in Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, Professional B and D and Nudge Nudge Wink Wink 3. The fifth story is in Chalk and Cheese 18." The author's notes in this zine say that "Exploration" can be read independent of it's [sic] three predecessors, however, with no loss of comprehension.")
  • Of Mice and Murphy by Gena Fisher (29)
  • None So Blind by Baravan, art by CAT (33) (Cowley/Murphy)
  • Goldilocks and the Three Murphys by Jane Carnall, art by H. Ann Walton (78)
  • Lost by Jane Carnall (82)
  • Higher Ground by Joyce Strohm (92) ("Editor's Note: This is a missing scene from the story "To The Pure" which appeared in 'British Takeaway 6' and is also an expansion on events as relates to Murphy. The action opens with Murphy's discovery of murdered CI5 personnel and his swift realization that thefriendly catering company is more interested in politics than pate.")
  • Changing of the Guard by H. Ann Walton, art by KOZ (Cowley/Murphy) (reprinted in Mates #3) (99)

Reactions and Reviews

See reactions and reviews for Migration.
[zine]: --Cute, but not good zine by the editors of Professional B&D. Nice production, and a slightly better zine--at least they are heading in the right direction. [1]
[zine]: Those who know me, know that I adore Bodie/Cowley. But to give you an example of different pairings/ideas. I purchased a zine at MW called MURPHY'S LAW (?) It was an all-Murphy zine. I really enjoyed it; the writing was good and the story ideas were (IMO) original. My two roommates at MW HATED it! All they whined about was that B & D weren't together (these are good friends, BTW, and put up with my B/C fetish). [2]


  1. ^ May 31, 1994, Sandy Hereld, Virgule-L, quoted with permission
  2. ^ comment on Virgule-L, quoted anonymously (June 13, 1994)