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For the Voltron zine, see PALADIN.
Title: Paladin
Publisher: David Lubkin
Editor(s): David Lubkin and Eileen Roy
Date(s): 1980, 1982
Medium: print
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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Paladin is a gen multifandom anthology which preceded The Paladins Affair.

A Submission Request

For a third issue in Universal Translator #22: "Contributions being accepted: art, stories, articles, calligraphy, songs, poetry, SASEs, money, Alaskan Malmutes... The issue is scheduled for MediaWest*Con IV." [1]

Issue 1

cover of issue #1, Susan Perry-Lewis
back cover of issue #1, Signe Landon

Paladin 1 was published in 1980 and is 116 pages. Cover art is by Susan Perry-Lewis and back cover by Signe Landon.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

Media fandom rides again. And like the Seventh Cavalry, ‘Paladin’ is a lifesaver. If you too have been starved for a taste of ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.,’ or ‘M*A*S*H’ or ‘Mod Squad’ or the ‘Wild Wild West,’ not only do you get it in this zine, you enjoy it. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a zine whose contents are so uniformly good.

Much of the credit, because much of the writing, belongs to Eileen Roy. In four pieces, nominally unconnected but nevertheless covering a whole lift, Eileen, with help from Kathy Esselman, sketches a touching and even sad portrait of Kuryakin. Quite the most satisfying as well as the longest is ‘A Time of Certain Solace,’ in which Illya sees action in the Korean War and runs across this M*A*S*H unit…

In another cross-fertilization of universes, Eileen gives us the meeting of Aaron Stemple of ‘Here Comes the Brides’ and Sarek in ‘Echoes Through Time.’ ‘Promises and Maple Leaves,’ Roy’s ‘Questor Tapes’ piece, is not so lovingly done, but is still competent; if you are able to change anything in the world, who do you help, and how?... Basically a very long short story in structure, Ronnie Sacksteder’s ‘Wild Wild West’ story, ‘Night of the Blind Beggar,’ steals a march on nineteenth century psychiatric [missing word] when Jim Sest regresses to a five-year-old-hysteric, and his arch-antagonist, Dr. Miguel Loveless, is the only one who can help him…A very short piece, but loads of fun, is Carol Lynn’s ‘The Thorne Affair,’ in which Starsky and Hutch unknowingly encounter THRUSH on Playboy Island. It makes sense out of that episode.

Highly recommended for the video freaks and others.


Issue 2

front and back cover of issue #2, Signe Landon

Paladin 2 was published in 1982 and is 124 pages. Front and back wraparound cover art is by Signe Landon

  • The Pardon-Moi Affair by Gordon Carleton, art by Gordon Carleton (Man from UNCLE/The Muppet Show) (4)
  • A Slumber of Dragons by Eileen Roy, art and poem by Harriet Stallings--Paris spends a very disturbing night on a Welsh mountain. (Mission: Impossible/The Dark is Rising) (5)
  • To John by Emma Lea Marion, art by Signe Landon (Sherlock Holmes) (10)
  • A Small Difference of Opinion by Emma Lea Marion, art by Todd Hamilton--Indiana and Marion have a very heated discussion about family history and the naming of children. (Indiana Jones/Man From UNCLE) (11) (reprinted in Turquoise Mine under the title "What's In A Name?")
  • The Never On Saturday Affair by Patricia Munson-Sitar, art by Patricia Munson-Sitar--Napoleon and Illya team up with an independent--but highly effective--counter-terrorist group. (Man from UNCLE) (16)
  • 11 December, 1941 by Patricia Paterson, art by Todd Hamilton--Richard Owen struggles to adapt to his abandonment in the past. (The Final Countdown) (46)
  • Green Tomato by Donna Hutt, art by Marty Siegrist--Hutch picks up hitchhiker David Banner; good thing, as both David and his alter-ego will be needed when the bad guys show up to run Hutch off the road. (Starsky & Hutch/Incredible Hulk) (49)
  • Crossing the Styx by Cyril Patrick, art by Todd Hamilton--Something's wrong in Wayne Manor, and Superman wants to know what it is. (Superman/Batman) (63)
  • The Silver Zodiac by April Pentland, art by Daphne Ann Hamilton--An American investigator discovers that a case of financial impropriety is more deadly than she'd anticipated; fortunately for her Simon Templar has taken an interest. (Return of the Saint) (77)
  • The No-Exit Affair by Roberta Rogow and Miriam Rogow, art by T.J. Burnside--Napoleon and Illya are sent to Las Vegas to keep the brother of Michael Corleone from making a deal with THRUSH. (Man from UNCLE/The Godfather) (102)
  • A Ghost of a Chance by Joy Ashenfelder, art by Todd Hamilton--Illya is dead, but that won't keep him away from his partner. (Man from UNCLE) (111)
  • Major Events in the Life of Carl Kolchak, Reporter by Kim Neidigh (Kolchak: The Night Stalker) (114)
  • Letters of comment (118)


  1. This issue was not published.
  2. by Paula Smith in S and H #12 (summer 1980), reprinted for Bored of Review in Warped Space #45 (March 1981)