Scoundrel (Star Wars zine)

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Title: Scoundrel
Editor(s): Jani Hicks
Medium: print
Genre: het
Fandom: Star Wars
Language: English
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This is a Star Wars zine that was NEVER PUBLISHED. (Don't confuse it with the letterzine by the same name, Scoundrel.)

This zine was proposed at the height of the conflict with Lucasfilms about fans publishing zines that the company considered not "family friendly." See more at Open Letter to Star Wars Zine Publishers.

From an ad in Jundland Wastes #1 (June 1981): "Slated for '82 publication. Submissions should be Solo-oriented or oriented toward the Princess/Pirate relationship. We will consider adult material -- provided it compiles with Lucasfilms stated wishes and does not impinge on the bounds of pornography. Any adult material provisionally accepted will be screened by Lucasfilm's representatives prior to printing. SASE to Jani Hicks."'

In a later letter to Forum, Jani Hicks wrote: "Due to the move by Lucasfilm to attempt prior restraint and censorship of Star Wars fanzines, I will not be publishing, editing, writing, illustrating, or buy any professional or amateur Star Wars products after the appearance of Twin Suns 3 in May of 1982. 'Scoundrel' will not appear for this reason."

In the end, "Scoundrel," proposed between the second and third issue of Twin Suns, was NEVER PUBLISHED. Either the Hicks decided the hassle wasn't worth it, or she decided to bail for a variety of other complicated reasons.