Second Story Simons

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Title: Second Story Simons
Publisher: Jan Keeler
Date(s): 1994-1996
Series?: yes
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Simon and Simon
Language: English
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Second Story Simons is a gen anthology that grew out of two special issues of The Eyes Have It! entitled The Eyes Have It! Simon and Simon Special.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Second Story Simons 1 was published in May 1994 and contains 130 pages.

  • "Dark Harbor" by Elaine Overby. A child is missing and the mother comes to the SImon brothers to find her estranged husband who, she says, took the child. Rick and A.J. find themselves in a case of a missing child they won't soon forget.
  • "Max SS-1" by Mary Stano. Can a computer really kill someone? Rick and A.J. investigate a highly sophisticated system accused of killing its reclusive inventor.
  • "Hoist By Own Petard" by Valerie DeVries. The Black Wolf is back and after Rick and A.J. for killing his father. A cabin in the woods seems like a safe place to hide and raw him out so no one else gets hurt--or is it?
  • "Big Brothers And Little Brothers" by Jean Thrower. When Rick and A.J. come East on a case, they meet and partner with two guys very similar to themselves. Big brothers and little brothers are the same everywhere you go.
  • "You Don't Count The Cost" by Kenda Buxton.
  • Also the following poetry: "Brothers"; "Support"; and "Aftermath: Amanda" by Melissa Mastoris and "Big Brothers" by Heidi J. Bloeblaum

Issue 2

Second Story Simons 2 was published in May 1995 and contains 134 pages.

  • "Two Hours" by Emjay. A missing scene from the aired episode "Have You Hugged Your Private Detective Today?"
  • "Blind Alley" by Elaine Overby. Was it murder or suicide? Rick and A.J. are hired to find out.
  • "How Jack Met Cecelia" by Florina Atner. A.J. tells us about his parents' first meeting and their quick courtship.
  • "Failure" by Christine Jeffords. A missing scene from the aired episode "Facets."
  • "Father's Day Blues" by Emjay. A.J. comes to terms with the holiday and finally finds a reson for it.
  • "The Seeing Heart" by Emjay. A new ending to the aired episode "Significant Obsession."
  • "The Favor" by Florine Atner. Rick wants to borrow the car. See what he has to do to get it.
  • "How Can There Be Fog On A Sunny Day" by Char Wray. Rick tells A.J. about talking to their father. A.J. believes only after it happens to himself.
  • "Cece, Help Me Please" by Anne Swank. When Cecelia's friend wants help to die, the Simons show her reasons to live.
  • "Written In Stone" by Char Wray. Rick's name appears on the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Cecelia knows her son is alive and tries to get his name removed.
  • "Internal Affairs" by Kenda Buxton. Internal Affairs investigates Abby and the Simon brothers when information leaks from the SDPD.

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Second Story Simons 3 was published in May 1996 and contains 140 pages. It won a 1997 FanQ.

  • "Old Tears, Cold Fears" by Michele Cross. Rick's in the hospital and A.J. writes a letter he never expects him to read.
  • "Born For Adversity" by Valerie DeVries. While on a hike, A.J. gets kidnapped. Rick must clear the kidnappers of an earlier crime.
  • "Our Favorite Vampire" by Florine Atner. An alternate universe that finds Rick and A.J. involved with a vampire, a droid, and a UFO lynch mob.
  • "As Clear As Crystal" by Michelle Cross. A.J. must find the woman he hit on the road, only no one believes him, or can find evidence that she exists.
  • "A Little Something To Remember You By" by Kenda Buxton. A.J. goes on a blind date set up for him by Rick.
  • "Like Parents, Like Sons" by Florine Atner. A continuation of "How Jack Met Cecelia," from issue #2.
  • Also, the following poems. "Differences"; "Fear"; and "Rick's Worst Nightmare" by Melissa Mastoris, and "Friend And Protector...Big Brother" by Heidi M..