If you've ever talked at length with Kelly Corcoran (owner of Love Garden Sounds), then you know at least a little bit about Japanese wrestling. Did we bring this zine in mainly for Kelly? It's possible, but–given that it comes with two (2) DVDs–it also might be a good entry point for anyone out these looking to explore this wild and weird world.
From our zine distributor:
The latest issue of everyone's favorite wrestling zine. This issue focuses on the Best of the Super Juniors and the New Japan Pro-Wrestling league. A nuanced take on "cruiserweight" wrestling, this is a cool deep-dive for wrestling fans and a curious peek into a very specific subculture for everyone else.
Within: Amanda Traphagan (Hiromu and His Boyfriends, Red Leather and Danger) on the Hiromu Takahashi/Dragon Lee feud; Angela Cosenzo examines the relationship between Takahashi and El Desperado; editor Ed Blair on the ephemeral nature of '00s indie wrestling and the impact of the Low-Ki/Amazing Red feud; and an interview with artist Yewon Kwon on gender exploration and fine-art commercialism.
PLUS: two data DVDs of video content that relates to the articles in the zine, so you can watch along.
40 pages, half-letter size, full-color.