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help (this project that is) get
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those drawings of Batman gat a little tiring. Perhaps you could spur your artists 3tion of i • more imaginati . i? 'e g i Schumsr Ls on c artists, and he seems to do a good job with the zine's logos and graphics. As for A the only real complaint I have is that "Panic in the Night" was predictable, But de from making to clues too easy to figure out, the story was fairly well written.

Perhaps predictably, "Comic Oddities'* and "Bat-Adages" were my favorite articles. This isn't going to be easy, but; text: 3.5/4; art; 2/3; productions ?/3; tots boss ratings of ?»5 seem to be contageous today,,.)
FREE FALL 8

Mike "A

Or perhaps that should be "Mike Main and Paul Chadwick", since Paul see

to pop up as much as you do, T guess Free Fall's big strength is its
personality, which makes it funto read. And Paul's graphics are excellent 33 usual.

7 complaint is the printing. Some people have complimented you en good printing, order people have complained. But !T,y copy was badly bled-tbrough to the po: ity, in places. FF ?"s front cover struck ma as being 3 little bit weak, but the front cower this time I think is one of Paul's better efforts. Production; saying "continued next page" at the bottom of every page is unnecessary. I think most readers are smart enough to know that whan you finish one page, you qo onto the next.

Art? 3.5/3.5; Copy; 3/3*5; production! '1.5/3; totals

8

Gnome gats a personal LoC Rsal Soon F\Jgw. No kidding, J
s Rock: In case I forgot to mention it before, putting together a UFO info sheet would definitely be a good idea.

a KeeterS 3oy. I sure hops that no one figures out where you really are; it could hs
disastrous results, you know, But tell me —does Henry Kissengor A
7 that all the time?

. Fiutschler" Despite what Steve Kester says, I'm sure that your letter was indeed offset. I*us seen direct image paper offset masters, but I've never J them, I understand they*re great if you like to print fingerprints, though. Direct image offset is like ditto in that the original and the master are the same sheet, but a direct image offset master is printed in exactly the same manner as her kind of offset master/plate. A ditto master, on the er hand, has its L: right on the original, whereas for a direct image offset master, the ink stj from the press. So a direct image offset master really bears little similar. ,

a ditto master, y Going into Engineering school next year, eh? Watch out, or you'll
rt to make ma feel nostalgic. Anyone who keeps track of that sort of thing knows

"m a senior in civil engineering now (and starting to think shout an 'AS.). I
pose right now you're getting tons of advice from everyone who's older than you

are, but if you don't mind a little more, take ail the math you can before you qet • ege! Math courses at big universities are no fun at all, and you're likely to a yourself a lot of frustration if you can at least get through first term calculus

before you start college. Well, good luck in getting into a good schoolI Q "Wait
Lege". Vas, I remember that phrase, jj Nope, I'm not a speedfreak.' The only drug I 5i<er use (other than a pain killer, when I had wisdom teeth removed, of course) is
caffeine, in the form of tea, and even then, not too frequently; just when I'm in

•.:•. of dozing off. but. I have to stay awake. I think I went through about a jar of instant tea a term, my freshman year, trying to keep myself awake while reading

istry text book<».[] As for my large amount of fanac, let's just say
3 compulsive worker. It seems to run in the family.

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articles in ••• a lot to be desired.
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