Drop Target is a zine all about pinball, written and illustrated by comics makers, Alec Longstreth and Jon Chad. Written with an enthusiasm and an obsessive attention to detail that both Jon and Alec are notorious for, Drop Target is a very fun and hefty read. Alec and Jon became pinheads at the same time, and chronicled in these zines, is their journey from being novices to skilled players to owners of pinball machines which they have fixed up!
The zine contains a lot of regular features, including reviews of pinball games, pinhalls, and pinball-related videos. They interview legends in the pinball community, and even dream up their own pinball games based on books and movies they enjoy. Jon and Alec detail the world of pinball from the inner workings of machines, to the worldwide pinball community, and everything in between.
In this issue:
- Alec visits the 6th Annual Pacific Pinball Exposition, AND spends a day with the notorious Crazy Flipper Fingers pinball gang!
- Meanwhile, Jon reports from a pinball tournament at Reciprocal skate shop in New York City!
- Autobio-comics-maker Ryan Claytor dreams up a Groo the Wanderer game, Jon imagines Inspector Gadget, the game, and Alec presents his plans for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
- WAIT! Murakami wrote a novel that revolves around PINBALL?!