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:
- How to spot classic pinball machines!
- The best and worst pinball movies ever made (hint: the verdict on Tommy is not what you might expect)!
- Conversations with Michael Schiess of the Pacific Pinball Museum & artisinal pinball craftsman Ben Heck.
- Dream machines by Alec (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Jon (Portal), and belgian comics artist, Max de Radigues (Zine King)!
- And Jon takes the plunge into FIXING his Jurassic Park machine!!