Nosedive was first released in the 1990's. In 1996, it appeared as a split zine with Sty Zine, edited by icki (aka Mark Murrmann). In 1997, it was featured in Volume Two of Zine Yearbook. Icky was presented with the award for "Best Radical Historian" by The Williamette Weekly for issue seven, a double issue which captured Portland's radical past; anarchist lumberjacks, the IWW, the Cannery Strikes, Portland Black Panther Party, feminist witches, bike radicals, Dr. Marie Equi and local paper The Firebrand, which existed from 1895 to 1897, are just part of the extensively researched collection to be found in this issue of Nosedive. The 12th issue of Nosedive was a split zine with the third issue of Crude Noise, published by Meredith Stern. Both zines contained many lino prints.
Both zines were included in the 2002 tour of North America by Mobilivre-Bookmobile, the traveling library of independent publications.
Nosedive, and the wood block art work of Icky Apparatus was featured in the exhibition The Copyist Conspiracy: An Exhibition of Zine Art, along with several other well known zinesters, held in San Francisco in November of 2005. Icky's work from Nosedive was also inculuded in the show No Need For Sleep: an exhibition of visual art by zine makers and the zines they produce, first held in Madison, Wisconsin in October, 2006 and then in Milwaukee in November of that same year.
Nosedive is one of twenty zines featured in the book Stories Care Forgot: An Anthology of New Orleans Zines, edited by Ethan Clark, with an introduction by John Gerken, published by Last Gasp in 2006. In this book, which reprints selections from the zines, the individual editors also offer their experiences of Hurricane Katrina. Proceeds from the sales of the books went to grass roots organizations working in New Orleans.