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'''Teenage Gang Debs''' is a [[fanzine]] by [[Erin Smith]], Don Smith, and [[John Huston]].
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'''Murder Can Be Fun''' is the infamous [[zine]] of bizarre death, murder, mayhem, crime, disaster, weird books and even weirder people.  
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''Teenage Gang Debs'', published in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A., was a fanzine devoted to pop culture and indie rock in equal parts.  
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[[John Marr]] began publishing the zine in 1986 out of San Francisco, CA. This long-running zine has been in existence for more than twenty years. For each issue Marr painstakingly researches murders and deaths, documenting them in an entertaining way. Topics have included Karen Carpenter's anorexia, assassination attempts on Andy Warhol, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, historical cannibals, faith healing, Fatty Arbuckle, Cornell Woolrich's fiction, and many more bizarre subjects not often addressed in the mainstream media. This digest-size, photocopied zine started at 16 pages and grew to 48 pages in later issues.  
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Issue one was edited by Erin Smith and John Huston and released in 1988. The front cover features a drawing from a coloring book of the character "Samantha" from the television show ''Bewitched'', and the back cover features photos of Calvin Johnson from the band Beat Happening. Inside are articles on ''The Patty Duke Show''; "Cousin Oliver" from ''The Brady Bunch''; the film ''Ghost in the Invisible Bikini'' by Don Smith; "Me and My View-Master" by [[Jeffery Kennedy]]; and reviews of ''The Brady Bunch''- related songs such as "Sunshine Day" by The Lovedolls, from the film ''Lovedolls Superstar'', "We Three Bunch" by Adrenalin O.D., and "Jan Brady" by The Lunachicks.  
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Most of the first 16 issues included an eclectic mix of content, except #7 (sports) and #11 (disasters).  
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Murder Can Be Fun Issue #17
Murder Can Be Fun Issue #17

Murder Can Be Fun is the infamous zine of bizarre death, murder, mayhem, crime, disaster, weird books and even weirder people.

John Marr began publishing the zine in 1986 out of San Francisco, CA. This long-running zine has been in existence for more than twenty years. For each issue Marr painstakingly researches murders and deaths, documenting them in an entertaining way. Topics have included Karen Carpenter's anorexia, assassination attempts on Andy Warhol, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, historical cannibals, faith healing, Fatty Arbuckle, Cornell Woolrich's fiction, and many more bizarre subjects not often addressed in the mainstream media. This digest-size, photocopied zine started at 16 pages and grew to 48 pages in later issues.

Most of the first 16 issues included an eclectic mix of content, except #7 (sports) and #11 (disasters).

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