We periodically publish short stories in the zine Weird Luck Tales, in limited editions handmade by author/editor Andrew M. Reichart.
No. 6: “Space Pirate Stowaway” by Andrew M. Reichart; digest (5.5″x8.5″), 48pp. Limited edition pamphlet, signed & numbered, typeset & handmade by the author. Cover illustration by Caitlin Hackett @caitlin_hackett
$10 on Etsy
“Space Pirate Stowaway” appears in the anthology Spoon Knife 3: Incursions from NeuroQueer Books. This novelette stands on its own, but touches on numerous other works in the Weird Luck Saga. This also features a previously unpublished backup story by Andrew M. Reichart, “The Art Collector’s Dream Diary,” which takes liberties with H.P. Lovecraft’s recurring character Richard Upton Pickman.
The first edition of No. 6 (limited to 99 copies) was made exclusively for the attendees and backers of the second Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird, March 24, 2018 at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, Calif. This second printing is also limited to 99 copies.
No. 5: “Monsters” by Andrew M. Reichart; half-digest, 48pp.
$8 on Etsy
“Monsters” was originally published in the anthology Spoon Knife 2: Test Chamber from NeuroQueer Books. The novelette is a direct prequel to the novel Insurgent Otherworld by Nick Walker & Andrew M. Reichart, serialized now at the Weird Luck Patreon. Issue No. 5 also features a previously unpublished backup story by Andrew M. Reichart, “Things That Crawled from the Shadows,” which takes place between issues 1 and 2 of the Weird Luck webcomic.
The first edition of No. 5 (limited to 99 copies) was made exclusively for the attendees and backers of the first Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird. The second limited edition (also 99 copies) was exclusive to NecronomiCon Providence 2017; a few leftover copies are available in our Esty shop.
No. 4: “Coked Out Demon Worshipers” by Andrew M. Reichart
Originally published in the Sto*Nerd Press anthology Respect the Daysleeper. Adapted by Mike Bennewitz for the comic book Weird Luck #0. Issue No. 4 also features a previously unpublished backup story by Andrew M. Reichart, “King of All Wild Things,” which includes the earliest written appearance (from 1990!) of Akaz the god-dog.
No. 3: “I, the Hound” by Andrew M. Reichart
Originally written for the Sto*Nerd Press anthology Stolen Trophies.
No. 1: “The Fiends of Zan-Zerkin’s Ridge” by Andrew M. Reichart
Originally published on this blog!
Ques.: “Why the heck,” one might wonder, “do you have so many different things called ‘Weird Luck’? A webcomic, a novel, a comic book, and a zine, wtf?”
Ans.: “We just love the phrase — it evokes exactly the sort of tales we want to tell. And we dig having free rein to geek out on it in as many permutations as we like.” Plus as Mike points out, “Technically the novel is called Weird Luck in the City of the Watcher.”