Fanzine: Crockett-Dial

Crockett-Dial is a labor of love, with its first issue having been published in 1987. The official full title of the ‘zine is Crockett-Dial (That’s Alligator, Darlin’, Al-li-gator). There are 6 issues, and many Vice related goodies available, many of which will be listed here.

The fanzines listed below are long out of print. They were non-profit collections, done out of the love of the show.

Crockett-Dial #1

113 pages, Currently out of print

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE by Susan Hall
Crockett & Tubbs on a meet for high-tech weapons.

WHERE ANGLES CRY by Cathy L. Bryson
When Crockett is assigned to bring a witness back to Miami to testify, the plane takes a nose-dive into the Everglades.

A DREAM IS A WISH YOUR HEART MAKES by Karen Howard
Stan deals with Larry Zito’s death.

A BRIEF INTERLUDE by Quinn
An interesting romance vignette.

THE TOURIST AND THE LADY by Karen Howard
Crockett has scheduled a few days off, so no one notices he’s missing until it’s too late.

BEGINNINGS by Linda Joyce Merryweather
Based on some thoughts they could have had in the Pilot

MEMORY GONE – NEXT, YOUR LIFE! by Maxine McCaughey
After a car accident, Sonny loses his memory. (Note: This was written WAY before MIRROR IMAGE)

WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE by N. Suzanne McGhinn
A cop decides to write a book, and Crockett finds himself in its pages

LITTLE SISTER by Vanessa N. Hanko
Sonny’s half-sister turns up in Miami–in trouble.

Poetry by Cathy Bryson, Elaine Batterby, Karen Howard
Art by Dani Lane, Mary Platt

Crockett-Dial #2

130 pages, Currently Out of Print

THE COURSE OF A LIFETIME by Susan Hall
An interesting look at a first meeting

LOST DREAMS by Donna J. Call
Missing scene from THE GOOD COLLAR (3rd season)

OVER THE EDGE by Linda Joyce Merriweather
The challenge in DIAL 1 was “What could make Sonny Crockett lose his nerve?” Linda took up the challenge and wrote an excellent story.

COPING by Brenda Cunningham
How did Martin Castillo deal with the losses in his life?

YOU CAN HELP by Karen Howard
Our attempt to try to save the Senator Hotel (MILK RUN) from being demolished (includes photos)

LITTLE SISTER (2) by Vanessa N. Hanko
Sonny’s half-sister is still in trouble

THE ULTIMATE MIAMI VICE TRIVIA QUIZ

DON & ME by Karen Howard
Meeting Don Johnson at the Sands Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ

TAKING UMBRAGE IN PHILADELPHIA by Karen Howard
Seeing Don at the Hero Scholarship Fund Thrill Show in Philadelphia. (This is the one he mentioned on Johnny Carson & said talking to the audience was “like talking to an oil painting.”)

I CAN FEEL IT COMIN’ IN THE AIR by Karen Howard
What it’s like to go to Miami and watch MV filming

Poetry by Sonja Dennert, ELaine M. Batterby, Brenda Cunningham
Art by Adria Caprara, Dani Lane, Erin Caprara
Photos from Miami/Miami Beach and the MV set by Karen Howard

Crockett-Dial #3

208 pages, Currently out of print

DON JOHNSON IN WEST GERMANY by Karen Howard
A German VICEr gets to see DJ in Munich

ONE FINE DAY by Adriane Lewis and Lisa Millraney
A surprise for Martin Castillo

LIFE IN THE STRANGE LANE by Vanessa N. Hanko
Bikers steal the goodies when Crockett & Tubbs go on a buy

SILENT SHARING by Sandra Ferriday
A Crockett, Tubbs & Castillo vignette

THE STAR TREK/MIAMI VICE CONNECTION (or WHY ARE THERE SO MANY STAR TREK FANS IN MIAMI VICE FANDOM?) by Elaine Batterby
Interesting comparisons of the shows & their fans

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE by Donna Call
Thoughts on the way to a drug deal

SECRETS by Brenda Cunningham
Someone from Castillo’s past turns up in Miami & turns the lieutenant’s world upside down

ECLIPSE (part 1) (not to-be-continued) by Karen Howard
When Sonny starts having hallucinations & nightmares, Rico takes him to a friend who has more to offer than the psychiatrists

SHATTERED GLASS by Karen Howard
What happened after Sonny left Manolo’s gallery at the end of MIRROR IMAGE?

MIAMI CHEESE by Karen Howard
Ricotta Chubbs & Sonny Crickett hunt down a cereal killer
(A tongue in cheek Miami Mice story)

CHANGELING by Lisa Millraney & Adriane Lewis
Some fans thought their resolution to Sonny’s amnesia was better than the aired episodes

A RELATIVE MATTER by Susan Hall
Somebody important is coming to visit, and Crockett isn’t sure he knows how to deal with it

Lots of MV trivia & an article on researching fanfic
Poetry by Brenda Cunningham, Shannon, Karen Howard, Lisa Millraney, Linda Merryweather
Art by Julie Madge, Adria Caprara, Erin Kaniuk

Crockett-Dial #4

404 pages, Currently Out Of Print
Winner: Fan Quality Award for Best MV zine of the Year

Crockett-Dial #5

147 pages, Currently out of print

SINS OF THE COUSINS by J Jones
Cousin Jack (JACK OF ALL TRADES, 4th season) is back, and possibly in more trouble than before

LYN AND WHITNEY’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE by Whitney Armstrong
Lyn & Whitney go to Don’s boat race in New York

DREAM FAITH by Lisa Millraney & Adriane Lewis
We’ve seen episodes where Crockett’s 6th sense saves the day. Maybe Tubbs is psychic as well

ASSUMPTIONS by Lisa Millraney & Adriane Lewis
Did you feel RED TAPE left a lot of unanswered questions? So did Lisa and Adriane, so they filled in the blanks

ADESTE FIDELES by Roxanne Verellen
An alternate universe story (deviates from the aired story lines) about Sonny spending Christmas with his lady

LOVE KILLS by Conny Hanf
Sonny’s dating a new lady, and doesn’t want to believe the evidence — that she may not be what she seems

RESOLUTIONS by Brenda Cunningham
Situations introduced in previous Castillo stories in DIAL are finally resolved
(Each story can be read independently–not to-be-continued)

THE PIRATE LOOKS AT 40 by Karen Howard
Tubbs has retired from Vice & is now running a PI agency in New Jersey. A strange Christmas present has his secretary, Nancy, trying to track down Sonny Crockett — who’s been missing for several months

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT by Lisa Millraney & Adriane Lewis
Things don’t go as planned when Trudy goes to her high school reunion

FROM VICE TO ETERNITY by Karen Howard
Ever watch another TV show or movie & see someone who was on Vice? Where did the guest stars turn up after MV (do you remember Julia Roberts in MIRROR IMAGE?)

Poetry by Gretchen M. Cupp
Art by J Jones, Pam Heath, Julie Madge

Crockett-Dial #6

268 pages, Currently out of print
This is the first fanzine with an audio soundtrack!
Note: Dial 6 is rated “R” for violence, adult language, sexual content and nudity

MTV COPS by Mel Wallace (with Bunny T. Stoner)
The original concept for Miami Vice was “MTV Cops,” so Mel & Bunny had some fun

IN TOO DEEP by J Jones
A dirty cop may be the leak giving the bad guys information and ruining Crockett’s undercover operation (Also a love interest for Sonny)

REMAINS O’ THE DAY by Toni Bain
When the body parts wash up on Miami Beach, Homicide asks Crockett & Tubbs if they can identify them (This was the inspiration for MASCARADA — see below)

SO WE CAN SAY GOODBYE by Lara Elrod
Sonny’s in trouble and the only one who can save him is Caitlin — but she’s dead

TO PROTECT AND SERVE by R Kayne
Was Crockett that much different from Hackman?

POWER TRIP by Lara Elrod
The power struggle between Sonny Burnett and Cliff King

TWO LOST SOULS by Lara Elrod
What happened after the final scene from FREEFALL? How did Sonny and Rico cope?

I STILL BELIEVE by R Kayne
Could Sonny still believe in all his life stood for after throwing down his badge?

NIGHT DRIVING MUSIC by R Kayne
Because DIAL 6 had a soundtrack, this story works very well — the music give it a truly “Vice” feel

FOOL LIKE YOU by Karen Howard
After leaving Vice, Sonny tries to settle down–then he gets a phone call telling him his son Billy is missing and may have been murdered. Then Castillo asks him to help when somebody calling himself “Burnett” starts making deals in Miami

HEY, THAT GUY WAS ON VICE! by Karen Howard
Everybody helped on this one as we noted all the guest stars who have turned up on other TV shows or movies

Poetry by Gretchen M. Cupp, Lara Elrod, and R Kayne
Art by J Jones, Julie Madge, Skye, Peter Strewsen and Mel Wallace

Vice Related Pubs available from Crockett-Dial

Behind Blue Eyes: A Miami Vice Novel
207 pages, by Karen Howard – Art by J. Jones (Currently out of print)

We were told Sonny Crockett was responsible for all the crimes committed by Sonny Burnett during MIRROR IMAGE, HOSTILE TAKEOVER and REDEMPTION IN BLOOD. This novel explores the concept: What if there was someone named Sonny Burnett who was responsible–someone other than Sonny Crockett?

Closed Set
32 pages, by Karen Howard (Currently out of print)

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