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Year: 1963

Rocket’s Blast #017

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Mimeograph/ditto pages.  (9 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Captain Atom cover by Howard Keltner.   "The Magnetism of Magnus" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   Pin-up section by Raymond Miller.   "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “When Worlds Collide by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie.   

"Man of the Atom" — Rick Weingroff writes about Capt. Atom.  "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by Steve Perrin (reviewing Adventure Comics #300).  "THE FEATURE" profiles Paul Gambaccini.   "COMIC READER EXTRA" — insert written/illustrated by Jerry Bails.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Ed Gee, Terry Peters, Paul Gambaccini, Robert Malisani, Rick Weingroff, Howard Keltner, and Leonard Rodriguez.

 

Ad for:

HERO #2

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #018

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All-ditto issue.  (5 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Green Lantern cover by Buddy Saunders.   "THE FEATURE" profiles John McGeehan.   Article comparing comics of the early '60s to the 1940s and '50s by John McGeehan.  "A Voice from the Minority, or Is There Anything with Comics Today That Talent Couldn’t Cure?“ — opinion by Bill Spicer (lettered/illustrated by Spicer).  "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "Flashy" — short story by Bill Regier & Chuck Moss.  "Human Torch" article written/illustrated by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members: Marvin Wolfman, Lucien Kettle, Donald Petrone, Dick Memorich, Jeremy Barry, and Sherman Howard.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from John McGeehan, Marvin Wolfman, Dave Bibby, John Page, Rick Weingroff, Alan Weiss, Walt Taylor, and James E. Brown.

 

Ads for: 

FIGHTING HEROES #2  

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

STAR STUDDED COMICS #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #019

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All-ditto issue.  (6 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Miss Liberty cover by Buddy Saunders.   "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by GB Love.  “THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Brain Twister by Mark Phillips.  "Frontline Combat" article by Bill Spicer (with excellent ditto tracing of Frontline Combat #1 by Spicer).  "Man of Iron" article on Robotman by Glen Johnson with art by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "COMIC READER EXTRA" by Jerry Bails.  "ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP PAGE" #1 by Raymond Miller.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Jeremy Barry Jerry Bails, Richard Merkin, Buddy Saunders, Jim Hamilton, Biljo White, Robert Malisani, and Paul Gambaccini. 

 

Announcement of Nebraska Fan Meeting, said to be "sponsored by Jerry Bails and Biljo White” (but wasn’t, which Bails states in a letter in Rocket’s Blast #20).

 

Ads for:

COMICS: PAST PRESENT & FUTURE

FIGHTING HEROES #3

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #020

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All-ditto issue.  (8 pages blank.) 

 

Editorial features include:

Captain Marvel cover by Howard Keltner.   "THE FEATURE" profiles Dave Bibby.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Justice by Lightning," article about Captain Marvel by John Ferrazzano with art by P. Alfieri (and "mastered" by Buddy Saunders).   Green Lama Pin-Up by Raymond Miller.

"The Rise of the Atomic Knights" by Walt Taylor with art by Alan Weiss.   "Captain Marvel Comic Books from Spain" by John McGeehan.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Some Will Not Die” by Algis Budrys.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Stan Lee, letter from Jerry Bails (about NebraskaFan Meeting), Carter De Paul, Robert Malisani, Bill Spicer, and Fred Bronson. 

 

Ads for: 

BLACK STAR #1

COMICDOM #1 

FIGHTING HEROES #4

KOMIK HEROZ OF THE FUTURE #2

STAR #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #021

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

"THE FEATURE" profiles Doug Storer.  "The Right Direction" — EC article by Paul Gambaccini.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd writes about Edgar Rice Burroughs ACE pocketbooks.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  

All Star #7 tracing by Raymond Miller.  "The Original Shield with Dusty" written/illustrated by Howard Keltner.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Bernie Bubnis, Jerry Bails (explains why Captain Marvel can never be published because of court settlement), Marvin Wolfman, Biljo White, Bill Regier, Buddy Saunders, Jim Pobst, and Rick Weingroff.

 

Ads for:

STAR #1

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #022

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All-ditto issue.  (5 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Mr. Scarlet cover by Buddy Saunders.   "THE FEATURE" profiles Bob Harner 3rd.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Glory Road” by Robert Heinlein.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Flesh & Blood of the Ink" — article on pulps by Alan Simons.  Interior illos by Raymond Miller.   "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from John McGeehan, Bernie Bubnis, Tom Lauria, Bill Spicer, Marc Nadel, Alan Simons, Paul Gambaccini, and Rick Weingroff. 

 

Ads for:

SUPER STAR #1

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER #1 (from Vern Debes)

STAR STUDDED COMICS #2

FIGHTING HERO #5

MASK & CAPE #2

JEDDAK #2

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #023

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All-ditto issue.  (3 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  “THE FEATURE” profiles Raymond Miller.  Article on Captain Fearless Comics #1 by Bill Regier.   “What Happened to the Shield and Black Hood" by Rick Weingroff.   Black Hood art by Buddy Saunders.  Nightmare and Sleepy pin-up by Raymond Miller.  “ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Buddy Saunders and Marv Wolfman.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #024

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.) 

 

Editorial features include:

Buddy Saunders Atoman cover.   "The Origin of Atoman" by GB Love.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Synthetic Man" by Robert Heinlein.  “ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PRO'S: #1 — Joe Giella" by Bernie Bubnis.  "ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP #3" of Black Angel Pin-up by Raymond Miller.   Repro of All Stars #8 by Saunders. "THE FEATURE" profiles Tom McGeehan. Letters page called "BLAST FROM THE READERS" for the first time, with letters from George R. R. Martin (1st LOC about free issue he received - #23), Andrew Fraknoi (criticism that Love takes 2 pages to respond to), Rick Durell, George Lawson, Mike Friedrich, Bill Spicer, Greg Suriano, Marc Nadel, Jim Hamilton, James E. Brown, and Andy Zerbe. 

 

Ready sheet for HEROES HANGOUT #1 is the first appearance of photo-offset in ROCKET’S BLAST.

 

Ads for: 

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER

COMI-RAMA #2

FANTASTIC CREATURES

HEROES' HANGOUT #1 (offset insert with Roger Brand art)

HORROR SCREEN WORLD

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #2

THE COMIC HERO

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #025

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Hawkman cover by Alan Weiss.  “The Atom" by Sherman Howard with 2 pages of color (ditto) pin-ups of the Atom (both Golden & Silver Age) by Alan Weiss.  "THE FEATURE" profiles Margaret Gemignani.   "Comic Books Controversy, Crisis and Censorship" — part 1 of a long article written/laid out/lettered by Bill Spicer.  "An Interview with Leonard Darwin" of the Comics Code Authority by Bill Spicer.  Planet Comics #52 repro.   "News from DC."   "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "THE ROCKET ROLL" of new subscribers includes George R.R. Martin.  “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Jerry Bails, Fred Bronson, Mike Vosburg, Mike Baker, Jim Rossow, Marvin Wolfman, George R. R. Martin, Marc Nadel, and Phil Leibfred.

 

Ads for:

ALIEN (The New International Fanzine - sold thru Bob Bell)

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER 1

COMI-RAMA 2

FANTASTIC CREATURES 2

FIGHTING HEROES 7

HORROR SCREEN WORLD

KOMIX ILLUSTRATED 11

THE COMIC HERO 1

THE COMIC WORLD NEWS 

 

 

Sata #14

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Star Studded Comics #01

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Xero Index Edition

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Xero was a key building block in the creation of comics fandom. Produced by Dick and Pat Lupoff with Bhob Stewart (uncredited), it was a widely circulated science fiction fanzine that began to examine comic books thru the pivotal series “All In Color For A Dime.”  Those articles help focus the attention of would be comic fans in comic books, and the entire series was later reprinted in book form. Xero went on to win a Hugo, and some of the articles were reprinted many years later in a hardback book. In Flyer #5, the supplement to Xero, Dick Lupoff mentioned that the circulation of the zine was 160 copies. No copies were for sale, and no subscriptions were ever accepted. It was only available by direct mailing with recipients getting one free first time copy, and you only got subsequent issues by trading your zine for it, or writing letters of comment (long letters, not just post cards and thank you notes), or writing articles for the publication. [Aaron Caplan]

Yandro #127 (Vol. 11, #8)

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Science fiction fanzine. Art by DEA (Margaret Dominick), George Barr, Dan Adkins, ATom (Arthur Thomson), Robert E. Gilbert and others.

Mimeo printed.

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