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Year: 1973

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #099

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Editorial features include:

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Gary Wilson, Orlando Falcon and James Van Hise.  “THE CLIFFHANGERS” by James Van Hise.  1972 Comic Fan Awards Final Ballot.  “SF IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  “PREMIUM CLASSICS” by Rex Miller.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by James Van Hise.  “THE TWIST OF THE DIAL” by Irwin Elkins.  A letter from Gordon Bailey.

 

Ads for: 

ALTER EGO #10

BLAST #2 thru 7

COSMIC CREATION #1

EC LIVES!

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprint: TALES FROM THE CRYPT #46

FANDOM ANNUAL #3

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

FLASHBACK #2

FRAZETTA PRINT (Famous Funnies #214)

FUNNYWORLD #14

INFINITY #5

ISLE OF COMICS #1

JACK KIRBY’S GODS posters

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX

MARVEL COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #1

MIDDLE EARTH PRESENTS: Frank Frazetta Portfolio One

MIDDLE EARTH PRESENTS: Kull the Conqueror by John Severin

NOSTALGIA NEWS 

Paragon Publications: Paragon #1, 3 and 4, Captain Paragon, Macabre Western

PHASE #1

SERIAL PICTORIAL Vol. 1 thru 8

Steranko’s THE HISTORY OF COMICS #1 and 2

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE COLLECTOR #27

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #4

THE ILLUSTRATED ALL STORY MAGAZINE #1 (likely never published)

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THE MIRK-WOOD TIMES

THE SPIRIT #1 (Kitchen Sink Comix)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #100

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Editorial features include:

“THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict.  “Koenig on Star Trek” by Walter Koenig.  “An Index to SFCA” (a complete list of SFCA publications) by Larry Bigman.   “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  Centerspread by Robert Kline.   “PREMIUM CLASSICS” by Rex Miller.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of Rex Miller.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Orlando Falcon, Gary Wilson, Jason Leeds, Jack Reid, and James Van Hise.   “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by James Van Hise and Larry Bigman.  “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  A letter from Andy Warner.

 

Ads for: 

COMIC MEDIA #8 and #9

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprint: TALES FROM THE CRYPT #46

EC LIVES!

ETCETERA #2

ERBDOM

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

FANTASTIC FANZINE SPECIAL #2

FINDERS KEEPERS #2

FLASHBACK #2

GOLDEN FUNNIES

GRAPHIC ILLUSIONS #1

MARVEL COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #1

MARVEL TIMES #3

MR. A. #1

PHANTASMAGORIA

PHASE #1

REMEMBER WHEN 

SUPERSTAR COMICS #2

THE BEST OF VIRGIL FINLAY

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE COLLECTOR #27 and a poster of the cover by Robert Kline

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #4

THE COMIC READER

THE COMET #1

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

and 100th issue congratulations ads from

TCR Publications (The Comic Reader), 

Charlton Comics, and Bill Devine.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #101

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Editorial features include:

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Orlando Falcon, Mark Burbey, and James Van Hise.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. “EC Re-Created” centerspread by William Black.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  “Frankenstein’s Castle” by Ron Haycock.  “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “Return With Us to Those Thrill Days…” reprinted from The Washington Post.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman and James Van Hise.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by Keith Gebers.

 

Ads for: 

COMIC BOOK RETAIL VALUES 1973-1974

COMIC CITY WEEKLY

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

EC LIVES!

EC PORTFOLIO #2

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

FILM COLLECTOR’S REGISTRY

GOLDEN FUNNIES

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX 

MR. A. #1

NEWTON PORTFOLIO

REMEMBER WHEN 

SQUA TRONT #4

THE BEST OF VIRGIL FINLAY

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE COLLECTOR #27

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #4

Steranko’s THE HISTORY OF COMICS #1 and 2

WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS by Jerry Bails

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #102

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Notes

Editorial features include:

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Orlando Falcon, Mark Burbey, and James Van Hise.   Preview of “WOOD’S WORLD.”  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman and James Van Hise.  “Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe” by James Van Hise.   “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by James Van Hise.  Hannes Bob Portfolio.  “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.   Centerspread by Matsumoto.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  “PREMIUM CLASSICS” by Rex Miller. 

 

Ads for: 

COMIXSCENE

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

EC LIVES!

FAN INFORMER #32

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

FLASHBACK #2

GOLDEN FUNNIES

PHASE #1

PRINT MINT ad for various underground comix

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #8

SQUA TRONT #4

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #4

THE MIRK-WOOD TIMES

THE MONSTER TIMES

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THOSE ENDURING MATINEE IDOLS 

WITZEND #9

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #103

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Morris Scott Dollens.  “WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 1 of “An Earth Man on Venus” from the 1951 Avon comic of the same title.   “Focus on the 1973 New York Comic Art Convention” by James Van Hise.   "FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“Forbidden Planet”) by James Van Hise.   Letters of opinions from Howard P. Siegel and Bruce Hamilton about Mitch Mehdy (who made news for buying a copy of ACTION #1) and high priced comics.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Orlando Falcon, Jason Leeds, and James Van Hise.  “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by Keith Gebers.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman and James Van Hise.  “A Look at Houston Con ’73” by John Ellis.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “PREMIUM CLASSICS” by Rex Miller.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller. “EC Re-Created” centerspread by William Black.  

 

Graphic Story Bookshop ad with a newsletter (likely by Richard Kyle).

 

Paid ad section with articles from INSIDE COMIX.

 

Ads for: 

A.C.B.A. SKETCHBOOK

AIR FIGHTER COMICS #2 reprint

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

EC PORTFOLIO #1 thru 4

FANDOM ANNUAL #3

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #18

FILM COLLECTOR’S REGISTRY

Frazetta’s THUNDA and UNTAMED LOVE books from Russ Cochran

FUNNYWORLD #14

GRAPHIC STORY MAGAZINE #15

JEFF JONES PORTFOLIO

KIRBY UNLEASHED

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX 

PHANTASMAGORIA

PHOENIX #2 and 3

SERIAL PICTORIAL

SQUA TRONT #1 thru 4

THE ATLAS CHECKLIST (likely never published)

THE COLLECTOR #26

THE COMIC ARTIST #2 and 3

THE JOURNAL 

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THE SENSUOUS FRAZETTA

THE SPIRIT (11 x 16 inch limited edition) from Tabloid Press

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #104

Category:Fanzines
Publisher
Country
Year
Notes

Editorial features include:

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 2 of “An Earth Man on Venus” from the 1951 Avon comic of the same title.  “Star Trek Lives” by Orlando Falcon.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Orlando Falcon, and James Van Hise.  “THE CLIFFHANGERS” by James Van Hise.   “The Rarest EC” by JB Clifford, Jr.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by James Van Hise.  “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman and James Van Hise.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of Stan Blair.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller (including Part 2 of Don Rosa’s Ghost Rider index).  “THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict.  Letters from Don Newton, John Adkins Richardson, and Matsumoto.  

 

Ads for: 

AIR FIGHTER COMICS #2 reprint

CAPTAIN PARAGON #1

CPL #5

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

EC LIVES!

ERBDOM

GOLDEN FUNNIES

JACK KIRBY’S GODS posters

JEFF JONES PORTFOLIO

JUNGLE SCENE OF TARZAN

MACABRE WESTERN #1 (Paragon)

PARAGON #4

PARAGON SUPER-HEROES #1

SERIAL PICTORIAL

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THE SENSUOUS FRAZETTA

THE SPIRIT (11 x 16 inch limited edition) from Tabloid Press

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #105

Category:Fanzines
Publisher
Country
Year
Notes

Editorial features include:

A newspaper article about Star Trek from 1966.  “Star Trek — The Way it Was” by James Van Hise.  “Interview with Leonard Nimoy” reprinted from LA Free Press dated July 13, 1973.  “WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 3 of “An Earth Man on Venus” from the 1951 Avon comic of the same title.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Orlando Falcon, and James Van Hise.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman and James Van Hise.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by James Van Hise.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of Bill Wilson (The Collector).  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  An open letter from Theo Holstein, who made the much publicized sale of ACTION #1 to Mitch Mehdy.   A letter from Duffy Vohland.  

 

Paid ad section with articles from INSIDE COMIX.

 

Ads for: 

BADTIME STORIES

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 3, #1

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

FANDOM ANNUAL #3

FANTASTIC FANZINE #12

FEM FANTASTIQUE

GJDRKZLXCBWQ COMICS (Basil Wolverton)

GOLDEN FUNNIES

JEFF JONES PORTFOLIO

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX 

MIDDLE EARTH PRESENTS: Frank Frazetta Portfolio One

MIDDLE EARTH PRESENTS: Kull the Conqueror by John Severin

PHASE #1

SWORD AND FANTASY

THE JASOOMIAN #10

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THE SPIRIT (11 x 16 inch limited edition) from Tabloid Press

THE SPIRIT #2 (Kitchen Sink)

UNIVERSE #1

WHIZ #1 reprint

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #106

Category:Fanzines
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Year
Notes

Editorial features include:

“Scorchy Smith, The Strip That Fame Forgot” by Keith Gebers.  "FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“The Thing”)  by James Van Hise.  “WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 4 of “An Earth Man on Venus” from the 1951 Avon comic of the same title.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel (including the ballot for the 1973 Comic Art Fans Award, and “An Informal History of the Pulp Magazines” by Ron Goulart).  “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” reprinting “The Vortex from Forbidden Worlds #69.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Mike McKenney, Orlando Falcon, and James Van Hise.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by Keith Gebers.

 

A letter from John Kent.

 

Paid ad section with articles from INSIDE COMIX.

 

Ads for: 

BADTIME STORIES

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

FAVORITE FUNNIES #1 thru 6

LORD OF THE RINGS PORTFOLIO by Frank Frazetta

GJDRKZLXCBWQ COMICS (Basil Wolverton)

JACK KIRBY’S GODS posters

JEFF JONES PORTFOLIO

JOE KUBERT INDEX

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX 

MACABRE WESTERN #2

REVIEW (likely never published)

SERIAL WORLD

STYX #2

SWORD AND FANTASY

THE COLLECTOR #28

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THE SFCA PRICE GUIDE 1974 

THE SPIRIT #2 (Kitchen Sink)

THE SPIRIT (11 x 16 inch limited edition) from Tabloid Press

 

 

Spectrum, The #7

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Stripper #2

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Super Sunday flyer (December 1973)

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This is for the December 9, 1973 show.

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Suprema #1

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Unreal #1

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Cover art by Rod Snyder?

Venture #2

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Vibratory Provincial News #1

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#2133 in Jay Kennedy's Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide.

Vomix #4

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Produced by students at Antioch College.

Unsure if this is the cover or first interior page.

Who's Who of American Comic Books Vol. 1

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Edited by Jerry Bails and Hames Ware.

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