Edited by Jerry Bails and Roy Thomas.
Several printings (1961, 1963 and 1964 at least).
Maggie Thompson (Curtis), art editor.
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2 single-sided pages on carbon paper. Page count varies: copies that were 8.5 x 14 inches were likely 2 pages, and 8.5 x 11 copies were likely 3 pages.
At least three different versions exist, with same content but different lay-outs.
Editorial features include:
"TO THE MEMBERS" message from GB Love. "Dividing Line" very short story (one paragraph) by Bernie Bubnis. "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" column by GB Love (recommending Flash #123 and Green Lantern #8). "WE SUGGEST" comic suggestion column (GB suggests Amazing Adult Fantasy #9). "THE SCIENCE SHOP" column discusses The Abominable Snowman (Part I). “Special Announcement" by Love announces there will be classified ads in next issue.
Circulation: only 7 produced (6 on carbon paper, one is manually typed), 2 pgs, single-sided printing via carbon-paper, top stapled. on legal-sized paper.
(According to Anthony F Smith who handled the estate of GB Love: “The situation on Rocket's Blast #1 & #2 … the copies out of GB Love's collection … suggest how many copies were done. There were 6 carbon copies of the first issue PLUS GB's typed cover copy, for a total of SEVEN. Inside he listed by names all the subscribers: Rick Weingroff, Rusty Clapsaddle, Buddy Saunders, Charles Donthitt, Jerry Snipes, Bernie Bubnis, Jr.”)
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