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Publisher: GB Love

Frazetta, Williamson, Wood, Crandall - An Art Folio

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Dana Marie Andra: "I was writing for the RBCC as Mark Burbey, and doing occasional graphics and whatnot.  FRAZETTA, WILLIAMSON, WOOD, CRANDALL - AN ART FOLIO was an unofficial SFCA publication, financed by G.B. Love. It was a bootleg project inspired by THE MAGIC OF FRANK FRAZETTA and MORE MAGIC OF FRANK FRAZETTA. G.B. Love, Andy Warner, and I selected the artwork to include. (Jim Van Hise may have been involved, as well.) I designed and created the cover, and collated the printed copies. The address in the ad was where I lived with my parents. G.B. didn't want it to be associated with SFCA, for obvious reasons."  

 

Ad from RBCC #84.

 

 

 

Golden Age, The #7

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Rocket’s Blast #001

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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.”)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #002

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4 single-sided pages on carbon paper.  Page count varies as some copies were 8.5 x 14 inches, and some were 8.5 x 11.

 

At least two different versions exist, with same content but different lay-outs. 

 

Editorial features include:

“WE SUGGEST" comic suggestion column (Showcase #36), "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" column (Batman Annual #2 and John Force - Magic Agent #1), and "THE SCIENCE SHOP" column discusses The Abominable Snowman (Part II), all by G.B. Love.   "THE FEATURE" profiles 14-year-old fan Rusty Clapsaddle.  “LETTERS TO THE EDITOR” from Bernie Bubnis Jr., Rusty Clapsaddle, Edward Sheehy and a long one from Buddy Saunders stating, among other things, that he currently has 1,2000 comics in his collection, the oldest being from 1951.

 

(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 8 carbon copies of the first issue PLUS GB's typed cover copy, for a total of NINE.   Inside he listed by names all the subscribers: Rick Weingroff, Rusty Clapsaddle, Buddy Saunders, Charles Donthitt, Jerry Snipes, Bernie Bubnis, Jr., Edward Sheehy, and Paul Seydor. ”)

 

Ads for:

Includes small buying and selling ads by Buddy Saunders, who would go on to open the Lone Star Comics retail chain as well as Mycomicshop.com.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #003

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5 single-sided pages on carbon paper.  

 

Editorial features include:

Lead article, "You Are Too Old To Be Reading Comic Books" by GB Love.   "WE SUGGEST" (Fantastic Four #3) by Love.    "THE FEATURE" profiles GB Love.   "Shon O'Shay, the God-Fearing Man," a short text story by Buddy Saunders.   "THE SCIENCE SHOP: Mystery Ships Over San Francisco" by Saunders.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Rick Weingroff and Buddy Saunders.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #004

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5 single-sided carbon paper and mimeo pages.  One page is 8.5 x 14 inches.

 

Editorial features include:

"THE FEATURE" profiles Rick Weingroff.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Weingroff.   ”Forged of Fire," article on the Metal Ken by Weingroff.   "WE SUGGEST”.  "TO THE MEMBERS" by GB Love.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" by Love.   "The Revenge of Mentin, Part I" by Edward Sheehy.   "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Greg DeZiel.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #005

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5 single-sided 8.5"x14" mimeo pages.

 

Editorial features include:

"The Fantastic-Lee Four" by Rick Weingroff.   "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" and "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" by Weingroff.   THE BEST OF S-F by Bob Harner 3rd.   "THE FEATURE" profiles Jerry Snipes.  "THE SCIENCE SHOP, Sorcery, Fact or Fable" by Greg DeZiel.   "The Revenge of Mentin, Part II" by Edward Sheehy.  Drawing contest by S.F.C.A. to find an artist.   One new member on "THE ROCKET ROLL": Michael Maginnis.   LETTERS TO THE EDITOR from Edward Sheehy and Buddy Saunders. Buddy suggests a drive to get membership up to 100 fans. 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #006

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4 single-sided 8.5"x14" mimeo pages.

 

Editorial features include:

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP - The Revivals - Where Now?" column by Rick Weingroff discusses revivals of Golden Age super heroes.  “THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members, including John and Tom McGeehan, and Raymond Miller.  Announcement at the bottom of page 1 that "We are changing the name of our club to Science Fiction and Comics Association."   "THE FEATURE" profiles 14-year-old Paul Seydor.  "The Atom" article & illo by Bernie Bubnis.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" column by Greg DeZiel discusses Dr. Fate (with illo by Deziel).  “THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Unsleep" by Diana & Meir Gillon.    "The Revenge of Mentin Part III" fan-fiction by Edward Sheehy.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Mary Bending (1st female member of the club) and Fred Bronson.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #007

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Editorial features include:

"THE FEATURE" profiles collector Michael Maginnis from W. Hyattsville MD.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" column by Dave Bibby discusses the origin of Green Lantern (Alan Scott).  "THE SCIENCE SHOP" column by Rick Weingroff on shooting stars.  "EDITOR'S NOTE" by GB Love.   "THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members, including Dean Newman and Don Foote.  “Master of Gravity, Graviteer" fan-fiction by Buddy Saunders (illo by Greg DeZiel).   "WE SUGGEST" suggests World's Finest #126.   "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" column by Rick Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "Necromancer" by Gordon R. Dickson.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Buddy Saunders and Bob Harner 3rd.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #008

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Editorial features include:

"THE FEATURE" profiles 14-year-old collector Dennis Budd.  “THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" by Rick Weingroff & GB Love report "here are some books you should look for … Amazing Adult Fantasy #15 features a new costumed hero called Spider-Man" and also reports “Journey Into Mystery #83 introduces a new super hero called Thor."  "THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members including Howard Keltner.   "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" column by Rick Weingroff discusses Blackhawk.  "WE SUGGEST" suggests The Brave & The Bold #43 (Hawkman).  “THE BEST OF S-F“ — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Primal Urge" by Brian Aldiss.   "Purr" by Bernie Bubnis, a funny story told in a single paragraph.   Ditto art insert by Bernie Bubnis.  "Heroes United" by Fred Bronson is super-hero fan-fiction (sort of).  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Dave Bibby, Fred Bronson, and Richard Weingroff. 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #009

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Editorial features include:

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP,” about Mystery in Space #1 by Rick Weingroff.   "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “The Shrinking Man” by Richard Matheson.  "BLASTING OFF" by Fred Bronson, on Gold Key.   "Graviteer and The Hole in the Ocean," short story with illo by Buddy Saunders.  "THINGS TO COME" with info sent in by Nick Debelo.

 

Announcement for:

THE COMIC COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #010

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5 one-sided mimeo pages.

 

Editorial features include:

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   "Heroes United" by Fred Bronson.  “THE FEATURE” profiles Larry Tucker.

"THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “War of the Worlds” by HG Wells.  "Graviteer and the Hole in the Ocean," text story written/illustrated by Buddy Saunders.  "BLASTING OFF" by Fred Bronson.  "Forked Lightening Meets The Mania Master" by Paul Moslander.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" (“Great Guardians, Another Guardian”) by Don Foote.   A critique of Ray Cummings' "The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Paul Moslander.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Paul Moslander and John Ferrazzano.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #011

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13 one-sided mimeo pages.

 

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Issue #11 has the same cover as issue #12, depicting The Avenger, by GB Love; intended to be the permanent cover of the RB but popular opinion decided against it.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" and "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" columns by Rick Weingroff.  "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by Steve Perrin.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “On the Beach” by Nevil Shute.  "Graviteer and the Sub Pirates" text story written/illustrated by Buddy Saunders.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Paul Seydor, Larry Tucker, Dave Bibby, Rick Weingroff & Steve Perrin.   Art by Greg DeZiel. 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #012

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15 one-sided mimeograph/ditto pages.

 

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Issue #12 has the same cover as issue #11, depicting The Avenger, by GB Love; intended to be the permanent cover of the RB but popular opinion decided against it.   "The First Year Is the Hardest" by GB Love.   "THE COMIC REVIEWER," an article about Thor by Steve Perrin.  "The First and Still the Greatest," article about Superman creators Siegel & Schuster by Paul Seydor.   A review of George Lowther's "The Adventures of Superman" novel by Tom McGeehan.  ”THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" by Rick Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harper 3rd reviews “Caviar” by Theodore Sturgeon.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #013

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16 one-sided mimeograph/ditto pages.

 

Editorial features include:

Adam Strange cover by Buddy Saunders.  ”THE FEATURE" profile of Mel Herbers.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "How's the World Treating You" by Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Bodyguard and Four Other Short Novels From Galaxy" edited by H.L. Gold.  "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bernie Bubnis.  "Captain America Story," article by Raymond Miller.  ”Serial Shorts" by John McGeehan & GB Love.  “The Rusty Man of Steel" by Paul Moslander.   "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Richard Durell, Paul Moslander, Doug Storer, Rick Weingroff, and Bernie Bubnis.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #014

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21 one-sided mimeograph/ditto pages. 

 

Editorial features include:

Captain America cover by Buddy Saunders.  "THE FEATURE" profiles Howard Keltner.  "THE COMIC REVIEWER: A Key to Gold Key” by Steve Perrin.  "Wanted: A Good Team (Simon & Kirby)“ by John Ferrazzano and illoed by P. Alfieri.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Graviteer Battles Magnus," text story written/illustrated by Buddy Saunders.   "THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members: John G. Fantucchio, Larry Herndon, Paul Gambaccini, Rick Durell, and Margaret Gemignani.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from John Page, Howard Keltner, Mike Friedrich, Paul Gambaccini, Buddy Saunders, Doug Storer & Frank Lamb. 

 

Ads become more abundant with this issue, which includes one of Howard Rogofsky's first ads.  

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #015

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22 one-sided mimeograph/ditto pages (plus one additional page printed on 2 sides).

 

Editorial features include:

Spider-Man cover by Buddy Saunders.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bernie Bubnis.  "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by GB Love (Amazing Spider-Man #1) and Steve Perrin (2 separate columns).  An article about Lev Gleason’s ”Daredevil" written/illustrated by Rick Durell.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd on the first four ERB paperbacks published by Ace.  "THE FEATURE" profiles Steve Perrin.  Art by Raymond Miller and Glen Johnson.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from L.L. Simpson, Dan Fleming, Paul Seydor, and Bill Regier. 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #016

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Mimeograph/ditto pages.  (11 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

The Shield cover by Buddy Saunders.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   "The Late and Great Captain Flagg" written/illoed by Howard Keltner.  “THE FEATURE" profiles Don Foote.  "THE FAN COMMENTATOR" by Mickey Martin.  "A History of Weird Science" by Bill Spicer (with Weird Science #12 cover tracing in ditto).  "Group Strips" by Steve Utley.   "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Phil Leibfred, Rick Durell, Frank Lamb, and Ed Gee. 

 

Ads for:

BULLSEYE #2

JEDDAK #1

MASK & CAPE

 

 

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

 

 

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