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Comics Feature #4

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Contents include: "The Many Alternate Fates of the Phoenix: The Complete Story Behind the Death of Jean Grey" (contains previously unpublished artwork); interview with Denny O'Neil; "The Silver Age of Comics" article; interview with art spiegelman and Francoise Mouly (with much sample art from the then-new Raw #1); article on Al Capp and "Li'l Abner"; fanzine reviews; more.

Characters appearing in fan art: Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Thor, Wonder Woman, Superman, Martian Manhunter, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #152

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James Van Hise remains as editor, but publishing has been assumed by New Media Publishing.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Ron Wilber.

“The Mutant Handbook” by Kurt Busiek and Scott McLeod. 

“Intelligent Life on Earth” (review of Will Eisner’s “Life on Another Planet”) by Robert Strauss. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Robert Strauss, and James Van Hise. 

“The Empire Strikes Mitch” by Ken Mitchroney. 

“Metal and the White Boy’s Cool” (about Ted White’s tenure at Heavy Metal) by Robert Strauss. 

“The Return of the Lone Ranger” by JVH. 

“Megacon Blues,” strip by Doug Potter. 

“An Interview with Mike Friedrich” by Gerald Brown. 

“The Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (book/movie/book/movie review) by JVH. 

Weird Tales: Back from the Dead and Needing a Facelift” by JVH.  “Have Broom, Will Travel” (a review of Broom-Hilda” Life Begins at 1500” by JVH.   

 

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #153

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This was the final issue, until Van Hise resumed as both editor and publisher with a “New First Issue” in May 2000.

 

PARODY issue, with parodies of THE COMICS JOURNAL and STARLOG.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by John Turek.  

“What’s So Funny About Comics?” by Robert Strauss. 

“MAD Index 1-23” by Bill Hansen and Dan Ciminelli. 

“The Truth About Pirate’s Gold” (about the Donald Duck story by Carl Barks) by Jim Korkis. 

“The Case of the Bogus Avery” by Jim Korkis. 

“Captain Kentucky: The Comic is Put Back Into Comic Strips” by James Van Hise. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Robert Strauss, Vernon Clark, and JVH. 

“THE OLD BOOKDEAL’R — GUD BOOX” by Stephen Bissette.  “COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

"MARK BURBEY’S INTERVIEW,” featuring a transcript of a radio interview with Moe Howard. 

“The Three Stooges in Nuclear Knuckleheads” by Mark Burbey, Richard "Grass" Green, and Eddie Eddings.  

 

(The Three Stooges material in this issue was from a one-shot Stooges fanzine Mark Burbey was putting together, but was never published because Norman Maurer required a $2500 licensing fee to proceed.)

 

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