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Series Tag: RBCC

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 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #026

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover of The Spectre By Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders).  "The All Winners Squad" by Don Foote, illustrated by Buddy Saunders.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews Algis Budrys' short story collection "Budrys' Inferno."  "Capt. Marvel vs. Spy Smasher" article by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  Doll-Man pin-up by Mike Reed.  Cover tracing of Captain America #78 by Howard Waldrop.   "THE ROCKET ROLL" listing new subscribers including Russ Manning.  “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Rick Durell, Ron Fradkin, Raymond Miller, Russ Manning, Biljo White, Larry Rothenberger, Kent Russell, Paul Gambaccini, Howard Keltner, Buddy Saunders, and Larry Walczak.

 

Ads for:

HORROR SCREEN WORLD #6

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #3

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #027

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All-ditto issue.  (5 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover of the Web by Howard Keltner.   "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #2 - Mike Sekowsky" by Bernie Bubnis.   "INSIDE THE COVER" of Marvel Mystery #8 by Rick Durell  (with Xerox insert of the cover).  “A Page from the Golden Age” by Raymond Miller.  "Seduction of the Innocent" article by Paul Gambaccini.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   Article about Edgar Rice Burroughs paperbacks by Rick Weingroff.  Thrilling Comics #22 tracing by Raymond Miller.   “THE BEST OF S-F” —Bob Harner 3rd reviews "Passport to Eternity" by J.G. Ballard.  Spider-Man pin-up by Chuck Rogers Jr.  The "ROCKET ROLL” of new subscribers.  Late News sent in from Jerry Bails and Bernie Bubnis.   “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from John McGeehan, Larry Herndon, Al Milgrom, and Dave Bibby. 

 

Ads for:

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER #2 & 3

COUNTDOWN 2

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #1 (offset insert)

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #8

THE COMIC WORLD #4

WONDERFUL WORLD OF KOMIX #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #028

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All-ditto issue.

 

Last issue as Rocket's Blast, merges with The Comicollector and changes name to Rocket's Blast and the Comicollector (RBCC) with #29.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  “THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Puppet Masters" by Robert Heinlein.   "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.   "Comic Books Controversy, Crisis and Censorship Part Two" by Bill Spicer, with 8 pages of letters compiled by Spicer concerning the Comics Code Authority.  The "ROCKET ROLL" of new subscribers.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes an LOC from George R. R. Martin.  Art by Raymond Miller.

 

Ad for: 

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #9

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #029

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This issue is the first after merging with Ronn Foss' The Comicollector.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  An article about Pocket Size Comics by Raymond Miller.   ”THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "Drunkard's Walk" by Frederik Pohl.  A piece on the waning popularity of Batman by Rick Weingroff.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "A Word from the New Editor of Comicollector" by G.B. Love.  A feature on Blue Streak and Doctor Medusa by Ronn Foss.  Black Fury art by Biljo White.   "PROFESSIONAL PONDERINGS" by Bernie Bubnis.   "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #3 - The DC Group" by Bernie Bubnis.  Letter from Texas Trio member Larry Herndon.

 

NOTE: Early ditto issues of RBCC are notorious for having variable page counts; it appears as though editor GB Love would occasionally shift around the ad content depending on when he assembled the issues.

 

Ads for:

HERO #4

THE COMIC HERO #2 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #030

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Ditto issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  Notice by GB Love to attend Bernie Bubnis' Comic Fan Convention in July.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  Newsboy Legion & Guardian Pin-up by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders).  "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #4 - Marvel and Gold Key" Bernie Bubnis and Ron Fradkin visit with Flo Steinberg at Marvel, and Bill Harris at Gold Key.   "Air Fighters Comics" tracing by Raymond L Miller.  ”THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews ”President Fu Manchu" by Sax Rohmer.   "Capt. Marvel - Has He Returned From Limbo?" article by Buddy Saunders.  "PROFESSIONAL PONDERINGS" by Bubnis.   "The 1963 Alley Tally" report by Ronn Foss.  "ON THE DRAWING BOARD" — latest news courtesy of The Comic Reader.   "Capt America, The Greatest Original Revival of All-Time" by Ronn Foss.   "THE DEALER AND THE COLLECTOR" by Phil Seuling.  "The Twister" pin-up by Biljo White.  Open letter of thanks from Ronn Foss.   “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Jerry Bails, Larry Herndon, Andrew Fraknoi, Ed Lahmann and Paul Thompson Jr.

 

Ad for: 

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #10

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #031

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Ditto issue.  (2 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

"Kenton of the Star Patrol" on the cover by Ronn Foss.  

"A Gallery of Heroes from Wings Comics" illustrated by Bill Spicer.  "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #5 - Steve Ditko" by Bernie Bubnis.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury.  Wonder Comics #1 tracing by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  Lash Lightning pin-up by Biljo White.  "A Reflection from the Past" by Ed Lahmann.  “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Ron Fradkin, Ray Bartel, Jerry Bails, George R.R. Martin, Ed Lahmann,  Steve Perrin, and Dennis Richard.

 

Ads for:

DOWN UNDER #1

KOMIX ILLUSTRATED #12

COMIC CAPER #2

FANTASY HERO #3

THE COMIC JOURNAL #1

COMIC HERO #2

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #032

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Ditto issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "The 'Horn of Plenty' Years" by Raymond Miller on comics published from 1940-43.  A Quicksilver pin-up by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders).  "Metamorphosis or Darkness: The Changing Shadow" by Howard Waldrop.  "THE BEST OF S-F” by Bob Harner 3rd.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR " wherein GB explains the reasons for going bi-monthly, and thanks Julie Schwartz for the "plug" he gave RB-CC in a JLA comic. "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Doug Potter, Paul Gambacini, Ronn Foss, Tom Lauria, and Bill Spicer.

 

Ads for: 

ACTION HERO #3

BATMANIA #1

COMIC FAVORITE #1

COUNTDOWN #3

FANTASTIC #5

FANTASY HEROES HANGOUT

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #2

FIGHTING HERO #12

FLARE COMICS #1

HEADLINE #3

HOUSE OF HEROES #1

MASK & CAPE #3 & 4

MEN OF MYSTERY #1

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #4

STAR #1 (from Bill Placzek)

THE COMIC HERO #2

THE COMIC JOURNAL #1

THE COMIC WORLD #6

THURIA #1

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #033

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Ditto issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover of Blue Beetle by Raymond Miller.  "Gambaccini in Wonderland" by Paul Gambaccini on his visit to the MAD Magazine offices.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Limbo” by Bernard Wolfe.  Cover tracing of Dardevil #26 by Chuck Rogers.  Cartoons by Bill Regier & Chuck Moss.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Wizard of the Wireless” by Mike Friedrich, will full-page illo by Ronn Foss.

First installment of ”SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.   “The Birth of the Comic Book" by Lee Whittlesey.   A pin-up of Green Hornet by Biljo White.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes an LOC from George R. R. Martin.

 

Ads for:

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #2

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #034

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (2 pages blank.)

 

Issue incorrectly numbered as #33. 

 

Editorial features include:

"SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #6 - Carmine Infantino" by Bernie Bubnis. "The Birth of the Comic Book" article by Lee Whittlesey.  "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "Whiz Comics" article by GB Love.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  Green Hornet pin-up by Biljo White.  Joy Holiday illo by Ronn Foss.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Alan Simons, Vincent C Stuart II, Bob Harner 3rd, Richard M Reich, Paul McSpadden, George R. R. Martin, Bob Malisani, and Ron Fradkin.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #035

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include: 

Ronn Foss cover of The Phantom.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — The Original Hawkman" by Raymond Miller. "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Paul Gambaccini.  The Destroyer sketch by Parley Holman. "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "Behind the Cover of Daredevil #3" by Raymond Miller. "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Unknown," a short story collection edited by D.R. Benson.   "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love. "Plastic Man" article by Dave Bibby.  "Is It True Blonds Have More Fun? or Alterations Don't Make Changes" by Ronn Foss, concerning then-Phantom artist Bill Ligante swiping Alex Raymond (prompting a reply from Gold Key editor Bill Harris).  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Bill Spicer, Paul Thompson, Brian Yates, Lee Whittlesey, Ronn Foss, Paul McSpadden, and Ken Ahlstrand.

 

Ads for: 

ALTER EGO 

AMRA 

COMIC FAVORITE #3

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED

FLAME ON!

ODD #6 & 7

SANCTUM #1

SLAM-BANG & THE SLAM BANG SPECIAL 

STAR-STUDDED COMICS 

SUPER HEROES ANONYMOUS #1 (Bill Schelly's first fanzine) 

THE FOOB by Marv Wolfman 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #036

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (3 pages blank)

 

Editorial features include: 

Hangman cover by Howard Keltner.  ”A SCENE FROM THE GOLDEN AGE" #1 (Nedor Publications' Black Terror).   "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  ”ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Paul Gambaccini.   "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "A SCENE FROM THE GOLDEN AGE" #1 (Nedor Publications' Black Terror).  The Comicollector hostess Joy Holiday — one page of drawings by Ronn Foss.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — Atman and Kitten” by Raymond Miller and GB Love.

 

Ad for:

ALTER EGO #8

“BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY”

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #037

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Mimeo issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include: 

"SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #2" reprint from Capt. Aero Comics. "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "The Torch-Submariner Battle Issue and the Fantastic Four Annual #1: A Comparison" by Carole Seuling.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — Wildcat" by Raymond Miller & GB Love.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from George R. R. Martin, Ron Fradkin, Rick Weingroff, Sol Davidson, and Ronn Foss.

 

Ads for:

ALTER EGO #7 & 8

AMRA

EPIC COMICS #1 & 2

FANDOM PRESENTS #1

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #3

MASQUERADER #6

ODD #9

RBCC ANNUAL

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #7 (Powerman by George R.R. Martin listed)

SUPER ADVENTURES #2

THE GOLDEN AGE #1

THE SCHWARTZ INDEX

VOICE OF COMICDOM

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #038

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Mimeo issue. 

 

Editorial features include: 

"SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #3" – "The Zebra” from Green Hornet Comics. "THIS 'N' THAT" by Paul Gambaccini.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.   "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — Sandman" by Raymond Miller & GB Love.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Kent Russell, Brian Yates, Dave Johnson, and Bill Spicer. 

 

Ads for: 

ALTER EGO #8

FLARE COMICS 

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #5 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #039

Category:Fanzines
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Mimeo issue. (2 pages blank.)

Editorial features include: 

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  “Special Editorial" by GB Love about Stan Lee turning down Love's request for the MMMS mailing list.  Bulletin from Pat Masulli of Charlton (request for new fandom writers for Charlton).  "Supersnipe" article on Koppy McFad, the "Boy with the most comic books in America" by Tom Fagan.  "SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #4" reprint from Magno & Davy.  America's Greatest Comics #6 cover reprint.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Tom Christopher, Charles R Sexton, Ronn Foss, Marvin Wolfman, Joe Molenda Jr, and Brian Yates.

 

Ads for: 

ALTER-EGO

COMIC FAVORITE/ULTIMANIA

COMIC FEATURE #2

COOPER'S HOBBY BULLETIN

FOOB #2 

INTRIGUE #1

KOMIKOLLECTOR

ODD #10 

SANCTUM #2

SLAM-BANG #4 

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #7 (Powerman by George R.R. Martin listed)

SUPER ADVENTURES #3 

 

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