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Fantasy Illustrated #6

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Graphic Story Magazine #09

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Letters page includes letters from Jeff Jones, Tom Sutton, John Benson, Charles Biro, Richard Kyle.  Issue also included results of Graphic Story Magazine Poll.

Graphic Story Magazine #9 had two printings, with slightly different covers using the same illustration by Tom Sutton.  Difficult to say which came first.

Graphic Story Magazine #10

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Features interviews with Alex Toth and Rudy Larriva.  Letters from Mike Barrier, John Benson, Harvey Kurtzman, Howard Waldrop, Hames Ware, Jim Jones, Ron Harris, Jim Gardner, and John Ryan. 

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Graphic Story Magazine #11

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Special issue dedicated to Will Gould and his strip, "Red Barry."

Letters from Jerry De Fuccio, Dick Voll, Stanley Pitt, Alan J. Hanley, Roy Thomas, Jim Harmon, Hames Ware, Jim Jones, Jim Gardner, Larry Ivie, Howard Waldrop, Bill Blackbeard, John Benson, Frederic Wertham.

 

Results of Graphic Story Magazine Poll.

Graphic Story Magazine #12

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First of two Basil Wolverton issues.  Part two resumes in Graphic Story Magazine #14.

Graphic Story Magazine #13

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Interview with John Severin by John Benson.  

 

Letters from Hames Ware, Mike Barrier, William F. Nolan, Alan Hewetson, Jerry De Fuccio, Alain Resnais, Jim Ivey, Jim Harmon, Gahan Wilson, Bill Blackbeard.

Graphic Story Magazine #14

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“This is the second and concluding volume of our two-part Basil Wolverton set; the first was GSM #12.”

 

Interview with Basil Wolverton by Dick Voll.

 

Checklist of comic book stories by Basil Wolverton, compiled by Henry Steele and Dick Voll.  

 

Letters from Hames Ware, Roy Thomas, Landon Chesney, John Benson, Jim Jones.

Graphic Story Magazine #15

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Interviews with Gahan Wilson and Harry Harrison.

Guidebook to Comics Fandom, The

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An excellent primer from early fandom acquainting newcomers with terminology, comic book and comic strip history, comic grading, original art collecting, the origins of fandom, and ads for quality fanzines and dealers.  Published by the editor and publisher of Fantasy Illustrated/Graphic Story Magazine, Bill Spicer.

 

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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 #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

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #019

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All-ditto issue.  (6 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Miss Liberty cover by Buddy Saunders.   "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by GB Love.  “THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Brain Twister by Mark Phillips.  "Frontline Combat" article by Bill Spicer (with excellent ditto tracing of Frontline Combat #1 by Spicer).  "Man of Iron" article on Robotman by Glen Johnson with art by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "COMIC READER EXTRA" by Jerry Bails.  "ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP PAGE" #1 by Raymond Miller.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Jeremy Barry Jerry Bails, Richard Merkin, Buddy Saunders, Jim Hamilton, Biljo White, Robert Malisani, and Paul Gambaccini. 

 

Announcement of Nebraska Fan Meeting, said to be "sponsored by Jerry Bails and Biljo White” (but wasn’t, which Bails states in a letter in Rocket’s Blast #20).

 

Ads for:

COMICS: PAST PRESENT & FUTURE

FIGHTING HEROES #3

 

 

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 #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 #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

 

 

Squa Tront #08

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EC fanzine.  Edited and published by John Benson.

Squa Tront #12

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EC fanzine.  Edited by John Benson. Features an interview with Jack Kamen.

 

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