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Collage #1

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Published bi-weekly. Contains articles and reprints of comics.

Publisher later stated that due to copyright infringement agreement, remaining copies of Collage were later destroyed. Surviving copy numbers for each issue is unknown.

Fighting Hero Comics #14

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Contents include a cover by Joe Rabon, a Black Terror drawing by John Fantucchio, a six-page Lion strip by Biljo White, two pages of vintage Buck Rogers.

After Fighting Hero Comics #13, publication was temporarily halted, then restarted to end with Fighting Hero Comics #14.

Stated: small & limited print run

Golden Age, The #1

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Published in 1964 or '65?

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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 #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 #011

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13 one-sided mimeo pages.

 

Editorial features include:

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.

 

Editorial features include:

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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.

 

 

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