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Writers / Artists: Gary Brown

Astro Advertizer #2

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Adzine with a cover by Martin L. Greim and Bill Black, interior art by Black and Orrin Lundgren, and ads for Comic Crusader #10, Vince Marchesano, ICF, Dream Garden, Comic Comments, Bryon Preiss, Paragon Illustrated #3, 1971 Comic Art Convention, Plastic Oracle, Specials Series, Jan Strnad, 'Nuff Said? and others.

There's also a "History of Fandom" column by Richard Small and a convention column by Gary Brown.

Ads are illustrated by Fred Hembeck, Mike Marvel, Doug Potter, Randy Yeates and others.

Offset, saddle-stitched.

Bombshell #04

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Comics, art, fiction and articles. Contents include: "The King Line: New Company with Old Favorites" article, "The World Report on the UFO-Flying Saucer Question" article, more.

Ditto printed, side-stapled.

Comic Comments #04

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Contains letters from Jerry Bails, Murray Boltinoff, Glen Johnson and Derrill Rothermich.

Mimeo, corner-stapled.

Comic Comments #11

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Contents include: comics/fandom predictions; comic news; letters (Irene Vartanoff, Mike Benton, others); ads for Armageddon/Crypt, Wayward Traveler, Super-Hero, Intrigue, Bombshell, Heroic, Incognito Comics, Forbush Gazette; more.

Also contains On the Drawing Board #55 (Vol. 2, #8)

Characters in art include: Ka-Zar, Linus Van Pelt

Offset/ditto, essentially 20 pages, side-stapled.

There's one other unidentified artist: MR

Comic Comments #12

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Contents include: more on C.C. Beck and Milson; letters (Marv Wolfman, Gary Friedrich, Irene Vartanoff, Larry Herndon, Bill Spicer, others); a recommendation for Wonder Wart-Hog; full-page fanzine ads for THE, Bombshell, Action Illustrated; more.

This issue also contains On the Drawing Board #56 (Vol. 2, #9) by Robert Schoenfeld.

Characters in art include: Golden Age Green Lantern

Offset/ditto, essentially 20 pages, side-stapled.

Comic Comments #14

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Comics/fandom news and views by Gary Brown and Wayne DeWald. Also contains letters by Mike Friedrich, Gary Friedrich, Rocke Mastroserio, Tom Fagan, Mike Barrier and others, plus art by Ronn Foss and Alan Hutchinson.

Characters in fan art include: Green Lantern, Ringo Starr

Mimeo, side-stapled.

The copy in this entry's images, at some point, had staples removed, protective sheets added at front and back and then got restapled.

 

Comic Comments #19

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Comics/fandom news and views by Gary Brown. Other contents include: art/comics by Doug Potter and TBC (?); letters from Mark Evanier, Bill Schelly, Tony Isabella and others; a review of Jim Steranko's History of Comics Vol. 1; more.

Mimeo/offset?, corner-stapled.

"Paid circulation": 110

Gremlin #1

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Includes interviews with Joe Kubert, and Murray Boltinoff.

Gremlin #2

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Interviews with Roger Brand, Hal Foster, Tom Ryan.  Biography of Neal Adams, with index of his work.

 

 

Marvel Times #2

Category:Fanzines
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Marvel Times ran for a total of three issues.

Meteor, The #5

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Remember When #14

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Nostalgia fanzine. Topics include the Maverick TV show and comic books, the "I Love a Mystery" movies, Flash Gordon, more.

Offset on newsprint.

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #096

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Bob Juanillo.

 “CRITIQUE”  fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, GB Love, Victor K. Kelly, Andy Warner, Greg W. Myers, Gary Brown, Jason Leeds, and James Van Hise. 

“PREMIUM CLASSICS” by Rex Miller. 

“COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of John Wright, and The 1972 Comic Art Fan Awards (formerly The Goethe Awards). 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict. 

“THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by JVH and Larry Bigman. 

“PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by JVH and Robert Weinberg.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for: 

BADTIME STORIES

BLAST #6

CAPTAIN BILJO PRESENTS #2

COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE 2nd edition

EC PORTFOLIO #2

ETCETERA #1

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

FANTASTIC FANZINE #12

FANTASTIC FANZINE SPECIAL #2

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #14

FRAZETTA PRINT (Famous Funnies #214)

GRAPHIC ILLUSIONS #1

KIRBY UNLEASHED

MARVEL TIMES #2

MIDDLE EARTH PRESENTS: Frank Frazetta Portfolio One

MIDDLE EARTH PRESENTS: Kull the Conqueror by John Severin

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #8

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMICS FANDOM

THE COLLECTOR #26

THE COMIC READER

THE GOLDEN AGE COLLECTOR #1

THE MENOMONEE FALLS GAZETTE

THE MONSTER TIMES

TRUE FAN ADVENTURE THEATER #8

ZEPHYR #1 thru 4

 

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #108

Category:Fanzines
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Editorial features include:

Debut of Don Rosa’s “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER.” 

“FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“The Day the Earth Stood Still”) by James Van Hise. 

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 2 of “The Martian Slavers” from Captain Science #4. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Orlando Falcon, and JVH. 

“THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” reprinting a story by Al Williamson and Angelo Torres from Eerie Tales #1 (Hastings Associates). 

“COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel (including a newspaper review of Frederic Wertham’s “The World of Fanzines”).  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by JVH. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Frederic Wertham, MD., Bill Blyberg Jr. (Willie Blyberg?), and Max Allan Collins.

 

Ads for: 

BIG LITTLE BOOK CATALOG/PRICE GUIDE 1973

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #14

GRAVE TALES

MIDNIGHT SUN

QUINTESSENCE PRESENTS Secret Agent X-9

SERIAL WORLD

SPECIAL EDITION SERIES #1 (reprinting Whiz #7 thru 28)

SWORD’S EDGE by Sanho Kim

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK Vol. 4

THE GOD OF MT. OLYMPUS by Joe Staton

THE GOLDEN AGE COLLECTOR #3

THE NY REVIEW OF COMICS & BOOKS (published?)

THE SFCA PRICE GUIDE 1974

UNIVERSE #2 (and posters)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #110

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Newton.

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Part 2 of “Kenton of the Star Patrol” from Strange Worlds #3 (1951).  

“Return in Time” by Keith Gebers.  

“SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise. 

“GOLDEN AGE GLEANINGS” by Richard O’Brien. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mike McKenney, JB Clifford Jr., Mark Burbey, and JVH.  

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

"FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“War of the World”) by JVH. 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “AGE OF QUALITY” by JVH (including a reprint of a Black Condor story by Lou Fine). 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Alex McFee, John Kent, Mike McKenney, and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.  Also — an editor’s note at the bottom of the letters page refers to MARVEL TIMES #4: “We are currently working on it and hope to have it out in June or early July.  It will, in fact, be a double-sized issue.”  MARVEL TIMES #4 was never published.

 

Ads for:

BIG LITTLE BOOK CATALOG/PRICE GUIDE 1973

CAPTAIN PARAGON #1

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

ERBDOM

FRAZETTA PRINT (Famous Funnies #214)

GJDRKZLXCBWQ COMICS (Basil Wolverton)

PARAGON SUPER HEROES #1

PHANTASMAGORIA #4

RAINTREE ONE (Terry and the Pirates)

SPECIAL EDITION SERIES #1 (reprinting Whiz #7 thru 28)

STICKY ELVIS

STRICTLY ELVIS

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK Vol. 4

THE HARVARD JOURNAL OF PICTORIAL FICTION #1

THE NOSTALGIA JOURNAL 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #111

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Editorial features include:

Cover by John Adkins Richardson.

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Part 1 of “Kenton of the Star Patrol” from Strange Worlds #5 (1951).  

“The Outer Limits” by James Van Hise. 

“SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by JVH.

“GOLDEN AGE GLEANINGS” by Richard O’Brien. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE,” reprinting an article from Toronto’s The Globe and Mail by Don Hutchison. 

Color centerspread by Morris Scott Dollens. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Orlando Falcon, Jack Reid, and JVH. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “

THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR,” reprinting a story from Forbidden Worlds #63 (1958). 

“COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of Rick Durell. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

AMORA by Gray Morrow

BIG LITTLE BOOK CATALOG/PRICE GUIDE 1973

CHARLTON PORTFOLIO

EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

Heritage: Esteban Maroto Portfolio

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #14

HOT STUF’ #1

POWERHOUSE PEPPER #1 (Basil Wolverton)

ROBERT E. HOWARD PORTFOLIO by Barry Smith

SPIRIT SECTION reprints

TARA #1 (William Black)

THE CARTOONIST #1

THE NOSTALGIA JOURNAL

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #112

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GB Love announces that RBCC #112 is his last as editor/publisher, with James Van Hise taking the reins with issue #113.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Newton.

"FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) by James Van Hise.  “Houston Con report” (no credit). 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr., Mark Burbey, and JVH. 

Centerspread by Robert Kline. 

"AGE OF QUALITY" by JVH, including an Uncle Sam reprint from National Comics by Will Eisner. 

“Al Shuster’s International Star Trek Convention” report by Deborah Rose. 

50th installment of “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“GOLDEN AGE GLEANINGS” by Richard O’Brien. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

GOLDEN-AGE GREATS (Paragon)

THE JOURNAL

 

(Yes, there were really only two fanzine ads in issue #112.)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #113

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First issue edited and published by James Van Hise.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by R.C. Harvey.

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford, Mike McKenney, Jack Reid, and James Van Hise. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman. 

“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “Adventures in Fandom” by Bill Wallace and Steven Henderson.   "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from GB Love.

 

Ads for:

FAN INFORMER

FAN’S ZINE #5 

KULL PORTFOLIO 2 (by John Severin)

MIDDLE EARTH portfolios

ROBERT E. HOWARD MEMORIAL PORTFOLIO by Barry Smith

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS CREATED BY RAY HARRYHAUSEN #4

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE DC READER #2

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #1

WAXWORKS #1 (Rich Larson)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #115

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Editorial features include:

Cover by David L. Carson.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

“Otto Binder as I Remember Him” by CC Beck. 

Article about Kelly Freas space program posters reprinted from Industrial Art Methods Magazine Oct. 1974. 

Interviews with John Goldwater, Leonard Darvin & Dr. Fredric Wertham by Jay Maeder. 

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr, John Ellis, Jack Reid, and James Van Hise. 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR” by JVH. 

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Part 2 of “Kenton of the Star Patrol” from Strange Worlds #5 (1951). 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a visit to the SFCA offices (with photos). 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Jim Jones.  

 

Ads for:

BAT COMIX #1

CARTOONING IN THE USA

COMIC REPRINTS

CONAN THE BARBARIAN PRINT by Frank Frazetta

HOW TO DRAW MONSTERS

THE COLLECTOR #28 and 29; posters & buttons

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE WILD & WICKED WEST

WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #116

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Rosa.  Back cover by Mike Zeck.

“The End of an Era” by William Parente (reprinted from Rocket’s Blast Special #7). 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by James Van Hise. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“Cinematically Speaking” by John Ellis. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  

 

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.    "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Jim Jones. 

 

Ads for:

BAT COMIX #1

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 3, #4

GOOD OLD LUST COMICS 

GRAPHIC GALLERY #1 (Russ Cochran)

SUMMER SPECIAL 1974 EDITION

SWORD AND FANTASY 

TIM CORRIGAN PRESENTS ELASTICWORM #1

ZERO HERO PACKET (RC Harvey)

 

 

A virtual archive of mini-comics, fanzines, small press comics, newave comix and related items. The physical archive, housed at PF headquarters, is being built with personal acquisitions as well as generous donations from supporters. This project is most definitely a work in progress.