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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #150

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Editorial features include:

Front and back cover by Tim Hammell.

“The Fred Hembeck No One Knows About,” featuring Marvel try-out art by Hembeck. 

“Inside the RBCC,” humor strip by Ron Wilber. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Jay Zilber, Mark Burbey, Vernon Clark, and James Van Hise.

“The RBCC Artists’ Jam” with Hilary Barta, Don Rosa, Marc Hempel, RC Harvey, Kerry Gammill, Eddie Eddings, Dennis Fujitake, Martin Cannon, Tim Hammell, Stephen Bissette, and Fred Hembeck. 

ARTIST PROFILE of Stephen Bissette (one-page strip and full-page illustration). 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa. 

“Superman — One Year Later” by JVH.  

 

“PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by JVH.  

“Don Rosa & Company Meet ALIENS” (centerspread). 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH. 

“Future History Comic Chronicles” by Gary Kwapisz.  

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.  

"Don Rosa's INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“Of Rubens, Cartooning, and Adam’s Rib — Confessions of a Girlie Cartoonist” by RC Harvey. 

“Why Rocky Horror?” by JVH.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.” 

 

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #151

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HARLAN ELLISON issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Bret Blevins.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

“An Interview with Harlan Ellison” by James Van Hise, with acknowledgements to Marc Wielage. 

“The Harlan Ellison Hornbook” by Ellison. 

“William Rotsler Remembers … “ by Rotsler. 

“Harlan Ellison Responds” by Ellison. 

“Ellison Wonderland — A Photo-Journal” by JVH, with captions by Ellison. 

“Harlan Ellison On The Air” conducted by Denny Lane. 

“Aaargh!  Help!  The Giant Ant Ate My Maidenform Bra!” by Ellison (an introduction to a Science Fiction Book Club edition). 

Introductions to the adaptations of “Basilisk” and “Soldier.”  

“Basilisk” by Ellison, with illustrations by Bret Blevins. 

“Soldier,” adapted by Kerry Gammill.  

“A Conversation with the Man Who Hates Television,” reprinted from the May/June 1979 issue of The Videophile

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.

 

There also exists a limited signed edition (200 copies) of this issue.  

 

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THRUST — Science Fiction in Review

 

 

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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