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Writers / Artists: Ken Mitchroney

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #121

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Vaughn Bode issue.  

 

Editorial features include:

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “An Interview with Vaughn Bode” by Mark & Steve Collins and Dave Simons.  “Sunpot: An Analysis” by James Van Hise.   “Bode” by Manny Lezcano.  “Kayo the Karate Lizard!” by JVH, Ken Mitchroney, and John Ellis.  “Vaughn Bode: A Retrospective Look at the Man and His Work” by George Beahm.  “Vincent  Bode Presents Vaughn Bode’s Cartoon Concert” by JVH.   “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by John Ellis, JB Clifford Jr, and JVH.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.  “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.

 

Ads for:

BLAST

MEDIASCENE

MIAMICON 1

OKAY COMIX

THE ADVENTURESS

THE ELFLAND CHRONICLES

TREK #2

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #127

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Editorial features include:

Part 4 (conclusion) of “Subjectivity,” an adaptation of a short story by Norman Spinrad illustrated by Kerry Gammill.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr, Mark Burbey, Andrew Warner, and James Van Hise.  “Magnus, Robot Fighter” by JVH.  “Pogo Meets a Possum” by Walt Kelly, reprinted from Collier’s (April 29, 1955).  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.   “The RBCC Comic Fandom Opinion Poll” conducted by Mark Burbey.  “Star Trek: New York” convention report by Gerry Gendlin.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.   A letter from JB Clifford Jr.

 

Ads for:

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol, 4, #4 and Vol. 5, #1

COMMUNICATOR #4*5

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1

FANDOM FUNNIES #2 (RBCC parody)

STAR TREK 75

THE ENFORCERS #1

Vaughn Bode’s CHEECH WIZARD

Vaughn Bode’s DEADBONE

VOYAGE #1 and 2

 

Also: an ad for THE COMICSHOP in Vancouver, Canada illustrated by George Metzger.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #139

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STAR WARS issue.

 

Editorial features include:

“From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker” by James Van Hise.  “Star Wars Marvel Style — Where it Went Wrong” by JVH.  “An Interview with Mark Hamill” by JVH.  “Darth Vader, the Face Behind the Mask!” by JVH.  “The Music of Star Wars” by Mark Burbey.   “Star Woes” parody strip by Ron Wilber.  “The Star Wars Cosmos” by Mike Kuntz.  “A Star Wars Bibliography” by Della Van Hise.  Centerspread by Ralph Fowler.  “Twilight of the Heroes Part 1 continued” by Ron Wilber.  "Don Rosa's INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “Zero Hero” by RC Harvey.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  

 

Ads for:

25 YEARS OF TV: A History of Shows 1949-1974  (possibly never published)

ALWAYS COME TWILIGHT #1

ART FANTASTIQUE #1 and #2

A+PLUS #3

COMES THE DAWN poster by Frank Brunner

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1 thru 5

FANDOM CIRCUS

FORGOTTEN FANTASIES

KA-POW #1

MEGAZINE #2 (possibly never published)

NIMBUS #3

RADION #6

SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR & FANTASY #1

WET DREAMS PORTFOLIO

WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT PORTFOLIO

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #149

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ANIMATION issue.

 

Editorial features include:

“On Building a Future For Comics: An Open Letter to Marvel” by Charles Rozanski.  “A Chronology of the Modern Age American Comic Book: 1956-1967” by Howard P. Siegel.  “Triumph of a Dreamsmith (Walt Disney’s Fantastia)” by David Yates.  “A Brief Look at the Films of Donald Duck” by Jim Korkis.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Vernon Clark, and James Van Hise.  “The Fantastic Fleischer Superman” by JVH.  “Wizards — An Overview” by JVH.  “A Few Words on ‘Wizards’” by Wendy Pini.  “George Pal’s Puppetoons” by Jerry Beck.  "Don Rosa's INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.

 

Ads for:

ANDROMEDA #4 and 5

BACK FOR MORE by Bernie Wrightson

CANNON by Wally Wood

CLAY GEERDES’ COMIX WORLD

DRAGONFLAME by Don McGregor

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS 

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS Vol, 2, #1

HELLO FROM SAN DIEGO by Rick Geary

HEMBECK: THE BEST OF DATELINE

KIRK’S WORKS  — An Index of the Art of Tim Kirk by George Beahm

MARVEL FRUIT & VEGGIES PORTFOLIO by Richard Bruning

MISS FURY

POWER CHORD ROCK COMICS #1

SCHANES & SCHANES Art Portfolios

SPACEHAWK by Basil Wolverton

STELLAR GAS

STAR FIGHTERS #1

TELEVISION by Rick Geary

THE BODE BROADS PORTFOLIO by Vaughn Bode

THE WIZARD KING by Wally Wood

T’KUHTIAN PRESS publications

WARRIORS OF THE SHADOW REALM (a Weirdworld epic)

WHIZZARD SPRING COMIC SPECIAL

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #151

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HARLAN ELLISON issue.

 

Editorial features include:

“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. 

 

Ads for:

BIZARRE THRILLS #1 (William Black)

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #8

IS IT FAST? by Mahlon L. Fawcett

FANTASY NEWSLETTER 

FemFantastique #3 (William Black)

PORTFOLIO by Richard Harrison Green

STAR FEMS #1 (William Black)

TARA #2 (William Black)

THE COMICS JOURNAL #53 (Harlan Ellison issue)

THE HARLAN ELLISON / STEPHEN FABIAN PORTFOLIO

THE PRISONER NEWSLETTER

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:

“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.  

 

Ads for:

COMICS FEATURE

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS 

MONSTER INVASION Portfolio by Jim McDermott and Steve Fiorilla

PORTIA PRINZ

 

 

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