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Writers / Artists: Marc Hempel

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #134

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FLASH GORDON issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Stephen Fabian.  Back cover by Mike Zeck.

 

A 4-page Flash Gordon strip by Mike Zeck. 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“The Rockets of Mongo” by Alex Raymond. 

“An Interview with Buster Crabbe” by Jay Rubin. 

Pictorial feature of Flash Gordon serial reprinted from Those Enduring Matinee Idols

"FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“Flesh Gordon”) by James Van Hise.  Centerspread by Tom Sutton. 

“Flach Gorton” parody strip by Ron Wilber. 

ARTIST PROFILE of Ralph Fowler.  

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, RC Harvey, and JVH. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH.  

“Face-Off on ‘King Kong’” by Mike Kuntz and JVH. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

BARBARIAN COMICS #1 thru 4

CALIFORNIA COMICS #1 and #2

COLLECTOR’S DREAM #1

EAGLESTAR #1

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #3

FANTASY FILMBOOK #1

MURGUNSTRUMM & OTHERS by Hugh B. Cave

TREK #7

TREK SPECIAL #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #136

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Mike Zeck.  Back cover by Dennis Fujitake.

“Beware the Creeper” by Mark Burbey. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Phil Sunde, JB Clifford Jr, and James Van Hise. 

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

ARTIST PROFILE of Don Rosa. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH. 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

Nominating Ballot for “The 1977 Comic Art Fan Awards.” 

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

“Evolution” (1-page ) and “A Boy and His Machine” (8-pages), strips by Mark Burbey and Dennis Fujitake. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH. 

“POINT/COUNTER POINT” by Doug Haines and John Baglem.

 

 "BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

ART FANTASTIQUE #1 and #2

BARBARIAN COMICS #1 thru 4

CALIFORNIA COMICS #1 and #2

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 5, #4

COPPER & TOADSTOOL #2

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1 thru 4

THRUST SF in Review #8

TREK

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #137

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Editorial features include:

Front and back covers by Stephen Fabian.

“An Interview with Rick Baker” by Kerry Gammill and Michael W. Davis.  "Don Rosa's INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by James Van Hise. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Phil Sunde, and JVH. 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“Stepsons of Cimmeria” by Robert Weinberg. 

“Conan of the Movies” by JVH.  

ARTIST PROFILE of Kerry Gammill. 

“Twilight of the Heroes Part 1” by Ron Wilber. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  

 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Russ Cochran.  

 

Ads for:

ART FANTASTIQUE #1 and #2

BARBARIAN COMICS #1 thru 4

CALIFORNIA COMICS #1 and #2

CINEFANTASTIQUE VOL. 5, #4, Vol. 6, #1

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #4

FANZINE ’77

OMNICON SOUVENIR BOOK

PHANTASMAGORIA #5

PORTFOLIO 13 by Kenneth Smith

TREK 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #138

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Mike Zeck.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

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

ARTIST PROFILE of Hilary Barta. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, JB Clifford Jr, and James Van Hise. 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“The Unknown Wrightson” (reprinting earth art by Bernie Wrightson from The Baltimore Sun). 

“John Carter of Comics” by JVH. 

Centerspread by John Adkins Richardson. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH.  

 

“BETWEEN THE COMMERCIALS” by Michael Shonk. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa. 

Final ballot for “The 1977 Comic Art Fan Awards.”  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Mike McKenney.  

 

Ads for:

ART FANTASTIQUE #1 and #2

BARBARIAN COMICS #1 thru 4

CALIFORNIA COMICS #1 and #2

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1 thru 4

WHIZZARD #10

WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT PORTFOLIO

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #139

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STAR WARS issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Ralph Fowler.  Back cover by Morris Scott Collins.

“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 #140

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Editorial features include:

Front and back covers by Mike Zeck.

 

“Twilight of the Heroes Part 2” by Ron Wilber. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by James Van Hise. 

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

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa.  

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Andy Warner, and JVH. 

“Captain Atom” by Howard P. Siegel. 

Centerspread by Tom Sutton. 

“Two of the Greatest Films You’ve Probably Never Seen” by JVH.  “COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

ARTIST PROFILE of Marc Hempel. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Roy Thomas.  

 

Ads for:

ARIK KHAN #1

ART FANTASTIQUE #1 and #2

BATIZINE #1 (“The Ultimate in Batman…”)

COLLECTOR’S DREAM

COMES THE DAWN poster by Frank Brunner

FILM FAN MONTHLY

JOHNNY IRIQUOIS ADVENTUREZINE 

MARVEL COMICS INDEX (George Olshevsky)

QUESTAR #1

WOLD ATLAS  (Philip Jose Farmer fanzine)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #142

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Ralph Fowler.  Back cover by Kerry Gammill.

“IMAGES ON A TAPESTRY OF WONDER” — Overview by John Fischner; “Allusion to the Illusions” by Alex Koehn; “Close Encounters of the Marvel Kind” by Mark Burbey; “Painted Skies” by Ralph Fowler; “Wonder on a Tapestry of Images” by James Van Hise. 

“Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, idea by Jim Jones, story & art by Ron Wilber. 

“Close Encounters of the Four-Color Kind” by JVH. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa. 

Color centerspread by Ralph Fowler. 

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

“Twilight of the Heroes Part 3” by Ron Wilber. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, and JVH.  “COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from George Beahm.  

 

Ads for:

ANDROMEDA #1

BATIZINE #1 (“The Ultimate in Batman…”)

CINEFANTASTIQUE

FAERIE STAR #1

QUESTAR #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #143

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Ron Wilber.  Back cover by Kerry Gammill.

A reprint of “Stretching Things” written by Bruce Hamilton and drawn by Steve Ditko, from Fantastic Fears #5 (1954). 

“Steve Ditko, Master of Mystery” by James Van Hise. 

A Steve Ditko cover gallery. 

“Notes on Ditko’s Spider-Man and Other Outcasts of Society” by Frank Latimer. 

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

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, and JVH.  “Twilight of the Heroes” by Ron Wilber. 

“The Weird Worlds of Basil Wolverton” by JVH. 

“Star Bored!, or How a Good Idea Got Really Mucked Up” by JVH. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa.  

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.

 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Roy Thomas.  

 

Ads for:

CHICAGO’S GRAPHICS REVIEW

CINEFANTASTIQUE

EAGLESTAR #2

ECSTACY OBLIVION #3

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1 thru 5

FANDOM DIRECTORY

GOLDEN AGE COLLECTOR #1 thru 3

INFAMOUS FUNNIES

QUESTAR #1

SPACE FANTASIES 

THE FRIENDS OF ODDKIN (Wally Wood)

TREK

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #144

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Ron Wilber.  Back cover by Morris Scott Collins.

“The World of Tim Kirk” by George Beahm. 

ARTIST PROFILE of Morris Scott Dollens. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, and James Van Hise. 

“The Bode Dialogues” by George Beahm. 

“Twilight of the Heroes” by Ron Wilber. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH.  

“MUSEUM OF HORRORS” — reprint of “The Brain-Bats of Venus” by Basil Wolverton from Mister Mystery #7 (1952). 

“Don Rosa’s COVER GALLERY” featuring a selection of gruesome horror covers.  

“The Horrors of Brian DePalma” Part One by Mark Burbey. 

Newspaper article about a Doonesbury strip that upset House Speaker Tip O’Neill. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.

 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Lou Mougin.

 

Ads for:

CINEFANTASTIQUE

COPPER TOADSTOOL #2 thru 4

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS

Portrait print of Basil Wolverton by Monte Wolverton

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #147

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Marc Hempel.  Back cover by Mike Zeck.

“An Interview with George Clayton Johnson” by Dennis Fischer. 

“Tales of the Forgotten Wilderness” by James Van Hise. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, and JVH.  "COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH. 

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

"MARK BURBEY’S INTERVIEW" with Doug Moench. 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Wendy & Richard Pini, and Steven R. Johnson.   

 

Ads for:

AFTA #3

ANDROMEDA #3

CIRCUS SQUADRON #1

CONUN THE HANNAH-BARBARIAN PORTFOLIO by Eddie Eddings

DARK SUNS OF GRUAGA — Alex Nino Portfolio

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #6

FAD #2

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS Vol, 2, #1

FRANKENSTEIN PORTFOLIO by Bernie Wrightson

STELLAR GAS #1

T’KUHTIAN PRESS publications

TALES TOO TOUGH FOR TV #1

THE WIZARD KING by Wally Wood

VOLTAR — Alfredo Alcala Portfolio

WAVE 

WITZEND #11

 

 

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.” 

 

Ads for:

ANDROMEDA #6

CANNON by Wally Wood

CC Beck limited edition print

Don McGregor’s THE VARIABLE SYNDROME illustrated by John Byrne and Terry Austin  

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #7

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS Vol, 2, #1

FEVER PITCH #3

FIRST KINGDOM 

HOGWASH

REALM #5

FABIAN FULL-COLOR ART FOLIO by Stephen Fabian

 

 

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.  

 

Ads for:

BIZARRE THRILLS #1 (Bill Black)

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #8

IS IT FAST? by Mahlon L. Fawcett

FANTASY NEWSLETTER 

FemFantastique #3 (Bill Black)

PORTFOLIO by Richard Harrison Green

STAR FEMS #1 (Bill Black)

TARA #2 (Bill 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:

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.   

 

Ads for:

COMICS FEATURE

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS 

MONSTER INVASION Portfolio by Jim McDermott and Steve Fiorilla

PORTIA PRINZ

 

 

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