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Writers / Artists: Mike McKenney

Fulcrum #1

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Features an interview with CC Beck, comic strip by Mike McKenney, and a “Fan-Pro Showcase” spotlighting artist Jon Farwell.  

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #068

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Cover by Don Newton.

Chapter 9 of “The Savage Earth” strip by Don Newton. 

An account of MiamiCon Dec 1969 by John Ellis. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  

 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Fred Hembeck, Rich Hauser, Bart Bush, and Dan McAvoy.

 

Ads for: 

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COMICS COMMENTARY #1

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FANTASTIC FANZINE #11

FUTURA #9

I’LL BE DAMNED #1

PARAGON ILLUSTRATED #1 and 2

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #7

SPA FON #5

SILVER STARR IN THE FLAME WORLD 

THE COLLECTOR (various issues)

THE COMIC ARTIST #1, 2 and 3

THE COMIC CRUSADER #8

THE COMIC WORLD #12 (published by Robert Jennings)

THE GOLDEN AGE #3, 4 and 5

THE GUARDSMAN OF INFINITY

Steranko’s THE HISTORY OF COMICS #1

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #3

YESTERYEAR #1

and Richard Corben’s ad selling posters in support of FANTAGOR #1.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #106

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Newton.

“Scorchy Smith, The Strip That Fame Forgot” by Keith Gebers. 

"FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“The Thing”)  by James Van Hise. 

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 4 of “An Earth Man on Venus” from the 1951 Avon comic of the same title. 

“COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel (including the ballot for the 1973 Comic Art Fans Award, and “An Informal History of the Pulp Magazines” by Ron Goulart). 

“SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by JVH. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller. 

“THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” reprinting “The Vortex from Forbidden Worlds #69. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict. 

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

“PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by Keith Gebers. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS” with a letter from John Kent.

 

Paid ad section with articles from INSIDE COMIX..

 

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JACK KIRBY’S GODS posters

JEFF JONES PORTFOLIO

JOE KUBERT INDEX

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX 

MACABRE WESTERN #2

REVIEW (likely never published)

SERIAL WORLD

STYX #2

SWORD AND FANTASY

THE COLLECTOR #28

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THE SFCA PRICE GUIDE 1974 

THE SPIRIT #2 (Kitchen Sink)

THE SPIRIT (11 x 16 inch limited edition) from Tabloid Press

 

 

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.

 

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PHANTASMAGORIA #4

RAINTREE ONE (Terry and the Pirates)

NOSTALGIA JOURNAL

PARAGON SUPER-HEROES #1

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

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #4

THE HARVARD JOURNAL OF PICTORIAL FICTION #1

 

 

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.

 

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THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #1

WAXWORKS #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #118

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Star Trek issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Mike McKenney.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“The Cage / The Menagerie — A Comparison” by James Van Hise.   “Where No Man Has Gone Before” by JVH. 

“Star Trek, Beyond the Pilots” by JVH. 

“An Evening with Gene Roddenberry” by JVH. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part Two, by Don Rosa. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.   “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from JB Clifford, Jr.

 

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THE ADVENTURES OF THE CYCLONE (by Kerry Gammill)

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #121

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Vaughn Bode issue.  

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Rosa.  

 

“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. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #124

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Editorial features include:  

Cover by Robert Susor.  Back cover by Mike Zeck.

 

Part 1 of “Subjectivity,” an adaptation of a short story by Norman Spinrad illustrated by Kerry Gammill (illustrating the same script drawn by Mike Zeck in RBCC #117). 

Part 3 of “Maxor of Cirod” by John Adkins Richardson, reprinted from Fantastic Exploits #21. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“The Outer Limits” by James Van Hise.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH. 

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

“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell. 

“The 1975 San Diego Comic Convention” by JVH. 

“Ray B. and Me” by JVH. 

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Doug Potter and Mike McKenney. 

 

Ads for:

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #129

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KING KONG issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Tom Sutton.  Back cover by Todd Klein.

“Some of the Best of … RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  

“Kong the Book” by James Van Hise. 

“Kong the Comic” by JVH. 

“Kong the Movie” by JVH. 

Reprints of several newspaper articles about King Kong. 

“King Kong: 1976, or is it 1977?” by JVH.  

Centerspread by Robert Kline. 

“Zero Hero: by RC Harvey. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by Larry Bigman. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mike McKenney, Mark Burbey, Della Hawks, and JVH.  

Results of “The RBCC Comic Fandom Opinion Poll.”  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Hilary Barta.   

 

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STARLOG #1

STAR TREK: HOUSTON SOUVENIR BOOK

STAR TREK MAGAZINE #2

TREK #5

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #131

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Ray Bradbury issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Stephen Fabian.  Back cover by Tom Sutton.

 

Adaptation of Bradbury’s “Time in Thy Flight” by Ron Wilber. 

“The Bradbury Archives,” various clippings from newspaper and magazines. 

“Rebels Call For Reality in the Fantastic” by Ray Bradbury, reprinted from The Los Angeles Times (Dec. 14, 1975). 

“Bradbury, Freberg Vs. the Prune People,” reprinted from the September 1969 issue of Nepenthe (a California college magazine).  

“The Power of Ray Bradbury” by James Van Hise. 

“Ray B. and EC” by JVH. 

“The Sounds of Bradbury” by JVH. 

“An Interview with Ray Bradbury” reprinted from And It Is Divine (Dec. 1975). 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“THE NOVA S.F. REVIEW” (reviews by members of the Nova Science Fiction Club of the University of Miami: Liz Baldwin, Buz Stearns, Donna Salyer, Jeffry Castle, Mike McKenney, and JVH). 

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

Centerspread by Mike Zeck. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa. 

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

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

 

Ads for:

ABOLISHER #1(likely never published)

ASTRAL COMICS 

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 5, #2

ELRIC POSTER by Tim Conrad

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #2

FEM FANTASTIQUE #2

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION #1

OMNICON SOUVENIR BOOK

SPIES #1

STAR TREK: HOUSTON SOUVENIR BOOK

THE NOSTALGIA JOURNAL

THE POWER MASTERS #2

TREK #6

 

 

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.