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Rocket's Blast Annual

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Mimeo & ditto, side-stapled.

 

"PAGES FROM THE PAST - Inside, Reprints From Early RB/CC Issues!”

 

Cover by Ronn Foss.

Dr. Strange pin-up by Ken Dixon, likely from THE COMICOLLECTOR.

“The Captain America Story” by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #13.

An article about Lev Gleason’s ”Daredevil" written/illustrated by Rick Durell from ROCKET’S BLAST #15.

“The Frantic Four” by Ronn Foss from THE COMICOLLECTOR #7.

Mystery Men Comics #31 cover tracing by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #18.

Thrilling Comics #22 tracing by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #27.

Green Lama Pin-Up by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #20.

"Human Torch" article written/illustrated by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #18.

“Graham Crackers” by Ron Graham, writing about Frankenstein (Prize Comics) from THE COMICOLLECTOR #4.

Hall of Fame pin-up of the Ray by Raymond Miller from THE COMICOLLECTOR.

Hall of Fame Special: Some of the Old Timely Gang by Raymond Miller from THE COMICOLLECTOR.

“What Happened to the Shield and Black Hood" by Rick Weingroff from ROCKET’S BLAST #23.

"SPOTLIGHT ON THE PRO'S: #1 — Joe Giella" by Bernie Bubnis from ROCKET’S BLAST #24.

"The Late and Great Captain Flag" written/illoed by Howard Keltner from ROCKET’S BLAST #16.

"Capt. Marvel vs. Spy Smasher" article by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #26.

“The Best of the Holidays” by Ronn Foss, from THE COMICOLLECTOR #8 and #10, and #11.

Hall of Fame #8: The Black Hood by Raymond Miller, from THE COMICOLLECTOR #8

"Seduction of the Innocent" article by Paul Gambaccini from ROCKET’S BLAST #27.

"The Original Shield with Dusty" written/illustrated by Howard Keltner from ROCKET’S BLAST #21.

"ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP #2” OF Nightmare and Sleepy pin-up by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #23.

"ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP #3" of Black Angel Pin-up by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #24.

Cover of ROCKET’S BLAST #26 by Buddy Saunders.

Cover of ROCKET’S BLAST #27 by Howard Keltner.

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #015

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22 one-sided mimeograph/ditto pages (plus one additional page printed on 2 sides).

 

Editorial features include:

Spider-Man cover by Buddy Saunders.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bernie Bubnis.  "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by GB Love (Amazing Spider-Man #1) and Steve Perrin (2 separate columns).  An article about Lev Gleason’s ”Daredevil" written/illustrated by Rick Durell.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd on the first four ERB paperbacks published by Ace.  "THE FEATURE" profiles Steve Perrin.  Art by Raymond Miller and Glen Johnson.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from L.L. Simpson, Dan Fleming, Paul Seydor, and Bill Regier. 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #027

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All-ditto issue.  (5 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover of the Web by Howard Keltner.   "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #2 - Mike Sekowsky" by Bernie Bubnis.   "INSIDE THE COVER" of Marvel Mystery #8 by Rick Durell  (with Xerox insert of the cover).  “A Page from the Golden Age” by Raymond Miller.  "Seduction of the Innocent" article by Paul Gambaccini.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   Article about Edgar Rice Burroughs paperbacks by Rick Weingroff.  Thrilling Comics #22 tracing by Raymond Miller.   “THE BEST OF S-F” —Bob Harner 3rd reviews "Passport to Eternity" by J.G. Ballard.  Spider-Man pin-up by Chuck Rogers Jr.  The "ROCKET ROLL” of new subscribers.  Late News sent in from Jerry Bails and Bernie Bubnis.   “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from John McGeehan, Larry Herndon, Al Milgrom, and Dave Bibby. 

 

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #061

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Editorial features include 

Cover by John Fantucchio. 

 

Chapter 2 of “The Savage Earth” strip by Don Newton. 

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller. 

“RANDOM THOUGHTS OF A COMIC COLLECTOR” by Howard P. Siegel.  “ODDITIES & FLASHBACKS” by Raymond Miller. 

“Monster Remembered” by Jim Jones.  A newspaper article about fanzine (Illusions) publisher Terry O’Brien titled “Youth Publish Own Comic Book.”  “For Sunday Strip Collectors” by Rick Durell.  A newspaper article titled “Leapin’ Lizards! A Serious Appraisal of Comic Strips.”   "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Mike Friedrich and Bob Cosgrove.

 

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FANDOM ANNUAL #1

FANDOM’S SPECIAL #4

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #1

GOSH WOW #2

ILLUSIONS #1

JOURNEY INTO COMICS #4

MARVEL MAIN #3 and 4

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #1 and 7

SUPER ADVENTURES #9

THE COLLECTOR #13

THE COMIC CRUSADER #4

THE EC FAN ADDICT #3

THE FARCE OF FANDOM #2

THE GOLDEN AGE #3

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #3

THE MARVEL TRIBUNE #9

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