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Writers / Artists: Tom Fagan

Batmania #05

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include: article on Robin's solo stories in Star Spangled Comics; address list of Batmanians; full-page ad for Biljo's The Eye #1; Batman-related sightings in the media; more.

Characters in fan art include: Batman, Robin, Crazy Quilt, Dante Leonardo

Ditto/mimeo, side-stapled.

Batmania #07

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include: "Batman Before Robin, Part II" article; report on Con-Cave '68 (New York Comic Con); profile on collector Marty Arbunich; The 007 Collector #1 (four-page bound-in supplement); Batman-related sightings in the media; ads; more.

Characters in fan art include: Batman, Robin, Hugo Strange, James Bond, Bat-Mite

Ditto/mimeo, side-stapled.

Batmania #08

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include: evolution of the Bat-Plane; the 2nd annual Batmania ballot; capsule versions of Batman stories from 1949-1952; letters; more.

Ditto/mimeo, side-stapled.

Batmania #10

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include: Adam West/Burt Ward Batman TV show cover, article on All Star Comics, 2nd annual Batmania ballot results, miscellaneous Batman-related tidbits, editorial cartoons featuring Batman, letters, more.

Offset/mimeo, side-stapled.

Batmania #14

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include: two reports on the 1966 Con-Cave in NYC (plus panel photos of Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Julius Schwartz, Bill Finger and others); an indepth article on the subject of camp; a great illustrated ad for Dave Herring's Odd #12; another ad for Howard Rogofsky; letters; more.

Offset/mimeo, side-stapled.

Batmania #16

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Batman-themed fanzine. 3rd anniversary issue. Contents include capsule summaries of 1942 Batman stories, excerpts from recent Batman-related news reportage, comic strip instructions on how to do the Batusi, a bit on Bob Kane and the creation of Batman, more.

Ditto/mimeo printed.

Batmania #23

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include an interview with Gardner Fox (with Mark Gruenwald and others), "The Legend of Two-Face!" article, letters (Biljo White and others), more.

United Fanzine Organization memberzine.

Collector, The #23

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Contents include: a bio of Kenneth Smith; a three-page Hyperman comic; interview with artist Jim Jones; some nice non-comics art by Dan Adkins; fiction; letters (Alan Light, Gary Groth, Mark Ammerman, others); more.

One other artist: [?] Stuckey

Characters appearing include: Darkseid, Guardian, Orion, Batman, Captain Marvel (DC, Marvel & M.F. Enterprises), Flash (Golden/Silver Age), Volto, Dynamo, Blue Bolt, Lightning, Quicksilver, Thunderbolt

Offset, saddle-stitched.

This issue also came with the Newsflashes! companion insert.

Collector, The #24

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Contents include: indepth reportage on the 1971 Comic Art Convention (including Jim Warren's keynote speech, the "Comedy in the Comics" panel with Sergio Aragones & others, other panels, the Goethe Awards, Harvey Kurtzman's one-man panel, more); article on Kirk Alyn; article on Jim Steranko and Gardner Fox; article on cosplay at the con (with photos of Martin Pasko, Mike Zeck and Mike Nolan in costume); "Was Wertham Right After All?" article; The Flying Dutchman article; fiction; more.

Also contains photos of Frank Frazetta, Harvey Kurtzman, Denny O'Neil, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, Len Wein, Neal Adams, Kirk Alyn, Gardner Fox, Phil Seuling, Jim Steranko, John Benson, Joe Sinnott, Bill Wilson, John Fantucchio, Kenneth Smith and Billy Graham.

Characters appearing include: Superman, Kirk Alyn, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Perry White, Clark Kent, Ka-Zar, Golden Age Green Lantern, Captain America (centerspread), Sub-Mariner, the Thing (by Sinnott), Captain Marvel, Green Ring (Green Lantern spoof)

Offset, saddle-stitched, some interior color.

Collector, The #25

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Contents include: "The Real Jack Kirby" article; "Jack Kirby: All Father Man" article; "Green Beam" comic (Green Lantern/Flash spoof) by Hanley; funny animals/Carl Barks article; profile of artist Donald Wong; The Flying Dutchman article; a memorial to Pittsburgh talk show host Ed King; crossword puzzle; letters; more.

Characters appearing include: Darkseid, Guardian, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Captain Marvel/Tom Tyler, Warlock, Captain America, Red Skull, the Shadow, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Dynamo, NoMan, Menthor, Superman, Batgirl, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Batman

Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitched.

Collector, The #26

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Contents include: six-page Mr. A comic and wraparound cover; biography of Ken Barr; a Tarzan art portfolio; a John Fantucchio portfolio (with color centerspread); "The By-Products of Adventure" (radio drama); biography of Joe Sinnott; a "Greenhorn" comic by Hanley (Marvel/DC parody); a brief interview with C.C. Beck; a gorgeous 10-page Hyperman comic; letters (Al Hewetson, Kenneth Smith, Joe Kubert, others); more.

Characters include: Batman, Tarzan, Superman, Deadman, Lone Ranger, the Old Witch (EC Comics), Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., Cthulhu, Doc Savage

Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitched.

Comic Crusader #12

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Special "Barbaric Issue". Contents include: interview with Frank Thorne; Conan fiction by Isabella; article on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan; profile of artist Carlos Gimenez (Dani Futuro); 10-page Eclipse ama-hero strip by Foss; more.

Characters in fan art include: Conan the Barbarian, Tomahawk, Dani Futuro, Thor, Slam Bradley, Tarzan

Offset, saddle-stitched.

There are two other artists I couldn't identify.

Golden Age, The #3

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Komix Illustrated #03

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Is "Richard Greene" actually Richard "Grass" Green?

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Panorama #1

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Bill G. Wilson, in Ken Meyer Jr’s Ink Stains:

 

“I did Panorama as a convention one-shot prior to Phil Seuling’s ’71 con – in fact, there are pics of my dad and Kenneth Smith (!) hawking copies of it at my table in The Collector 24. About the color: I was experimenting with color reproduction as I gained more experience running the ol’ A.B. Dick 360 offset press at Prince Printing, and John Fantucchio’s great cover gave me the opportunity and inspiration to do even more. Registering color with multiple passes on a single-color press – especially printing its max sheet size of 11×17 – was no mean feat, and the success with Panorama gave me the confidence to explore full four-color, which I then used throughout The Collector from #24-on.”

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #039

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Mimeo issue. (2 pages blank.)

Editorial features include: 

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  “Special Editorial" by GB Love about Stan Lee turning down Love's request for the MMMS mailing list.  Bulletin from Pat Masulli of Charlton (request for new fandom writers for Charlton).  "Supersnipe" article on Koppy McFad, the "Boy with the most comic books in America" by Tom Fagan.  "SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #4" reprint from Magno & Davy.  America's Greatest Comics #6 cover reprint.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Tom Christopher, Charles R Sexton, Ronn Foss, Marvin Wolfman, Joe Molenda Jr, and Brian Yates.

 

Ads for: 

ALTER-EGO

COMIC FAVORITE/ULTIMANIA

COMIC FEATURE #2

COOPER'S HOBBY BULLETIN

FOOB #2 

INTRIGUE #1

KOMIKOLLECTOR

ODD #10 

SANCTUM #2

SLAM-BANG #4 

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #7 (Powerman by George R.R. Martin listed)

SUPER ADVENTURES #3 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #043

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Mimeo issue.  (3 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include: 

Captain Marvel cover by Steve Sabo.  “DULL, DRAB AND DREARY" column by Calvin Castine.  “ROCKETEER GOSSIP” by Rick Weingroff.   "SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #8" reprint of a Yellowjacket splash page.   "Hawkman" article by Tom Fagan, with art by Raymond Miller.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love about seeing the first episode Batman TV show.  "THIS 'N' THAT" by Louis Black.  "Salvaran of the Apes" by Greg Gabbard.

 

Ads for:

ACTION HERO #7 & 8  

BOMBSHELL #1 

COMIC EXAMINER #1 

COMIC VENDOR #2

COMICLUB 

ERB-DOM

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #4

MASKED IDENTITY

ODD #11 

SONIC #1 

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #7 

SUPERHERO #4

THE CARTOONIST #1 

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #1 

TRIDENT #1

TRUMPET #3 (includes an 8-page insert sample)

WOW #1

ZENITH #4

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #045

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Editorial features include:

Nightmare & Sleepy cover by Rich Buckler.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling. 

“SNIPER'S NEST" by Tom Fagan.  "FOUR" by Ray Miller, dealing with four consecutive issues of a Golden Age title.  "THIS 'N' THAT" by Louis Black.  Reprint of a newspaper article on comic collector Gene Arnold.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Roy Thomas and Mike Raub. 

 

Ads for:

ALTER EGO #5, 6, 7, and 8

AMRA

BOMBSHELL #3

FANTASTY ILLUSTRATED #5

MASQUERADER #6

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #5 and 6

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #6

THE EYE #1

THE GOLDEN AGE #1 and 2

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #1

TRUMPET #4

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #046

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Editorial features include:

Cover by R.A.M. (Raymond Miller?)  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  “RICK’S PICKS” by Rick Weingroff.  “SNIPER'S NEST" by Tom Fagan.  An article about “Planet Comics” by Raymond Miller.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Gordon Flagg.

 

Ads for: 

ALTER EGO #5 and 8

DUEL IDENTITY #2 and 3

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #5

INTRIGUE #1

MASQUERADER #6

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #6

ROCKET’S BLAST-COMICOLLECTOR ANNUAL #1

SLAM-BANG #4 and 5

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #9

SUPER HERO #5

THE COMIC EXAMINER #1, 2 and 3

THE GOLDEN AGE #2

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #2

and Edwin Aprill, Jr.’s reprints of Buck Rogers, the Spirit, and Sky Roads. 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #053

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Editorial features include:

Cover by John Fantucchio.

“A Howl is Heard Through the Heavens” by Tom Fagan.   Article reprinted from Tucson Daily Citizen, Feb. 25, 1967: “Rich Lode in Old Comics.” 

Article reprinted from Richmond Times Dispatch: “Comic Strip Character Being Created Here” about Graphic Showcase, publisher Tom Long,  and artists Mike Kaluta, Steve Harper, Steve Hickman, and Mike Cody. 

“THE ODDITY PAGE” by Raymond Miller. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Duffy Vohland.

 

Ads for:

ALTER EGO #7 and 8

ANTARES (sci-fi fanzine)

COMIC SHOWCASE #1 (likely never published)

COMIC VENDOR #5

ERBDOM

FANDOM ANNUAL #1

FANDOM-ONIUM #1 (likely never published)

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #1

GOSH WOW #1

MASQUERADER #6

ON THE DRAWING BOARD #62

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #1 and 7

SCREEN FACTS MAGAZINE

SERIAL QUARTERLY

SERIAL PICTORIAL

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #6, and 11

THE COLLECTOR #1 and 2

THE EYE #1

THE INNOVATOR #1

 

 

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