Publisher: GB Love

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #034

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (2 pages blank.)

 

Issue incorrectly numbered as #33. 

 

Editorial features include:

"SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #6 - Carmine Infantino" by Bernie Bubnis. "The Birth of the Comic Book" article by Lee Whittlesey.  "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "Whiz Comics" article by GB Love.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  Green Hornet pin-up by Biljo White.  Joy Holiday illo by Ronn Foss.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Alan Simons, Vincent C Stuart II, Bob Harner 3rd, Richard M Reich, Paul McSpadden, George R. R. Martin, Bob Malisani, and Ron Fradkin.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #035

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include: 

Ronn Foss cover of The Phantom.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — The Original Hawkman" by Raymond Miller. "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Paul Gambaccini.  The Destroyer sketch by Parley Holman. "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "Behind the Cover of Daredevil #3" by Raymond Miller. "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Unknown," a short story collection edited by D.R. Benson.   "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love. "Plastic Man" article by Dave Bibby.  "Is It True Blonds Have More Fun? or Alterations Don't Make Changes" by Ronn Foss, concerning then-Phantom artist Bill Ligante swiping Alex Raymond (prompting a reply from Gold Key editor Bill Harris).  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Bill Spicer, Paul Thompson, Brian Yates, Lee Whittlesey, Ronn Foss, Paul McSpadden, and Ken Ahlstrand.

 

Ads for: 

ALTER EGO 

AMRA 

COMIC FAVORITE #3

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED

FLAME ON!

ODD #6 & 7

SANCTUM #1

SLAM-BANG & THE SLAM BANG SPECIAL 

STAR-STUDDED COMICS 

SUPER HEROES ANONYMOUS #1 (Bill Schelly's first fanzine) 

THE FOOB by Marv Wolfman 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #036

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (3 pages blank)

 

Editorial features include: 

Hangman cover by Howard Keltner.  ”A SCENE FROM THE GOLDEN AGE" #1 (Nedor Publications' Black Terror).   "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  ”ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Paul Gambaccini.   "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "A SCENE FROM THE GOLDEN AGE" #1 (Nedor Publications' Black Terror).  The Comicollector hostess Joy Holiday — one page of drawings by Ronn Foss.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — Atman and Kitten” by Raymond Miller and GB Love.

 

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ALTER EGO #8

“BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY”

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #037

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Mimeo issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include: 

"SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #2" reprint from Capt. Aero Comics. "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "The Torch-Submariner Battle Issue and the Fantastic Four Annual #1: A Comparison" by Carole Seuling.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — Wildcat" by Raymond Miller & GB Love.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from George R. R. Martin, Ron Fradkin, Rick Weingroff, Sol Davidson, and Ronn Foss.

 

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ALTER EGO #7 & 8

AMRA

EPIC COMICS #1 & 2

FANDOM PRESENTS #1

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #3

MASQUERADER #6

ODD #9

RBCC ANNUAL

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

SUPER ADVENTURES #2

THE GOLDEN AGE #1

THE SCHWARTZ INDEX

VOICE OF COMICDOM

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #038

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Mimeo issue. 

 

Editorial features include: 

"SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #3" – "The Zebra” from Green Hornet Comics. "THIS 'N' THAT" by Paul Gambaccini.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.   "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — Sandman" by Raymond Miller & GB Love.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Kent Russell, Brian Yates, Dave Johnson, and Bill Spicer. 

 

Ads for: 

ALTER EGO #8

FLARE COMICS 

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #5 

 

 

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.

 

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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 #040

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Mimeo issue. (4 pages blank)

 

Editorial features include: 

Ghost Rider cover by Biljo White.  ”SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #5" with pages of Prize Comics.   "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  Reprint of a June 7, 1965 LA Times newspaper article about collecting old comics with photos of Rick Durell, Burt Blum of the Cherokee Bookshop, and artist Jerry Kay.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  Captain Aero #8 cover repro.   "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from F. James Mohl, Brian Yates (mentions Jim Halperin in letter), and Guy H. Lillian III.

 

Ads for:

ACTION HERO #4

BULLSEYE #3

CYCLOPS #1

GORE CREATURES 

MAGNUM OPUS #1

REVIEW #1 (Doug Moench)

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

SLAM-BANG #4

SPECTRE #5

STORIES OF SUSPENSE #1

THE GUIDEBOOK TO COMICS FANDOM

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #041

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Mimeo issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include: 

Cover by Rich Buckler.  “ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.   "FOUR" comic checklist of MARVEL MYSTERY #26-29 by Raymond Miller.  "SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #6" from pages of Bulletman.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.   "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Don Dagenais, Roy Thomas, Lee Goodman, Bernie Bubnis (who explains he dropped out of fandom for a while), Charles R Sexton, Jerry Lehrer, and Paul Thompson (GB mentions his Cerebral Palsy in response to Thompson's complaints about lack of hand lettering in RBCC). 

 

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COMIC FORUM #1

COMIC VENDOR #1

FANTASY FANDOM CROSSROADS #2

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #4

INCOGNITO #3

KOMIX HEROZ OF THE FUTURE #7

MAKUDAN #1

SANCTUM #3

SHOWCASE TO FANDOM

THE EYE 

THE GUIDEBOOK TO COMICS FANDOM

WEB SPINNER 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #042

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Mimeo issue.  (3 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include: 

Batman cover by Raymond Miller.  "SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #7" reprint of a Flagman splash page.  “ROCKETEER GOSSIP” by Rick Weingroff (5 pages)  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love announces forthcoming “The Great Comic Book Heroes” book from Jules Feiffer.  "THIS 'N' THAT" by Louis Black.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling; “CANDID COMMENTS” by Calvin Castine, who was an 18-year-old writer for SICK magazine.  "FOUR" by Raymond Miller, a detailed index of golden-age Capt. America #15-18.   "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Paul Bakulski, Leroy S Blair, Robert Malisani, Doug Potter, Alan Frugis, and Wayne Cauley Jr.

 

Ads for:

ARGOSY COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE

COMIC CUTS (UK zine)

COMIC VENDOR #1

COMIC-MANIA

COOPER'S HERO HOBBY #3

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #4

FLARE COMICS #2

KOMIX HEROZ OF THE FUTURE #7

MEN OF MYSTERY #2

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #6

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #7

THE CARTOONIST #1

THE COMIC READER

THE METEOR

VANGUARD

 

 

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 #044

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Editorial features include:

Fighting Yank cover by John Fantucchio.

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.

“SICK’S STEIN SEZ!,” column by Calvin Castine. 

"SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #9” from Hit Comics.  

 

A short piece about Ditko leaving Marvel. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

ALTER EGO #8

ECCENTRIC #1 & 2

FANDOM’S SPECIAL #3.

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #5

HEROES ILLUSTRATED #2

MASQUERADER #6

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #6

SPA FON #2

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #8

THE GOLDEN AGE #2

THE OPARIAN #1

VANGUARD #1

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 #047

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Editorial features include: 

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff. 

"SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.

An interview with Harvey Kurtzman by Alan Hewetson, 

“There Were These Monsters, See?" by Jim Jones.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Roy Thomas, Irene Vartanoff, Cary Burkett, and Mike Raub. 

 

Ads for: 

ALL STARS #1

FANMAG ILLUSTRATED #3

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #6

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #5

THE COMIC VENDOR #3

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #2

TINT (formerly Slam-Bang)

WITZEND #1 (then called Et Cetera)

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #048

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Editorial features include: 

Cover by Earl Blair.

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff. 

“THE ODDITY PAGE” by Raymond Miller.

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

 

Ads for: 

ALTER EGO #8

AMAZING MASTERS PRESENTATIONS

COMIC LORE #1

DOLFIN COMICS #1

FANMAG ILLUSTRATED

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #6

GOSH WOW #1

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #10

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #2

VANGUARD #1

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #049

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Editorial features include: 

Cover by Raymond Miller.

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff. 

“THE ODDITY PAGE” by Raymond Miller.

An article called “The Comics” by Sanderson Vanderbilt reprinted from YANK Vol. 4, #23.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Larry Herndon and Gordon Flagg Jr.  

 

Ads for: 

ARMAGEDDON #1

COMIC BOOK #2

COMIC LORE

COMICLUB #8

CRYPT #2

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #6

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #1

HEROES ILLUSTRATED #2

HEROIC #1

INCOGNITO #1

MEN OF MYSTERY #4

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #1

SATURDAY’S WORLD #1 and 2

THE FORBUSH GAZETTE #1 and 2

TINT

WEIRDOM #10

WITZEND #1 and 2

WONDERMENT #1 and 2

YMIR Vol. 2, #1

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #050

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Editorial features include: 

Cover by John Fantucchio.

“Namor … the Seaweed Man” by Jim Jones.  

“EGO ONE”: 8 pages about Canadian fandom by George Henderson.

“VIKING PRESENTS”: 2 pages of miscellaneous thoughts by Henderson.

“John Clute Explains The Merry Marvel Marching Society.”

“THE ODDITY PAGE” by Raymond Miller.

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

 

Ads for: 

AMAZING MASTERS PRESENTATIONS #3

BOMBSHELL #6

COMIC LORE

ERB-DOM #19

FANDOM’S SPECIAL #3

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #7

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #1

HEROES HANGOUT #4

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #1

THE COMIC READER

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #051

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Editorial features include: 

Cover by Buddy Saunders.

“THE ODDITY PAGE” by Raymond Miller.  “I Like Comics” by Russ Cochran (reprinted from Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact - Teacher’s Edition).  

A 1/2-page article about Space Ghost by Jim Jones.

A newspaper article titled “Old Comic Books Were Best, Milwaukee Collector Claims.” 

 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Bill Parente and Mark Dorn.  

 

Ads for: 

AMAZING MASTERS PRESENTATIONS #4

BOMBSHELL

COMIC LORE

GRAPHIC SHOWCASE #1

SENSE OF WONDER

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #7

WITZEND

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #1

MASQUERADER #6

ALTER EGO # 7 and 8

IN DEPTH #1

SOONER COMICS #4

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #11

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #052

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Editorial features include: 

Cover by Dick Mosso.

“Comic Books: A Study in Reality?” by Bill Parente.  “THE ODDITY PAGE” by Raymond Miller.

“Superman is Still Super” (reprinted from New York Sunday News dated June 6, 1965).

“Comicdom’s Cult of Collectors,” an article about fan and dealer Dave Kaler (reprinted from Newsday, November 4, 1965).  

 

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

 

Ads for: 

ALTER EGO # 7 and 8

COMIC VENDOR #4

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #7

GUTS #2

MASQUERADER #6

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #1 and 7

SATURDAY’S WORLD #1, 2 and 3

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #11

THE COLLECTOR #1 & 2

and Edwin Aprill, Jr.’s reprints of Johnny Comet, Tarzan, 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