Writers / Artists: James Van Hise

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 #141

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Kerry Gammill.  Back cover by Ron Wilber.

New letter column logo by John Bolton. 

“The Secret Files of Dr. Drew!” by James Van Hise, with a black-and-white Dr. Drew reprint by Jerry Grandenetti. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH. 

“The Strange Case of Castle McDuck” by Don Rosa. 

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

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“Twilight of the Heroes” by Ron Wilber. 

Centerspread by Tom Sutton. 

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

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

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

CINEFANTASTIQUE

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1 thru 5

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE COMICS JOURNAL #38

THE FIRST KINGDOM 

 

 

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 #1, 2

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 7, #1

EAGLESTAR #2

ECSTACY OBLIVION #3

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1 thru 5

FANDOM DIRECTORY

GOLDEN AGE COLLECTOR #1, 2, 3

INFAMOUS FUNNIES #1

QUESTAR #1

SPACE FANTASIES  #1

SUPERZINE

THE FRIENDS OF ODDKIN (Wally Wood)

TREK #10

 

 

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 Vol. 7, #1

COLLECTOR’S PRESS PORTFOLIOS (Will Eisner, Wally Wood)

COPPER TOADSTOOL #2 thru 4

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS

Portrait print of Basil Wolverton by Monte Wolverton

SUPERZINE

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #145

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Kerry Gammill.  Back cover by Kerry Gammill and Eddie Eddings.

“Willis O’Brien: The Man Who Loved Dinosaurs” by Eldon K. Everett. 

"MARK BURBEY’S INTERVIEW" with David Michelinie. 

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

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH.  “Steve Ditko: Searching For Hidden Meaning…” by John Springs. 

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

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

Conclusion of “Twilight of the Heroes” by Ron Wilber. 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“Don Rosa’s COVER GALLERY” featuring comics that used left over pulp covers. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Robin Snyder.  

 

Ads for:

ANDROMEDA #1 and 2

ARIK KHAN #1

COLLECTOR’S PRESS PORTFOLIOS (Will Eisner, Wally Wood)

ELFQUEST #1

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #1 thru 5

FAERIE STAR #1

FANDOM CONFIDENTIAL (Ron Frantz)

FANDOM PLAYHOUSE (likely never published)

FOOPGOOP FROLICS: Wolverton portfolio

GRYMALKIN #1, 2

STELLAR GAS #1

THE COMIC READER

THE COMIC WORLD (Robert Jennings)

THE SILVER EEL (one-shot)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #146

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Editorial features include:

Wrap-around cover by Wendy Pini.

"FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“Young Frankenstein”) by James Van Hise. 

“The Complete ‘Avengers’ TV Index” by Don Rosa. 

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

“The Spinning of ELFQUEST, or Welcome Back Cutter” by Wendy Pini. 

Elfquest centerspread by Wendy Pini. 

“Don Rosa’s COVER GALLERY — The Great DC Gorilla Fetish.”    

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS” with a letter from Bill Warren. 

 

Ads for:

COLLECTORS PRESS Portfolios

CONUN THE HANNAH-BARBARIAN PORTFOLIO by Eddie Eddings

ELFQUEST #2

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #6

FANDOM DIRECTORY

Rex Miller’s RADIO PREMIUMS ILLUSTRATED Vol. Two

SCHANES & SCHANES Art Portfolios

SPACING DUTCHMAN by Eric Vinicoff and Marcia Martin

STELLAR GAS #1

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE COMIC WORLD (Robert Jennings)

THE COMPLETE EC LIBRARY (Russ Cochran)

THE DIVERSIFIER 

WITZEND #11

 

 

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 (WARPED SPACE, THE FANZINE REVIEW ‘ZINE, and others)

TALES TOO TOUGH FOR TV #1

THE WIZARD KING by Wally Wood

VOLTAR — Alfredo Alcala Portfolio

WAVE 

WITZEND #11

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #148

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Rosa.  

“Designing Alien Cultures: Interviews with Dan O’Bannon and Ron Cobb” by Dennis Fischer. 

“The Mutant Handbook” by Kurt Busiek and Scott McLeod. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by George Beahm, George Olshevsky, and James Van Hise. 

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

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa. 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.

 

Ads for:

BALIK #1 & 2 (Simba Reproductions)

BEYOND HEAVEN & HELL PORTFOLIO by John Pound.  

BOREALIS #2

DRAGON SLAYERS PORTFOLIO by William Stout

DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH PORTFOLIO by Tom Sutton

EPIC #1 (Simba Reproductions)

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS Vol, 2, #1

FILM COLLECTOR’S WORLD

SIMBA #1 and 2 (Simba Reproductions)

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #149

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ANIMATION issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Wrap-around cover by Wendy Pini.

“On Building a Future For Comics: An Open Letter to Marvel” by Charles Rozanski. 

“A Chronology of the Modern Age American Comic Book: 1956-1967” by Howard P. Siegel. 

“Triumph of a Dreamsmith (Walt Disney’s Fantastia)” by David Yates. 

“A Brief Look at the Films of Donald Duck” by Jim Korkis. 

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

“The Fantastic Fleischer Superman” by JVH.  “Wizards — An Overview” by JVH. 

“A Few Words on ‘Wizards’” by Wendy Pini. 

“George Pal’s Puppetoons” by Jerry Beck. 

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

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

ANDROMEDA #4 and 5

ARCHIVAL PRESS books (Back For More, Spacehawk, Miss Fury)

CANNON by Wally Wood

CLAY GEERDES’ COMIX WORLD

DRAGONFLAME by Don McGregor

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #7

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS Vol, 2, #1

HELLO FROM SAN DIEGO by Rick Geary

HEMBECK: THE BEST OF DATELINE

KIRK’S WORKS  — An Index of the Art of Tim Kirk by George Beahm

MARVELOUS FRUIT & VEGGIES PORTFOLIO by Richard Bruning

MISS FURY

POWER CHORD ROCK COMICS #1

SCHANES & SCHANES Art Portfolios

SPACEHAWK by Basil Wolverton

STELLAR GAS #1

STAR FIGHTERS #1

TELEVISION by Rick Geary

THE BODE BROADS PORTFOLIO by Vaughn Bode

THE WIZARD KING by Wally Wood

T’KUHTIAN PRESS publications (WARPED SPACE, THE FANZINE REVIEW ‘ZINE, and others)

WHIZZARD SPRING COMIC SPECIAL

 

 

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

FABIAN FULL-COLOR ART FOLIO by Stephen Fabian

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS Vol, 2, #1

FEVER PITCH #3

FIRST KINGDOM 

HOGWASH

REALM #5

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC Vol. 2, #1

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Editorial features include: 

“RBCC: The Return” by James Van Hise.  “Steve Ditko in the 1950s” by JVH.  “The EC Fanzines: The Second Generation” by JVH.  “Sea of Blood” (comic strip) by Ron Wilber.  “The Art of Comics” by Gil Kane.  “Orson Welles: Pulp Writer?” by JVH, Nils Harden, Sam Moskowitz. “Highlights on the Shadow: A Folio of Art by Edd Cartier from the Shadow Pulp Magazine.”   

 

Articles illustrated with art by Jack Davis, Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, John Severin, Wally Wood, John Fantucchio, John Pound, Al Feldstein, Gil Kane, Alex Raymond, Hal Foster, Burnets Hogarth, Rudy Nebres, and Margaret Brundage.  

 

Ads for:

DOC SAVAGE INSIDE & OUT

PULP MAGAZINE THRILLERS

RBCC Vol. 2, #2

STREETWISE (TwoMorrows)

SUNDAY COMICS (PureImages)

THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF H.P. LOVECRAFT

WALLY WOOD - THE SKETCH BOOK (Vanguard)

and YE OLDE FANZINE SHOPPE

 

Ads from comics sellers:

RICHARD FRAZIER

ROBERT BEERBOHM COMIC ART

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC Vol. 2, #2

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Edgar Rice Burroughs issue.

 

Front and back covers by Frank Frazetta.

 

Editorial features include: 

“Editorial” by James Van Hise.  “GB Love and Early Comics Fandom” by JVH.   “Where Have I Been, Where Did I Go and What Have I Been Doing?” by JVH.  “A Folio of Art Based on the Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs by Roy G. Krenkel, Virgil Finlay, J. Allen St. John, Bret Blevins, and Dave Hoover.”   “The Golden Age of Tarzan of the Comic Strips” by JVH.   “The Russ Manning Tribute Panel” with Mike Royer, Dave Stevens, Bill Stout, (and in the audience, Bob Barrett).  “Gene Roddenberry and Tarzan of the Apes” by JVH.  “Tarzan at The Earth’s Core: The Blue Book Pulp Art of Frank Hoban.”   “The Gary Gianni Interview” by JVH.  

 

Articles illustrated with art by Howard Keltner, Don Newton, Wally Wood, Al Williamson, Lonny Fawcett, Hal Foster, Burnets Hogarth, Russ Manning, Danny Bulanadi, Dave Stevens, Dave Hoover, and Gary Gianni.

 

Ads for:

Dust jacket for the Canaveral Press edition of SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Dust Jacket Restoration Project

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD 

PULPDOM (Camille Cazedessus Jr.)

and YE OLDE FANZINE SHOPPE

 

Ads from comics sellers:

DAVID T. ALEXANDER

RICHARD FRAZIER

TERRY’S COMICS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC Vol. 2, #3

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Front and back covers by Johnny Craig.

 

Editorial features include: 

“BLAST FROM THE READERS,” featuring a letter from Al Kracalik about OUTRE and SPA FON #1.   John Fantucchio’s cover for RBCC #61 printed in black-&-white.   “Johnny Craig Tribute” by James Van Hise.  “The Ghoulanatic Paintings” by “Crumblin’ Charlie.”  “George Evans Tribute” by JVH.   “Why Do We Collect Comics?” by JVH.   “Prince Valiant in the Days of Hal Foster” by JVH.  “An Interview with Hal Foster” reprinted from COLLAGE #10.   “Comic Artists in the Pulps” featuring Alex Raymond, Al Williamson, and Roy Krenkel.  “League of Masks,” fiction by JVH.  “Torture, Death and Disrobing — ’Snuff’ Comics in the Golden Age: 1945-1955” by Michael Vollmer.  “THE EC STORY: Weird Science — The Way the Future Was” by JVH.  “Don Rosa’s INFORMATION CENTER,” originally intended for RBCC #152.

“MAD Index 1-23” by Bill Hansen and Dan Ciminelli reprinted from RBCC #153.  “One of the Greatest Films You’ve Never Seen: The Boy from Mercury” by JVH.  

 

Ads for:

ALL-STORY pulp magazine facsimile

DINOSAURS ATTACK! bubblegum cards

MIDNIGHT GRAFFITI

PULP MASTERS

RBCC house ad

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF HP LOVECRAFT  

THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD

TOMB TALES

and YE OLDE FANZINE SHOPPE