Writers / Artists: Bob Harner 3rd

Rocket’s Blast #005

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5 single-sided 8.5"x14" mimeo pages.

 

Editorial features include:

"The Fantastic-Lee Four" by Rick Weingroff.   "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" and "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" by Weingroff.   THE BEST OF S-F by Bob Harner 3rd.   "THE FEATURE" profiles Jerry Snipes.  "THE SCIENCE SHOP, Sorcery, Fact or Fable" by Greg DeZiel.   "The Revenge of Mentin, Part II" by Edward Sheehy.  Drawing contest by S.F.C.A. to find an artist.   One new member on "THE ROCKET ROLL": Michael Maginnis.   LETTERS TO THE EDITOR from Edward Sheehy and Buddy Saunders. Buddy suggests a drive to get membership up to 100 fans. 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #006

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4 single-sided 8.5"x14" mimeo pages.

 

Editorial features include:

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP - The Revivals - Where Now?" column by Rick Weingroff discusses revivals of Golden Age super heroes.  “THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members, including John and Tom McGeehan, and Raymond Miller.  Announcement at the bottom of page 1 that "We are changing the name of our club to Science Fiction and Comics Association."   "THE FEATURE" profiles 14-year-old Paul Seydor.  "The Atom" article & illo by Bernie Bubnis.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" column by Greg DeZiel discusses Dr. Fate (with illo by Deziel).  “THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Unsleep" by Diana & Meir Gillon.    "The Revenge of Mentin Part III" fan-fiction by Edward Sheehy.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Mary Bending (1st female member of the club) and Fred Bronson.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #007

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"THE FEATURE" profiles collector Michael Maginnis from W. Hyattsville MD.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" column by Dave Bibby discusses the origin of Green Lantern (Alan Scott).  "THE SCIENCE SHOP" column by Rick Weingroff on shooting stars.  "EDITOR'S NOTE" by GB Love.   "THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members, including Dean Newman and Don Foote.  “Master of Gravity, Graviteer" fan-fiction by Buddy Saunders (illo by Greg DeZiel).   "WE SUGGEST" suggests World's Finest #126.   "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" column by Rick Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "Necromancer" by Gordon R. Dickson.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Buddy Saunders and Bob Harner 3rd.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #008

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Editorial features include:

"THE FEATURE" profiles 14-year-old collector Dennis Budd.  “THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" by Rick Weingroff & GB Love report "here are some books you should look for … Amazing Adult Fantasy #15 features a new costumed hero called Spider-Man" and also reports “Journey Into Mystery #83 introduces a new super hero called Thor."  "THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members including Howard Keltner.   "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" column by Rick Weingroff discusses Blackhawk.  "WE SUGGEST" suggests The Brave & The Bold #43 (Hawkman).  “THE BEST OF S-F“ — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Primal Urge" by Brian Aldiss.   "Purr" by Bernie Bubnis, a funny story told in a single paragraph.   Ditto art insert by Bernie Bubnis.  "Heroes United" by Fred Bronson is super-hero fan-fiction (sort of).  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Dave Bibby, Fred Bronson, and Richard Weingroff. 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #009

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Editorial features include:

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP,” about Mystery in Space #1 by Rick Weingroff.   "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “The Shrinking Man” by Richard Matheson.  "BLASTING OFF" by Fred Bronson, on Gold Key.   "Graviteer and The Hole in the Ocean," short story with illo by Buddy Saunders.  "THINGS TO COME" with info sent in by Nick Debelo.

 

Announcement for:

THE COMIC COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #010

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5 one-sided mimeo pages.

 

Editorial features include:

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   "Heroes United" by Fred Bronson.  “THE FEATURE” profiles Larry Tucker.

"THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “War of the Worlds” by HG Wells.  "Graviteer and the Hole in the Ocean," text story written/illustrated by Buddy Saunders.  "BLASTING OFF" by Fred Bronson.  "Forked Lightening Meets The Mania Master" by Paul Moslander.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" (“Great Guardians, Another Guardian”) by Don Foote.   A critique of Ray Cummings' "The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Paul Moslander.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Paul Moslander and John Ferrazzano.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #011

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13 one-sided mimeo pages.

 

Editorial features include:

Issue #11 has the same cover as issue #12, depicting The Avenger, by GB Love; intended to be the permanent cover of the RB but popular opinion decided against it.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" and "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" columns by Rick Weingroff.  "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by Steve Perrin.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “On the Beach” by Nevil Shute.  "Graviteer and the Sub Pirates" text story written/illustrated by Buddy Saunders.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Paul Seydor, Larry Tucker, Dave Bibby, Rick Weingroff & Steve Perrin.   Art by Greg DeZiel. 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #012

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15 one-sided mimeograph/ditto pages.

 

Editorial features include:

Issue #12 has the same cover as issue #11, depicting The Avenger, by GB Love; intended to be the permanent cover of the RB but popular opinion decided against it.   "The First Year Is the Hardest" by GB Love.   "THE COMIC REVIEWER," an article about Thor by Steve Perrin.  "The First and Still the Greatest," article about Superman creators Siegel & Schuster by Paul Seydor.   A review of George Lowther's "The Adventures of Superman" novel by Tom McGeehan.  ”THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" by Rick Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harper 3rd reviews “Caviar” by Theodore Sturgeon.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #013

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16 one-sided mimeograph/ditto pages.

 

Editorial features include:

Adam Strange cover by Buddy Saunders.  ”THE FEATURE" profile of Mel Herbers.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "How's the World Treating You" by Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Bodyguard and Four Other Short Novels From Galaxy" edited by H.L. Gold.  "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bernie Bubnis.  "Captain America Story," article by Raymond Miller.  ”Serial Shorts" by John McGeehan & GB Love.  “The Rusty Man of Steel" by Paul Moslander.   "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Richard Durell, Paul Moslander, Doug Storer, Rick Weingroff, and Bernie Bubnis.

 

 

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 #017

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Mimeograph/ditto pages.  (9 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Captain Atom cover by Howard Keltner.   "The Magnetism of Magnus" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   Pin-up section by Raymond Miller.   "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “When Worlds Collide by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie.   

"Man of the Atom" — Rick Weingroff writes about Capt. Atom.  "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by Steve Perrin (reviewing Adventure Comics #300).  "THE FEATURE" profiles Paul Gambaccini.   "COMIC READER EXTRA" — insert written/illustrated by Jerry Bails.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Ed Gee, Terry Peters, Paul Gambaccini, Robert Malisani, Rick Weingroff, Howard Keltner, and Leonard Rodriguez.

 

Ad for:

HERO #2

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #018

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All-ditto issue.  (5 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Green Lantern cover by Buddy Saunders.   "THE FEATURE" profiles John McGeehan.   Article comparing comics of the early '60s to the 1940s and '50s by John McGeehan.  "A Voice from the Minority, or Is There Anything with Comics Today That Talent Couldn’t Cure?“ — opinion by Bill Spicer (lettered/illustrated by Spicer).  "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "Flashy" — short story by Bill Regier & Chuck Moss.  "Human Torch" article written/illustrated by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members: Marvin Wolfman, Lucien Kettle, Donald Petrone, Dick Memorich, Jeremy Barry, and Sherman Howard.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from John McGeehan, Marvin Wolfman, Dave Bibby, John Page, Rick Weingroff, Alan Weiss, Walt Taylor, and James E. Brown.

 

Ads for: 

FIGHTING HEROES #2  

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

STAR STUDDED COMICS #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #019

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All-ditto issue.  (6 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Miss Liberty cover by Buddy Saunders.   "THE COMIC REVIEWER" by GB Love.  “THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Brain Twister by Mark Phillips.  "Frontline Combat" article by Bill Spicer (with excellent ditto tracing of Frontline Combat #1 by Spicer).  "Man of Iron" article on Robotman by Glen Johnson with art by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "COMIC READER EXTRA" by Jerry Bails.  "ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP PAGE" #1 by Raymond Miller.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Jeremy Barry Jerry Bails, Richard Merkin, Buddy Saunders, Jim Hamilton, Biljo White, Robert Malisani, and Paul Gambaccini. 

 

Announcement of Nebraska Fan Meeting, said to be "sponsored by Jerry Bails and Biljo White” (but wasn’t, which Bails states in a letter in Rocket’s Blast #20).

 

Ads for:

COMICS: PAST PRESENT & FUTURE

FIGHTING HEROES #3

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #020

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All-ditto issue.  (8 pages blank.) 

 

Editorial features include:

Captain Marvel cover by Howard Keltner.   "THE FEATURE" profiles Dave Bibby.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Justice by Lightning," article about Captain Marvel by John Ferrazzano with art by P. Alfieri (and "mastered" by Buddy Saunders).   Green Lama Pin-Up by Raymond Miller.

"The Rise of the Atomic Knights" by Walt Taylor with art by Alan Weiss.   "Captain Marvel Comic Books from Spain" by John McGeehan.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Some Will Not Die” by Algis Budrys.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Stan Lee, letter from Jerry Bails (about NebraskaFan Meeting), Carter De Paul, Robert Malisani, Bill Spicer, and Fred Bronson. 

 

Ads for: 

BLACK STAR #1

COMICDOM #1 

FIGHTING HEROES #4

KOMIK HEROZ OF THE FUTURE #2

STAR #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #021

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

"THE FEATURE" profiles Doug Storer.  "The Right Direction" — EC article by Paul Gambaccini.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd writes about Edgar Rice Burroughs ACE pocketbooks.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  

All Star #7 tracing by Raymond Miller.  "The Original Shield with Dusty" written/illustrated by Howard Keltner.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Bernie Bubnis, Jerry Bails (explains why Captain Marvel can never be published because of court settlement), Marvin Wolfman, Biljo White, Bill Regier, Buddy Saunders, Jim Pobst, and Rick Weingroff.

 

Ads for:

STAR #1

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #022

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All-ditto issue.  (5 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Mr. Scarlet cover by Buddy Saunders.   "THE FEATURE" profiles Bob Harner 3rd.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Glory Road” by Robert Heinlein.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Flesh & Blood of the Ink" — article on pulps by Alan Simons.  Interior illos by Raymond Miller.   "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from John McGeehan, Bernie Bubnis, Tom Lauria, Bill Spicer, Marc Nadel, Alan Simons, Paul Gambaccini, and Rick Weingroff. 

 

Ads for:

SUPER STAR #1

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER #1 (from Vern Debes)

STAR STUDDED COMICS #2

FIGHTING HERO #5

MASK & CAPE #2

JEDDAK #2

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #024

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.) 

 

Editorial features include:

Buddy Saunders Atoman cover.   "The Origin of Atoman" by GB Love.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Synthetic Man" by Robert Heinlein.  “ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PRO'S: #1 — Joe Giella" by Bernie Bubnis.  "ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP #3" of Black Angel Pin-up by Raymond Miller.   Repro of All Stars #8 by Saunders. "THE FEATURE" profiles Tom McGeehan. Letters page called "BLAST FROM THE READERS" for the first time, with letters from George R. R. Martin (1st LOC about free issue he received - #23), Andrew Fraknoi (criticism that Love takes 2 pages to respond to), Rick Durell, George Lawson, Mike Friedrich, Bill Spicer, Greg Suriano, Marc Nadel, Jim Hamilton, James E. Brown, and Andy Zerbe. 

 

Ready sheet for HEROES HANGOUT #1 is the first appearance of photo-offset in ROCKET’S BLAST.

 

Ads for: 

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER

COMI-RAMA #2

FANTASTIC CREATURES

HEROES' HANGOUT #1 (offset insert with Roger Brand art)

HORROR SCREEN WORLD

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #2

THE COMIC HERO

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #025

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Hawkman cover by Alan Weiss.  “The Atom" by Sherman Howard with 2 pages of color (ditto) pin-ups of the Atom (both Golden & Silver Age) by Alan Weiss.  "THE FEATURE" profiles Margaret Gemignani.   "Comic Books Controversy, Crisis and Censorship" — part 1 of a long article written/laid out/lettered by Bill Spicer.  "An Interview with Leonard Darwin" of the Comics Code Authority by Bill Spicer.  Planet Comics #52 repro.   "News from DC."   "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "THE ROCKET ROLL" of new subscribers includes George R.R. Martin.  “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Jerry Bails, Fred Bronson, Mike Vosburg, Mike Baker, Jim Rossow, Marvin Wolfman, George R. R. Martin, Marc Nadel, and Phil Leibfred.

 

Ads for:

ALIEN (The New International Fanzine - sold thru Bob Bell)

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER 1

COMI-RAMA 2

FANTASTIC CREATURES 2

FIGHTING HEROES 7

HORROR SCREEN WORLD

KOMIX ILLUSTRATED 11

THE COMIC HERO 1

THE COMIC WORLD NEWS 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #026

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover of The Spectre By Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders).  "The All Winners Squad" by Don Foote, illustrated by Buddy Saunders.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews Algis Budrys' short story collection "Budrys' Inferno."  "Capt. Marvel vs. Spy Smasher" article by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  Doll-Man pin-up by Mike Reed.  Cover tracing of Captain America #78 by Howard Waldrop.   "THE ROCKET ROLL" listing new subscribers including Russ Manning.  “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Rick Durell, Ron Fradkin, Raymond Miller, Russ Manning, Biljo White, Larry Rothenberger, Kent Russell, Paul Gambaccini, Howard Keltner, Buddy Saunders, and Larry Walczak.

 

Ads for:

HORROR SCREEN WORLD #6

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #3

 

 

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. 

 

Ads for:

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER #2 & 3

COUNTDOWN 2

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #1 (offset insert)

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #8

THE COMIC WORLD #4

WONDERFUL WORLD OF KOMIX #1