Writers / Artists: Bret Blevins

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. 

 

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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.   

 

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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.

 

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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.”

 

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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.” 

 

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #151

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HARLAN ELLISON issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Bret Blevins.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

“An Interview with Harlan Ellison” by James Van Hise, with acknowledgements to Marc Wielage. 

“The Harlan Ellison Hornbook” by Ellison. 

“William Rotsler Remembers … “ by Rotsler. 

“Harlan Ellison Responds” by Ellison. 

“Ellison Wonderland — A Photo-Journal” by JVH, with captions by Ellison. 

“Harlan Ellison On The Air” conducted by Denny Lane. 

“Aaargh!  Help!  The Giant Ant Ate My Maidenform Bra!” by Ellison (an introduction to a Science Fiction Book Club edition). 

Introductions to the adaptations of “Basilisk” and “Soldier.”  

“Basilisk” by Ellison, with illustrations by Bret Blevins. 

“Soldier,” adapted by Kerry Gammill.  

“A Conversation with the Man Who Hates Television,” reprinted from the May/June 1979 issue of The Videophile

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.

 

There also exists a limited signed edition (200 copies) of this issue.  

 

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THRUST — Science Fiction in Review

 

 

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.

 

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