Writers / Artists: Dan Ciminelli

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #153

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This was the final issue, until Van Hise resumed as both editor and publisher with a “New First Issue” in May 2000.

 

PARODY issue, with parodies of THE COMICS JOURNAL and STARLOG.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by John Turek.  

“What’s So Funny About Comics?” by Robert Strauss. 

“MAD Index 1-23” by Bill Hansen and Dan Ciminelli. 

“The Truth About Pirate’s Gold” (about the Donald Duck story by Carl Barks) by Jim Korkis. 

“The Case of the Bogus Avery” by Jim Korkis. 

“Captain Kentucky: The Comic is Put Back Into Comic Strips” by James Van Hise. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Robert Strauss, Vernon Clark, and JVH. 

“THE OLD BOOKDEAL’R — GUD BOOX” by Stephen Bissette.  “COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

"MARK BURBEY’S INTERVIEW,” featuring a transcript of a radio interview with Moe Howard. 

“The Three Stooges in Nuclear Knuckleheads” by Mark Burbey, Richard "Grass" Green, and Eddie Eddings.  

 

(The Three Stooges material in this issue was from a one-shot Stooges fanzine Mark Burbey was putting together, but was never published because Norman Maurer required a $2500 licensing fee to proceed.)

 

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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.  

 

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