Writers / Artists: Rick Weingroff

Batmania #05

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include: article on Robin's solo stories in Star Spangled Comics; address list of Batmanians; full-page ad for Biljo's The Eye #1; Batman-related sightings in the media; more.

Characters in fan art include: Batman, Robin, Crazy Quilt, Dante Leonardo

Ditto/mimeo, side-stapled.

Batmania #10

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include: Adam West/Burt Ward Batman TV show cover, article on All Star Comics, 2nd annual Batmania ballot results, miscellaneous Batman-related tidbits, editorial cartoons featuring Batman, letters, more.

Offset/mimeo, side-stapled.

CAPA-alpha #004

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No membership roster given.

Cover by Ronn Foss

Contributions include Looking Back and Ahead (Foss), Operation Ishfael (Moslander), Agent X Reporting (Bails), House of Info (McGeehans), The Authoritative Guidebook for the Bewildered Comic Pro (Weingroff via Bails), A Clipping for Your Files (Bails), The Chopping Block (Robertson), Kid Stuff? (Kuhfeld) and Heavy Water #1 (Patten)

Reproduction by ditto and mimeograph

Back cover by Fred Patten and Jack Harness

CAPA-alpha #006

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Membership includes Jerry Bails, Paul Gambaccini, Daniel Alderson, John and Tom McGeehan, Glen Johnson, Richard Kyle, Marc Nadel, Pete Jackson, David Kaler, Duncan Robertson, Howard Keltner, Al Kuhfeld, Elliot Brill, Ronn Foss, John Ryan, Dennis Richard, Paul Moslander, Roy Thomas, Fred Patten, Raymond Miller, Phil Castora, Richard Weingroff

Applicants include Derrill Rothermich, Joseph Wehrle, Coreen Casey, Richie Benyo, Gary Behymer, Don & Maggie Thompson

Cover by Jerry Bails

Contributions include Agent X Reporting (Bails), Index to Periodical Literature #2 (Brill), Checklist to First Heroic Age #2 (Keltner), ROY-al Ramblings #1 (Thomas), Listen Here #4 (Gambaccini), Heavy Water #3 (Patten), Shmoz #2 (Castora), Hints: Repro with Spirit Duppers (Bails), Sounding Off (Kaler), Wandering Miner #1 (Rothermich), The World of Ryandom #2 (Ryan), Summation of K-a #1-3 (Alderson), By-Laws of CAPA-alpha (Bails), Membership Roster (Bails)

Reproduction by ditto and mimeograph

Back cover by Jerry Bails

Golden Age, The #1

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Published in 1964 or '65?

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Rocket's Blast Annual

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Mimeo & ditto, side-stapled.

 

"PAGES FROM THE PAST - Inside, Reprints From Early RB/CC Issues!”

 

Cover by Ronn Foss.

Dr. Strange pin-up by Ken Dixon, likely from THE COMICOLLECTOR.

“The Captain America Story” by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #13.

An article about Lev Gleason’s ”Daredevil" written/illustrated by Rick Durell from ROCKET’S BLAST #15.

“The Frantic Four” by Ronn Foss from THE COMICOLLECTOR #7.

Mystery Men Comics #31 cover tracing by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #18.

Thrilling Comics #22 tracing by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #27.

Green Lama Pin-Up by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #20.

"Human Torch" article written/illustrated by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #18.

“Graham Crackers” by Ron Graham, writing about Frankenstein (Prize Comics) from THE COMICOLLECTOR #4.

Hall of Fame pin-up of the Ray by Raymond Miller from THE COMICOLLECTOR.

Hall of Fame Special: Some of the Old Timely Gang by Raymond Miller from THE COMICOLLECTOR.

“What Happened to the Shield and Black Hood" by Rick Weingroff from ROCKET’S BLAST #23.

"SPOTLIGHT ON THE PRO'S: #1 — Joe Giella" by Bernie Bubnis from ROCKET’S BLAST #24.

"The Late and Great Captain Flag" written/illoed by Howard Keltner from ROCKET’S BLAST #16.

"Capt. Marvel vs. Spy Smasher" article by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #26.

“The Best of the Holidays” by Ronn Foss, from THE COMICOLLECTOR #8 and #10, and #11.

Hall of Fame #8: The Black Hood by Raymond Miller, from THE COMICOLLECTOR #8

"Seduction of the Innocent" article by Paul Gambaccini from ROCKET’S BLAST #27.

"The Original Shield with Dusty" written/illustrated by Howard Keltner from ROCKET’S BLAST #21.

"ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP #2” OF Nightmare and Sleepy pin-up by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #23.

"ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP #3" of Black Angel Pin-up by Raymond Miller from ROCKET’S BLAST #24.

Cover of ROCKET’S BLAST #26 by Buddy Saunders.

Cover of ROCKET’S BLAST #27 by Howard Keltner.

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #004

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5 single-sided carbon paper and mimeo pages.  One page is 8.5 x 14 inches.

 

Editorial features include:

"THE FEATURE" profiles Rick Weingroff.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Weingroff.   ”Forged of Fire," article on the Metal Ken by Weingroff.   "WE SUGGEST”.  "TO THE MEMBERS" by GB Love.   "THE COLLECTOR'S CORNER" by Love.   "The Revenge of Mentin, Part I" by Edward Sheehy.   "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Greg DeZiel.

 

 

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 #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 #014

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21 one-sided mimeograph/ditto pages. 

 

Editorial features include:

Captain America cover by Buddy Saunders.  "THE FEATURE" profiles Howard Keltner.  "THE COMIC REVIEWER: A Key to Gold Key” by Steve Perrin.  "Wanted: A Good Team (Simon & Kirby)“ by John Ferrazzano and illoed by P. Alfieri.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Graviteer Battles Magnus," text story written/illustrated by Buddy Saunders.   "THE ROCKET ROLL" lists new members: John G. Fantucchio, Larry Herndon, Paul Gambaccini, Rick Durell, and Margaret Gemignani.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from John Page, Howard Keltner, Mike Friedrich, Paul Gambaccini, Buddy Saunders, Doug Storer & Frank Lamb. 

 

Ads become more abundant with this issue, which includes one of Howard Rogofsky's first ads.  

 

 

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 #016

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Mimeograph/ditto pages.  (11 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

The Shield cover by Buddy Saunders.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   "The Late and Great Captain Flagg" written/illoed by Howard Keltner.  “THE FEATURE" profiles Don Foote.  "THE FAN COMMENTATOR" by Mickey Martin.  "A History of Weird Science" by Bill Spicer (with Weird Science #12 cover tracing in ditto).  "Group Strips" by Steve Utley.   "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Phil Leibfred, Rick Durell, Frank Lamb, and Ed Gee. 

 

Ads for:

BULLSEYE #2

JEDDAK #1

MASK & CAPE

 

 

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