Writers / Artists: Stephen Bissette

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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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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