Writers / Artists: William Rotsler

Dallascon Bulletin #02

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Contents include bid endorsements from Fritz Leiber and others, talk about the local scene, photos and more. Edited by Tom Reamy (Trumpet) and Rosemary Hickey.

Also contains illustrated ads for Carl Gafford's MinotaurDiffero (with a Steve Ditko Mr. A drawing), Gary Acord's Wotta WorldRiverside QuarterlyStar-Studded Comics (with a beautiful Bruce Berry drawing) and others.

Dallascon Bulletin #05

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Features ads for Amra, Pow #1, Anomaly, Trumpet, Gore Creatures #17, Paragon Illustrated #1, All Dynamic, Steranko’s History of Comics, Bill Schelly’s Incognito #8, and Star Studded Comics #17.

 

Dallascon Bulletin #07

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Features ads for This is Legend #1, Trumpet #11 and #12, Cinefantastique, Torture Murder Pictorial #1, David Anthony Kraft’s Omnifan, Squa Tront #4, Anomaly, Comic Crusader #9, All Dynamic, Black Oracle #3, and Gore Creatures #18.

Letters page includes letters from Landon Chesney, Joe Krolik, and Jack Williamson.

 

Fan'toons #02 (1st-3rd)

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1st printing: white?
2nd printing: ?
3rd printing: light blue, from Seattle

MUPubs #019

Fan'toons #04 (1st-2nd)

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1st printing: 1985, white?, from Euless
2nd printing: orange cover, from Seattle?

MUPress #024

Also: letters from Lynn Hansen, Chris Chrissinger and Charles T. Smith.

Fan'toons #27

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Characters appearing in artwork include Santa Claus and Snowbuni.

Letters from Eric Mayer, Rick Sneary, Kyle Miller and David Puckett.

MUPubs #083

Kirk’s Works — An Index of the Art of Tim Kirk

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Edited by George Beahm, with an interview with Tim Kirk, and annotated indices of Kirk’s work in fanzines, magazines, calendars, flyers, greeting cards, etc.  1500 square-bound paperback copies, and 100 hardback copies.

Lizard Inn #2

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SF fanzine. Contents include: cover by underground comix artist Larry Todd (Dr. Atomic); "Why I don't Live in a Men's Dorm, or, Oh Those Nights of Collating"; letters from Hank Davis, Mike Glicksohn, Harry Warner Jr. and others; fanzine reviews; columns; more.

Offset, side-stapled.

Nickelodeon #1

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Nickelodeon took the place of Trumpet after Ted Reamy became embroiled in a publishing deal with Nostalgia Inc. that didn’t turn out as he had hoped or been led to believe.   Reamy shared editing and publishing duties with Ken Keller, who would go on to publish Trumpet #12 in 1981, in an effort to resurrect the title.  

Nickelodeon #2

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Features include an interview with Frederick Pohl.  

Letters page includes letters from Doug Potter, Kenneth Smith, and Andrew Porter.

Quip #5

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Science fiction fanzine. Contents include: a beautiful six-page comic by Ross Chamberlain that begins on the cover and stars Jack Gaughan and others; "Non-Con Report" article by Robert Bloch (two pages); and art by Joe Staton, Steve Stiles, ATom (Arthur Thomson), Bjo Trimble, William Rotsler and others.

Mimeo printed.

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.  

 

Ads for:

BIZARRE THRILLS #1 (Bill Black)

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #8

IS IT FAST? by Mahlon L. Fawcett

FANTASY NEWSLETTER 

FemFantastique #3 (Bill Black)

PORTFOLIO by Richard Harrison Green

STAR FEMS #1 (Bill Black)

TARA #2 (Bill Black)

THE COMICS JOURNAL #53 (Harlan Ellison issue)

THE HARLAN ELLISON / STEPHEN FABIAN PORTFOLIO

THE PRISONER NEWSLETTER

 

THRUST — Science Fiction in Review

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #152

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James Van Hise remains as editor, but publishing has been assumed by New Media Publishing.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Ron Wilber.

“The Mutant Handbook” by Kurt Busiek and Scott McLeod. 

“Intelligent Life on Earth” (review of Will Eisner’s “Life on Another Planet”) by Robert Strauss. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Robert Strauss, and James Van Hise. 

“The Empire Strikes Mitch” by Ken Mitchroney. 

“Metal and the White Boy’s Cool” (about Ted White’s tenure at Heavy Metal) by Robert Strauss. 

“The Return of the Lone Ranger” by JVH. 

“Megacon Blues,” strip by Doug Potter. 

“An Interview with Mike Friedrich” by Gerald Brown. 

“The Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (book/movie/book/movie review) by JVH. 

Weird Tales: Back from the Dead and Needing a Facelift” by JVH.  “Have Broom, Will Travel” (a review of Broom-Hilda” Life Begins at 1500” by JVH.   

 

Ads for:

COMICS FEATURE

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS 

MONSTER INVASION Portfolio by Jim McDermott and Steve Fiorilla

PORTIA PRINZ

 

 

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.)

 

Ads for:

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS 

MONSTER INVASION Portfolio by Jim McDermott and Steve Fiorilla

PORTIA PRINZ

 

 

Tattooed Dragon Returns, The

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Collection of artwork by Bill Rotsler.

Numbered and inscribed edition of 150.

Tattooed Dragon, The

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Collection of artwork by Bill Rotsler.

Numbered edition of 100.

Trumpet #11

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Features include portfolios by Stephen Fabian and Robert Kline.  Also included is Ellison’s “Repent Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman,” with illustrations by Tim Kirk.  

 

Trumpet became Nickelodeon #1 in 1975 after Tom Reamy became embroiled in a publishing deal with Nostalgia Inc. that didn’t turn out as he had hoped or expected or been led to believe. 

 

Trumpet #12 would be published in 1981, following the publication of Nickelodeon #1 and #2, when Ken Keller tried to resurrect the title.  It would be the final issue. 

Trumpet #12

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Following the death of Tom Reamy in 1977, Trumpet #12 was published by Ken Keller in an effort to resurrect the title.   Reamy had followed Trumpet #11 (1974) with Nickelodeon #1 (1975) and Nickelodeon #2 (1976) with co-editor/co-publisher Keller after becoming embroiled in a publishing deal with Nostalgia Inc. that didn’t turn out as he had hoped or been led to believe.  Trumpet #12 would be the final issue.