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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #112

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Editorial features include:

GB Love announces that RBCC #112 is his last as editor/publisher, with James Van Hise taking the reins with issue #113.

 

"FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) by James Van Hise.  Houston Con report (no credit).  "A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.   “A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr., Mark Burbey, and James Van Hise.  Centerspread by Robert Kline.  "AGE OF QUALITY" by James Van Hise, including an Uncle Sam reprint from National Comics by Will Eisner.  “Al Shuster’s International Star Trek Convention” report by Deborah Rose.  50th installment of “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “GOLDEN AGE GLEANINGS” by Richard O’Brien.

 

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THE JOURNAL

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #124

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Editorial features include:  

Part 1 of “Subjectivity,” an adaptation of a short story by Norman Spinrad illustrated by Kerry Gammill (illustrating the same script drawn by Mike Zeck in RBCC #117).  Part 3 of “Maxor of Cirod” by John Adkins Richardson, reprinted from Fantastic Exploits #21.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “The Outer Limits” by James Van Hise.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr, Mike McKenney, and JVH.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  “The 1975 San Diego Comic Convention” by JVH.  “Ray B. and Me” by JVH.  “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  Letters from Doug Potter and Mike McKenney.  

 

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THE PREMIUM BIBLE

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #123

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Editorial features include:

Part 2 of “Maxor of Cirod” by John Adkins Richardson, reprinted from Fantastic Exploits #21.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “A Look at SPACE: 1999” by Thomas D.N. Zaegner, Mark Burbey, and James Van Hise.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.   “Jawsmania Strikes!” compiled by JVH.   “I Acted on ‘Impulse’” by Della Hawks.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.   “Orlandoncon” by JB Clifford Jr.   “Glasses,” a one-page strip by Alan Hanley.  “Caged Animal,” a 7-page werewolf strip by Kerry Gammill.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  

 

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MEDIASCENE

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ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN LP

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #122

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Editorial features include:

“An Interview with Rod Serling” reprinted from Gamma #1, a science fiction magazine published in 1963.  Serling obituary by James Van Hise.   “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “Star Trek: The Tholian Web,” story re-told with stills.  

“Houstoncon ’75” by JVH.  “A Houston Mini-Con is Anything But Mini” by JVH.  Part 1 of “Maxor of Cirod” by John Adkins Richardson, reprinted from Fantastic Exploits #21.  “Zero Hero” by RC Harvey.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.   “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by John Ellis, JB Clifford Jr, and JVH.  Letters from M. Thomas Inge and RC Harvey.  

 

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CINEFANTASTIQUE

DEMONS portfolio by Kenneth Smith

DOC #1 (Doc Savage fanzine)

EQUINOX #3

MIAMICON 1

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN LP

SPACED #1 and 2

STAR TREK ’75

TREK #2

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #121

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Vaughn Bode issue.  

 

Editorial features include:

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “An Interview with Vaughn Bode” by Mark & Steve Collins and Dave Simons.  “Sunpot: An Analysis” by James Van Hise.   “Bode” by Manny Lezcano.  “Kayo the Karate Lizard!” by JVH, Ken Mitchroney, and John Ellis.  “Vaughn Bode: A Retrospective Look at the Man and His Work” by George Beahm.  “Vincent  Bode Presents Vaughn Bode’s Cartoon Concert” by JVH.   “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by John Ellis, JB Clifford Jr, and JVH.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.  “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.

 

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MEDIASCENE

MIAMICON 1

OKAY COMIX

THE ADVENTURESS

THE ELFLAND CHRONICLES

TREK #2

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #120

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Editorial features include:

“Dr. Fate: Man of Magic” by Raymond Miller.  "FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“Forbidden Planet” Revisited) by James Van Hise.

Article about John Adkins Richardson and “Maxor of Cirod” reprinted from the Southern Illinois University Alestle.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  "A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.   “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and James Van Hise.  “THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part Four, by Don Rosa.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.   “He Walked Among US — the EC Story That Nobody Talks About” by JVH.   A letter from Joe Brancatelli.  

 

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ERBDOM

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HP LOVECRAFT LP

MIAMICON 1

STAR TREK 74 and 75

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE SENSUOUS FRAZETTA

TREK #1

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

WINDY CITY ENTERPRISES (ELRIC; TALES OF THE MACABRE)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #119

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Editorial features include:

“The World of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson” by Mike Clark and Marc Wielage.  Profile of Mike Zeck.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “Friedkin Returns to TV to Direct ‘The Spirit’,” likely reprinted from a newspaper article.  “Biography of Noel Neill,” reprinted from Palm Beach Con*1 / Trek Int’l ’75 program book.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.   “THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part Three, by Don Rosa.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and James Van Hise.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “1975 New York Star Trek Con” by JVH.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.   Letters from John Kent and Harland Ronning.

 

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FILM COLLECTOR’S REGISTRY

FILM FANTASY SCRAPBOOK

HP LOVECRAFT LP

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

WINDY CITY PRESENTS ELRIC

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #118

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Editorial features include:

“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “The Cage / The Menagerie — A Comparison” by James Van Hise.   “Where No Man Has Gone Before” by JVH.  “Star Trek, Beyond the Pilots” by JVH.  “An Evening with Gene Roddenberry” by JVH.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part Two, by Don Rosa.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.   “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.   A letter from JB Clifford, Jr.

 

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CINEFANTASTIQUE

ERBDOM

GJDRKZLXCBWQ COMICS (Basil Wolverton)

PHANTASMAGORIA #4

THE ADVENTURES OF THE CYCLONE (by Kerry Gammill)

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #117

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Editorial features include:

“The Green Hornet” by James Van Hise.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.  Part 1 of “Subjectivity,” an adaptation of a short story by Norman Spinrad illustrated by Mike Zeck.  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by JVH.  “Houston, Fandom’s New Mecca” by GB Love.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.   “THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” Part One, by Don Rosa.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  

 

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CRIMMER’S: THE HARVARD JOURNAL OF PICTORIAL FICTION

FAR LANDS, OTHER DAYS (illustrated by George Evans)

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION

THE COMIC BUYER’S SHOWCASE (likely never published)

TREK #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #116

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Editorial features include:

“The End of an Era” by William Parente (reprinted from Rocket’s Blast Special #7).  "THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by James Van Hise.  “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and James Van Hise.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “Cinematically Speaking” by John Ellis.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  

"A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.    A letter from Jim Jones.  

 

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CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 3, #4

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GRAPHIC GALLERY #1 (Russ Cochran)

SUMMER SPECIAL 1974 EDITION

SWORD AND FANTASY 

TIM CORRIGAN PRESENTS ELASTICWORM #1

ZERO HERO PACKET (RC Harvey)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #115

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Editorial features include:

“Otto Binder as I Remember Him” by CC Beck.  Article about Kelly Freas space program posters reprinted from Industrial Art Methods Magazine Oct. 1974.  Interviews with John Goldwater, Leonard Darvin & Dr. Fredric Wertham by Jay Maeder.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr, John Ellis, Jack Reid, and James Van Hise.  "A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR” by JVH.  “WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Part 2 of “Kenton of the Star Patrol” from Strange Worlds #5 (1951).  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a visit to the SFCA offices (with photos).  A letter from Jim Jones.  

 

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CONAN THE BARBARIAN PRINT by Frank Frazetta

HOW TO DRAW MONSTERS

THE COLLECTOR #28 and 29

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE WILD & WICKED WEST

WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN COMICS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #114

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Editorial features include:

Interviews with Carmine Infantino, Stan Lee & Roy Thomas by Jay Maeder.  “Conquest.” a Sub-Mariner strip by Mike Zeck.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “The Resurrection of Richard Wentworth” by James Van Hise.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.  “A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper.  “COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman.  

 

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COMIC REPRINTS 

FILMS FANTASTIQUE #1

PROMETHEAN ENTERPRISES #5

SQUA TRONT #4

THE AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #1

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE COLLECTOR #29

THE SPIRIT COLORING BOOK

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #1

 

 

Comic Crusader #12

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Special "Barbaric Issue". Contents include: interview with Frank Thorne; Conan fiction by Isabella; article on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan; profile of artist Carlos Gimenez (Dani Futuro); 10-page Eclipse ama-hero strip by Foss; more.

Characters in fan art include: Conan the Barbarian, Tomahawk, Dani Futuro, Thor, Slam Bradley, Tarzan

Offset, saddle-stitched.

There are two other artists I couldn't identify.

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 #07

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Batman-themed fanzine. Contents include: "Batman Before Robin, Part II" article; report on Con-Cave '68 (New York Comic Con); profile on collector Marty Arbunich; The 007 Collector #1 (four-page bound-in supplement); Batman-related sightings in the media; ads; more.

Characters in fan art include: Batman, Robin, Hugo Strange, James Bond, Bat-Mite

Ditto/mimeo, side-stapled.

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #108

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Editorial features include:

Debut of Don Rosa’s “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER.”  “FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“The Day the Earth Stood Still”) by James Van Hise.  “A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper.  “WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 2 of “The Martian Slavers” from Captain Science #4.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Orlando Falcon, and James Van Hise.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” reprinting a story by Al Williamson and Angelo Torres from Eerie Tales #1 (Hastings Associates).  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel (including a newspaper review of Frederic Wertham’s “The World of Fanzines”).  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by James Van Hise.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.

 

Letters from Fredric Wertham, MD., Bill Blyberg Jr. (Willie Blyberg?), and Max Allan Collins.

 

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FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

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REVIEW (likely never published)

SERIAL WORLD

SPECIAL EDITION SERIES #1 (reprinting Whiz #7 thru 28)

SWORD’S EDGE by Sanho Kim

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #4

THE SFCA PRICE GUIDE 1974

 

 

Fulcrum #1 New!

Fulcrum #1

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Features an interview with CC Beck, comic strip by Mike McKenney, and a “Fan-Pro Showcase” spotlighting artist Jon Farwell.  

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #111

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Editorial features include:

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Part 1 of “Kenton of the Star Patrol” from Strange Worlds #5 (1951).   “The Outer Limits” by James Van Hise.  “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “GOLDEN AGE GLEANINGS” by Richard O’Brien.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.   “A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  "A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE,” reprinting an article from Toronto’s The Globe and Mail by Don Hutchison.  Color centerspread by Morris Scott Dollens.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Orlando Falcon, Jack Reid, and James Van Hise.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR,” reprinting a story from Forbidden Worlds #63 (1958).  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of Rick Durell. 

 

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FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 23

HOT STUF’ #1

NOSTALGIA JOURNAL

POWERHOUSE PEPPER #1 (Basil Wolverton)

ROBERT E. HOWARD PORTFOLIO by Barry Smith

TARA #1 (William Black)

THE CARTOONIST #1

THE SPIRIT reprints

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #110

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Editorial features include:

“WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Part 2 of “Kenton of the Star Patrol” from Strange Worlds #3 (1951).  

“Return in Time” by Keith Gebers.   “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “GOLDEN AGE GLEANINGS” by Richard O’Brien.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mike McKenney, JB Clifford Jr., Mark Burbey, and James Van Hise.   “A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  "FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“War of the World”) by James Van Hise.  "A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT A MLJ PUBLICATION" by Raymond Miller.  “AGE OF QUALITY” by James Van Hise (including a reprint of a Black Condor story by Lou Fine).  “THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel

 

Letters from Alex McFee, John Kent, Mike McKenney, and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.  Also — an editor’s note at the bottom of the letters page refers to MARVEL TIMES #4: “We are currently working on it and hope to have it out in June or early July.  It will, in fact, be a double-sized issue.”  MARVEL TIMES #4 was never published.

 

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EAST COAST COMIX EC reprints

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FRAZETTA PRINT (Famous Funnies #214)

GJDRKZLXCBWQ COMICS (Basil Wolverton)

PHANTASMAGORIA #4

RAINTREE ONE (Terry and the Pirates)

NOSTALGIA JOURNAL

PARAGON SUPER-HEROES #1

SPECIAL EDITION SERIES #1 (reprinting Whiz #7 thru 28)

THE COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK #4

THE HARVARD JOURNAL OF PICTORIAL FICTION #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #082

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Editorial features include:

“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by James Van Hise and Robert Weinberg.  Letters from Robert Barrett and Richard Corben.

 

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CAPTAIN GEORGE’S WHIZZBANG

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FANDOM ANNUAL #1 and 2

FANDOM’S FANS #1

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #15 thru 21

FVP #1

GRAPHIC STORY WORLD #2

INFINITY #3

KIRBY UNLEASHED

MYRON MOOSE FUNNIES

PARAGON ILLUSTRATED #3

PHANTASMAGORIA #1

PROMETHEAN ENTERPRISES #3

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #7

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS CREATED BY RAY HARRYHAUSEN - FXRH #2

THE GOLDEN AGE #7

THE HERO PULP INDEX by Robert Weinberg

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #3

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #1

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COMIX #6

 

 

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