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Writers / Artists: Buddy Saunders

Rocket’s Blast #023

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All-ditto issue.  (3 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  “THE FEATURE” profiles Raymond Miller.  Article on Captain Fearless Comics #1 by Bill Regier.   “What Happened to the Shield and Black Hood" by Rick Weingroff.   Black Hood art by Buddy Saunders.  Nightmare and Sleepy pin-up by Raymond Miller.  “ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Buddy Saunders and Marv Wolfman.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #024

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.) 

 

Editorial features include:

Buddy Saunders Atoman cover.   "The Origin of Atoman" by GB Love.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Synthetic Man" by Robert Heinlein.  “ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PRO'S: #1 — Joe Giella" by Bernie Bubnis.  "ROCKET'S BLAST PIN-UP #3" of Black Angel Pin-up by Raymond Miller.   Repro of All Stars #8 by Saunders. "THE FEATURE" profiles Tom McGeehan. Letters page called "BLAST FROM THE READERS" for the first time, with letters from George R. R. Martin (1st LOC about free issue he received - #23), Andrew Fraknoi (criticism that Love takes 2 pages to respond to), Rick Durell, George Lawson, Mike Friedrich, Bill Spicer, Greg Suriano, Marc Nadel, Jim Hamilton, James E. Brown, and Andy Zerbe. 

 

Ready sheet for HEROES HANGOUT #1 is the first appearance of photo-offset in ROCKET’S BLAST.

 

Ads for: 

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER

COMI-RAMA #2

FANTASTIC CREATURES

HEROES' HANGOUT #1 (offset insert with Roger Brand art)

HORROR SCREEN WORLD

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #2

THE COMIC HERO

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #026

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover of The Spectre By Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders).  "The All Winners Squad" by Don Foote, illustrated by Buddy Saunders.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews Algis Budrys' short story collection "Budrys' Inferno."  "Capt. Marvel vs. Spy Smasher" article by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  Doll-Man pin-up by Mike Reed.  Cover tracing of Captain America #78 by Howard Waldrop.   "THE ROCKET ROLL" listing new subscribers including Russ Manning.  “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Rick Durell, Ron Fradkin, Raymond Miller, Russ Manning, Biljo White, Larry Rothenberger, Kent Russell, Paul Gambaccini, Howard Keltner, Buddy Saunders, and Larry Walczak.

 

Ads for:

HORROR SCREEN WORLD #6

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #3

 

 

Rocket’s Blast #028

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All-ditto issue.

 

Last issue as Rocket's Blast, merges with The Comicollector and changes name to Rocket's Blast and the Comicollector (RBCC) with #29.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  “THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Puppet Masters" by Robert Heinlein.   "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.   "Comic Books Controversy, Crisis and Censorship Part Two" by Bill Spicer, with 8 pages of letters compiled by Spicer concerning the Comics Code Authority.  The "ROCKET ROLL" of new subscribers.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes an LOC from George R. R. Martin.  Art by Raymond Miller.

 

Ad for: 

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #9

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #029

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This issue is the first after merging with Ronn Foss' The Comicollector.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  An article about Pocket Size Comics by Raymond Miller.   ”THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "Drunkard's Walk" by Frederik Pohl.  A piece on the waning popularity of Batman by Rick Weingroff.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "A Word from the New Editor of Comicollector" by G.B. Love.  A feature on Blue Streak and Doctor Medusa by Ronn Foss.  Black Fury art by Biljo White.   "PROFESSIONAL PONDERINGS" by Bernie Bubnis.   "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #3 - The DC Group" by Bernie Bubnis.  Letter from Texas Trio member Larry Herndon.

 

NOTE: Early ditto issues of RBCC are notorious for having variable page counts; it appears as though editor GB Love would occasionally shift around the ad content depending on when he assembled the issues.

 

Ads for:

HERO #4

THE COMIC HERO #2 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #030

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Ditto issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  Notice by GB Love to attend Bernie Bubnis' Comic Fan Convention in July.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  Newsboy Legion & Guardian Pin-up by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders).  "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #4 - Marvel and Gold Key" Bernie Bubnis and Ron Fradkin visit with Flo Steinberg at Marvel, and Bill Harris at Gold Key.   "Air Fighters Comics" tracing by Raymond L Miller.  ”THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews ”President Fu Manchu" by Sax Rohmer.   "Capt. Marvel - Has He Returned From Limbo?" article by Buddy Saunders.  "PROFESSIONAL PONDERINGS" by Bubnis.   "The 1963 Alley Tally" report by Ronn Foss.  "ON THE DRAWING BOARD" — latest news courtesy of The Comic Reader.   "Capt America, The Greatest Original Revival of All-Time" by Ronn Foss.   "THE DEALER AND THE COLLECTOR" by Phil Seuling.  "The Twister" pin-up by Biljo White.  Open letter of thanks from Ronn Foss.   “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Jerry Bails, Larry Herndon, Andrew Fraknoi, Ed Lahmann and Paul Thompson Jr.

 

Ad for: 

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #10

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #032

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Ditto issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "The 'Horn of Plenty' Years" by Raymond Miller on comics published from 1940-43.  A Quicksilver pin-up by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders).  "Metamorphosis or Darkness: The Changing Shadow" by Howard Waldrop.  "THE BEST OF S-F” by Bob Harner 3rd.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR " wherein GB explains the reasons for going bi-monthly, and thanks Julie Schwartz for the "plug" he gave RB-CC in a JLA comic. "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Doug Potter, Paul Gambacini, Ronn Foss, Tom Lauria, and Bill Spicer.

 

Ads for: 

ACTION HERO #3

BATMANIA #1

COMIC FAVORITE #1

COUNTDOWN #3

FANTASTIC #5

FANTASY HEROES HANGOUT

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #2

FIGHTING HERO #12

FLARE COMICS #1

HEADLINE #3

HOUSE OF HEROES #1

MASK & CAPE #3 & 4

MEN OF MYSTERY #1

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #4

STAR #1 (from Bill Placzek)

THE COMIC HERO #2

THE COMIC JOURNAL #1

THE COMIC WORLD #6

THURIA #1

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #039

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Mimeo issue. (2 pages blank.)

Editorial features include: 

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  “Special Editorial" by GB Love about Stan Lee turning down Love's request for the MMMS mailing list.  Bulletin from Pat Masulli of Charlton (request for new fandom writers for Charlton).  "Supersnipe" article on Koppy McFad, the "Boy with the most comic books in America" by Tom Fagan.  "SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #4" reprint from Magno & Davy.  America's Greatest Comics #6 cover reprint.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Tom Christopher, Charles R Sexton, Ronn Foss, Marvin Wolfman, Joe Molenda Jr, and Brian Yates.

 

Ads for: 

ALTER-EGO

COMIC FAVORITE/ULTIMANIA

COMIC FEATURE #2

COOPER'S HOBBY BULLETIN

FOOB #2 

INTRIGUE #1

KOMIKOLLECTOR

ODD #10 

SANCTUM #2

SLAM-BANG #4 

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #7 (Powerman by George R.R. Martin listed)

SUPER ADVENTURES #3 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #047

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Editorial features include: 

Cover by Buddy Saunders.  

"ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff. 

"SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.

An interview with Harvey Kurtzman by Alan Hewetson, 

“There Were These Monsters, See?" by Jim Jones.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Roy Thomas, Irene Vartanoff, Cary Burkett, and Mike Raub. 

 

Ads for: 

ALL STARS #1

ALTER EGO #8

BLOOD AND THUNDER #5 and 6

BOMBSHELL AMA-ZINE

EARTHQUAKE COMICS #1

FANMAG ILLUSTRATED #3

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #6

FAN SCENE #1

FIGHTING HERO COMICS Special Edition #1

ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #2

MARVELMANIA

MASQUERADER #6

POW COMICS #8

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #5

SUPER SPOOF COMICS #1

THE COMIC VENDOR #3

THE MARVEL INDEX

THE MAN FROM C.O.U.S.I.N. #1

TINT (formerly Slam-Bang)

WITZEND #1 (then called Et Cetera)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #051

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Editorial features include: 

Cover by Buddy Saunders.

“THE ODDITY PAGE” by Raymond Miller.  “I Like Comics” by Russ Cochran (reprinted from Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact - Teacher’s Edition).  

A 1/2-page article about Space Ghost by Jim Jones.

A newspaper article titled “Old Comic Books Were Best, Milwaukee Collector Claims.” 

 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from Bill Parente and Mark Dorn.  

 

Ads for: 

ADMIRAL PUBLICATIONS #1

ALTER EGO #7, #8

AMAZING MASTERS PRESENTATIONS #4

BOMBSHELL #7, #8

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

COMIC CORNER 

COMIC LORE

COMICOLOGY #1

FAN-AD-IC #8

FAN SCENE #2

FANDOM CALLING

FANDOM SPEAKS

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #7

FANTASY FILM JOURNAL #7 

GRAPHIC SHOWCASE #1

INCREDIBLE FANTASY #3

IN DEPTH #1

JUNE 25, 1876 — CUSTER’S LAST STAND

LUX, MASTER OF LIGHT #2

MASQUERADER #6

NOVA #1-3

POW COMICS #21 and reprints of # 11&12

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #1

SENSE OF WONDER #1

SOONER COMICS #4

SPA FON #2, #3

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #11

SUPER HERO FANTASY

UNO! 

WITZEND #1-4

WONDERMENT #2

 

 

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