Year: 1964

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 #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 #027

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All-ditto issue.  (5 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover of the Web by Howard Keltner.   "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #2 - Mike Sekowsky" by Bernie Bubnis.   "INSIDE THE COVER" of Marvel Mystery #8 by Rick Durell  (with Xerox insert of the cover).  “A Page from the Golden Age” by Raymond Miller.  "Seduction of the Innocent" article by Paul Gambaccini.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.   Article about Edgar Rice Burroughs paperbacks by Rick Weingroff.  Thrilling Comics #22 tracing by Raymond Miller.   “THE BEST OF S-F” —Bob Harner 3rd reviews "Passport to Eternity" by J.G. Ballard.  Spider-Man pin-up by Chuck Rogers Jr.  The "ROCKET ROLL” of new subscribers.  Late News sent in from Jerry Bails and Bernie Bubnis.   “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from John McGeehan, Larry Herndon, Al Milgrom, and Dave Bibby. 

 

Ads for:

CHARACTER GET TOGETHER #2 & 3

COUNTDOWN 2

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #1 (offset insert)

FIGHTING HERO COMICS #8

THE COMIC WORLD #4

WONDERFUL WORLD OF KOMIX #1

 

 

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 #031

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Ditto issue.  (2 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

"Kenton of the Star Patrol" on the cover by Ronn Foss.  

"A Gallery of Heroes from Wings Comics" illustrated by Bill Spicer.  "SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #5 - Steve Ditko" by Bernie Bubnis.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury.  Wonder Comics #1 tracing by Raymond Miller.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  Lash Lightning pin-up by Biljo White.  "A Reflection from the Past" by Ed Lahmann.  “BLASTS FROM THE READERS” includes LOCs from Ron Fradkin, Ray Bartel, Jerry Bails, George R.R. Martin, Ed Lahmann,  Steve Perrin, and Dennis Richard.

 

Ads for:

DOWN UNDER #1

KOMIX ILLUSTRATED #12

COMIC CAPER #2

FANTASY HERO #3

THE COMIC JOURNAL #1

COMIC HERO #2

 

 

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 #033

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Ditto issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

Cover of Blue Beetle by Raymond Miller.  "Gambaccini in Wonderland" by Paul Gambaccini on his visit to the MAD Magazine offices.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews “Limbo” by Bernard Wolfe.  Cover tracing of Dardevil #26 by Chuck Rogers.  Cartoons by Bill Regier & Chuck Moss.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "Wizard of the Wireless” by Mike Friedrich, will full-page illo by Ronn Foss.

First installment of ”SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.   “The Birth of the Comic Book" by Lee Whittlesey.   A pin-up of Green Hornet by Biljo White.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes an LOC from George R. R. Martin.

 

Ads for:

ROCKET'S BLAST SPECIAL #1

FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #2

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #034

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (2 pages blank.)

 

Issue incorrectly numbered as #33. 

 

Editorial features include:

"SPOTLIGHT ON THE PROS: #6 - Carmine Infantino" by Bernie Bubnis. "The Birth of the Comic Book" article by Lee Whittlesey.  "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "Whiz Comics" article by GB Love.  "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  Green Hornet pin-up by Biljo White.  Joy Holiday illo by Ronn Foss.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Alan Simons, Vincent C Stuart II, Bob Harner 3rd, Richard M Reich, Paul McSpadden, George R. R. Martin, Bob Malisani, and Ron Fradkin.

 

 

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