Year: 1975

Portable Fanzine, The

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This is essentially a 1975-76 guide to current fan publications (comic zines, underground comix and various fanzine categories) put together by Fred Burkhardt / 20th Century Anonymous (Meateaters).

Apart from many pages of fan publication listings there's also an article by Clay Geerdes ("Freelancing: An Essay"), a cover and huge two-color centerspread by Jim Siergey and other comix and art.

Roughly 7½ × 11¼" which unfolds to 11¼ × 15".

Covers and centerspread printed in two colors.

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #115

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Editorial features include:

Cover by David L. Carson.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

“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). 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Jim Jones.  

 

Ads for:

BAT COMIX #1

CARTOONING IN THE USA

COMIC REPRINTS

CONAN THE BARBARIAN PRINT by Frank Frazetta

HOW TO DRAW MONSTERS

THE COLLECTOR #28 and 29; posters & buttons

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE WILD & WICKED WEST

WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #116

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Rosa.  Back cover by Mike Zeck.

“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 JVH. 

“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.   

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Jim Jones. 

 

Ads for:

BAT COMIX #1

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 3, #4

GOOD OLD LUST COMICS 

GRAPHIC GALLERY #1 (Russ Cochran)

SUMMER SPECIAL 1974 EDITION (Maple Leaf Prod.)

SWORD AND FANTASY 

TIM CORRIGAN PRESENTS ELASTICWORM #1

ZERO HERO PACKET (RC Harvey)

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #117

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Bernie Wrightson.  Back cover by Bernie Wrightson and Mike Zeck.

“The Green Hornet” by James Van Hise. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH.  “Subjectivity,” 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.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.” 

 

Ads for:

CRIMMER’S: THE HARVARD JOURNAL OF PICTORIAL FICTION

FAR LANDS, OTHER DAYS (illustrated by George Evans)

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION

THE COMIC BUYER’S SHOWCASE (published?)

THE CONNECTION #2

TREK #1

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #118

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Star Trek issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Mike McKenney.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

“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.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from JB Clifford, Jr.

 

Ads for:

CINEFANTASTIQUE

ERBDOM #80

FOOPGOOP FROLICS: Wolverton portfolio

PHANTASMAGORIA #4

STAR TREK ‘74

THE ADVENTURES OF THE CYCLONE (Kerry Gammill)

THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER (published?)

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #119

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Editorial features include:

Front and back covers by Mike Zeck.  

“The World of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson” by Mike Clark and Marc Wielage. 

ARTIST 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. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by James Van Hise.

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford Jr and JVH. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

“1975 New York Star Trek Con” by JVH. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from John Kent and Harland Ronning.

 

Ads for:

FILM COLLECTOR’S REGISTRY

FILM FANTASY SCRAPBOOK

HP LOVECRAFT LP

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION

SCREW’S LOOSE #1, 2

THE CONNECTION #2

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #4

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

WINDY CITY PRESENTS ELRIC

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #120

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Stephen Fabian.  Back cover by John Adkins Richardson.

“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 JVH. 

“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.

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Joe Brancatelli.  

 

Ads for:

BLEAK DECEMBER

CINEFANTASTIQUE

ERBDOM #81, 82

GOLDEN-AGE GREATS

HP LOVECRAFT LP

MIAMICON 1

SCREW’S LOOSE #1, 2

STAR TREK 74 and 75

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE SENSUOUS FRAZETTA

TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #4

TREK #1

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

WINDY CITY ENTERPRISES (ELRIC; TALES OF THE MACABRE)

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #121

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Vaughn Bode issue.  

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Don Rosa.  

“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. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

BLAST

MEDIASCENE

OKAY COMIX #1, 2

THE ADVENTURESS

THE ELFLAND CHRONICLES

THE HEROINE ADDICT

TREK #2

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #122

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Editorial features include:

Front and back covers by Mike Ploog.

“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. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with letters from M. Thomas Inge and RC Harvey.  

 

Ads for:

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 4, #1

DEMONS portfolio by Kenneth Smith

DOC #1 (Doc Savage fanzine)

EQUINOX #3

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN LP

SPACED #1 and 2

STAR TREK ’75

THE CONNECTION 

TREK #2

WHIZZARD #7 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #123

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Editorial features include:

Front and back covers by Stephen Fabian.

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.  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS.”

 

Ads for:

DOC #1 (Doc Savage fanzine)

MEDIASCENE

MIAMICON 1

NOVA SCIENCE FICTION #1

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S CONAN LP

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

 

 

SCASM #2

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Publication of the Syracuse Comic Art Society.

Soulsnap #2

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Signed/numbered edition of 75.

Squa Tront #06

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EC fanzine.  Edited by John Benson.  Special Bernard Krigstein issue

Strawberries from Mars #1

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Tabloid paper.

Syzygy #2

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Tales from Texas #13

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Cover by Kenneth Smith?