Writers / Artists: Brad Epstein

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #129

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KING KONG issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Tom Sutton.  Back cover by Todd Klein.

“Some of the Best of … RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.  “DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell.  

“Kong the Book” by James Van Hise. 

“Kong the Comic” by JVH. 

“Kong the Movie” by JVH. 

Reprints of several newspaper articles about King Kong. 

“King Kong: 1976, or is it 1977?” by JVH.  

Centerspread by Robert Kline. 

“Zero Hero: by RC Harvey. 

"THE EC ARTIST COLLECTOR" by Larry Bigman. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mike McKenney, Mark Burbey, Della Hawks, and JVH.  

Results of “The RBCC Comic Fandom Opinion Poll.”  

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from Hilary Barta.   

 

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #131

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Ray Bradbury issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Stephen Fabian.  Back cover by Tom Sutton.

Adaptation of Bradbury’s “Time in Thy Flight” by Ron Wilber. 

“The Bradbury Archives,” various clippings from newspaper and magazines. 

“Rebels Call For Reality in the Fantastic” by Ray Bradbury, reprinted from The Los Angeles Times (Dec. 14, 1975). 

“Bradbury, Freberg Vs. the Prune People,” reprinted from the September 1969 issue of Nepenthe (a California college magazine).  

“The Power of Ray Bradbury” by James Van Hise. 

“Ray B. and EC” by JVH. 

“The Sounds of Bradbury” by JVH. 

“An Interview with Ray Bradbury” reprinted from And It Is Divine (Dec. 1975). 

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

“THE NOVA S.F. REVIEW” (reviews by members of the Nova Science Fiction Club of the University of Miami: Liz Baldwin, Buz Stearns, Donna Salyer, Jeffry Castle, Mike McKenney, and JVH). 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Mike McKenney, and JVH.  

Centerspread by Mike Zeck. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa. 

“POINT/COUNTER POINT” by Doug Haines and John Baglem. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown. 

 

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COMIC REPORT #5/6

ELRIC POSTER by Tim Conrad

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #139

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STAR WARS issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Ralph Fowler.  Back cover by Morris Scott Collins.

“From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker” by James Van Hise. 

“Star Wars Marvel Style — Where it Went Wrong” by JVH. 

“An Interview with Mark Hamill” by JVH. 

“Darth Vader, the Face Behind the Mask!” by JVH. 

“The Music of Star Wars” by Mark Burbey.  

“Star Woes” parody strip by Ron Wilber. 

“The Star Wars Cosmos” by Mike Kuntz. 

“A Star Wars Bibliography” by Della Van Hise. 

Centerspread by Ralph Fowler. 

“Twilight of the Heroes Part 1 continued” by Ron Wilber. 

"Don Rosa's INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“Zero Hero” by RC Harvey. 

“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.   

 

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COMES THE DAWN poster by Frank Brunner

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FORGOTTEN FANTASIES

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MEGAZINE #2 (published?)

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SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR & FANTASY #1

SQUA TRONT #4

WET DREAMS PORTFOLIO

WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT PORTFOLIO

WITZEND #8

and an ad from Jerry Bails for 

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INDEX TO GOLDEN AGE COMIC BOOKS

THE WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS

 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #142

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Ralph Fowler.  Back cover by Kerry Gammill.

“IMAGES ON A TAPESTRY OF WONDER” — Overview by John Fischner; “Allusion to the Illusions” by Alex Koehn; “Close Encounters of the Marvel Kind” by Mark Burbey; “Painted Skies” by Ralph Fowler; “Wonder on a Tapestry of Images” by James Van Hise. 

“Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, idea by Jim Jones, story & art by Ron Wilber. 

“Close Encounters of the Four-Color Kind” by JVH. 

"COMICS COMMENTARY" by JVH. 

“THE PERTWILLABY PAPERS” by Don Rosa. 

Color centerspread by Ralph Fowler. 

"Don Rosa's INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa. 

“Twilight of the Heroes Part 3” by Ron Wilber. 

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, and JVH.  “COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey. 

"BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from George Beahm.  

 

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