Writers / Artists: John Ellis

Collector, The #29

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Contents include: interview with Walter Koenig (Ensign Chekov); "Star Trek Revisited" article; production drawings for the Star Trek animated series; three articles on the Captain Marvel family, villains and 1940s serials; one-page profile of Kurt Schaffenberger; a Collector cover gallery; two pages of Zero Hero by Harvey; four-page Steve Ditko comic; "A Short History of Pulp Fandom" article; "The Heroes of Nostalgic Literature: Pulps vs Comics" article; article on the resurrection of Will Eisner's Spirit; article on the Perry Rhodan series; 10-page Greenhorn comic by Hanley; letters (Bill Gaines, others); more.

Characters include: William Shatner/Captain Kirk, Leonard Nimoy/Mister Spock, Nichelle Nichols/Lt. Uhura, USS Enterprise, the Demon, Superman, Captain Marvel, Sivana, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel, Superman, Mr. Mind, the Shadow, Doc Savage, the Spirit, Lightray, Darkseid, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Alley Oop

Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitchd.

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 #068

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Editorial features include: 

Chapter 9 of “The Savage Earth” strip by Don Newton.  An account of MiamiCon Dec 1969 by John Ellis.  “RBCC Information Center” by Raymond Miller.  “Comic Collectors Comments” by Howard P. Siegel.  Letters from Fred Hembeck, Rich Hauser, Bart Bush, and Dan McAvoy.

 

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7:38 #1

A FANZINE #2

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ANOMALY #2

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CAPTAIN GEORGE’S COMIC WORLD

CAPTAIN GEORGE’S WHIZZBANG

COMICS COMMENTARY #1

FAN INFORMER #20

FANDOM ANNUAL #1

FANTASTIC FANZINE #11

FUTURA #9

I’LL BE DAMNED #1

PARAGON ILLUSTRATED #1 and 2

ROCKET’S BLAST SPECIAL #7

SPA FON #5

SILVER STARR IN THE FLAME WORLD 

THE COLLECTOR (various issues)

THE COMIC ARTIST #1, 2 and 3

THE COMIC CRUSADER #8

THE COMIC WORLD #12 (published by Robert Jennings)

THE GOLDEN AGE #3, 4 and 5

THE GUARDSMAN OF INFINITY

Steranko’s THE HISTORY OF COMICS #1

THE ILLUSTRATED COMIC COLLECTORS HANDBOOK #3

YESTERYEAR #1

and Richard Corben’s ad selling posters in support of FANTAGOR #1.

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #098

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Editorial features include:

“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Andy Warner, John Ellis, and James Van Hise.  “The Cisco Kid Lives,” reprinted from the Los Angeles Times.  “SF IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of fanzine collectors John & Tom McGeehan.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by James Van Hise and Larry Bigman.  Letters from Max Allan Collins and Larry Johnson.

 

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FANTASTIC FANZINE #12

FIRE #1

HERITAGE Vol. 1, #1B

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX 

PARAGON #4

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PHASE #1

PORTFOLIO OF SKETCHES by Vaughn Bode

SERIAL PICTORIAL Vol. 1 thru 8

STAR-STUDDED COMICS #18

THE BEST OF I LUV COMICS

THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM

THE MIRK-WOOD TIMES

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THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #2

UNCLE BARNEY’S COMIX

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #103

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Editorial features include:

Cover by Morris Scott Dollens.  “WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 1 of “An Earth Man on Venus” from the 1951 Avon comic of the same title.   “Focus on the 1973 New York Comic Art Convention” by James Van Hise.   "FILMS FANTASTIQUE" (“Forbidden Planet”) by James Van Hise.   Letters of opinions from Howard P. Siegel and Bruce Hamilton about Mitch Mehdy (who made news for buying a copy of ACTION #1) and high priced comics.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Orlando Falcon, Jason Leeds, and James Van Hise.  “SCIENCE FICTION IN REVIEW” by James Van Hise.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by Keith Gebers.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman and James Van Hise.  “A Look at Houston Con ’73” by John Ellis.  “THE KEYHOLE” by Hamilton Benedict.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel.  “PREMIUM CLASSICS” by Rex Miller.  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller. “EC Re-Created” centerspread by William Black.  

 

Graphic Story Bookshop ad with a newsletter (likely by Richard Kyle).

 

Paid ad section with articles from INSIDE COMIX.

 

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A.C.B.A. SKETCHBOOK

AIR FIGHTER COMICS #2 reprint

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FANDOM ANNUAL #3

FANTASTIC EXPLOITS #18

FILM COLLECTOR’S REGISTRY

Frazetta’s THUNDA and UNTAMED LOVE books from Russ Cochran

FUNNYWORLD #14

GRAPHIC STORY MAGAZINE #15

JEFF JONES PORTFOLIO

KIRBY UNLEASHED

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX 

PHANTASMAGORIA

PHOENIX #2 and 3

SERIAL PICTORIAL

SQUA TRONT #1 thru 4

THE ATLAS CHECKLIST (likely never published)

THE COLLECTOR #26

THE COMIC ARTIST #2 and 3

THE JOURNAL 

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THE SENSUOUS FRAZETTA

THE SPIRIT (11 x 16 inch limited edition) from Tabloid Press

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #105

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Editorial features include:

A newspaper article about Star Trek from 1966.  “Star Trek — The Way it Was” by James Van Hise.  “Interview with Leonard Nimoy” reprinted from LA Free Press dated July 13, 1973.  “WOOD’S WORLD,” reprinting Chapter 3 of “An Earth Man on Venus” from the 1951 Avon comic of the same title.  “CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Mark Burbey, Orlando Falcon, and James Van Hise.  “THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman and James Van Hise.  “PULPS — ERA OF ADVENTURE” by James Van Hise.  “COMIC COLLECTOR’S COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel, including a FANDOM PROFILE of Bill Wilson (The Collector).  “RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Raymond Miller.  An open letter from Theo Holstein, who made the much publicized sale of ACTION #1 to Mitch Mehdy.   A letter from Duffy Vohland.  

 

Paid ad section with articles from INSIDE COMIX.

 

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BADTIME STORIES

CINEFANTASTIQUE Vol. 3, #1

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GJDRKZLXCBWQ COMICS (Basil Wolverton)

GOLDEN FUNNIES

JEFF JONES PORTFOLIO

LONG TOM’S AMERICANA COMIX 

MIDDLE EARTH PRESENTS: Frank Frazetta Portfolio One

MIDDLE EARTH PRESENTS: Kull the Conqueror by John Severin

PHASE #1

SWORD AND FANTASY

THE JASOOMIAN #10

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #3

THE SPIRIT (11 x 16 inch limited edition) from Tabloid Press

THE SPIRIT #2 (Kitchen Sink)

UNIVERSE #1

WHIZ #1 reprint

 

 

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

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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

 

 

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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THE COLLECTOR #28 and 29

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE WILD & WICKED WEST

WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN COMICS

 

 

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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BAT COMIX #1

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 #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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THE ADVENTURESS

THE ELFLAND CHRONICLES

TREK #2

VALLEY OF THE CLIFFHANGERS

 

 

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

 

 

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