Writers / Artists: Paul Gambaccini

CAPA-alpha #001

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Membership includes Jerry Bails (Central Mailer), Paul Gambaccini, Bob Jennings, Bill Placzek, Daniel Alderson, John Koch, John & Tom McGeehan, Tom Dietz, Richard Kyle, David Castronuovo, Marc Nadel, Pete Jackson, Dick Memorich, David Kaler, Pete Phillips, Glen Goggin, Duncan Robertson, Margaret Gemignani, Howard Keltner and Al Kuhfeld.

Cover by Jerry Bails.

Contributions are Agent X Reporting (Bails), House of Info (McGeehans), Listen Here! (Gambaccini), Comments and Suggestions Re Academy Elections (Kuhfeld), Mandrake the Magician in the Land of X (House of Info - McGeehans), Data Sheet - DC Scripts by Otto Binder (Bails), Checklists of Features in Comic Books of the First Heroic Age - Approx. 1938-51 (Keltner), I Was a Teenage Gambaccini! or Blecch! (Gambaccini) and Wonderworld #1 (Kyle).

Reproduction by ditto and mimeograph.

Comicdom #1

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Contents include: article on the Heap; a retelling of "Mandrake the Magician and the Midnight Monster" Big Little Book; "The History of Flash Comics" article; Airboy info and artwork; commentary on the new element of fandom, comic dealers; more.

Characters in fan art include: Sub-Mariner, Flash (Golden Age)

Ditto, 23 pages (most are one-sided), top-stapled.

Golden Age, The #1

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Published in 1964 or '65?

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Rocket’s Blast #021

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All-ditto issue.  (4 pages blank.)

 

Editorial features include:

"THE FEATURE" profiles Doug Storer.  "The Right Direction" — EC article by Paul Gambaccini.  "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd writes about Edgar Rice Burroughs ACE pocketbooks.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  

All Star #7 tracing by Raymond Miller.  "The Original Shield with Dusty" written/illustrated by Howard Keltner.  "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" from Bernie Bubnis, Jerry Bails (explains why Captain Marvel can never be published because of court settlement), Marvin Wolfman, Biljo White, Bill Regier, Buddy Saunders, Jim Pobst, and Rick Weingroff.

 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #035

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (1 page blank.)

 

Editorial features include: 

Ronn Foss cover of The Phantom.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — The Original Hawkman" by Raymond Miller. "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Paul Gambaccini.  The Destroyer sketch by Parley Holman. "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "Behind the Cover of Daredevil #3" by Raymond Miller. "THE BEST OF S-F" — Bob Harner 3rd reviews "The Unknown," a short story collection edited by D.R. Benson.   "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love. "Plastic Man" article by Dave Bibby.  "Is It True Blonds Have More Fun? or Alterations Don't Make Changes" by Ronn Foss, concerning then-Phantom artist Bill Ligante swiping Alex Raymond (prompting a reply from Gold Key editor Bill Harris).  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Bill Spicer, Paul Thompson, Brian Yates, Lee Whittlesey, Ronn Foss, Paul McSpadden, and Ken Ahlstrand.

 

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COMIC FAVORITE #3

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SLAM-BANG & THE SLAM BANG SPECIAL 

STAR-STUDDED COMICS 

SUPER HEROES ANONYMOUS #1 (Bill Schelly's first fanzine) 

THE FOOB by Marv Wolfman 

 

 

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #036

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Ditto and mimeo issue.  (3 pages blank)

 

Editorial features include: 

Hangman cover by Howard Keltner.  ”A SCENE FROM THE GOLDEN AGE" #1 (Nedor Publications' Black Terror).   "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  ”ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Paul Gambaccini.   "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.  "A SCENE FROM THE GOLDEN AGE" #1 (Nedor Publications' Black Terror).  The Comicollector hostess Joy Holiday — one page of drawings by Ronn Foss.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — Atman and Kitten” by Raymond Miller and GB Love.

 

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Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #038

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Mimeo issue. 

 

Editorial features include: 

"SCENES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE #3" – "The Zebra” from Green Hornet Comics. "THIS 'N' THAT" by Paul Gambaccini.  "ROCKETEER GOSSIP" by Rick Weingroff.  "THE BEST OF S-F" by Bob Harner 3rd.   "A WORD FROM THE EDITOR" by GB Love.  "GOLDEN AGE HEROES — CAPSULE HISTORY — Sandman" by Raymond Miller & GB Love.  "SEULING'S CORNER" by Phil Seuling.  "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" includes LOCs from Kent Russell, Brian Yates, Dave Johnson, and Bill Spicer. 

 

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