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Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 1

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    December 1961 issue. Memo to Members by G.B. Love; Dividing Line by B.G. (Bernie) Bubnis Jr.; The Collector's Corner and We Suggest by G.B. Love; Memo to Members by G.B. Love, pointing out that this inaugural issue is relatively short and that contributors for future issues are needed. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 2

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    January 1962 issue. The Feature, We Suggest, a Special Announcement, The Collector's Corner, The Abominable Snowman Part II, all by G.B. Love. Letters to the Editor from Bernie Bubnis Jr., Rusty Clapsaddle, Edward Sheehy and a long one from Buddy Saunders stating, among other things, that he currently has 1,2000 comics in his collection, the oldest being from 1951. Includes small buying and selling ads by Buddy Saunders, who would go on to open the Lone Star Comics retail chain as well as Mycomicshop.com. Roll Call listing new members. Along with G.B. Love, the original eight charter members of the club, as listed in this issue, were Bernie Bubnis, Rusty Clapsaddle, Charles Donthitt, Buddy Saunders, Paul Seydor, Edward Sheehy, Jerry Snipes, and Richard Weingroff. At the suggestion of Buddy Saunders, Editor Love began the practice in the early issues of listing new members as they joined. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 3

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    February 1962 issue. Lead article, You are too old to be reading comic books by G.B. Love. We Suggest and the Feature also by Love. Shon O'Shauy, the God-Fearing Man, a short text story by Buddy Saunders. The Science Shop featuring Mystery Ships Over San Francisco by Buddy Saunders. Letters to the Editor from Richard Weingroff and Buddy Saunders. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 4

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    March 1962 issue. The Feature, We Suggest and To the Members by G.B. Love; Rocketeer Gossip by Richard Weingroff. Four new members added. Forged in Fire, fiction by Richard Weingroff. Letters to the Editor from Craig DeZiel. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 5

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    April 1962 issue. The Fantastic-Lee Four and Rocketeer Gossip by Richard Weingroff. Classified ads (1c per word). . Drawing contest. The Best of S-F by Robert Harner. The Collector's Corner by Weingroff. Featured member this month: Jerry Snipes. One new member: Michael Maginnis. Letters to the Editor from Edward Sheehy and Buddy Saunders. Buddy suggests a drive to get membership up to 100 fans. The Science Shop, Sorcery, Fact or Fable by Greg DeZiel. The Revenge of Mentin, Part II by Edward Sheehy. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 6

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    May 1962 issue. First issue to contain illustrations. Rocketeer Gossip, The Revivals: where now? by Richard Weingroff. Classified ads. 6 new members join, including the McGeehan brothers, John and Tom, along with Raymond Miller. The Golden Age Atom by Bernie Bubnis. The Collectors Corner, an article on the Golden Age Dr. Fate by Greg DeZiel. Memo to the Members by G.B. Love. Letters to the Editor from Mary Bending (1st female member of the club) and Fred Bronson. The Incredible Hulk by Richard Weingroff. We Suggest and Coming Next Issue by the Editor. The Best of S-F by Robert Harner. The Revenge of Mentin, Part III by Edward Sheehy. This issue's featured member: Paul Seydor. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 7

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    June 1962 issue. The Feature, We Suggest, and Coming in Future Issues by G.B. Love. The Collector's Corner, Green Lantern, by Dave Bibby. The Science Shop, What Are Shooting Stars? by Richard Weingroff. The Rocket's Roll Dean Newman and Don Foote join. Why It's Wise to Advertise in the Classifieds by the Editor. Origin and first appearance of the Graviteer in Master of Gravity, the Graviteer, text super her9o fiction with spot illustration by author/artist Buddy Saunders. Letters to the Editor from Bob Harper, Chuck Donthitt and Buddy Saunders. Rocketeer Gossip by Richard Weingroff. The Best of S-F by Robert Harner. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 8

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    July 1962 issue. Rocket's Blast #8 (6 pgs; ditto) with all text on the front. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the December 1961 thru the 1980s. Published by G. B. Love. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features "The Collector's Corner" by Weingroff and Love; a review of Brian Aldiss's "The Primal Urge" by Robert Harner; a short story called "Purr" by B.G. Bubnis Jr."; article about The Blackhawks and Hawkman by Richard Weingroff; a Blackhawk sketch credited to "gd"; info. by Fred Bronson on his super-hero creations; and a couple of fan letters praising Buddy Saunders' (owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com) short story from a previous issue. Edited by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. New members (five) added to the ROCKET ROLL include Howard Keltner (member of the Texas Trio and publisher of Star-Studded Comics) Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #9
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 9

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    August 1962 issue. NOTE: This is the correct #9 issue (lead article begins with "Coming Soon *!!" header). Rocket's Blast #9 (7 pgs; ditto) with all text on the front. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the early 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an add for The Comic Collector's Handbook; a piece on Mystery in Space #1 by Richard Weingroff; info. by Fred Bronson on his super-hero creations; a letters column; a review of Richard Matheson's The Shrinking Man by Robert Harner 3rd; "Graviteer and The Hole in the Ocean" (with sketch) by Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com; plus lots of ads for comics. Edited by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Paul Moslander is among seven new members listed in the Rocket Roll. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #10
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 10

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    September 1962 issue. NOTE: #10 incorrectly repeated that #9 issue number and date. #10 begins with the a "THE FEATURE" lead article). Rocket's Blast #10 (6 pgs; ditto) with all text on the front. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: a piece on Wonder Woman by Richard Weingroff; a review of Wells' The War of the Worlds by Robert Harner 3rd; "Forked Lightening Meets The Mania Master" by Paul Moslander; a letters column; a critique of Ray Cummings' "The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Paul Moslander; and a feature on The Guardian by Don Foote (with sketch by G.D.). Edited by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #11
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 11

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    Rocket's Blast #11 (13 pgs; ditto), the first issue of RB to include an actual cover. The Avenger is depicted on said cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an article about The Human Torch by Steve Perrin; a review of Nevil Shute's On the Beach; "Graviteer and The Sub Pirates" story and art by Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com; a feature on Captain Comet by Richard Weingroff; a letters column; a piece on DC's Showcase by Weingroff; classified comic book ads; Published by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #12
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 12

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    Rocket's Blast #12 (15 pgs; ditto), with the same cover as issue #11, depicting The Avenger. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: a piece on Thor by Steve Perrin (which includes art by G.D.; an article about Siegel and Schuster by Paul Seydor (with Superman art); a feature on Hawkman, Captain Marvel, and Plastic Man by Richard Weingroff; a review of George Lowther's The Adventures of Superman novel; a review of Sturgeon's Caviar novel by Robert Harner 3rd; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #13
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 13

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    Rocket's Blast #13 (16 pgs; ditto), with Adam Strange cover art by Buddy Saunders (owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com). The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: a piece on comics references in newspapers and on TV; a review of Galaxy magazine's Bodyguard short story collection by Robert Harner 3rd; an article on the use of politics in Marvel and DC comics by Rick Weingroff; a feature on Captain America by Raymond Miller; "The Rusty Man of Steel", which is an article by Paul E. Moslander denigrating Superman; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #14
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 14

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    Rocket's Blast #14 (21 pgs; ditto), with Captain America cover art by Buddy Saunders (owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com). The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an autobio of Texas Trio member Howard Keltner; a story about Gold Key by Steve Perrin; a feature on Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, written by John Ferrazzano with art by P. Alfieri; an article about ACG comics by Richard Weingroff; "Graviteer Battles Magnus," written and drawn by Saunders; a letters column (including missives by Keltner and Saunders); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #15
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 15

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    Rocket's Blast #15 (23 pgs; ditto), with Spider-Man cover art by S.B.. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: a "did you know" article by Rick Weingroff; sketches of Buddy Saunders, G.B. Love, and Rick Weingroff by Bernie Bubnis; a review of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 by G.B. Love; a feature on Daredevil (with art) of the 1940s by Rick L. Durell; an article about the first four ACE ERB paperbacks; a piece on Gold Key's Robot Fighter by Steve Perrin; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 16

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    Rocket's Blast #16 (ditto), with Shield cover by Buddy Saunders. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: a feature on circulation figures for Justice League and Superman and art in Green Lantern and Justice League by Richard Weingroff; a feature with art on Captain Flag by Howard Keltner; a feature on the high price of 1940s comics by Michael Martin ($8-20 is too high!); a piece on team comics by Steve Utley; sketches of Sandman and The Spectre; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #17
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 17

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    Rocket's Blast #17 (29 pgs; ditto), with Captain Atom cover art by Howard Keltner of the Texas Trio. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an article about Magnus, Robot Fighter by Bob Harner, 3rd; Richard Weingroff's Rocketeer Gossip column; tracings of Fawcett characters by Raymond Miller; a review of Wylie and Balmer's When Worlds Collide; a feature on Captain Atom by Richard Weingroff; a review of Adventure Comics #300 by Steve Perrin; an ad for Hero #2; ; a letters column (including a missive by Howard Keltner); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #18
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 18

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    Rocket's Blast #18 (37 pgs; ditto), with Green Lantern cover art by Buddy Saunders (owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com). The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an article comparing comics of the early ?60s to the 1940s and ?50s by John McGeehan; an ad for Rocket's Blast Special #1; a feature with art on the original Human Torch by Raymond Miller; ads for Fighting Heroes #2 and Star-Studded Comics #1 with art by Saunders; a letters column (including missives by Marv Wolfman and Alan Weiss); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #19
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 19

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    Rocket's Blast #19 (29 pgs; ditto), with Miss Liberty Girl Patriot featured on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: a piece on Miss Liberty by G.B. Love; a review of Mark Phillips' Brain Twister novel; a history of E.C.'s Frontline Combat by Bill Spicer; an ad for Fighting Heroes #3; a feature on Robotman by G. Johnson with art by Raymond Miller; "It All Started With The Flash" article by Richard Weingroff; comic book previews by Jerry Bails; a letters column (with missives by Saunders and Bails); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #20
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 20

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    The Rocket's Blast #20 (33 pgs; ditto), with Captain Marvel cover art by Howard Keltner. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s, and this rare issue was published before the merger with Comicollector. It features: ads for Fighting Hero Comics #4 and Komik Heroz Future #2; "Rocketeer Gossip" by Richard Weingroff; a feature on Captain Marvel by John R. Ferrazzano; a pinup of The Green Lama by RLM; "The Rise of the Atomic Knights" by Walt Taylor (with art by Alan Weiss); "Captain Marvel Comics From Spain" by John McGeehan"; a review of Buddys' Some Will Not Die by Bob Harner 3rd; a letters column (including missives by Stan Lee and Jerry Bails); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #21
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 21

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    The Rocket's Blast #21 (37 pgs; ditto), with The Shield cover art by Raymond Miller. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s, and this rare issue was published before the merger with Comicollector. It features: an ad for Rocket's Blast Special #1; a piece on E.C. by Paul Gambaccini; a brief article about Edgar Rice Burroughs ACE pocketbooks by Bob Harner 3rd; "Rocketeer Gossip" by Richard Weingroff; a feature on The Shield by Howard Keltner; a letters column (including missives by Bernie Bubnis and Jerry Bails); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #22
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 22

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    Rocket's Blast #22 (43 pgs; ditto), with Mr. Scarlet featured on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an ad for Star-Studded Comics #2; Richard Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; an article about pulp heroes by Alan Simons; a review of Heinlein's Glory Road by Robert Harner 3rd; an ad for Fighting Hero #3; a sketch of The Spirit by Raymond Miller; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Sept. 1963. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #23
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 23

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    Rocket's Blast #23 (32 pgs; ditto), with Captain Commando featured on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: a piece on Captain Fearless Comics #1 by Bill Regier; "What Happened to the Shield and Black Hood" by Richard Weingroff; Black Hood art by Buddy Saunders; Nightmare and Sleepy pinup by RLM; a piece on Stan Lee by Rick Weingroff; a letters column (including letters by Saunders and Marv Wolfman); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Oct. 1963. Circulation: over 200. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #24
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 24

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    Rocket's Blast #24 (44 pgs; ditto), with Atoman cover art by Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: "The Origin of Atom" by G.B. Love; a review of Heinlein's The Synthetic Man by Robert Harner 3rd; ads for Rocket's Blast Special #2, Heroes' Hangout #1, and Fighting Hero Comics #6; Black Angel pinup by RLM; a spotlight on Joe Giella by Bernie Bubnis; Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders. 35-cent cover price. Nov. 1963. Circulation: over 200. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #25
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 25

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    Rocket's Blast #24 (42 pgs; ditto), with Hawkman cover art by Alan Weiss. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an article about The Atom by Sherman Howard (with art by Weiss); "Comic Books Controversy Crisis and Censorship" by Bill Spicer; an interview with Leonard Darwin (executive secretary of the Comics Magazine Association of America); "News from DC"; an ad for Fighting Hero #7; a letters column (including missives by Jerry Bails, Marv Wolfman, and George R. Martin); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Dec. 1963. Circulation: over 200. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #26
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 26

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    Rocket's Blast Comicollector #26 (42 pgs; ditto), with Specter cover art by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders). The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an article on The All Winner's Squad by Don Foote (with art by Buddy Saunders); a review of Algis Budrys' short story collection Budry's Inferno by Robert Harner 3rd; an ad for Star-Studded Comics #3; "Captain Marvel VS Spy Smasher" article by Raymond Miller; a piece on Julius Schwartz becoming editor of Batman and Detective and other DC editorial shifts by Rick Weingroff; an ad for Horror Screen World #6; The Doll Man art sketch by Mike Reed; a letters column (with missives by Howard Keltner, Buddy Saunders, and Russ Manning); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Jan. 1964. Circulation: over 225. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #27
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 27

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    Rocket's Blast #27 (47 pgs; ditto), with The Web cover art by Howard Keltner. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: a piece on Mike Sekowsky by Bernie Bubnis; sketches of golden age comic strip characters by RLM; Seduction of the Innocent reviewed by Paul Gambaccini (with drawings by Gambaccini); a piece on Edgar Rice Burroughs paperbacks by Rick Weingroff; an ad for The Wonderful World of Komix #1; a review of J.G. Ballard's Passport to Eternity by Bob Harner 3rd; a letters column (with a missive by Larry Herndon); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist (along with Raymond Miller) is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. Feb. 1964. Circulation: over 225. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #28
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 28

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    Rocket's Blast #28 (72 pgs; ditto), with Air Wave cover art by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders). The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is from the impossible-to-find era before the zine merged with Ron Foss' The Comic Collector. It features: an announcement that the next issue of The Rocket's Blast will be merged with The Comicollector; "Comic Books Controversy Crisis and Censorship Part Two" by Bill Spicer (featuring letters by George R.R. Martin and Russ Manning); an ad for Fighting Hero Comics #9; Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; a review of Heinlein's The Puppet Masters by Robert Harner 3rd; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist (along with Raymond Miller) is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. March 1964. Circulation: over 235. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #29
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 29

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #29 (66 pgs; ditto), with Daredevil cover art by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders). The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. This issue is the first to merge with Ron Foss' The Comicollector. It features: an article about Pocket Size Comics by Raymond Miller; a review of Fredrick Pohl's Drunkard's Walk by Bob Harner 3rd; ads for Hero #4 and The Comic Hero #2; a piece on the waning popularity of Batman by Rick Weingroff; a piece on The DC Group by Bernie Bubnis; "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; a letters column (including a missive by Texas Trio member Larry Herndon); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist (along with Raymond Miller) is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. April 1964. Circulation: over 350. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #30
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 30

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #30 (71 pgs; ditto), with Blackhawk featured on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s, and this issue was published shortly after the merger with Comicollector. It features: an ad for Fighting Hero Comics #10; Rick Wiengoff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; a pinup of The Newsboy Legion and The Guardian by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders); a piece on Marvel and Gold Key by Bernie Bubnis; a review of Sax Rohmer's President Fu Manchu; a piece on Captain Marvel by Fowler; "The 1963 Alley Tally" report by Ronn Foss; "The Dealer and the Collector" by Phil Seuling; a letters column (including missives by Larry Herndon and Jerry Bails); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist (along with Raymond Miller) is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 35-cent cover price. May 1964. Circulation: over 400. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #31
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 31

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #31 (74 pgs; ditto), with Kenton of the Star Patrol on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s, and this issue was published shortly after the merger with Comicollector. It features: ads for Komix Illustrated #12, The Comic Journal #1, and Argosy; pinups of The Parachute Patrol, Captain Wings, and others; a feature on Steve Ditko by Bernie Bubnis; a review of Bradbury's Something This Way Comes by Bob Harner; "Rocketeer Gossip" by Rick Weingroff; a letters column (including missives by Jerry Bails and George R.R. Martin); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. Chief artist is Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. 45-cent cover price. 1964. Circulation: over 400.

  • Issue #32
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 32

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #32, featuring the Blue Beettle. (78 pgs; ditto), with U.S. Jones featured on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s, and this issue was published after the merger with Comicollector. It features: ads for Rocket's Blast Special #4, Fantasy Heroes' Hangout, The Comic Journal #1, and Fantasy Illustrated #2; Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; a piece by Raymond Miller on comics published from 1940-'43; a Quicksilver pin-up by Don Fowler (aka Buddy Saunders, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com); an article about The Shadow by Howard Waldrop; Magno hall of fame picture by Biljo White; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 45-cent cover price. 1964. Circulation: over 425. Cover price $0.45.

  • Issue #33
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 33

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #33 (66 pgs; ditto), with Yank and Doodle on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s, and this issue was published shortly after the merger with Comicollector. It features: ads for Rocket's Blast Special #1, Fantasy Illustrated #2, and more; a feature on Carmine Infantino by Bernie Bubnis; "The Birth of the Comic Book" by Lec Whittlesey; a review of Bernard Wolfe's Limbo; a piece on Whiz Comics #21 by G.B. Love; a letters column (including a missive by George R.R. Martin); a pinup of Green Hornet by Biljo White; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 45-cent cover price. 1964. Circulation: Over 625. Cover price $0.45.

  • Issue #34
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 34

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #34 (66 pgs; ditto). NOTE: Cover (featuring Yank and Doodle) is numbered 33, but indicia on inside from cover say #34 which is the correct numbering). Spotlight on the Pros #6: Carmine Infantino by Bernie Bubnis. The Birt of the Comic Book by Lee Whittlesey. The Best of S-F by Bob Harner 3rd. Whiz Comics by G.B. Love. Blasts from the Readers with letters from Bob Harner 3rd, Paul McSpadden and George R.R. Martin. Green Hornet Hall of Fame full page pin-up by BilJo White. Cover price $0.45.

  • Issue #35
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 35

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #35 (76 pgs; ditto), with The Phantom and Joy Holiday featured on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for Slam-Bang Special and Amra; Paul Gambaccini's "Rocketeer Gossip" column (Gambaccini takes over for Rick Weingroff with this issue); a sketch of The Destroyer by Parley Holman; "Seuling's Corner"; "Behind the Cover of Daredevil #3" by Raymond Miller; a review of editor D.R. Benson's The Unknown short story collection by Bob Harner 3rd; a piece on Plastic Man by Dave Bibby; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 45-cent cover price. 1965. Circulation: over 650. Cover price $0.45.

  • Issue #36
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 36

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #36 (70 pgs; ditto), with The Hangman cover art by Howard Keltner. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s, and this issue was published after the merger with Comicollector. It features: an ad for Rocket's Blast Special #1; "Seuling's Corner" by Phil Seuling; Paul Gambaccini's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; a drawing of The Black Condor by RLM; ads for Alter Ego #8 and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (book); a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 45-cent cover price. 1965. Circulation: over 700. Cover price $0.45.

  • Issue #37
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 37

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #37 (68 pgs; ditto). The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. "The Most Widely Read Fanzine in Comicdom!" Rocketeer Gossip by Rick Weingroff. Double page ad for Star-Studded Comics. Double page ad for Fantasy Illustrated #3. New ad rates announced (full page $3.50). Seuling's Corner by Phil Seuling. Full page ad for Alter Ego #8. Human Torch and Sub-Mariner battles article by Carole Seuling. Blasts from the Readers including letters from George M.M. Martin, Richard Weingroff, and Ron Foss. Beautifully done full page spirit duplicator produced ad for Voice of Comicdom #4.

  • Issue #38
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 38

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #38 (__ pgs; ditto). The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. Readership over 725. This 'n' That column by Paul Gambaccini. Rocketeer Gossip by Rick Weingroff. The Best of S-F by Robert Harner. Seuling's Corner by Phil Seuling. Blasts from the Readers including a letter from Bill Spicer.

  • Issue #39
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 39

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #39 (70 pgs; ditto), with The Incredible Hulk cover art by Buddy Saunderson, owner of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for FOOB #2, Alter-Ego #7, Star-Studded Comics, and Slam Bang #4; a piece on Koppy McFad, the "Boy with the most comic books in America"; a letters column (including a missive by Marvin Wolfman); "Rocketeer Gossip" by Rick Weingroff; "Seuling's Corner"; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 50-cent cover price. 1965. Circulation: over 700.

  • Issue #40
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 40

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #40 (64 pgs; ditto), with Ghost Rider cover art by Biljo White. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: an ad for Rocket's Blast Special #1; "Seuling's Corner" by Phil Seuling; a Los Angeles Times article about The Cherokee Bookshop in Hollywood and the value of old comics (up to $100!); Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; ads for Alter Ego #5 and Slam Bang #4; an ad for The Guidebook to Comics Fandom; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 50-cent cover price. 1965. Circulation: over 750. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #41
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 41

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #41 (84 pgs; ditto), with Black Hood cover art by Rich Buckler. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for Makudan #1, Fantasy Illustrated #4, and The Guide to Comics Fandom; Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; "Seuling's Corner" by Phil Seuling; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 50-cent cover price. 1965. Circulation: over 650. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #42
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 42

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #42 (82 pgs; ditto), with Batman, 25 Years Ago cover art. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for The Guidebook to Comics Fandom, Comic Cuts #1, Star-Studded Comics #7, and The International Comic Art Society; "Seuling's Corner"; "Candid Comments" by Calvin Castine; a feature on the differences between Marvel and DC by Rick Weingroff; a piece on Captain America 15-18 by Raymond Miller; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 50-cent cover price. 1965. Circulation: 800. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #43
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 43

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #43 (128 pgs; ditto), with Captain Marvel and Mr. Mind cover art by Steve Sabo. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for Superhero #4, Star-Studded Comics #7, Fantasy Illustrated #4, and Trumpet #3; "Salvaran of the Apes" by Greg Gabbard; a feature on Hawkman by Tom Fagan (with art by Raymond Miller); "Dull, Drab, and Dreary" by Calvin Castine; Rocketeer Gossip; and classified comic book ads. Edited by G. B. Love. 50-cent cover price. 1966. Circulation: Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #44
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 44

    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #44 (122 pgs; ditto), with The Fighting Yank on the cover. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for Star-Studded Comics #8, Fantasy Illustrated #5, and more; "Rocketeer Gossip" by Richard Weingroff; a short piece on Ditko quitting Marvel; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 50-cent cover price. 1966. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #45
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 45

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #45 (89 pgs; ditto), with Nightmare and Sleepy cover art by Richard Buckler. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s, and this issue was published after the merger with Comicollector. It features: ads for Alter Ego #7 and Fantasy Illustrated #7, ; "Rocketeer Gossip" by Rick Weingroff; an article about comics collector Harold Scarlett (reprinted from the Houston Post); "Sniper's Nest" by Tom Fagan; a letters column (including a missive by Roy Thomas); and classified comic book ads. Edited by G. B. Love. 50-cent cover price. 1966. Circulation: 900. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #46
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 46

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #46 (92 pgs; ditto), with Mr. Justice cover art by R.A.M. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for The Illustrated Comic Collectors Handbook and Fantasy Illustrated #5; Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" and "Rick's Picks" columns; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 50-cent cover price. 1966. Circulation: 1,000. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #47
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 47

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    Cover by Buddy Saunders. "There Were These Monsters, SEE?, Frankenstein in the comics by Jim Jones. Inertview with Harvey Kurtzman by Alan Hewetson. Rocketeer Gossip by Rick Weingroff. Blast from the Readers with letters by Roy Thomas, Irene Vartanoff, and Mike Raub. Buddy Saunders full page back issues for sale ad offering "Free Marvel Mini-Books with purchase." ATTENTION ALL ADVERTISERS: In the past 4-1/4 years, OVER 25,000 copies of the RB&CC have been bought and read by comic fans.

  • Issue #48
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 48

    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #48 (84 pgs; ditto), with Mr. Justice cover art by R.A.M. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for Comic Lore #1, Star-Studded Comics #10, Comic Feature #5, The Illustrated Comic Collectors Handbook, and Alter Ego #8; Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; a letters column; and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 60-cent cover price. 1966. Circulation: over 1,100. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #49
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 49

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #49 (131 pgs; ditto), with cover art by R. Miller. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for Fantasy Illustrated #7, Comiclub #8, The 1967 Houston Comic Convention, and Fighting Hero Comics Special Edition #1; an article about Kid Eternity and the "wartime publishing bonanza" by Sgt. Sanderson Vanderbilt (reprinted from Yank Vol. 4 #23); Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; a letters column (including a missive by Texas Trio member Larry Herndon); and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 60-cent cover price. 1966. Circulation: over 1,050. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #50
    Rocket's Blast Comicollector (1961 RBCC) 50

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    The Rocket's Blast Comicollector #50 (91 pgs; ditto), with cover art by John G. Fantucchio. The Rocket's Blast is THE classic comics adzine from the 60s thru the 80s. It features: ads for Fighting Hero Comics Special Edition #1, Erb-Dom #19, and The 1967 Houston Comic Convention; a piece on Namor by Jim Jones; an explanation of The Merry Marvel Marching Society by John Clute; Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; a letters column (including a missive by Roy Thomas); a full page ad (on page 2) for comics offered for sale by Buddy Saunders (Lone Star Comics), and classified comic book ads. Published by G. B. Love. 60-cent cover price. 1966. Circulation: over 1,100. Cover price $0.60.