Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Rbcc Covers 40-44...
Rockets Blast Comic Collector # 40 (RBCC), 1965, Original Ghost Rider cover by fandom great Biljo White. Nice mimeo ad by future-pro Marvin Wolfman for his horror fanzine. Comment in LOC about DC no longer printing letter-writers full addresses, "Seuling's Corner" by Phil Seuling; a Los Angeles Times article about The Cherokee Bookshop in Hollywood; Rick Weingroff's "Rocketeer Gossip" column; ads for Alter Ego #5 and Slam Bang #4; an ad for The Guidebook to Comics Fandom
Rockets Blast Comic Collector # 41 (RBCC), 1965, Black Hood cover by Rich(ard) Buckler. Amazing Fantasy #15 + Spidey #1-#25 all mint for $13.00, post paid (of course !!!). Letter from Roy Thomas informing G.B. Love (and fandom) of his appointment at Marvel, circulation now 775 !!!. An 'ad' from 'John W. Stanley'.
Rockets Blast Comic Collector #42 (RBCC), 1965, Celebration of Batman at 25 years with tracings by RLM. Cover states 'Circulation this issue, a guaranteed 800', another want ad from John W. Stanley and Rogofsky is back with Capt. America #1 @ $50.00.
Rockets Blast Comic Collector # 43 (RBCC), 1966, Capt. Marvel & Mr. Mind cover by Steve Sabo, 'guaranteed circulation of 845', Human Torch #1 @ $50.00, Spidey #1 - #5 @ .80 cents each !!! Great sales list from Cherokee Book Shop – Batman #41-#49 @ £3.00 each, Batman #1 @ $95.00 and Detective #27 @ $95.00.
Rockets Blast Comic Collector # 44 (RBCC), 1966, Fighting Yank cover by John Fucchio, FF #1 @ .75 cents, circulation now 860, Showcase #4 @ $6.00, nice ad offering Batman #1-#176 !!!. Also another Batman #1 @ £100.00.