“Rocky III” Novelization Released

Rocky III by Robert E. Hoban [based upon the screenplay by Sylvester Stallone]

Publisher: Ballentine

Copyright: 1982

Edition shown: First Printing , June 1982

Tagline“The explosive new chapter in the champion heavyweight story of all time.”

Comments: Novelization of “Rocky III”

– Craig Zablo

“First Blood” Movie Cover Paperback Released

First Blood by David Morrell

Publisher: Ballentine

Copyright: 1972

Edition shown: 1st Ballentine edition paperback, November 1982

Tagline“Nobody in the small Kentucky town knew his name was Rambo. All they knew was that he was a stranger… and that he looked like trouble. Rambo was trouble. The Army had trained him in the art of killing and now he did not know how to stop.”

Comments: The novel was written a decade before it was made into a movie. David Morrell is one of my favorite writers [and has been since I first read this book in 1973]. If you haven’t read First Blood, you should!

– Craig Zablo