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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 6

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 by Mimosa (S.A. Magazine Co.).
Cover and Interior pages are newsprint - so after being read and swopped a few times they would likely be falling apart and thrown away.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (161x116mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
Cover printed in colour, interior in black-and-white.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 24 pages.

It contains all three stories from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 129 (1958). The Cover Image used by Mimosa does not match the issue's content.

Cover of Western Picture Library 6 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Superman 1 Giant Edition in Afrikaans

Mimosa Comics produced numerous reprints of DC Comics' Action Comics and Superman titles in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Some were translated into Afrikaans. The Afrikaans translation was excellent.

This is Mimosa Comics' Superman 1 Giant Edition. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 1 from 1962 and DC Comics' original cover of Action Comics 277 from June 1961:
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Mimosa Batman 3

This is Batman 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1959.
It reprints the cover of DC Comics' Batman 121 - First Appearance Mr Freeze (1959):
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (243x165mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Here is the cover of issue 3 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Batman Newsprint Series

Mimosa Giant Western Comics 10

This is Giant Western Comics 10, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1962.
It reprints this story:
Hopalong Cassidy: "The Rustlers' Rivals!" (probably a redrawn version from Century Comic - Australian Reprint)
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Tomahawk 25 (1954): 
Tomahawk: "The Tenderfoot Frontiersman"
Tales of the Arrow Maker: "The Legend of the Shooting Stars"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 119 (1956):
Hopalong Cassidy: "The Dream Sheriff of Twin Rivers"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 26 (1954):
Tomahawk: "Ten Wagons for Tomahawk"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 117 (1956):
Hopalong Cassidy: "Challenge of the Rival Outlaws"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior. The cover image used is not related to this issue's content.

Here is the cover of issue 10:
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Mimosa Western Comics Series

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mimosa Giant Superman 18

This is Giant Superman 18, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 284 (1961):
"Clark Kent goes to Reform School"
Aquaman: "The Charge of Aquaman's Sea Soldiers"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 273 (1961):
"The Supergirl of Two Worlds"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 220 (1956):
Tommy Tomorrow: "The Flying Dutchman of Space"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 18 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Western Comics 8

This rare South African reprint was published in 1959 by Mimosa Publications (S.A. Magazine Co.).
Cover and Interior pages are newsprint - so after being read and swopped a few times they would likely be falling apart and thrown away.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (245x167mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
Cover and Interior printed in colour.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 24 pages.
This is one of the seven first titles that Mimosa started reprinting in 1959 (Western Comics, Tales of the Unexpected, Falling in Love, Mystery in Space, Romances, Batman and All-Star Western).

Cover of Western Comics 8 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 77 from 1959:
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Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Photo Story Magazines 12

Many Thanks to Alison, from The National Library of Australia for these images from the Classic "The Man Called Curtis" Photo Story Magazine:
Further Information of this issue can be found here:
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6504143

Many Thanks to Photo Story Collector Koos Papenfus for background information and Images from Key Photo Stories:


1. Beverly Peirce also wrote "Call for Matthew Craig" starring legendary South African Actor Brian O'Shaughnessy

2. Key Photo Stories were also distributed in the UK

3. Other Titles: "Lilac Street"; "World of IDB; "Cat Moran"; "Kilroy"

4. Key Photo Stories published some of the very earliest South African Photo Stories in the early 1960s

Call for Matthew Craig 5 and House Ad for Cat Moran:
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Photo Story Magazines