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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Mimosa Batman 6

This is Batman 6, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1959.
It reprints the cover and the following 2 stories from DC Comics' Batman 124 (1959):
"The Mystery Seeds from Space"
"The Invisible Batman"
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (253x173mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.
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).

Here is the cover of issue 6 and DC Comics' original cover:
 Sample art page, the Footer has a retro ad for Simba Chips:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Detective Comics Series
Mimosa Batman Newsprint Series

Supercomix Popeye the Sailor 18

This is Supercomix Popeye the Sailor 18, published by Republican Press in 1981 - it reprints the cover and stories from Charlton Comics' Popeye the Sailor 117 from November 1972.

Cover and Charlton Comics original cover:
 Cool Retro ad for Black Cat Peanut Butter:
Poster featuring the "Space and Earth" Album and Cards collection:
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Mimosa Tales of the Unexpected 4

This is Tales of the Unexpected 4, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1960.
It reprints the cover and the following 2 stories from DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 35 (1959):
"I was a Space Refugee!"
"Boycott of Planet Earth"
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.

Here is the cover of issue 4 and DC Comics' original cover:
 International Book Society ad for Stamps:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Tales of the Unexpected Series

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Mimosa Western Comics 4

Thanks Mahdi from Readers Den (Cape Town) for this scan of Mimosa Western Comics 4.
Visit their website:
Readers Den Comic Shop

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 4 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 74 from 1959:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Mimosa Tales of the Unexpected 1

Thanks Mahdi from Readers Den (Cape Town) for this scan of Mimosa Tales of the Unexpected 1.
Visit their website:
Readers Den Comic Shop

 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 Tales of the Unexpected 1 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 33 from 1959:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Tales of the Unexpected Series

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Mimosa Mystery in Space 5

Thanks Mahdi from Readers Den (Cape Town) for this scan of Mimosa Mystery in Space 5.
Visit their website:
Readers Den Comic Shop

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 Mystery in Space 5 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Mystery in Space 50 from 1959:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Mystery in Space Series

Atlas Publications Action Comics 5

Thanks Mahdi from Readers Den (Cape Town) for this scan of Atlas Publications Action Comics 5.
Visit their website:
Readers Den Comic Shop

This rare South African reprint was published in 1959 by Atlas 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.

Cover of Action Comics 5 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Action Comics 255 from 1959:
 See Also:
Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Mimosa Falling in Love 8

Thanks Mahdi from Readers Den (Cape Town) for this scan of Mimosa Falling in Love 8.
Visit their website:
Readers Den Comic Shop

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 Falling in Love 8 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Falling in Love 27 from 1959:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Interplanetary Picture Library Series

Mimosa Comics reprinted DC Comics' Strange Adventures series in 1960-1961 as a digest-sized comic series.

Cover of Issue 1 and DC Comics' Original Cover of Strange Adventures 108 from 1959:
 Cover of Issue 4 and DC Comics' Original Cover of Strange Adventures 107 from 1959:

Thanks Mahdi from Readers Den (Cape Town) for this scan of the cover of Issue 8.
Visit their website:
Readers Den Comic Shop
Cover of Issue 8 and DC Comics' Original Cover of Strange Adventures 112 from 1960:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Atlas Publications Action Comics 4

Thanks Mahdi from Readers Den (Cape Town) for this scan of Atlas Publications Action Comics 4.
Visit their website:
Readers Den Comic Shop

This rare South African reprint was published in 1959 by Atlas 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.

Cover of Action Comics 4 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Action Comics 254 from 1959:
 See Also:
Atlas Publications

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Supercomix Captain America 5

Thanks to Supercomix Collector Ravi for this great scan of the cover of Captain America 5 of the South African reprint series.
Contact Me or Ravi if you have any Supercomix for sale:
NaidooRavie@elec.durban.gov.za

Cover of Issue 5 and Marvel Comics' original cover of Captain America 111 (1969):
 See Also:
Supercomix The Invincible Iron Man, Fantastic Four and Captain America

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Mimosa Mystery in Space Series

These are a series of covers reprinted by Mimosa in 1959-1960. DC Comics' original issue number in brackets:

1 (46); 2 (47); 3 (48); 4 (49); 5 (50); 6 (51); 7 (52); 8 (53); 9 (54); 10 (84); 11 (82):
 
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Mystery in Space 9

This is Mystery in Space 9, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1960.
It reprints the cover of  DC Comics' Mystery in Space 54 (1959), while the first story reprinted comes from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 49:
"Dummy that saved the Earth!"
The second story reprinted comes from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 50:
"Riddle of Asteroid 8794!"
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.

 Here is the cover of issue 9 and DC Comics' original cover:
 Letters page:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Mystery in Space Series

Supercomix Superman 36

This is Supercomix Superman 36 from 1984 - It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' Superman 381.

Cover and DC Comics' Original Cover of Superman 381 from March 1983:
 Splash Page and Back Cover ad for other titles produced by Supercomix at the time:
 Daryl Hannah Poster:
See Also:
Supercomix Superman