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Friday, 27 December 2013

Mimosa World's Finest Comics 1

This is World's Finest Comics 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' World's Finest Comics 131 (1963):
"The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger"
Aquaman: "The Man who controlled Water"
Green Arrow: "A Cure for Billy Jones"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Batman 113 (1958):
  "Batman meets Fatman"

32 pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Supercomix Superboy 4

Many thanks to Careen for this picture of the cover of Supercomix Superboy 4 from 1984 - It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' The New Adventures of Superboy 26.

Cover and DC Comics' Original Cover of The New Adventures of Superboy 26 from 1982:
Rob Lowe Poster:
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Atlas Publications Zane Grey's Stories of the West 3

Atlas Publications reprinted various Western Comics in the 1960s.

32 Pages, colour cover, black-and-white interior.

Issue 3 of Zane Grey's Stories of the West  (1963) and Dell Comics original issue number 36 from 1958:
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BP Donald Duck 89

BP Service Stations distributed a line of Walt Disney reprint comics in South Africa in the early 1960s. This was around the same time as Mimosa Comics and Atlas Publications were producing reprints.

It was printed by SA Litho Co (the same company printing Mimosa Comics) in Cape Town, in 1963. As with the early Mimosa Newsprint stock titles, these titles were printed in smaller size (166x241mm) compared with the original title.

32 Pages, full colour, glossy cover, excellent print quality.

Cover and Gold Key's original cover of Donald Duck 89 from 1963:
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Supercomix Superman 35

Many thanks to Careen for this picture of the cover of Superman 35 of the South African reprint series.

Cover and DC Comics original cover of Action Comics 524 from 1981:
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Photo Story Magazines 10

Thanks to Koos Papenfus for these great scans of rare Photo Story Magazines from his collection.

Bowman 16 & 20:
Bowman 21 and Tessa Roux 13:


 The Eye 5 & 12:
 Dokter Len Beyers 6 and Vice Squad 3:
Vice Squad 6 & 7:
 Manhunter 13 & 16:
 Moulin Rouge 4 & 5:
 Moulin Rouge 6:
Zarba 15 & 16:
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Photo Story Magazines

Americom Rima The Jungle Girl 1

This is Rima The Jungle Girl 1, published by Americom in 1984.

It contains the lead story from DC Comics' Rima The Jungle Girl 1 (1974):
"Spirit of the Woods". The English edition features the original art and original lettering.
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 224 (1956):
"The Golden Gorilla"

Americom only produced single issues of each reprint series (published in English, Afrikaans, Zulu & Sotho languages).

Americom English cover (using the Splash Page image), and DC Comics' original cover:
Afrikaans cover and Gyrobot ad:
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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Afri-Comics Mighty Man 7

The seventh issue of Afri-Comics Mighty Man, published by Xanap in 1976.

Mighty Man battles "Shungu" and his two thugs Hendler & Ishmael. Shungu sends his thugs to murder those responsible for sending him to jail, but Mighty Man stands in the way of his revenge.

Mighty Man overcomes the thugs. While Shungu is on the run, he confronts his girlfriend Tandy. Just before he threatens and fatally shoots her, Tandy poisons his whiskey. Mighty Man catches up to Shungu, is he falls dead in an alleyway.

2 further stories:
Jerry Ndlovu's Soccer tips.
"Tortois and the Lizard" - 3 page African Folk Tale.

No Creator credits listed in the magazine. 

Cover of Issue7 and Title Page shows "Editor Simon Sabela":
Splash Page and ad for the film "I-Kati Elimnyama!"
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Afri-Comics
Tiger Ingwe

Pepsi Stickers and Poster 1970s

Who remembers these stickers , sold in South Africa, from 1976-1979?

Pepsi produced a set of 12 DC Justice League stickers around 1976-1978.  The stickers were triangle-shaped, and wrapped around the neck of Pepsi bottles.

Thanks Marc for these pictures of the set:



Pepsi produced a set of 17 Stickers, and a wall poster, to promote the 1978 Superman Movie. The stickers were triangle-shaped, and wrapped around the neck of Pepsi bottles.

Thanks Mo for this picture of the 1979 Pepsi Superman Poster:
This poster is similar to the one Caltex produced for The Black Hole (1979) - see link below.

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The Black Hole (1979)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Photo Story Magazines – Mike Oosthuizen

Many thanks to Mike Oosthuizen for these images. Mike starred in numerous classic South African Photo Story Magazines from 1972-1975 and 1990-1992. Mike was a film actor in South Africa from 1993-2003. 

Mike was Cover Star of numerous issues, and starred alongside such legends as Vonk De Ridder and  Etienne van der Westhuizen. 

Mike may be contacted via e-mail:
arlene.mike.444@shaw.ca
 
THE DRIFTER # 2  - Featuring Mike Oosthuizen as - Kane the Death Rider; and 
THE DRIFTER in  RAGE # 12  - Featuring Mike Oosthuizen as - Kane, Rider from Hell - a man on a mission of vengeance
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from THE DRIFTER IN RAGE # 12:
 

OPSAAL # 3  - Featuring Mike Oosthuizen as - Pete die Laksman; and
RAGE # 11  - Handcuffs of Gold - Featuring Mike Oosthuizen as - Clint Jackson
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from OPSAAL # 3:
















Thanks Mike for these great Photos from RAGE # 11:






RUITER IN SWART # 09 018 - Sodat Jy Kan Leef - Featuring Danie van Rensburg as Ben, and Mike Oosthuizen as Ryk De Wet; and
RUITER IN SWART # 206 - Voor My Die Dood - Featuring Danie van Rensburg as Ben, and Mike Oosthuizen as "n Skurk nr.1
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from RUITER IN SWART # 09 018:
















RUITER IN SWART  # 209 -  Soos 'n Dier is Jy - Featuring Danie van Rensburg as Ben, and Mike Oosthuizen as Guys van Blerk; and
RUITER IN SWART  # 213 - Blonde Verleidstert - Featuring Danie van Rensburg as Ben, Barry Anderson as Dries Kruger, Mike Oosthuizen as Grabe, Clive Bagley as Theuns
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from RUITER IN SWART  # 209:




Thanks Mike for these great Photos from RUITER IN SWART  # 213:




RUITER IN SWART  # 214 - Vir Jou Geen Koeel - Featuring Danie van Rensburg as Ben, and Mike Oosthuizen as Doors Gerber
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from RUITER IN SWART  # 214:
 



RUITER IN SWART  # 218 - En Die Berg Swyg - Featuring Danie Van Rensburg as Ben (Vonk de Ridder), Mike Oosthuizen as Zoon Venter; and
RUITER IN SWART  # 223 - Wolf van Pistol Creek - Featuring Danie van Rensburg as Ben (Vonk de Ridder), Mike Oosthuizen as Vick
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from RUITER IN SWART  # 218:












RUITER IN SWART  # 448 - Dag van Geweld - Featuring Danie van Rensburg as Ben (Vonk de Ridder), Mike Oosthuizen as Fanie Snyman; and
RUITER IN SWART  # 449 - Motief vir Moord - Featuring Danie van Rensburg as Ben (Vonk de Ridder), Mike Oosthuizen as Albert Uys
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from RUITER IN SWART  # 449:






KID DIE SWERVER # 37 - Blaas Hoog Die Haat - with Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid die Swerver, Mike Oosthuizen as Smoky; and
KID DIE SWERVER # 39 - Sterf, My Liefling - with Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid die Swerver, Mike Oosthuizen as Bert Swanson
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from KID DIE SWERVER # 37:
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from KID DIE SWERVER # 39:


KID DIE SWERVER # 41 - Pad Na Onheil - with Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid die Swerver, Mike Oosthuizen as Slug Peacock; and
KID DIE SWERVER # 43 - Deur Bloed Gebind - with Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid die Swerver, Mike Oosthuizen as Cas Brady, Dennis Griffiths as Nash Ralstone
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from KID DIE SWERVER # 41:




























KID DIE SWERVER # 45 - Redding Uit Die Nag - with Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid die Swerver, Mike Oosthuizen as Rooi Arend, Dennis Griffiths as the Doctor; and
KID DIE SWERVER # 160 - Bose Komplot - with new actor?? playing Kid die Swerver, Mike Oosthuizen as the Sheriff
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from KID DIE SWERVER # 45:






Thanks Mike for these great Photos from KID DIE SWERVER # 160:














KID COLT # 51 - Gringo Death - with Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid Colt, Mike Oosthuizen as Juan the Mexican Bandit, Clive Bagley as Cheyenne; and
APACHE # 15 - Nightmare - With Apache as Cha, played by ????., Mike Oosthuizen as Diego
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from KID COLT # 51:














APACHE # 16 - Path to Peril - With Apache as Cha, Dennis Griffiths as the colonel in the Cavalry, Mike Oosthuizen as Taxo; and
APACHE # 18 - Desert Death - With Apache as Cha, Mike Oosthuizen as Fernando
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from APACHE # 16:


APACHE # 20 - Fast Gun From The North -  With Apache as Cha, Mike Oosthuizen as Mexican Bounty Hunter; and 
APACHE # 22 - The Golden Staff - With Apache as Cha, Mike Oosthuizen as Sergeant Pinto
BEAU - DIE ONTEMBARE  # 71 - Nag van die Wreker - Beau played by Beau Brummel, Mike Oosthuizen as El Tigre, Dennis Griffiths as police chief Miguel; and
BEAU - DIE ONTEMBARE  # 72 - Wraak van die Wolf - Beau played by Beau Brummel, Mike Oosthuizen as Fonter a gang member
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from BEAU - DIE ONTEMBARE  # 71:
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from BEAU - DIE ONTEMBARE  # 72:






BEAU - DIE ONTEMBARE # 74 - Tande van die Slagyster - Beau played by Beau Brummel, Mike Oosthuizen as Mike Wellers; and
BEAU - THE UNTAMED # 65 - Dead Man's Gold - Beau played by Beau Brummel, Mike Oosthuizen as Colonel Juarez
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from BEAU - THE UNTAMED # 65:










STEVE HAWK - DANGER PILOT # 11 - Splendid Blade - Steve Hawk played by Beau Brummel, Mike Oosthuizen as Maru the Arab Army Captain; and
STEVE HAWK - DANGER PILOT # 14 - Jewels of Khirma - Steve Hawk played by Beau Brummel, Mike Oosthuizen as the Arab Messenger
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from STEVE HAWK - DANGER PILOT # 11:






CAPTAIN DEVIL, Saboteur - # 189 - Hand of death - Captain Devil played by ???. Dennis Griffiths as Dr Paul Pretorius, Mike Oosthuizen as a Thug; and
CAPTAIN DEVIL, Saboteur - # 197 - About Face - Mike Oosthuizen as Hoka, King of an Arab State
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from CAPTAIN DEVIL, Saboteur - # 189:








CAPTAIN DEVIL, Saboteur - # 201 - The Joker - Barry Anderson as Ron, Mike Oosthuizen as Capricorn; and
CAPTAIN DEVIL, Saboteur - # 203 - Sky Killer - Mike Oosthuizen as Djerbek Wolf
KAPTEIN DUIWEL, Saboteur - #188 - Saaiers van Geweld - Mike Oosthuizen as Groot Meester, Ling Foe; and
KAPTEIN DUIWEL, Saboteur - # 202 - Vergelding - Mike Oosthuizen as 'n Raadslid
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from KAPTEIN DUIWEL, Saboteur - #188:








DIE AREND # 62 - Van Die Oerwoud -Te laat ver Vlug - Danie van Rensburg as die Arend, Mike Oosthuizen as Bab die Hoofman van die Komma Stam; and
REX BULLITT # 5 - Hunter of Men -The Buzzard Waits - Barry Anderson as Rex Bullitt
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from AREND # 62:
 




SAAL 10 # 186 - Ongevalle - Vir Jou My Seun - Barry Anderson as Doktor Richard, Mike Oosthuizen as Ben Meyer; and
TANYA # 25 - Hart in die Lokval - Elize van Rensburg as Tanya, Dave Young as Sjang, Mike Oosthuizen as Koot Nolte, Clive Bagley as een van  Koot's boewe
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from SAAL 10 # 186:










Thanks Mike for these great Photos from TANYA # 25:






















DR CONRAD BRAND # 210 - Want ek het Gebieg - Conrad Brant played by ????. Mike Oosthuizen as Gus Burger 'n Boef; and
DR CONRAD BRAND # 215 - Dan Beny Jy My -  Mike Oosthuizen as Tromp Massyn, Dennis Griffiths as 'n Skeeps Bouer
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from DR CONRAD BRAND # 210:



Thanks Mike for these great Photos from DR CONRAD BRAND # 215:


DR CONRAD BRAND # 217 - Erf Van Geluk - Mike Oosthuizen as Hannes Mansveld 'n Sakeman; and
DR CONRAD BRAND # 219 - Kyk Die Sterra Lonk - Mike Oosthuizen as 'n Polisieman
LONE WOLF # 54 - Call of the Blood - Dennis Griffiths as Army Captain Denis, Mike Oosthuizen as Sergeant Tomes; and
LONE WOLF # 56 - Hell-Hole! - Clive Bagley and Mike Oosthuizen as Apaches
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from LONE WOLF # 54:


DAN PIENAAR - GRENSVEGTER - # 29 - Bende Van Die Bose - Mike Oosthuizen as Kommandant Igor Garin; and
DAN PIENAAR - GRENSVEGTER - # 31 - Haat Van Die Duiwelin - Mike Oosthuizen as Majoor Piet Kriel
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from DAN PIENAAR - GRENSVEGTER - # 29:





Thanks Mike for these great Photos from DAN PIENAAR - GRENSVEGTER - # 31:












LOVE STORY # 36 - Run-Away Love - Mike Oosthuizen as Dave Lane; and
SEE # 15-037 - The Price of Love - Mike Oosthuizen as thief, Ted Rippon
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from LOVE STORY # 36:














Thanks Mike for these great Photos from SEE # 15-037:
SEE # 15-052 - Suffer Little Children - Barry Anderson as Andrew, the carpenter, Mike Oosthuizen as Eben Du Toit, father of young John Du Toit; and
SEE # 63 - 2 Stories - No 1.- The Flower Girl - No 2.- Nightmare - Mike Oosthuizen as Uncle Mathew
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from SEE # 15-052:








Thanks Mike for these great Photos from SEE # 63:



SEE # 65 - 2 Stories - No 1.- Living in Hope - No 2.- Guilty Secrets - Mike Oosthuizen as the father, George; and
SEE # 74 - 2 Stories - No 1.- Facing Reality - No 2.- Strange Justice - Dennis Griffiths as Detective Sergeant Baines, Mike Oosthuizen as Peter John Tate
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from SEE # 65:

Thanks Mike for these great Photos from SEE # 74:




SECRETS - PLUS LOUISE # 80 - 2 Stories - No 1.- Delayed Justice - Dennis Griffiths as Frank Devlin, Mike Oosthuizen as Policeman Jack Hausmann. - No 2. Dream Trip; and
SECRETS - PLUS LOUISE # 94 - 2 STORIES - No 1.- Rough Justice - Mike Oosthuizen as a Policeman. - No 2. - A Stroke of Misfortune
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from SECRETS - PLUS LOUISE # 94:

LOVE AFFAIR # 16 - 2 Stories - No 1.- A Very Rewarding Case - Barry Anderson as Barry Jenkins.  No 2. - Hidden Truth - Mike Oosthuizen as Detective Dennis Allingham; and
MELODY # 230 - 2. Stories - No.1 - Flight to Love.  No. 2 - Inheritance of Death- Mike Oosthuizen as Doctor Herbert
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from LOVE AFFAIR # 16:


KYK # 17-049 - Want Gister is Verby - Barry Anderson as Ben Geldenhuys, Mike Oosthuizen as 'n Speurder; and
KYK # 17-051 -  Huis van Verskrikking - Mike Oosthuizen as 'n Luitenant
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from KYK # 17-051:



RUITER IN SWART # 57 - 2 Stories - No. 1- Blonde Verleidster - Danie van Rensburg as Ruiter, Barry Anderson as Dries Kruger, Clive Baggley as Teuns, Mike Oosthuizen as Grabe.  No. 2 -  KID DIE SWERVER - Geen Genade Vir Die Valk - Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid Die Swerver; and
DIE AREND VAN DIE OERWOUD # 60 - 2 Stories - No.1 - Te Laat Vir Vlug - Danie van Rensburg as Arend, Mike Oosthuizen as Bab van die Kommo stam. No. 2 - TANYA, DIE VEGTER - Onheil Op Haar Pad - Elize van Rensburg as Tanya, Dave Young as Sjang, Gavin Mey as Jac
VERWAALDE HARTE # 84 -  2 Stories - No. 1 - Wee" van die Liefde - Mike Oosthuizen as Frans Lubbe. - No. 2 - SAAL 10 - ONGEVALLE - 'n Vlieg in die Salf - Barry Anderson as Dr Richard Kemp; and
EERSTE LIEFDE #  66 - 2 Stories - No. 1 - Kronkelpad van die Liefde. - No. 2 - DR CONRAD BRAND - "n Wanhoopskreet - Mike Oosthuizen as Jonker die Regter
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from EERSTE LIEFDE #  66:
KAPTEIN DUIWEL # 84 - 2 Stories - No. 1 - Gesig Uit Die Graf! - Mike Oosthuizen as Arturo 'n Russian Terroris. - No. 2 BEAU - DIE ONTEMBARE - Die Vloek van San Xavier - Beau Brummel as Beau; and
LIEFDESLIED # 16 - 2 Stories - No. 1 - Soos Twee Honde Oor 'n Been -  Mike Oosthuizen as Dr. Gerhard Adendorf. - No. 2 - 'n Tweede Kans
Thanks Mike for these great Photos from LIEFDESLIED # 16:
Thanks Mike for these great photos of some of his Photo Story Colleagues. 















Cast & Crew of a few Photo Stories from the 1970's featuring - Danie van Rensburg, Peter Bodley, Beau Brummel, Barry Anderson, Clive Bagley and Mike Oosthuizen and Others.










Thanks Mike for pictures of his later acting career, and photos of life in Canada:










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