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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Supercomix Superman 34

This is Supercomix Superman 34, published by Republican Press in 1982.

Cover of issue 34 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman 376 from 1982:
 Priscilla Presley Poster:
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Supercomix Superman

Mimosa Sea Devils 1

This is Sea Devils 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' Sea Devils 11 (1963):
"Sea of Nightmares!"

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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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

BP Disney Comics

A range of Disney comics sold at BP Service Stations in South Africa in 1963:

101 Dalmations & Nikki, Wild Dog of the North:
 Uncle Scrooge 42; 43; 44; 45:
 
Donald Duck 87 & 88 & 89:
 
Mickey Mouse 89:
Around the same time, Dixi Cola produced these Disney Reprints:
Swiss Family Robinson, Ten Who Dared, Toby Tyler:

 

BP Uncle Scrooge 44

Many thanks to Sven Barsby for this comic book. 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 Uncle Scrooge 44 from 1963:
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BP Disney Comics
Mimosa Comics
Atlas Publications

Mimosa Rip Hunter ... Time Master 2

This is Rip Hunter ... Time Master 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' Rip Hunter ... Time Master 12 (1963):
"The 2,200 Year-Old Doom"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' House of Secrets 8 (1958):
"The Electrified Man!"

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

Here is the cover of issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Afri-Comics Mighty Man 1

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

It features the origin story of Mighty Man:

Danny Ndhlomo is a Policeman, who gets shot in the chest during a hold- up. The doctors save his life, but he is left with a bullet dangerously close to his heart, and advised to avoid strain or further injury. He moves to the police station file room, where he meets Donna Buthelezi. Donna becomes embroiled in a blackmail plot, and is forced to attempt to steal the police criminal record file of a notorious criminal. As Danny tries to help Donna carry the files, he is caught red-handed with the incriminating file. He escapes, and while on the run discovers a mysterious cave. The strain of his escape causes him to collapse into a pool within the cave, clutching his chest. He is rescued by a group of alien creatures (with fish-like bodies). They subject him to "Ray treatments" in their futuristic laboratory, deep within the cave.

Danny discovers his bullet has been dissolved, and he is now "The Strongest Human in the World!". The aliens provide his costume and he adopts the name "Mighty Man". Mighty Man foils the criminals' blackmail plot, capturing them and handing them over to the police.

Later, as Mighty man searches for Donna's brother Jack, Donna is threatened at gunpoint. Jack leaps in front of Donna, sacrificing himself for his sister, dying from the gunshot wound to the chest.

2 further stories:
"Themba Hlabisa" - 2 page story on the boxer.
"Why the Tortoise's Shell has so many cracks" - 2 page African Folk Tale.

No Creator credits listed in the magazine. 

Cover of Issue 1 and Back-cover retro ad for Simba Chips:
 Ad for the 1975 film INKEDAMA (directed by Simon Sabela), and House Ad for Tiger Ingwe 1:
 The Title Page shows "Editor Simon Sabela", and Mighty Man Splash Page:
 See Also:
Soweto's Superman Mighty Man
Afri-Comics
Tiger Ingwe

Mimosa Batman 22

This is Batman 22, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1961.

Possibly as a money-saving exercise, these comics followed the Newsprint Series (see link below), as being printed in Digest-Sized.

It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Batman 136 (1960):
"The Case of the Crazy Crimes"
"The Town that Hated Batman"
"The Challenge of the Joker"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Batman 100 (1956):
"The Great Batman Contest"
 32 pages, glossy colour cover, black-and-white newsprint interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (187x131mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Here is the cover of issue 22 and DC Comics' Original cover:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Detective Comics Series
Mimosa Batman Newsprint Series

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Supercomix Superman 11

This is Supercomix Superman 11, published by Republican Press in 1980.

Cover of issue 11 and Dc Comics' original cover of Action Comics 462 from 1976:
 Competition Prize Winners:
The Police Poster:
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Supercomix Superman

Mimosa Rip Hunter ... Time Master 1

This is Rip Hunter ... Time Master 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' Rip Hunter ... Time Master 14 (1963):
"The Captive Time-Travellers"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 211 (1955):
Tommy Tomorrow: The Secret of Bandit 'X'"

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

Here is the cover of issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover:
Mimosa House ad:

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Mimosa Comics