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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Atlas Publications Adventure Comics 4

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 (241x166mm) 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 Adventure Comics 4 South African Edition and DC Comics' original cover of Adventure Comics 265 (1959):
See Also:
Atlas Publications

Unlimited Comics The Incredible Hulk 4

Unlimited Comics (based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg) published a few Marvel reprint titles in 1983.

Cover of Unlimited Comics The Incredible Hulk 4 and Marvel Comics' Original Cover of The Incredible Hulk 217 from 1977:
 See Also:
Unlimited Comics

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Supercomix Superman 18

This is Supercomix Superman 18, published by Republican Press in 1981.

Cover of issue 18 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman 316 from 1977:
Toyah Poster:
See Also:
Supercomix Superman

Mimosa All-Star Western 5

This is All-Star Western 5, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1960.
It reprints the cover and the following two stories from DC Comics' All-Star Western 107 (1959):  Johnny Thunder: "Target--Johnny Thunder"
The Trigger Twins: "The Sherriff who found himself"
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (255x170mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
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 5 and DC Comics' original cover:
Mimosa All-Star Western Series
Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Atlas Publications Gene Autry and Champion Giant Edition Digest 1

This is Gene Autry and Champion 1 - published by Atlas Publications in 1961-1962.

These titles were printed in a smaller size (175x134mm) compared to the original Dell title.

64 pages, glossy colour cover, black-and-white interior.

Cover of Gene Autry and Champion 1 and Dell's original cover of Gene Autry and Champion 116 (1957):
 See Also:
Atlas Publications

Mimosa Giant Batman 10

This is Giant Batman 10, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Detective Comics 281 (1960):
"Batman, Robot"
Roy Raymond: "The Girl who became a Sorceress"
Martian Manhunter: "The Menace of Marsville"
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Batman 105 (1956):
"The Mysterious Bat-Missile"
"The Challenge of Batwoman"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 10 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Supercomix Superman 2

This is Supercomix Superman 2, published by Republican Press in 1979.

Cover of issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover of Action Comics 449 from 1975:
 Rock Hudson Poster:
See Also:
Supercomix Superman

Dixi Cola Ten Who Dared

Many Thanks to Riaan for this cover image.

Dixi Cola 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 1962. 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 Dell's original cover of Four Color #1178 Walt Disney's Swiss Family Robinson from 1961:

 See Also:
BP Disney Comics
Mimosa Comics
Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Atlas Publications Detective Picture Library Digest 3

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 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 (164x115mm) 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 four stories from DC Comics' Gang Buster 50 (1955).

Cover of Detective Picture Library 3 and DC Comics' original cover of Mr. District Attorney 63 (1958):
 DC Comics's cover of Gang Buster 50 (1955):
See Also:
Atlas Publications

Mimosa All-Star Western 4

This is All-Star Western 4, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1960.
It reprints the cover and the following two stories from DC Comics' All-Star Western 106 (1959):  Johnny Thunder: "Trap of the Flaming Outpost"
The Trigger Twins: "Three Dooms for Sheriff Trigger"
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (255x170mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
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 4 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa All-Star Western Series
Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Atlas Publications Action Comics 13 Digest

This rare South African reprint was published in 1961 by Atlas Publications (S.A. Magazine Co.).

These titles were printed in Digest size (185x132mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.

32 pages, full-colour, glossy cover and black-and-white interior pages.

Cover of Action Comics 13 South African Edition and the Cover of DC Comics' Action Comics 263 (1960):
 See Also:
Atlas Publications

Mimosa Mystery in Space 10

This is Mystery in Space 10, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 84 (1963):
"The Powerless Weapons of Adam Strange!"
"The Alien Earthmen!"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 44 (1958):
Space Cabbie: "Riddle of the Glowing Space-Cabby!"

32 pages, full-colour, glossy cover and black-and-white interior pages.

Here is the cover of issue 10 and DC Comics' original cover:

See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Mystery in Space Series

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Jeugland

Jeugland was an Afrikaans Magazine for children, published in 1947. It contains Afrikaans comic strips by some of the pioneers of the medium in South Africa.

Issue 1:
Daan Donsies en Hendrik Horrelpoot by JH Rabe
Kiewiet die Klong by JH Rabe

Cover of Issue 1:

Issue 2:
Nikodemus by Geovanne
Knapsak en Klonkie by AP Du Toit

Issue 3:
Spies die Speurder by Dave Macgregor
Jan Rap by JH Rabe
Die Verborge Skat by JH Rabe

Issue 4:
Willem Wagter by AP Du Toit
Piet Pote by JH Rabe

Issue 5:
Dirkie en Donkie en Henk die Hondjie by Wolf von Loeben

Issue 6:
Die Kampioen by AP Du Toit

Issue 8:
Oom Piet Vertel by Wolf von Loeben

If anyone has any issues of Jeugland - please contact me. 

See Also:
Classic Afrikaans Comic Strips

Dixi Cola Swiss Family Robinson

Many Thanks to Riaan for this cover image.

Dixi Cola 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 1962. 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 Dell's original cover of Four Color #1156 Walt Disney's Swiss Family Robinson from 1960:
 See Also:
BP Disney Comics
Mimosa Comics
Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Afri-Comics Mighty Man 17

The seventeenth issue of Afri-Comics Mighty Man, published by Xanap in 1977.

"The Hanging Man": Danny Ndhlomo (Mighty Man) is relaxing in the park with Donna Buthelezi. Suddenly they are attacked by two drug addicts. Danny overcomes them, and they are taken to hospital for rehab. While in hospital they are found hanged, the work of drug dealer "The Hanging Man". Danny disguises himself and infiltrates the drug ring, leading him to the leader's headquarters. Here he discovers a briefcase full of money, which he scatters onto a crowd, much to the anger of "The Hanging Man", caught in the middle of the crowd. In an act of poetic justice, he is caught and hanged by the crowd.

1 further story:
Judo Tips by Black belt Expert Jonathan Moloko.

No Creator credits listed in the magazine. 

Cover of Issue 17 and Title Page shows "Editor Simon Sabela":
Splash Page and House Ad for U'Deliwe:
 See Also:
Soweto's Superman Mighty Man
Afri-Comics
Tiger Ingwe

Mimosa Giant Batman 9

This is Giant Batman 9, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Detective Comics 278 (1960):
"The Man who became a Giant"
Roy Raymond: "The 5th Dimension Trap"
Martian Manhunter: "The defeat of J'onn J'onzz"
 Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Batman 104 (1956):
"Robin's 50 Batman partners"
"The Creature from 20000 fathoms"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Batman 108 (1957):
"Prisoners of the Bat-Cave"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 9 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Unlimited Comics The Incredible Hulk 3

Unlimited Comics (based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg) published a few Marvel reprint titles in 1983.

Cover of Unlimited Comics The Incredible Hulk 3 and Marvel Comics' Original Cover of The Incredible Hulk 216 from 1977:
See Also:
Unlimited Comics

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 1

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 both stories from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 134 (1959).

Cover of Western Picture Library 1 and DC Comics' original cover:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Mimosa Giant Superman 17

This is Giant Superman 17, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 278 (1960):
"Supergirl in Smallville!"
Congorilla: "Janu of the Apes"
Aquaman: "Aqualad goes to School
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 221 (1956):
"Superman's New Super-Power"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 241 (1958):
"The Super-Key to Fort Superman"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 17 and DC Comics' original cover:
House ad for other Mimosa Titles:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Atlas Publications Detective Picture Library Digest 2

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 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 (164x115mm) 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 four stories from DC Comics' Gang Buster 48 (1955).

Cover of Detective Picture Library 2 and DC Comics' original cover of Mr. District Attorney 60 (1957):
DC Comics's cover of Gang Buster 48 (1955):
 See Also:
Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Afri-Comics Mighty Man 16

The sixteenth issue of Afri-Comics Mighty Man, published by Xanap in 1977.

"A Team of Killers": Mighty Man discover's Mafuta Rakgoale's gang of violent debt collectors. He infiltrates the team, in his everyday guise of Danny Ndhlomo, enabling him to stop the debt collectors' violent streak. Mafuta sends two heavies "The Ripper" and "The Stinger" to attack Mighty Man. Might Man is victorious, and celebrates with a cup of tea!

2 further stories:
Judo Tips by Black belt Expert Jonathan Moloko.
Jerru Ndlovu's Soccer Tips.

No Creator credits listed in the magazine. 

Cover of Issue 16 and Title Page shows "Editor Simon Sabela":
 Splash Page and ad for Hit Magazine:
 House ad for Shaka's Love ~ Pampata:
See Also:
Soweto's Superman Might Man
Afri-Comics
Tiger Ingwe