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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Mimosa Giant Batman 1

This is Giant Batman 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and one story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 277 (1960):
"The Jigsaw Menace from Space"
 Also reprinted are these stories from DC Comics' Batman 137 (1960):
"The Bandit with 1000 Brands"
"Teacher from the Stars"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 204 (1953):
"The Man who could Live Forever!"

48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Supercomix Wonder Woman 3

This is Wonder Woman 3, published by Republican Press, under the Supercomix banner in 1984.

Cover and DC Comics' original cover of Wonder Woman 251 (1978):
 Pierre De Charmoy Poster:
See Also:
Supercomix Wonder Woman

Photo Story Magazines - True Africa Magazine

Many Thanks to Sven Barsby for these cover images of a series of rare Photo Story Magazines from the 1960s.

These South African Photo Story Magazines featured the adventures of:
Samson
Chunky Charlie
Battler Ben

If any readers have any more issues - please contact Sven at:

svenbarsby@telkomsa.net

True Africa (27/08/1965; 24/09/1965):
Thanks Don for this image of the cover of True Africa (20/10/1967):
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Photo Story Magazines

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Mimosa Brave and the Bold Series

A range of covers from the Mimosa Comics reprint series from 1963-1964:

Mimosa Cover and DC Comics original issue number in brackets:

1 (48); 2 (47):
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Brave and the Bold 2

This is Brave and the Bold 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and all stories from DC Comics' Brave and the Bold 47 (1963):
"The Phantom Prizefighter!"
 "Saga of the secret Sportsmen"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' House of Mystery 37 (1955):
"The Tree Man!"

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

Here is the cover of issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Brave and the Bold Series

Supercomix Wonder Woman 2

This is Wonder Woman 2, published by Republican Press, under the Supercomix banner in 1984.

Cover and DC Comics' original cover of Wonder Woman 245 (1978):
 Robby Benson Poster:
See Also:
Supercomix Wonder Woman

Americom Jonah Hex 1

This is Jonah Hex 1, published by Americom in 1984.

It contains the story from DC Comics' Jonah Hex 38 (1980):
"Iron Dog's Gold!". The English edition features the original art and new typed lettering.

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

Americom English cover, and DC Comics' original cover:
Thanks Lance for this image of the Sotho Cover:
House ads for Indiana Jones 1 and King Fu 1:
House ads for proposed second issues for Jonah Hex, Luke Cage Powerman, Batman (note no second issues were published):
 
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Americom

Atlas Publications Action Comics 2

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 (240x167mm) 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 2 South African Edition and the Cover of DC Comics' Action Comics 259:
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Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Mimosa Tales of the Unexpected Giant Edition 1

This is Tales of the Unexpected Giant Edition 1 , published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1964.
It reprints the cover and stories from DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 78 (1963):
"The Siren of Space"
 "The Space Mechanic"
"The Army of Enemy Space Rangers"
Also reprinted are these stories from DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 43 (1959):
"Interplanetary Skip-Tracer"
"The Outcasts of Space"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 8 (1956) :
 "The Man who stole a Genie"

48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover:
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Tales of the Unexpected Series

Supercomix Wonder Woman 1

This is Wonder Woman 1, published by Republican Press, under the Supercomix banner in 1984.

Cover and DC Comics' original cover of Wonder Woman 244 (1978):
 Ad for Living and Learning, and Nick Nolte Poster:
 See Also:
Supercomix Wonder Woman

Afri-Comics Mighty Man 8

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

Mighty Man tracks gun-smuggler  Fakazi Phirie. A teenager, Isaac Selepe, is caught by Mighty Man brandishing one of Phirie's guns. Later, one of Phirie's clients - Sibusiso "Two-Guns" Mahapa kidnaps Isaac and demands a ransom from Isaac's rich mother.


Mighty Man tracks down Mahapa, and Isaac aids him in arresting Mahapa. Isaac ends the story with a moral: "Only cowards need guns".

2 further stories:
Jerry Ndluvo's Soccer tips.
"How the Leopard got his Spots" - 3 page African Folk Tale.

No Creator credits listed in the magazine. 

Cover of Issue 8 and Title Page shows "Editor Simon Sabela":
 Splash Page:
See Also:
Soweto's Superman Mighty Man
Afri-Comics
Tiger Ingwe

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Mimosa Giant Superman 16

This is Giant Superman 16, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and stories from DC Comics' Action Comics 281 (1961):
"The Man who saved Kal-El's life!"
 "The secret of the Time-Barrier!"
Also reprinted are these stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 236 (1957):
Aquaman: "The Iceberg of Doom"
"Clark Kent's Super-Dad"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 235 (1957):
Green Arrow: "The Doom of the Giant Arrows"

48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 16 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Supercomix Superman 15

This is Supercomix Superman 15, published by Republican Press in 1981.

Cover of issue 15 and DC Comics' original cover of Action Comics 484 from 1978:
Olivia Newton-John Poster and House ad for Might Mouse:
 See Also:
Supercomix Superman

Beroemde Verhale 4: Die Drie Musketiers

Fourth issue in a short series of reprints of the Classics Illustrated Comics. This issue was published by Sebra Uitgewers (Zebra)/Nasionale Boekhandel in 1950.

Newsprint stock cover and interior pages, full colour.

Cover of Issue 4 (The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, translated into Afrikaans) and Classics Illustrated #1 (1941) Original Cover:
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Zebra Publications