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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:
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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):
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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

Mimosa Mystery in Space 8

This is Mystery in Space 8, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1959.
It reprints the cover from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 53 (1959):
It reprints this story from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 46 (1958):
Space Cabbie: "Search for a Star!"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 47 (1958):
Space Cabbie: "The Riddle of the rival Space-Cabbies!"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 48 (1958):
"The False Face Planet!"
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.

Here is the cover of issue 8 and DC Comics' original cover:
 
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Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Mystery in Space Series

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Atlas Publications Action Comics 12 Digest

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

These titles were printed in Digest size (163x115mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.

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

Cover of Action Comics 12 South African Edition and the Cover of DC Comics' Action Comics 265 (1960):
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Atlas Publications

Mimosa Star Spangled War Stories 1

This is Star Spangled War Stories 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Star Spangled War Stories 108 (1963):
"Dinosaur D-Day"
"Jump into Two Wars"

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, 7 October 2014

Mimosa Giant Adventures Comics 1

This is Giant Adventure Comics 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1962.

It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 279 (1960):
"Superboy visits the 50th Century"
"The Sacrifice of Congorilla"
"Silly Sailors of the Sea"
 Also reprinted are these three stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 193 (1953):
"Superboy's Lost Costume"
"Secret of the Sea Monster"
"Thunderbolts on Mount Olympus"

48pages,  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
Atlas Publications

Atlas Publications Blake Harper City Surgeon 1

Atlas Publications South African reprint from 1963, reprinting the Gold Key original from 1963.

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

Cover and original Gold Key cover:
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Atlas Publications

Supercomix The Pink Panther Series

A range of Supercomix The Pink Panther Comics published in South Africa between 1978 and 1984, reprinting the Gold Key series (1971-1972 issues).

Covers and original Gold Key Covers (issue numbers in brackets). Where I am missing the Supercomix cover, I have included the most likely Gold Key Cover used.

1 (82):

2 (2):
 3 (3):
 4 (4):
5 (5):
 6 (6):
 7 (probable interior panel image used for this Supercomix cover image):
8 (9):
 9 (10):
 10 (11):
11 (12 ):
 12 (14):
Cynthia Sikes poster from this issue:
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Supercomix Humour Titles