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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):
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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:
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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:
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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:
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Mimosa Comics