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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Dixi Cola Toby Tyler

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 #1092 Walt Disney's Toby Tyler from 1960:
 See Also:
BP Disney Comics
Mimosa Comics
Atlas Publications

Mimosa Giant Adventures Comics 2

This is Giant Adventure Comics 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1962.

It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 280 (1960):
"Superboy and the Mermaid from Atlantis"
"The Seven Faces of Congorilla"
"The Lost Ocean"
 Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 234 (1957):
"1,001 rides with Superboy"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 193 (1953):
Grren Arrow: "The three shots that Green Arrow missed!"

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

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

Atlas Publications Gene Autry and Champion Giant Edition Digest 2

This is Gene Autry and Champion 2 - 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 2 and Dell's original cover of Gene Autry and Champion 119 (1958):
See Also:
Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Afri-Comics Mighty Man Series

A range of Mighty Man Cover images published in South Africa by Xanap between 1976 and 1978.

Cover 1-17:








See Also:
Soweto's Superman Mighty Man
Afri-Comics
Tiger Ingwe
Afri-Comics Tiger Ingwe Series

Mimosa All-Star Western 6

This is All-Star Western 6, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1960.
It reprints the cover from DC Comics' All-Star Western 102 (1958): 
It reprints two stories from DC Comics' Tomahawk 60 (1958):
Tomahawk: "The Mystery of the Frontier Volcano"
Tomahawk: "The Great Indian Bank Robberies"
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 6 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa All Star Western Series
Mimosa Comics

Atlas Publications Detective Picture Library Digest 4

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 53 (1956).

Cover of Detective Picture Library 4 and DC Comics' original cover of Mr. District Attorney 64 (1958):
 DC Comics's cover of Gang Buster 53 (1956):
See Also:
Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Supercomix Spiderman 16 (Second Series 1978)

This is Supercomix Spiderman 16, published by Republican Press in 1980.

Cover of issue 16 and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Amazing Spider-Man 161 from 1976:
Tony Danza Poster:
See Also:
Supercomix Spiderman

Unlimited Comics The Spider-Woman 2

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

Cover of Unlimited Comics The Spider-Woman 2 and Marvel Comics' Original Cover of The Spider-Woman 2 from 1978:
 See Also:
Unlimited Comics

Mimosa Giant Batman 11

This is Giant Batman 11, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Detective Comics 282 (1960):
"Batman's Interplanetary Rival"
Roy Raymond: "The Mirages that went Mad"
Martian Manhunter: "The Girl with the Martian Powers"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 235 (1956):
"The First Batman"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 231 (1956):
"Batman, Junior"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 11 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Mimosa Giant Green Lantern 1

This is Giant Green Lantern 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Green Lantern 22 (1963):
"Master of the Power Ring"
"Dual Masquerade of the Jordan Brothers"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 241 (1958):
Tommy Tommorrow: "The Strangest Crew in the Universe"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 236 (1957):
Green Arrow: "The Make-Believe Archer"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Strange Adventures 115 (1960):
"The Great Space-Tiger Hunt"
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 Superman 30

This is Supercomix Superman 30, published by Republican Press in 1983.

Cover of issue 30 and DC Comics' original cover of Action Comics 493 from 1978:
See Also:
Supercomix Superman

Mimosa Detective Library Digest 11

This rare South African reprint was published in 1961 by Mimosa.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (185x133mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
Glossy Colour Cover, interior black-and-white newsprint.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 32 pages.

It contains all four stories from DC Comics' Gang Buster 61 (1957) and one story from Gang Busters  57 (1957). The Mimosa cover image is not related to the issue's content.

Cover of Detective Library 11 and DC Comics' original cover of Gang Busters 61 (1957):
 See Also:
Mimosa Comics