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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Mimosa Giant Batman 14

This is Giant Batman 14, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Batman 146 (1962):
"Batman and Robin's Magical Powers"
"The Secret of the Leopard Boy"
"The Deadly Curse of Korabo"
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Detective Comics 279 (1960):
"The Creatures that stalked Batman"
Martian Manhunter: "The Impossible Inventions"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 14 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Supercomix Spiderman 11 (Second Series 1978)

This is Supercomix Spiderman 11, published by Republican Press in 1980.

Cover of issue 11 and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Amazing Spider-Man 155 from 1976:
Competition Prize Winners:
Starsky & Hutch Poster:
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Supercomix Spiderman

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Atlas Publications Detective Picture Library Digest 7

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 56 (1956).
The Atlas Cover bears no resemblance to the four stories contained therein.

Cover of Detective Picture Library 7 and DC Comics' original cover of Gang Busters 56 (1956):
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Americom Master of Kung Fu 1

Thanks to Eddie and Lance for these images.

This is Master of Kung Fu 1, published by Americom in 1984.

It contains the story from Marvel Comics' Special Marvel Edition 16 (1974):
"Midnight brings Dark Death!".

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

Americom English cover, and Marvel Comics' original cover:
Marvel Comics' Splash Page image (Americom used this image for their cover) and the Sotho Edition cover:
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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Mimosa All-Star Western 8

This is All-Star Western 8, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1960.
It reprints the cover and two stories from from DC Comics' All-Star Western 111 (1959):
Johnny Thunder: "The Last Showdown"
Foley of the Fighting Fifth: "The Deadly Boots of Dan Foley"
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 8 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa All-Star Western Series
Mimosa Comics

Atlas Publications Detective Comics Giant (First of three)

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 by Atlas Publications (S.A. Magazine Co.).


It reprints the cover of  DC Comics' Detective Comics 272 (1959):
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Batman 123 (1959):
"The Secret of the Everglades"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 60 (1959):
"The Amazing Walking Fort"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 61 (1959):
"Tomahawk's Secret Weapon"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Falling in Love 27 (1959):
"Love Story"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Falling in Love 24 (1959):
"Happy, Happy Me"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Girls' Romances 58 (1959):
"Somebody Else's Sweetheart"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 57 (1959):
"Mystery of the Giant Footprints"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 51 (1959):
"Lighthouse of Space"
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 46 (1959):
"The Duplicate Doom"
"Challenge of the Alien Champion"
Glossy Cover and Newsprint black and white Interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (258x173mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Cover of Detective Comics Giant (no number, chronologically the first issue of three produced)  and DC Comics' original cover of Detective Comics 272 (1959):
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Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Mimosa Giant Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 1

This is Giant Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-64.

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

Here is the cover of issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 61 (1962):
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Mimosa Comics

Supercomix Superman 16

This is Supercomix Superman 16, published by Republican Press in 1981.

Cover of issue 16 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman 261 from 1973:
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Supercomix Superman