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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Atlas Publications Detective Picture Library Digest 8

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 by Atlas Publications (S.A. Magazine Co.).
These titles were printed in a smaller size (185x132mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
Cover printed in glossy colour, interior in black-and-white.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 32 pages.

It contains four stories from DC Comics' Gang Buster 59 and one from 57 (1957).
The Atlas Cover bears no resemblance to the four stories contained therein.

Cover of Detective Picture Library 8 and DC Comics' original cover of Gang Busters 59 (1957):

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Mimosa Action Comics 2 Giant Edition

This is Giant Action Comics 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Action Comics 271 (1960):
"Voyage to Dimension X"
"Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude"
 Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 240 (1958):
Congo Bill: "Trapped in the Insect World"
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Action Comics 203 (1955):
"The International Daily Planet!"
Tommy Tomorrow: "The Answer Man of Tomorrow"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

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

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Supercomix Superboy 5

This is Supercomix Superboy 5 from 1984 - It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' The New Adventures of Superboy 27.

Cover and DC Comics' Original Cover of The New Adventures of Superboy 27 from 1981:
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Supercomix!
Supercomix Superboy Series

Mimosa Giant Batman 15

This is Giant Batman 15, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Batman 147 (1962):
"The Plants of Plunder"
"The Secret of Mystery Island"
"Batman becomes Bat-Baby"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 233 (1956):
"The Batwoman"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Batman 106 (1957):
"Batman's Secret Helper"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 15 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Unlimited Comics The Spider-Woman 1

Thanks to Eddie for this image.

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

Cover of Unlimited Comics The Spider-Woman 1 and Marvel Comics' Original Cover of The Spider-Woman 47 from 1982:
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Unlimited Comics

Atlas Publications Roy Rogers and Trigger 2

This is Roy Rogers and Trigger 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 Roy Rogers and Trigger 2 and Dell's original cover of Roy Rogers and Trigger 113 (1957):
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Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Mimosa Giant Western Comics 5

This is Giant Western Comics 5, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1962.
It reprints two stories from DC Comics' Western Comics 51 (1955):
Pow-Wow Smith: "The Cave of No Return!"
Nighthawk: "The Face behind Nighthawk's Mask"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 117 (1956):
Hopalong Cassidy: "School for Sheriffs"
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Western Comics 52 (1955):
Rodeo Rick: "The Dude Hero of Longhorn City"
Wyoming Kid: "The Friendly Foes of Eagle Mountain"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 110 (1955):
Hopalong Cassidy: "The Secret of Roaring Cave!"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 21 (1953):
Tomahawk: "The Terror of the Wrathful Spirit"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

The Mimosa Cover image is taken from the splash page of this story:
Pow-Wow Smith: "The Buffalo-Hide Bandits" from DC Comics' Western Comics 79 (1959)

Here is the cover of issue 5:
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Mimosa Western Comics Series

Supercomix Spiderman 13 (Second Series 1978)

This is Supercomix Spiderman 13, published by Republican Press in 1980.

Cover of issue 13 and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Amazing Spider-Man 157 from 1976:
 Lou Ferrigno Poster:
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Supercomix Spiderman

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Atlas Publications Gene Autry and Champion Giant Edition Digest 3

This is Gene Autry and Champion 3 - 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 3 and Dell's original cover of Gene Autry and Champion 114 (1957):
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Atlas Publications

Mimosa Die Blits 1

This is Die Blits 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.
It is an Afrikaans language translation of DC Comics' The Flash 138 from 1963.

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