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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Mimosa Giant Superman 19

This is Giant Superman 19, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 285 (1961):
"Gravity Girl of Smallville!"
"The Shame of the Bizarro Family"
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Action Comics 239 (1958):
"Superman's New Face"
Tommy Tomorrow: "The toys that stopped Space Crime"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 221 (1956):
Congo Bill: "Congo Bill -- Witch Doctor"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 19 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Americom Dennis the Menace 1

Thanks Lance for this image.

This is Dennis the Menace 1, published by Americom in 1984.

It reprints Marvel Comics' Dennis the Menace 1 (1981).

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

Americom English cover, and Marvel Comics' original cover:
Zulu Cover:
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Friday, 24 July 2015

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 3

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 all three stories from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 133 (1959).

Cover of Western Picture Library 3 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Atlas Publications Adventure Comics Digest 6

This rare South African reprint was published in 1961 by Atlas Publications (S.A. Magazine Co.).
Glossy Cover and Newsprint Interior pages, all colour.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (164x114mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 24 pages.

Cover of Adventure Comics 6 South African Edition and DC Comics' original cover of Adventure Comics 272 (1960):
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Supercomix Captain America 1

This is Supercomix Captain America 1 - published by Republican Press in 1980 - It reprints the Classic Stan Lee - Jack Kirby tale: "Captain America joins ... The Avengers!" from Marvel Comics' Avengers Annual 3 (1969). 
Here is the cover and Marvel Comics' Original cover:
 Henry Darrow Poster:
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Mimosa Western Comics 5

This rare South African reprint was published in 1959 by Mimosa 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 (245x167mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
Cover and Interior printed in colour.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 24 pages.
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).

Cover of Western Comics 5 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 75 from 1959:
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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Mimosa Giant Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 2

This is Giant Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-64.

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

Here is the cover of issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 65 (1962):
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Supercomix The Incredible Hulk 10 (Second Series 1978)

This is Supercomix The Incredible Hulk 10, published by Republican Press in 1980.

Cover of issue 10 and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Incredible Hulk 185 from 1975:
 Untitled Poster - does anyone know who this is?
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