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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Mimosa Superman 2 Giant Edition in Afrikaans

Mimosa Comics produced numerous reprints of DC Comics' Action Comics and Superman titles in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Some were translated into Afrikaans. The Afrikaans translation was excellent.

This is Mimosa Comics' Superman 2 Giant Edition. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 2 from 1962 and DC Comics' original cover of Adventure Comics 282 from 1961:
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Western Comics Digest 12

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 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 (163x114mm) 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).


It reprints all four stories from DC Comics' Western Comics 67 (1957). The cover image used is not related to this issue's content.

Cover of Western Comics 12 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 67 from 1957:
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Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Mimosa Liefde Prentverhale Giant Edition 3 in Afrikaans

Mimosa Comics produced numerous reprints of DC Comics' titles in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Some were translated into Afrikaans. The Afrikaans translation was excellent.

This is Mimosa Comics' Liefde Prentverhale Giant Edition 3. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 3 from 1962 and DC Comics' original cover of Girl's Love Stories 82 (1961):
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Detective Comics 7

This is Detective Comics 7, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1962-3.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Detective Comics 313 (1962).
"The Mystery of the $100,000 Treasure Hunt!"
 Martian Manhunter: "The Wizard who Conquered J'onn J'onzz' "
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 236 (1956):
Roy Raymond: "The Magic Tablecloth"
32 pages, glossy cover and black-and-white newsprint interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (265x178mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Here is the cover of issue 7 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Detective Comics Series

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Mimosa Giant Superman 4

This is Giant Superman 4, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover  from DC Comics' Action Comics 276 (1961):

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

Here is the cover of issue 4 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 3

This is Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1960.
It reprints the cover of Archie Comics' Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 47 (1959):
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (255x175mm) compared to the original Archie Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Here is the cover of issue 3 and Archie Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Zebra Publications World's Finest Comics 2

This is one of the earliest South African reprint comics. Zebra Publications were the first to reprint DC Comics in 1954.

This is Zebra Publications World's Finest Comics 2 - the cover is taken from DC Comics' World's Finest Comics 66 (1953).

Colour cover, Black-and-White interior, 24 pages.
Smaller than the original comic size - dimensions 176mm x 244mm.

Here is the cover and DC Comics' original cover:
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Zebra Publications

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 9

This rare South African reprint was published in 1961 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 121 (1957). The Cover Image used by Mimosa does not match the issue's content.

Cover of Western Picture Library 9 and DC Comics' original cover:

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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mimosa Batman 4

This is Batman 4, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1959.
It reprints the cover of DC Comics' Batman 122 (1959):
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (243x165mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Here is the cover of issue 4 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Batman Newsprint Series

Mimosa Giant Superman 23

This is Giant Superman 23, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 286 (1961):
"The Witch of Smallville"
"Bizarro, Private Detective"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 248 (1969):
Congo Bill: "The Amazing Congorilla"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 297 (1962):
Supergirl: "The Forbidden Weapons of Krypton"

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

Here is the cover of issue 23 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Monday, 14 November 2016

Mimosa Western Comics Digest 11

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 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 (163x114mm) 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 11 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 80 from 1960:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Supercomix Spiderman 15 (Second Series 1978)

Thanks to Tony Kietzmann for this image.

This is Supercomix Spiderman 15, published by Republican Press in 1980.

Cover of issue 15 and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Amazing Spider-Man 159 from 1976:
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Supercomix Spiderman

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Mimosa Detective Comics 6

This is Detective Comics 6, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1962-3.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Detective Comics 312 (1962).
"The Secret of Clayface's Power"
 Martian Manhunter: "J'onn J'onzz' Pesky Partner"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 279 (1960):
Roy Raymond: "The Creature from the Sorcerer's Stone"
32 pages, glossy cover and black-and-white newsprint interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (265x178mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Here is the cover of issue 6 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Detective Comics Series

Unlimited Comics The Spider-Woman 5

Thanks to Tony Kietzmann for this image.

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

Cover of Unlimited Comics The Spider-Woman 5 and Marvel Comics' Original Cover of The Spider-Woman 5 from 1978:
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Unlimited Comics

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Mimosa Giant Western Comics 11

This is Giant Western Comics 11, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1962.
It reprints these two stories from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 115 (1956):
Hopalong Cassidy: "The Lamplighter of Twin Rivers!"
Hopalong Cassidy: "The Empty-Handed Robberies"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 119 (1956):
Hopalong Cassidy: "The Attack of the Tornado Raiders"
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Tomahawk 29 (1954):
Tomahawk: "The Conspiracy of Wounded Bear"
Tomahawk: "The Cherokee Brothers"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 30 (1954):
"Ordeal of the Aztec Prince"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 57 (1958):
"The Million Dollar Tombstone"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 26 (1954):
Tomahawk: "Fort Petticoat"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior. The cover image used is not related to this issue's content.

Here is the cover of issue 11:
See Also:
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Supercomix Superman 26

This is Supercomix Superman 26, published by Republican Press in 1982.

Cover of issue 26 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman 331 from 1979:
The Clash Poster:
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Supercomix Superman

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 8

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 122 (1957). The Cover Image used by Mimosa does not match the issue's content.

Cover of Western Picture Library 8 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Supercomix The Mighty Thor 5 (First Series 1976)

This is Supercomix The Mighty Thor 5 (First Series 1976), published by Republican Press.

Cover and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Mighty Thor 162 from 1969 (Notice how they recoloured the cover, possibly using watercolour paint):
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Supercomix The Mighty Thor

Monday, 17 October 2016

Mimosa Western Comics 10

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 10 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 78 from 1959:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Supercomix The Incredible Hulk 5 (First Series 1976)

This is Supercomix The Incredible Hulk 5, published by Republican Press in 1976.

32 Pages, Full colour.

Cover and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Incredible Hulk 119 from 1969:
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Supercomix The Incredible Hulk

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Mimosa Detective Comics 5

This is Detective Comics 5, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1962-3.
It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Detective Comics 284 (1960).
"The Negative Batman"
Roy Raymond: "Roy Raymond's Deadly Powers"
Martian Manhunter: "The Courtship of J'onn J'onzz"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 231 (1956):
Roy Raymond: "The Mystery of the Brain Exchanger"
32 pages, glossy cover and black-and-white newsprint interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (265x178mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Here is the cover of issue 5 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Detective Comics Series

Mimosa Giant Superman 22

This is Giant Superman 22, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 297 (1963):
"The Man who discovered Superman's Identity"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 296 (1963):
Supergirl: "The Girl who was Supergirl's Double"
Also reprinted are these two stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 251 (1958):
"Superboy's Last Day"
Green Arrow: "The Case of the Super-Arrows"

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

Here is the cover of issue 22 and DC Comics' original cover:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Mimosa Western Comics 9

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 9 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 79 from 1959:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Zebra Publications Superman 3

This is one of the earliest South African reprint comics. Zebra Publications were the first to reprint DC Comics in 1954.

This is Zebra Publications Superman 3 - the cover is taken from DC Comics' Superman 83 (1953).
Colour cover, Black-and-White interior, 24 pages.
Smaller than the original comic size - dimensions 176mm x 244mm.

Here is the cover and DC Comics' original cover:
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Zebra Publications

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Mimosa Giant Woeste Weste 4 in Afrikaans

This is Giant Woeste Weste 4, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1962. Mimosa produced  reprints in English, and some Afrikaans language translations.
It reprints this story from DC Comics' Western Comics 51 (1955):
Rodeo Rick: "The Fool's-Gold Prospector"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

The Mimosa Cover image is taken from the splash page of this story:
Matt Savage Trail Boss: "The Trail of Vengeance" from DC Comics' Western Comics 79 (1959)

Cover of Issue 4 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics