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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Batman Shoot Out

A piece of nostalgia - my favourite childhood Superhero toy - given as a gift by my Aunt circa 1980-1981.

Prima Toys (originally produced by Peter Pan Playthings, Peterborough, UK in 1978) sold this set in South Africa.

Magazine ad for the set:
My set:
Original UK set:
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The Superheroes Swop Sensation

BP Donald Duck 87

BP Service Stations 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 1963. 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 Gold Key's original cover of Donald Duck 87 from 1963:
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BP Disney Comics
Mimosa Comics
Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Supercomix Superman 17

This is Supercomix Superman 17, published by Republican Press in 1981.

Cover of issue 17 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman 315 from 1977:
Milk ad:
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Supercomix Superman

Mimosa Vreemde Avonture 1

This is Vreemde Avonture 1 (an Afrikaans Language translation of Strange Adventures) , published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.

32 pages, colour cover, black-and-white interior pages.

Here is the cover of issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover of Strange Adventures 114 (1960):
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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

BP Uncle Scrooge 42

BP Service Stations 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 1963. 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 Gold Key's original cover of Uncle Scrooge 42 from 1963:
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BP Disney Comics

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 4

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 131 (1958).

Cover of Western Picture Library 4 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Mimosa Batman Giant Series

A Series of Mimosa Batman Giant covers, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.

Mimosa Cover and Original DC Comics cover in brackets:

1 (Detective 277); 2 (Batman 138); 3 (Batman 139); 4 (Detective 286); 5 (Batman 140); 6 (Batman 141); 7 (Batman 142); 8 (Batman 143); 9 (Detective 278); 10 (Detective 281); 11 (Detective 282); 12 (Batman 144); 13 (Batman 145); 14 (Batman 146); 15 (Batman 147); 16 (Batman 148); 17 (Batman 149); 18 (Batman 150) 19 (Batman 151):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Giant Batman 19

This is Giant Batman 19, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Batman 151 (1962):
"Batman's New Secret Identity"
"The Mystery Gadget from the Stars"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Batman 109 (1957):
"The 1,001 Inventions of Batman"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 234 (1956):
 "Batman and Robin's Greatest Mystery"
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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Mimosa Comics