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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Atlas Publications Detective Comics Giant (Second 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 273 (1959):
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Batman 124 (1959):
"The Return of Signalman"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' All-Star Western 107 (1959):
"Trail of the Renegade Cavalryman"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Falling in Love 24 (1959):
"Bitter Victory"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Falling in Love 31 (1959):
"First Love"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Girls' Romances 57 (1959):
"Token of Love"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 52 (1959):
"Parade of the Planets"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 37 (1959):
"The Secret Prisoners of Planet 13"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 46 (1959):
"Space Stunts for Sale"
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 second issue of three produced)  and DC Comics' original cover of Detective Comics 273 (1959):
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Atlas Publications

Mimosa Giant Superman 3

This is Giant Superman 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 274 (1961):
"The Reversed Super-Powers!"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Superman 121 (1958):
"Jimmy hits the Jackpot"
Also reprinted are these three stories from DC Comics' Superman 122 (1958):
"The Secret of the Space Souvenirs"
"Superman in the White House"
"The Super-Sergeant"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

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

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Mimosa Liefde Prentverhale Giant Edition 1 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 1. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 1 from 1962 and DC Comics' original cover of Secret Hearts 73 (1961):
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Space Library Digest 12

This rare South African reprint was published in 1961 by Mimosa.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (185x133mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
Glossy Colour Cover, interior black-and-white newsprint.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 32 pages.

Cover of Space Library 12 and DC Comics' original cover of Tales of the Unexpected 49 (1960):
One of the Stories reprinted is the classic "The Telecast from the Future" from DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 6 (1956):
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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Mimosa Giant Western Comics 9

This is Giant Western Comics 9, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1962.
It reprints this story from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 101 (1955):
Hopalong Cassidy: "Way out West where the East Begins!"
Also reprinted is these three stories from DC Comics' Tomahawk 24 (1954):
Tomahawk: "The Adventure of the Dancing Bear"
Tomahawk: "Tomahawk of Sherwood Forest"
"The Brave who Beat the Sioux"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Detective Comics 175 (1951):
Hopalong Cassidy: "The Wampum Wigwam!" (redrawn version from Century Comic 69 - 1961)
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 25 (1954):
Tomahawk: "The Star-Gazer of Freemont"
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 9:
See Also:
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Atlas Publications The Twilight Zone Series

A Series of covers from Atlas Publications' The Twilight Zone Series from the early 1960s.

Atlas cover and Original Dell Comics cover in brackets:

1 (Four Color 1173); 2 (Four Color 1288):
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Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Atlas Publications The Twilight Zone 2

Atlas Publications reprinted various Dell Comics in the 1960s.

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

Issue 2 of The Twilight Zone (1963) and Dell Comics original issue number 1288 from 1962:
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Atlas Publications

Mimosa Western Comics 7

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 7 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 72 from 1958:
See Also:
Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series