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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mimosa Tomahawk 2

This is Tomahawk 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover from DC Comics' Tomahawk 85 (1963):

32 pages,  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

Mimosa Western Comics Digest 14

This rare South African reprint was published in 1961 by Mimosa Publications (S.A. Magazine Co.).
Glossy Colour Cover and Interior pages are Black-and-White newsprint
These titles were printed in a smaller size (186x132mm) 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 three stories from DC Comics' Western Comics 83 (1960).

Cover of Western Comics 14 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 83 from 1960:
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Mimosa Western Comics Series

Monday, 10 April 2017

Afri-Comics Tiger Ingwe Series

A range of Tiger Ingwe Cover images published in South Africa by Xanap between 1976 and 1978.

Cover 1-17:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Afri-Comics Might Man Series
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest Series

A Series of Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest covers, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1960-1961.

Mimosa Covers 1-11:
 
 
 
 
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Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 11

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 three stories from DC Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 126 (1957) and one story from DC Comics' All-American Western 126 (1952). The Cover Image used by Mimosa does not match the issue's content.

Cover of Western Picture Library 11 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Supercomix Superman 38

This is Supercomix Superman 38, published by Republican Press in 1984.

Cover of issue 38 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman 353 from 1980:
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Mimosa Secret Love Giant 3

This is Giant Secret Love 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.

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

Here is the cover of issue 3 and DC Comics' original cover of Secret Hearts 76 (1961):
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Mimosa Comics

Supercomix Superman 29

This is Supercomix Superman 29, published by Republican Press in 1983.

Cover of issue 29 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman 338 from 1979:
 Dallas Poster:
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Supercomix Superman

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mimosa Superman 5 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 5 Giant Edition. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 5 from 1962 and DC Comics' original cover of Action Comics 280 (1961):
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Mimosa Comics

Supercomix Spiderman 21 (Second Series 1978)

This is Supercomix Spiderman 21, published by Republican Press in 1981.

Cover of issue 21 and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Amazing Spider-Man 166 from 1977:
Le Metro Trois Poster:
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Supercomix Spiderman

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Zebra Publications Mantelman Strokiesverhale 4

South African Comic Books is Six Years Old!

Blog Post 600 today ... thanks to everyone who has contributed in the last 12 months ... to have made this blog such a success!

Zebra Publications were the first to reprint DC Comics in 1954.
The English Titles were: Action Comics, Superman & World's Finest Comics
The Afrikaans translations were issued as " 'n Sebra Uitgawe ":  Mantelman (Batman) and Kongo Koot (Congo Bill).

This is Mantelman 4 from 1954. The cover image is taken from the splash page of the first story. The alter ego names are changed to Afrikaans names:
Batman (Joos Storm)
Robbie die Wonderkind (Jan Tyssen)
Green Arrow (Jan Olivier)
Speedy (Gys Roux)

It reprints and translates the following stories:
Mantelman met Robbie Die Wonderkind: "Misdaad bo die Wolke!" = Batman & Robin: "Crime above the Clouds" from World's Finest Comics 47 (1950)

Glossy colour cover, 24 pages black-and-white interior.



Cover of Mantelman 4 and original splash page used for the cover image:
 DC Comics' original cover of World's Finest Comics 47 (1950):
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Mimosa Giant Superman 15

This is Giant Superman 15, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and all three stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 277 (1960):
"The Duel for Earth"
Aquaman: "The Underwater Olympics"
Congo Bill: "The Man-Ape's Mercy Mission"
Also reprinted is this story  from DC Comics' Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 30 (1958):
"The Cub who cried Wolf"
Also reprinted is thsi story from DC Comics' Action Comics 280 (1961):
Supergirl: "Trapped in Kandor"
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