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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Battleaxe Press Superman 2

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Superman in 1995.

Issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover of Man of Steel 2 (1986):
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Mimosa Metal Men 3

This is Metal Men 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1964.
It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' Metal Men 3 (1963):
"The Moon's Invisible Army!"

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

Here is the cover of issue 3 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Battleaxe Press Mortal Kombat 1

Battleaxe Press reprinted Malibu Comics' Mortal Kombat series in 1995.

Issue 1 and Malibu Comics' original cover of Mortal Kombat 1 (1994):
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Mimosa Giant Woeste Weste 8 in Afrikaans

This is Giant Woeste Weste 8, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963. Mimosa produced  reprints in English, and some Afrikaans language translations.
It reprints this story from DC Comics' Frontier Fighters 6 (1956):
Davy Crockett: "The Renegade Fur-Traders"
Also reprinted are these three stories from DC Comics' All-Star Western 100 (1958):
Johnny Thunder: "Two Guns for Johnny Thunder"
Trigger Twins: "Sheriff for Hire"
Foley of the Fighting Fifth: "The Indian Sign of War"

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

The Mimosa Cover image is not related to the issue's content.

Cover of Issue 8:
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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Battleaxe Press Robin 1

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Robin Miniseries Issue 1 in 1995.

Issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover of Robin 1 (1991):
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Mimosa Romances 4

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 Romances 4 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Girls' Romances 58 from 1958:
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Mimosa Archie Series

A Series of Mimosa Archie covers, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1960.

Mimosa Cover and Original Archie Comics issue number from 1959 in brackets:


Archie
1 (108); 2 (102); 3 (103):
 
Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica
1 (51); 2 (46); 3 (47):
 
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Mimosa Archie 3

This is Archie 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1960.
It reprints the cover of Archie Comics' Archie 103 (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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Battleaxe Press Lobo 1

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Lobo in 1995.

Issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover of Lobo #0 (1994):
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Mimosa Liefde Prentverhale Giant Edition 5 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 5. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 5 from 1963 and DC Comics' original cover of Secret Hearts 79 (1962):
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Battleaxe Press Superman 1

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Superman in 1995.

Issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover of Man of Steel 1 (1986):
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Friday, 18 August 2017

Mimosa Aquaman 1

This is Aquaman 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.
It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' Aquaman 9 (1963):
"The Secret Mission of King Neptune"

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

Here is the cover of issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Battleaxe Press Spawn 1

Battleaxe Press reprinted Image Comics' Spawn in 1995.

Issue 1 and Image Comics' original cover (1992):
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Battleaxe Press

Battleaxe Press (a division of Americom) published reprint comics in South Africa in 1995-1996. They reprinted popular titles from the 1990s comics boom, such as DC Comics, Image Comics, Malibu Comics, Fleetway Editions etc.

Spawn 1 and Robin 1:

Zebra Publications Superman 5

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 5 - the cover is taken from DC Comics' Superman 75 (1952).
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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Mimosa Heart Throbs Giant 3

This is Giant Heart Throbs 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.

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

Here is the cover of issue 3 and DC Comics' original cover of Heart Throbs 76 (1961):
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Mimosa Superman 7 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 7 Giant Edition. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 7 from 1964 and DC Comics' original cover of Action Comics 292 (1962):
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Mimosa Metal Men 2

This is Metal Men 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' Metal Men 2 (1963):
"Robots of Terror!"

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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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Afri-Comics Tales from the Witch Doctor's Cave

The first issue of Afri-Comics Tales from the Witch Doctor's Cave, published by Xanap in 1976.

As far as I know, only one issue was published. No Creator credits listed in the magazine. 

Front and Back covers:
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Mimosa Giant Superman 11

This is Giant Superman 11, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.
It reprints the cover  from DC Comics' Action Comics 269 (1960):

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

Here is the cover of issue 11 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Secret Love Giant 4

This is Giant Secret Love 4, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.

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

Here is the cover of issue 4 and DC Comics' original cover of Secret Hearts 78 (1962):
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Photo Story Magazines 13

Many Thanks to Anton for this great selection of  Photo Story Magazine covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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