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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Atlas Publications Detective Comics Giant Series

A Series of covers from Atlas Publications' Detective Comics Giant Series from the early 1960s.

Atlas cover (listed chronologically, these issues had no number) and Original DC Comics cover in brackets:

1 (272); 2 (273); 3 (274):
 
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Mimosa Detective Comics Series

Atlas Publications Detective Comics Giant (Third 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 274 (1959):
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Batman 122 (1959):
"Prisoners of the Sargasso Sea"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Western Comics 72 (1959):
"The Mystery Lantern of Pinto Gap"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Falling in Love 31 (1959):
"A Searching Love"
Also reprinted are these two from DC Comics' Mystery in Space 57 (1960):
"Secret of the Strange Satellite"
"The Living Statues of Venus"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Girls' Romances 57 (1959):
"Lonely Heart"
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 third issue of three produced)  and DC Comics' original cover of Detective Comics 274 (1959):
Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Mimosa Heart Throbs Giant 1

This is Giant Heart Throbs 1, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.

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

Here is the cover of issue 1 and DC Comics' original cover of Heart Throbs 74 (1961):
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 10

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 124 (1957). The Cover Image used by Mimosa does not match the issue's content.

Cover of Western Picture Library 10 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Mimosa Giant Superman 7

This is Giant Superman 7, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1962.
It reprints the cover  from DC Comics' Action Comics 278 (1961):

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

Here is the cover of issue 7 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Western Comics Digest 13

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 (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 three stories from DC Comics' Western Comics 81 (1960).

Cover of Western Comics 13 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 81 from 1960:
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Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Rin Tin Tin & Rusty - Republican Press Series

A Series of Rin Tin Tin & Rusty covers, published by Republican Press in 1973.

1; 2:
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Supercomix

Rin Tin Tin & Rusty 2 - Republican Press

This is Rin Tin Tin & Rusty 2 in Afrikaans - published by Republican Press in 1973.

256 x 183mm. Glossy cover, Colour interior, 32 pages.

Cover of issue 2 (original source cover unsure - if anyone knows, please let me know):
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Supercomix

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Mimosa Giant Woeste Weste 5 in Afrikaans

This is Giant Woeste Weste 5, 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 53 (1955):
  Wyoming Kid: "The Last Run of The Prairie Prince"
Also reprinted is this story from Dc Comics' Hopalong Cassidy 113 (1956):
Hopalong Cassidy: "The Shadow of the Toy Soldier
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

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

Cover of Issue 5:
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Mimosa Comics

Monday, 2 January 2017

Mimosa Die Blits Series

A Series of Mimosa Die Blits covers, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.

Mimosa Cover and Original DC Comics cover from 1963 in brackets:

1 (138); 2 (139):
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Die Blits 2

This is Die Blits 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.
It is an Afrikaans language translation of DC Comics' The Flash 139 from 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

Rin Tin Tin & Rusty 1 - Republican Press

This is Rin Tin Tin & Rusty 1 in Afrikaans - published by Republican Press in 1973.

256 x 183mm. Glossy cover, Colour interior.

Cover of issue 1 and Original cover of Rin Tin Tin & Rusty 90 (Sage, France, 1967):
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Supercomix