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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Zebra Publications Superman 4

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 4 - the cover is taken from DC Comics' Superman 73 (1951).
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 Giant Woeste Weste 6 in Afrikaans

This is Giant Woeste Weste 6, 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' Western Comics 84 (1960):
Pow-Wow Smith: "The Other Pow-Wow Smith"
Also reprinted is this story from Dc Comics' Western Comics 77 (1959):
Wyoming Kid: "Clue of the Outlaw's Hat"
48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

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

Cover of Issue 6:

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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 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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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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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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