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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Mimosa Romances 2

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 2 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Girls' Romances 56 from 1958:
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Zebra Publications World's Finest Comics 3

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 World's Finest Comics 3 - the cover is taken from DC Comics' World's Finest Comics 48 (1950).

It reprints these two stories from DC Comics' World's Finest Comics 40 (1949):
Superman: "The Two Lois Lanes"
Boy Commandos: "The Handcuffs of Fate"

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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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mimosa Tomahawk Series

A Series of Mimosa Tomahawk covers, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.

Mimosa Cover and Original DC Comics cover from 1962-1963 in brackets:

1 (78); 2 (85); 3 (86):
 
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Klik Magazine Series

A Series of Klik Magazine covers, published in Afrikaans in South Africa in 1970-1971 by Euro Uitgewers.

It reprinted and translated strips by legendary Belgian cartoonists Willy Vandersteen  and Bob Mau - including translations of well-known strips Suske en Wiske and Bessy and Biggles and Kari Lente.

Covers 1-5:
 

 
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Classic Afrikaans Comic Strips

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Mimosa Tomahawk 3

This is Tomahawk 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1964.
It reprints the cover from DC Comics' Tomahawk 86 (1963):

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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Klik Magazine 5

Klik Magazine was published in Afrikaans in South Africa in 1970-1971 by Euro Uitgewers.

It reprinted and translated strips by legendary Belgian cartoonists Willy Vandersteen  and Bob Mau - including translations of well-known strips Suske en Wiske and Bessy and Biggles and Kari Lente.

Cover of Klik 5 (using one of the back cover images from a Suske and Wiske album):
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Classic Afrikaans Comic Strips

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Mimosa Heart Throbs Giant 2

This is Giant Heart Throbs 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.

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

Here is the cover of issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover of Heart Throbs 75 (1961):
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Klik Magazine 4

Klik Magazine was published in Afrikaans in South Africa in 1970 by Euro Uitgewers.

It reprinted and translated strips by legendary Belgian cartoonists Willy Vandersteen  and Bob Mau - including translations of well-known strips Suske en Wiske and Bessy and Biggles and Kari Lente.

Cover of Klik 4 and original cover of Kari Lente lost het op V029 Boeven in Bont:
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Classic Afrikaans Comic Strips