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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Mimosa Giant Superman 4

This is Giant Superman 4, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover  from DC Comics' Action Comics 276 (1961):

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

Here is the cover of issue 4 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 3

This is Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 3, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1960.
It reprints the cover of Archie Comics' Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica 47 (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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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Zebra Publications World's Finest Comics 2

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 2 - the cover is taken from DC Comics' World's Finest Comics 66 (1953).

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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Zebra Publications

Mimosa Western Picture Library Digest 9

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 121 (1957). The Cover Image used by Mimosa does not match the issue's content.

Cover of Western Picture Library 9 and DC Comics' original cover:

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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mimosa Batman 4

This is Batman 4, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1959.
It reprints the cover of DC Comics' Batman 122 (1959):
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.
These titles were printed in a smaller size (243x165mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality.

Here is the cover of issue 4 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Batman Newsprint Series

Mimosa Giant Superman 23

This is Giant Superman 23, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.
It reprints the cover and both stories from DC Comics' Adventure Comics 286 (1961):
"The Witch of Smallville"
"Bizarro, Private Detective"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 248 (1969):
Congo Bill: "The Amazing Congorilla"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Action Comics 297 (1962):
Supergirl: "The Forbidden Weapons of Krypton"

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

Here is the cover of issue 23 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Mimosa Comics

Monday, 14 November 2016

Mimosa Western Comics Digest 11

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 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 (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).

Cover of Western Comics 10 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Western Comics 80 from 1960:
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Mimosa Comics
Mimosa Western Comics Series