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Friday, 27 March 2020

Meteor Press Popeye 2

Meteor Press reprinted Harvey Comics' titles in 1995. Other Harvey titles in the range were Beetle Bailey.

Issue 2 and Harvey Comics' original cover of issue 3 (1993):
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Zebra Publications Mantelman Strokiesverhale 7

South African Comic Books is Nine Years Old!

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Zebra Publications were the first to reprint DC Comics in 1954.
The English Titles were: Action Comics, Superman & World's Finest Comics
The Afrikaans translations were issued as " 'n Sebra Uitgawe ":  Mantelman (Batman) and Kongo Koot (Congo Bill).

This is Mantelman 7 from 1955. The cover image is taken from the splash page of the first story. The alter ego names are changed to Afrikaans names:
Batman (Joos Storm)
Robbie die Wonderkind (Jan Tyssen)
Green Arrow (Jan Olivier)
Speedy (Gys Roux)

It reprints and translates the following stories:
Mantelman met Robbie Die Wonderkind: "Openbare Vyand Joos Storm" = Batman & Robin: "Public Enemy Bruce Wayne" from World's Finest Comics 57 (1952)
Die Groen Pyl: "'Dood van Blits!" = Green Arrow: "The Death of Speedy"  from World's Finest Comics 57 (1952)

Glossy colour cover, 24 pages black-and-white interior.

Cover of Mantelman 7 and original splash page used for the cover image:
 DC Comics' original cover of World's Finest Comics 57 (1952):
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Zebra Publications

Monday, 2 March 2020

Mimosa Confession Picture Library Digest 1

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 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.

Cover of Confession Picture Library 1 and DC Comics' original cover of Heart Throbs 61 (1959):
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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Atlas Publications Walt Disney's The Littlest Outlaw

This is Atlas Publications Walt Disney's The Littlest Outlaw, a South African reprint from +/- 1959-1960, which reprints Dell Four Color Comics #609 from 1954.

32 Pages, colour newsprint cover, black-and-white interior.  Digest Size 163x113mm

Cover and Dell Comics' original cover:
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Sunday, 16 February 2020

Kellogg's Mini-Comic - Superman

Kellogg's Promotional Mini-Comic, included in Cereal Boxes circa 1984. Published by Com-Com Promotions. These were published in association with Americom, who produced a series of 10 titles (see below). The art and text boxes match the Americom edition, although the story is abridged, as this edition is only 16 pages.

16 pages, Newsprint stock cover and pages, Full Colour. 139x96mm size.

Front and Back Covers:
Americom Original Cover and DC Comics' Original cover of World of Krypton 3 (1979):
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Americom The Origin of Superman

Meteor Press Simpsons Comics Series

A series of Meteor Press Simpsons Comics covers published in South Africa in 1995-1996.

Issues 1-9:
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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Meteor Press Simpsons Comics 9

Meteor Press reprinted Bongo Comics' Simpsons Comics in 1995.

Issue 9 and Bongo Comics' original cover of Simpsons Comics 10 (1995):
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