Fans of The Superheroes Swop Sensation in 1982 and Unlimited Comics in 1983 will remember the centrespread adverts for Marvel Comics Gifts, which were on sale in South Africa. One of these gifts was the "Superhero Trump Cards".
Produced in South Africa by Davbar Games, based in Durban, they also produced the "Super Trumps" card games. It is very likely that the text from the South African set was translated from the text of the German edition. An example that supports this theory is that Marvel Comics' THE GREEN GOBLIN is called "Der Grune Satan" on the German card, whereas the South African card has used a direct translation from German, naming him "Green Satan"!
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Advert for the cards, from the centrespread of The Superheroes Swop Sensation:
The Superheroes Swop Sensation