South African Comic Books is Five Years Old!
Blog Post 500 today ... thanks to everyone who has contributed in the last 12 months ... to have made this blog such a success!
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 3 from 1954. The cover image is taken from
the splash page of the first story. The alter ego names are changed to
Batman (Joos Storm)
Robbie die Wonderkind (Jan Tyssen)
Green Arrow (Jan Olivier)
Speedy (Gys Roux)
It reprints and translates the
Mantelman: "Die Geskiedkundige van Misdaad!" = Batman: "The Historian of Crime" from World's Finest Comics 45 (1950)
Die Groen Pyl: "'Die Misdaad-Skakelman" = Green Arrow: "The Switchman of Crime" from World's Finest Comics 45 (1950)
Glossy colour cover, 24 pages black-and-white interior.
Cover of Mantelman 3 and original splash page used for the cover image:
DC Comics' original cover of World's Finest Comics 45 (1950):