South African Comic Books is Seven Years Old!
Blog Post 700 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 5 from 1955. 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 met Robbie Die Wonderkind: "Die Miljoen Dollar Klub!" = Batman
& Robin: "The 1,000,000 Star Club" from World's Finest Comics 52
Die Groen Pyl: "'n Swaard, 'n Geweer en 'n Pyl en Boog!" = Green Arrow: "A Sword, a Rifle and a Bow!" from World's Finest Comics 52 (1951)
Glossy colour cover, 24 pages black-and-white interior.
Cover of Mantelman 5 and original splash page used for the cover image: