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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Meteor Press Popeye 3

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

Issue 3 and Harvey Comics' original cover of issue 1 (1993):
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Mimosa Romance 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 Romance Picture Library 1 and DC Comics' original cover of Secret Hearts 59 (1959):
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Mimosa Comics

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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Meteor Press

Zebra Publications Mantelman Strokiesverhale 7

South African Comic Books is Nine Years Old!

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 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