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Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Atlas Publications Walt Disney's Rob Roy

This is Atlas Publications Walt Disney's Rob Roy, a South African reprint from 1961, which reprints Dell Four Color Comics #544 from 1954.

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

Cover and Dell Comics' original cover:

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Atlas Publications

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Mimosa Romance Picture Library Digest 21

This rare South African reprint was published in 1963 by Mimosa (S.A. Magazine Co.).
Glossy Colour Cover, Black-and-White Interior.
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 21 and DC Comics' original cover of  Secret Hearts 77 (1961):

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Mimosa Comics

Supercomix Fantastic Four 4

This is Supercomix Fantastic Four 4, published by Republican Press in 1976.

32 Pages, Full colour.

Cover and Marvel Comics' original cover of Fantastic Four 98 (1970): 

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Supercomix Fantastic Four

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Mimosa Tales of the Unexpected 2

This is Tales of the Unexpected 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1960.
It reprints the cover and part of DC Comics' Tales of the Unexpected 32 (1958):
24 pages, full-colour, newsprint stock cover and interior pages.

Many thanks to John Campbell for the picture of issue 2.

Here is the cover of issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover:

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Mimosa Comics

Mimosa Confession Picture Library Digest 34

This rare South African reprint was published in 1964 by Mimosa (S.A. Magazine Co.).

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 64 pages.

Cover of Confession Picture Library 34 and DC Comics' original cover of Girls' Romances 90 (1962):

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Mimosa Comics

Atlas Publications Walt Disney Series

A Series of covers from Atlas Publications' Walt Disney Series from the early 1960s.

Atlas cover and Original Dell Comics Four Color cover in brackets:

Robin Hood (413); Stormy (537); Rob Roy (544); Littlest Outlaw (609); African Lion (665); Zorro multiple issues (920; 933; 960; 976; 1003; 1037)


 


 

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Atlas Publications

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Atlas Publications Walt Disney's Stormy

This is Atlas Publications Walt Disney's Stormy, a South African reprint from 1961, which reprints Dell Four Color Comics #537 from 1954.

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

Cover and Dell Comics' original cover:

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Atlas Publications

Supercomix Millie the Model Series

A range of Supercomix Millie the Model comics published in South Africa between 1976 and 1978, reprinting the Marvel Comics series.

Here are a range of covers scans. The original Marvel covers are included in brackets.

1 - 1976 (169); 1-1978 (174):


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Supercomix

Supercomix Millie the Model 1 (First Series 1976)

This is Supercomix Millie The Model 1 (First Series 1976), published by Republican Press in 1976.

Cover of issue 1 and Marvel Comics' original cover of Millie the Model 169 from 1969:

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Supercomix

 

Saturday, 4 June 2022

Mimosa Romances 7

This rare South African reprint was published in 1960 by Mimosa Publications (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 (245x167mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
Cover and Interior printed in colour.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 24 pages.
This is one of the seven first titles that Mimosa started reprinting in 1959 (Western Comics, Tales of the Unexpected, Falling in Love, Mystery in Space, Romances, Batman and All-Star Western).

Cover of Romances 7 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Girls' Romances 61 from 1959:

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Mimosa Comics

Atlas Publications Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Digest 1

This is Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Digest 1 - published by Atlas Publications in 1966.

These titles were printed in a smaller size (175x134mm) compared to the original Gold Key title.

64 pages, glossy colour cover, black-and-white interior.

Cover of Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery 1 and Gold Key's original cover of  Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery 3 (1963):

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Atlas Publications

Friday, 13 May 2022

Mimosa Romance Picture Library Digest 20

 This rare South African reprint was published in 1963 by Mimosa (S.A. Magazine Co.).
Glossy Colour Cover, Black-and-White Interior.
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 20 and DC Comics' original cover of  Falling in Love 48 (1961):

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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Republican Press Disneyrama Album

In the mid-1970s Republican Press printed and distributed 3 "Rama" Albums : Naturama, Sciencerama and Disneyrama:

Disneyrama was originally produced by Editrice Moderna in Italy in 1973:


South African Album, Cards Box and Cards Envelope:







In the 1980s we had the "It's Disney 83 Album", from Colin Penn:

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it's Disney '83

Disneyrama Lampo Moderna 1973

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Mimosa Falling in Love 10

This rare South African reprint was published in 1959 by Mimosa Publications (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 (255x170mm) compared to the original DC Comics title.
Cover and Interior printed in colour.
The printing reproduction from the original was very good quality. This issue is only 24 pages.
This is one of the seven first titles that Mimosa started reprinting in 1959 (Western Comics, Tales of the Unexpected, Falling in Love, Mystery in Space, Romances, Batman and All-Star Western).

Cover of Falling in Love 10 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Falling in Love 29 from 1959:

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Mimosa Comics

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Supercomix The Mighty Thor 4 (First Series 1976)

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Thanks to everyone who has contributed in the last 12 months ... to have made this blog such a success!

This is Supercomix The Mighty Thor 4 (First Series 1976), published by Republican Press.

Cover and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Mighty Thor 161 from 1969 (Notice how they recoloured the cover, possibly using watercolour paint):


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Supercomix The Migty Thor

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Mazela the Mighty 1

This is an original South African comic book, unsure publication date. I suspect 1971-1972 (as there is an advert for Records for sale on the Inside Back Cover, which includes titles released up to 1971). It is published by Preview News ("A Preview Production"), Verwoerdburg. No creator credits. 

It tells the story of Mazela, a young man from the fictional village of Lettsepan. The ghost of his grandfather visits him and endows him with the super power to manipulate objects made of wood. He moves to the city, to fight crime, disguised as Superhero Mazela the Mighty. 

If anyone has more information on this series - please get in touch. 

Front and Back cover:

Centrespread "Tribal Dress":

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Afri-Comics