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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Meteor Press X-Men 1

Meteor Press reprinted Marvel Comics' The Uncanny X-Men in 1995.


Issue 1 Reprints the stories from The Uncanny X-Men 319 and 320 (1994).

Issue 1 and Marvel Comics' original cover of The Uncanny X-Men 319 (1994):
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Mimosa Giant Woeste Weste in Afrikaans Series

A Series of Mimosa Giant Woeste Weste in Afrikaans covers, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.

Mimosa Covers 4-9 (they were created from images from Splash Pages or panels):
 
 
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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Battleaxe Press Superman 4

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Superman in 1995.

Issue 4 and DC Comics' original cover of Man of Steel 4 (1986):
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Mimosa Giant Woeste Weste 9 in Afrikaans

This is Giant Woeste Weste 9, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963. Mimosa produced  reprints in English, and some Afrikaans language translations.
It reprints this story from DC Comics' Tomahawk 53 (1958):
Tomahawk: "The Four-Footed Renegade"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' All-Star Western 99 (1958):
Trigger Twins: "The Double Life of Sheriff Trigger"
Also reprinted is this story from DC Comics' Frontier Fighters 6 (1956):
Buffalo Bill: "Young Bill - of the Pony Express"

48pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

The Mimosa Cover image is not related to the issue's content.

Cover of Issue 9:
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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Meteor Press Spider-Man 1

Meteor Press reprinted Marvel Comics' Spider-Man in 1995.

Issue 1 and Marvel Comics' original cover of Spider-Man 46 (1994):
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Meteor Press

Meteor Press published reprint comics in South Africa in 1995-1996.
Various titles from Marvel, Malibu, Disney, King Features, etc.

Spiderman 11 and X-Men 6:

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Battleaxe Press Lobo 3

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Lobo in 1995.

Issue 3 and DC Comics' original cover of Lobo 2 (1994):
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Mimosa Romances 10

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 10 South African Edition and the Original Cover of DC Comics' Girls' Romances 63 from 1959:
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Battleaxe Press Batman 2

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Batman in 1995.

Issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover of Batman 405 (1987):
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Zebra Publications World's Finest Comics 4

This is one of the earliest South African reprint comics. Zebra Publications were the first to reprint DC Comics in 1954.

This is Zebra Publications World's Finest Comics 4 - the cover is taken from DC Comics' World's Finest Comics 49 (1950).

Colour cover, Black-and-White interior, 24 pages.
Smaller than the original comic size - dimensions 176mm x 244mm.

Here is the cover and DC Comics' original cover:
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Battleaxe Press Mortal Kombat 2

Battleaxe Press reprinted Malibu Comics' Mortal Kombat series in 1995.

Issue 2 and Malibu Comics' original cover of Mortal Kombat 1 - variant cover (1994):
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Mimosa Liefde Prentverhale Giant Edition 6 in Afrikaans

Mimosa Comics produced numerous reprints of DC Comics' titles in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Some were translated into Afrikaans. The Afrikaans translation was excellent.

This is Mimosa Comics' Liefde Prentverhale Giant Edition 6. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 6 from 1964 and DC Comics' original cover of Falling in Love 57 (1962):
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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Battleaxe Press Spawn 2

Battleaxe Press reprinted Image Comics' Spawn in 1995.

Issue 2 and Image Comics' original cover (1992):
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Mimosa Aquaman Series

A Series of Mimosa Aquaman covers, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.

Mimosa Cover and Original DC Comics cover from 1963 in brackets:

1 (9); 2 (7):
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Battleaxe Press Superman 3

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Superman in 1995.

Issue 3 and DC Comics' original cover of Man of Steel 3 (1986):
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Mimosa Aquaman 2

This is Aquaman 2, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) in 1963.
It reprints the cover and story from DC Comics' Aquaman 7 (1963):
"The Creatures from Atlantis"

32 pages,  glossy colour cover, black and white newsprint interior.

Here is the cover of issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover:
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Battleaxe Press Lobo 2

Battleaxe Press reprinted DC Comics' Lobo in 1995.

Issue 2 and DC Comics' original cover of Lobo 1 (1993):
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Afri-Comics Shaka's Love ~ Pampata

Afri-Comics Shaka's Love ~ Pampata, published by Xanap in 1976.

It tell's the story of Shaka Zulu, from the point of view of his relationship with Pampata. 

The English and Zulu Edition covers:
 Sample Page:
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Mimosa Superman Giant Edition in Afrikaans Series

A Series of Mimosa Superman Giant Edition in Afrikaans covers, published by Mimosa (SA Magazine Co) +/- 1963-1964.

Mimosa Cover and Original DC Comics cover in brackets:

1 (Action 277); 2 (Adventure 282); 3 (Action 267); 4 (Action 268); 5 (Action 280); 6 (Superman 156); 7 (Action 292); 8 (Superman 157):
 
 
 
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Mimosa Superman 8 Giant Edition in Afrikaans

Mimosa Comics produced numerous reprints of DC Comics' Action Comics and Superman titles in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Some were translated into Afrikaans. The Afrikaans translation was excellent.

This is Mimosa Comics' Superman 8 Giant Edition. Colour Cover, black-and-white interior pages, 48 pages.

Cover of Issue 8 from 1964 and DC Comics' original cover of Superman 157 (1962):
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