1936 - 1982
Country:
Australia
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
11
Brand Groups:
11
Brand Emblems in Use:
12

Total Number of Series:
291
Total Number of Issues:
4703

Notes:
K.G. Murray is most known for its extensive DC reprint comics. Kenneth G. Murray published his first magazine, the quality MAN, in 1936, forming a publishing empire that dominated the Australian industry for decades. Murray's first comics in 1946 were original Australian work, but soon reprint material from the US (and later other countries) dominated. The organisation was initially composed of a range of jointly owned companies (such as Man Magazine Pty Ltd, Cavalcade Magazine Pty Ltd, and Australian House and Garden Magazine Pty Ltd), with comics primarily published by Colour Comics Pty Ltd. In 1951, all shares in the companies were acquired by Publishers Holdings Ltd, a name that never appears in the comics. On 1 February 1972, Kenneth Murray retired as Managing Director while remaining on the Board until 1974. On 30 June 1973, Australian Consolidated Press Ltd completed an acquisition and took control of the company. ACP continued producing comics until 1982, initially as The K. G. Murray Publishing Company and later as Murray Publishers Pty. Ltd.
Editing
Series Year # Issues Covers
Adventure Comics 1979 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1)
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy 1949? 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3)
The Adventures of Auranella 1972? 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1)
The Adventures of Congo Bill 1954 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 4)
The Adventures of Devil Doone 1948 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 17)
The Adventures of Devil Doone 1971 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1)
The Adventures of Kal-El 1982? 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog 1956 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Adventures of Smoky Dawson 1956? 11 issues (1 indexed) Have 9 (Need 3)
The Adventures of Supergirl 1980 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Air Force Heroes 1981 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
All Favourites Comic 1960 95 issues (6 indexed) Have 59 (Need 37)
The All Favourites Comic Annual 1956 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
All Favourites Comic Annual 1955? 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic 1957? 14 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 8)
All Star Adventure Comic 1959 96 issues (32 indexed) Have 46 (Need 52)
All Star Heroes 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Aquaman Album 1978 5 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Aquaman and Captain Comet 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Army at War 1981? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Assault on Titans' Tower! 1983 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Atom 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Bat-Villains 1983 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Batgirl and Robin 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Batman 1975 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6)
Batman 1950 111 issues (6 indexed) Have 71 (Need 49)
Batman 1982 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Batman Album 1976 20 issues (3 indexed) Have 10 (Need 11)
Batman and Robin 1976 19 issues (2 indexed) Have 8 (Need 12)
Batman and the Teen Titans 1981 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Batman and... 1982 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Batman Comics 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Batman Family 1981 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Batman's Detective Comics 1981? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Battle Zone 1982? 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Beast of Darkness 1981 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Black Canary 1982 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Blackhawk 1959 58 issues (2 indexed) Have 16 (Need 43)
Blackhawk 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Blue Beetle 1978 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
The Blue Ray 1947 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
The Brave and the Bold 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Brave and the Bold 1956 23 issues (10 indexed) Have 11 (Need 14)
Buffalo Bill 1982? 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Bumper Batcomic 1976 20 issues (2 indexed) Have 8 (Need 14)
Bumper Western Album 1976 10 issues (2 indexed) Have 5 (Need 6)
Bumper Western Comic 1960 67 issues (5 indexed) Have 23 (Need 46)
Buzzy 1955 16 issues (2 indexed) Have 5 (Need 11)
Captain Triumph Color Comic 1948 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 4)
Captain Triumph Comics 1947 21 issues (3 indexed) Have 7 (Need 14)
Career Girl Romances 1977? 7 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 4)
Carnival of Fear 1981 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Century Comic 1961 43 issues (9 indexed) Have 15 (Need 30)
Century Plus Comic 1960 19 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 18)
Century, The 100 Page Comic Monthly 1956 44 issues (9 indexed) Have 16 (Need 29)
Champions of Justice 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Clash of the Titans 1983 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Climax Adventure Comic 1962? 21 issues (8 indexed) Have 20 (Need 3)
A Climax All Australian Comic 1947? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Climax Color Comic 1947 13 issues (5 indexed) Have 11 (Need 2)
A Climax Comic - Pirate's Gold 1947 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
A Climax Comic —The Lost Patrol 1946? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Color Giant 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Colossal Comic 1958 49 issues (3 indexed) Have 18 (Need 36)
Colossal Comic Annual 1956 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3)
Combat Zone Comic 1977 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy 1955 10 issues (2 indexed) Have 4 (Need 6)
Cosmo Cat Comics 1947 8 issues (7 indexed) Gallery
Creature of the Unknown 1982 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Creepy 1974 29 issues (3 indexed) Have 17 (Need 13)
Crime Fighters 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Cyborg 1983? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Darknight Detective 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Davy Crockett and the Frontier Fighters 1955 18 issues (1 indexed) Have 8 (Need 10)
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu 1975 16 issues (8 indexed) Have 8 (Need 9)
Devil Doone 1955 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 8)
Devil Doone Adventure Comic 1962? 8 issues (2 indexed) Have 4 (Need 5)
Dial "H" for Hero 1981 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Doomsday 1972 28 issues (18 indexed) Have 22 (Need 7)
Doomsday Album 1977 17 issues (13 indexed) Have 16 (Need 1)
Doomsday Annual 1974 2 issues (1 indexed) Add
Dr. Fate 1981 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan 1980 23 issues (4 indexed) Have 6 (Need 18)
Eerie 1974 29 issues (7 indexed) Have 26 (Need 3)
Epic Western Action 1981 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Falling in Love Romances 1958 99 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 97)
The Fastest Gun Western 1972 42 issues (8 indexed) Have 11 (Need 31)
Fightin' Army 1982? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Fightin' Marines 1982? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Fighting Forces in Action 1980? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Firestorm 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Five-Score Comic Monthly 1958 20 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 15)
Five-Score Comic Monthly 1961 43 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 32)
Five-Score Plus Comic Monthly 1960 20 issues (1 indexed) Have 7 (Need 13)
The Flash 1975? 16 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
The Flash Album 1976? 7 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Flash Album 1965 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
The Flintstones and Pebbles 1976 22 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 8)
Four Star Spectacular 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Game of Love 1982? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery