1950 ? - 1985 ?
Country:
Australia
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
22
Brand Groups:
1
Brand Emblems in Use:
1

Total Number of Series:
295
Total Number of Issues:
3259

Notes:
From about 1950, this company published comics under a range of publisher names, including 'Red Circle', 'Illustrated', 'Approved', 'Barmour'/'Barmor', 'Junior Readers' 'Jubilee' and 'Rosnock'. The exact origin of these publisher names is not known, although the links are clear through historical references, common reprint sources (especially Harvey), shared addresses and similar cover styles. Some might have originally been separate companies acquired by Magazine Management. 'Magazine Management' is used on few comics, although it is listed in the company's magazines during the 1960s and reflected in an "MM" code used in advertisements. During the 1970s, US comics (particularly Harvey, Dell and Gold Key) continued to be printed under the Rosnock and Jubilee names, while Magazine Management imported millions of comics from the US and Europe (including rebinding old stock in new covers for the Australian market). The final related indicia publisher 'Magman International' was used on Disney reprints in 1984, which are the company's last comic publications. Magman is reported as 'trading as' Ayers & James, with a holding company parent, Anirama Pty Limited. John Ryan's history of Australian comics, Panel by Panel, reports that Magazine Management is a successor to Ayers & James; however, the two were initially separate companies. Magazine Management purchased Ayers & James sometime after 1960. Magazine Management is not the US Marvel company of the same name. In fact, the Australian company specifically changed its name to Magman because it was focused on children's reading at a time when the US company was producing adult magazines.
Editing
Series Year # Issues Covers
"Punch" Perkins of the Fighting Fleet 1950 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 7)
77 Sunset Strip 1963 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Adventure Annual 1966 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Adventures of Mighty Mouse 1952 32 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 26)
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1956 14 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 11)
All-True Crime 1952? 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2)
Anti Crime Squad 1955 24 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 14)
Anti-Crime Squad 1952 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 6)
Baby Huey the Baby Giant 1985? 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Barney Bear 1949 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 6)
Barney Bear's Bumper Book Of Comics 1950? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Bat Masterson 1960? 7 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6)
Battle Fire 1955 7 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1)
Battle Fire 1960? 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 20)
Battle Stations 1959? 13 issues (2 indexed) Have 9 (Need 5)
Battle Stations Giant Edition 1965 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Battle Stations Giant Edition 1966 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Battle Stations Giant Edition 1970? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Stations Jumbo Edition 1971 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Beep Beep The Road Runner 1971 10 issues (6 indexed) Gallery
Ben Bolt 1958 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 4)
Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men 1950? 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 10)
Best of Television 1961 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Best of the West 1970? 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Black Cat 1960? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Black Roger 1952 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2)
Blue Ribbon Westerns 1950? 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 10)
Bombers B-52 1957? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Bonanza 1979 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Bonanza 1965 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery 1974? 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
Boris Karloff Thriller 1960? 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Brick Bradford Adventures 1955 14 issues (3 indexed) Have 13 (Need 3)
Buckskin 1959? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Bugs Bunny 1956 39 issues (0 indexed) Have 23 (Need 36)
Bugs Bunny 1969 13 issues (8 indexed) Have 13 (Need 2)
Bugs Bunny Jumbo Edition 1985? 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Bugs Bunny Jumbo Edition 1974? 3 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Casper 1975? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Casper the Friendly Ghost 1970? 12 issues (2 indexed) Have 12 (Need 1)
Cheyenne 1958? 27 issues (2 indexed) Have 7 (Need 21)
Cheyenne 1978 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Colt Western 1966 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Colt Western Library 1957? 48 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 42)
Comedy Annual 1963 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3)
Comic Hits 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Comic Hits 1950? 27 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 10)
Comics Library 1952 24 issues (2 indexed) Have 21 (Need 13)
Cowboy Stories 1960? 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Cowboy Stories 1966 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Crack Western 1950 23 issues (4 indexed) Have 12 (Need 12)
Crack Western Library 1957? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Crime Does Not Pay 1955 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Cupid Pictorial 1958? 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Daffy Duck 1971? 9 issues (5 indexed) Gallery
Daredevil Action Comic 1964? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Daring Adventure 1965? 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Dark Shadows 1973 4 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
The Deputy 1960? 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
The Detectives 1960? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Dick Tracy 1960 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3)
Dick Tracy 1950? 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 3)
Dick Tracy Monthly 1950 106 issues (2 indexed) Have 61 (Need 48)
Dick Tracy's Case Book 1958? 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Dinky Duck 1955? 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 3)
Doll Man 1952 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan 1966? 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Ellery Queen Detective 1961? 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1)
Enchantment 1955? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Enduring Love 1956 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Etta Kett 1955 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2)
Family Favourites Annual 1960? 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 3)
Famous Yank 1954 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Famous Yank Comics 1953? 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Fast-Gun Western 1950? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Felix the Cat 1956 40 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 34)
Felix's Nephews Inky and Dinky 1957 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4)
Fighting Fleet Comics 1950 12 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 9)
Fighting Fronts 1957? 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 12)
Fighting Fronts! 1955 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1)
First Romance 1952 23 issues (3 indexed) Have 6 (Need 17)
Flying Aces 1955 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3)
Follow That Man! 1955 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1)
Funny Favourites Jumbo Edition 1982 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Fury 1960? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Giant Carnival Comics 1961 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 7)
Giant Junior Funnies 1960? 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Giant Western Adventure 1960 5 issues (0 indexed) Add
Gunfire 1970? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Gunfire Giant Edition 1965? 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2)
Gunfire Western 1950? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Gunhawk Western 1960? 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 4)
Gunslinger 1960? 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Gunslinger Western 1964 8 issues (2 indexed) Have 5 (Need 3)
Gunsmoke 1960? 32 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 32)
Have Gun, Will Travel 1960? 19 issues (2 indexed) Have 4 (Need 16)
Heckle and Jeckle the Talking Magpies 1954 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 15)
Heroes of the West 1963? 9 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 6)
Heroes of the West Giant Edition 1968 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Heroes of the West Giant Edition 1965? 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery