1940 ? - 1985 ?
Country:
Australia
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
22
Brand Groups:
1
Brand Emblems in Use:
1

Total Number of Series:
250
Total Number of Issues:
2798

Notes:
John Ryan's history of Australian comics, Panel by Panel, reports that The Magazine Management Co. Pty. Ltd. is a successor to Ayers & James. Ayers & James was established as an import company some time before 1916. By the 1930s, its imports included US periodicals. When imports of foreign publications were restricted during World War II, Ayers & James published book and periodicals locally, including reprint comics (from Quality, Disney and newspaper strips) and some original Australian comics. In 1947, Ayers & James commenced Classics Illustrated reprints. From about 1950, the company is associated with a range of publisher names, including 'Red Circle', 'Illustrated', 'Approved', 'Barmour'/'Barmor', 'Junior Readers' 'Jubilee' and 'Rosnock'. The exact association with these publishers is not known, although the links are clear through limited historical references, common reprint sources (especially Harvey), shared addresses and similar cover styles. The name Magazine Management does not seem to be used on comics, although it is listed in magazines during the 1960s and reflected in an "MM" code used in advertisements in comics from that time. During the 1970s, Rosnock and Jubilee continued reprinting US comics (particularly Harvey, Dell and Gold Key) and Magazine Management imported millions of comics from the US and Europe (including rebinding old stock in new covers for the Australian market). A final related indicia publisher 'Magman International' was used on Disney reprints in 1984, which seem to be the company's last comic publications. Magman is reported as 'trading as' Ayers & James, with a holding company parent, Anirama Pty Limited. (Magazine Management is not the US Marvel company of the same name.)
Editing
Series Year # Issues Covers
"Punch" Perkins of the Fighting Fleet 1950 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 7)
5 Star Comics 1940? 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4)
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 15 (Need 27)
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1956 14 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 11)
All-True Crime 1952? 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Anti Crime Squad 1955 24 issues (1 indexed) Have 10 (Need 15)
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 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 16)
Battle Stations 1959? 12 issues (2 indexed) Have 5 (Need 7)
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 Bowie and His Mountain Men 1950? 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 10)
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 (0 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 1969 12 issues (8 indexed) Have 12 (Need 1)
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 19 (Need 15)
Cowboy Stories 1960? 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Cowboy Stories 1966 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Crack Western 1950 23 issues (4 indexed) Have 11 (Need 13)
Crack Western Library 1957? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Cupid Pictorial 1958? 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Daffy Duck 1971? 7 issues (5 indexed) Have 7 (Need 1)
Daring Adventure 1965? 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Dark Shadows 1973 4 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
The Detectives 1960? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Dinky Duck 1955? 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 5)
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
Family Favourites Annual 1960? 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 4)
Famous Yank 1954 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Famous Yank Comics 1953? 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
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)
First Romance 1952 23 issues (3 indexed) Have 4 (Need 19)
Follow That Man! 1955 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
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 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)
Gunhawk Western 1960? 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6)
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 2 (Need 7)
Heroes of the West Giant Edition 1968 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Heroes of the West Giant Edition 1965? 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Heroes of the West Giant Edition 1971 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Heroes of the West Jumbo Edition 1973 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Heroes of the West Jumbo Edition 1975 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Honeymoon Library 1957? 67 issues (5 indexed) Have 5 (Need 64)
Hot Stuff 1958 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 6)
Hot Stuff the Little Devil 1975 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Humphrey Monthly 1952 25 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 20)
Illustrated Romance Library 1957? 118 issues (7 indexed) Have 7 (Need 113)
Illustrated Romances 1954? 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Invisible Avenger 1950 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 2)
Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers 1979 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers 1978 1 issue (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Jace Pearson's Tales of the Texas Rangers 1957 14 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 13)
Joe Palooka 1952 67 issues (4 indexed) Have 67 (Need 18)
Johnny Ringo 1960? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Jungle Life Giant Edition 1966? 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1)
Junior Comics Library 1956 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Kerry Drake 1959? 17 issues (1 indexed) Have 7 (Need 13)
King of the Royal Mounted 1957 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 3)
Laramie 1967 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Laramie 1959? 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 5)