Cleland

1946 - 1960
Country:
Australia
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
4
Brand Groups:
2
Brand Emblems in Use:
4

Total Number of Series:
69
Total Number of Issues:
978
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
Notes:
Cleland began publishing as Vee Publishing Co. in 1946 with an extensive programme of US Fawcett reprints. The Fawcett name and branding dominated on the comcs, with styling and trade dress similar to the US originals. The company became Larry Cleland Pty. Ltd around 1949/50, although Stanley Larry Cleland (Larry S. Cleland) had been associated with the company since its foundation. When Cleland's US partner exited the comics field in 1953, it continued with comics from Australian and other US sources (especially Charlton and newspaper strips). Cleland's last comics were published in 1956/57, although it continued other publishing into the 1960s, predominantly non-fiction do-it-yourself manuals and magazines (men's soft porn and car publications). The association with Fawcett continued through pulp fiction reprints (such as the True Confessions Library).
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
Air Force Comic [m] 1950 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1950 ? - 1953
American Cowboy Comics [m] 1947 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1947] ?
Animal Antics [m] 1940 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1940 ? - ?
Battling Bantam [m] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
Bill Boyd Western [m] 1950 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 4) 1950 ? - ?
Billy the Kid and Oscar [m] 1950 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Black Fury [m] 1955 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1955 ? - ?
Bob Swift Boy Sportsman [m] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1950 - ?
Captain Gallant [m] 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1957 ? - 1957 ?
Captain Marvel Adventures [m] 1946 75 issues (6 indexed) Have 65 (Need 19) 1946 - 1953
Captain Marvel Jr. [m] 1947 74 issues (4 indexed) Have 50 (Need 29) 1947 - 1952 ?
Captain Midnight [m] 1953 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 13 (Need 8) 1953 - ?
Captain Video [m] 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Cobbers Adventure Comic [m] 1954 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1954 - 1954
Cody of the Pony Express [m] 1956 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1956
Dan'l Boone [m] 1956 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1956] - 1956
Dennis the Menace [m] 1952 27 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 15) 1952 ? - ?
Dennis the Menace Annual [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950
Dennis the Menace Vacation Special [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1955-1956?]
Don Winslow of the Navy [m] 1950 14 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 6) 1950 ? - ?
Down with Crime [m] 1950 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Exciting Romances [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
Fawcett's Funny Animals [m] 1946 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 6) 1946 - 1947
Frank Merriwell at Yale [m] 1956 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 - ?
Gabby [m] 1953 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1953
Gabby Hayes Western Comic 1949 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 3) 1949 ? - ?
Golden Arrow [m] 1950 12 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Hopalong Cassidy [m] 1948 63 issues (1 indexed) Have 53 (Need 12) 1948 ? - 1954 ?
Hoppy the Marvel Bunny [m] 1951 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 3) 1951 - 1952 ?
Hot Dog [m] 1955 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1955 - 1955
Hot Rod Comics [m] 1950 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Huge Comic [m] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 ?
Illustrated Life Story for Young Women [m] 1950 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1950 ? - [1950] ?
Illustrated Love Story [m] 1950 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1950 - [1950] ?
Illustrated Romantic Story for Young Women [m] 1949 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1949 ? - 1950 ?
Indian Chief [m] 1952 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 3) 1952 ? - ?
Jonesy Wits and Half Wits [m] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Lash LaRue Western Comic [m] 1950 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 15 (Need 10) 1950 - 1952
Lassie [m] 1955 19 issues (3 indexed) Have 18 (Need 1) 1955 - 1956
Li'l Genius [m] 1956 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1956 - 1956
Li'l Tomboy [m] 1950 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
Linda [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
Little Trimmer Comic [m] 1950 22 issues (1 indexed) Have 17 (Need 6) 1950 ? - 1952 ?
The Lone Ranger's Famous Horse Hi-Yo Silver [m] 1956 16 issues (0 indexed) Have 13 (Need 3) 1956 ? - 1957 ?
The Marvel Family [m] 1948 63 issues (1 indexed) Have 40 (Need 29) 1948 - 1953
Master Comics [m] 1942 50 issues (0 indexed) Have 23 (Need 29) 1942 ? - ?
Monte Hale Western Comic [m] 1940 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 4) 1940 ? - ?
My Little Margie [m] 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
My Little Margie's Boyfriends [m] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
My Little Margie's Boyfriends [m] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Nyoka the Jungle Girl [m] 1949 52 issues (5 indexed) Have 31 (Need 24) 1949 - 1953
Nyoka the Jungle Girl [m] 1957 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1957 ? - ?
Ozzie and Babs [m] 1950 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 4) 1950 ? - ?
Ramar of the Jungle [m] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1950 - ?
Rocky Lane Western Comic [m] 1949 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 15 (Need 18) 1949 ? - 1951 ?
Romantic Secrets [m] 1952 8 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 5) 1952 - 1952
Six-Gun Heroes [m] 1949 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 13 (Need 12) 1949 - 1952
Soldier Comics [m] 1950 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Space Adventures [m] 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1950 ? - 1950 ?
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures [m] 1954 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 3) 1954 ? - 1955 ?
Tom Cat [m] 1958 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1958 ? - ?
Tom Corbett Space Cadet [m] 1953 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 4) 1953 ? - ?
Tom Mix Western Comic [m] 1948 42 issues (2 indexed) Have 29 (Need 16) [1948] - 1951
True Stories of Romance Illustrated [m] 1949 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) [1949] - 1949 ?
True Sweetheart Secrets [m] 1950 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1950] ?
The United States Marines [m] 1954 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1954 - 1954
Western Hero [m] 1949 14 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 9) 1949 ? - ?
Whiz Comics [m] 1946 73 issues (12 indexed) Have 42 (Need 33) 1946 - 1953
Wow Comics [m] 1946 28 issues (1 indexed) Have 24 (Need 7) 1946 - 1948
Young Eagle [m] 1953 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 4) 1953 ? - ?