Cleland

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

Total Number of Series:
64
Total Number of Issues:
989
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 1950 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1950 ? - 1953
American Cowboy Comics 1947 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1947] ?
Animal Antics 1940 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1940 ? - ?
Battling Bantam 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
Bill Boyd Western 1950 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 5) 1950 ? - ?
Billy the Kid and Oscar 1950 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Black Fury 1955 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1955 ? - ?
Bob Swift Boy Sportsman 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1950 - ?
Captain Marvel Adventures 1946 75 issues (6 indexed) Have 55 (Need 27) 1946 - 1953
Captain Marvel Jr. 1947 74 issues (4 indexed) Have 35 (Need 41) 1947 - 1952 ?
Captain Midnight 1953 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 9) 1953 - ?
Captain Video 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Dan'l Boone 1956 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1956] - 1956
Dennis the Menace 1952 27 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 15) 1952 ? - ?
Dennis the Menace Annual 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950
Dennis the Menace Vacation Special 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1955-1956?]
Don Winslow of the Navy 1950 14 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 7) 1950 ? - ?
Down with Crime 1950 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 4) 1950 ? - ?
El Lobo The Man from Nowhere 1956 23 issues (3 indexed) Have 22 (Need 4) 1956 - 1958
Fawcett's Funny Animals 1946 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 6) 1946 - 1947
Frank Merriwell at Yale 1956 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 - ?
Gabby 1953 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1953
Gabby Hayes Western Comic 1949 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 4) 1949 ? - ?
Golden Arrow 1950 12 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Hopalong Cassidy 1948 70 issues (1 indexed) Have 44 (Need 28) 1948 ? - 1954 ?
Hoppy the Marvel Bunny 1951 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 3) 1951 - 1952 ?
Hot Dog 1955 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1955 - 1955
Huge Comic 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 ?
Illustrated Life Story for Young Women 1950 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1950 ? - [1950] ?
Illustrated Love Story 1950 3 issues (2 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1950 - [1950] ?
Illustrated Romantic Story for Young Women 1949 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1949 ? - 1950 ?
Indian Chief 1952 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 4) 1952 ? - ?
Jonesy Wits and Half Wits 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Lash LaRue Western Comic 1950 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 15 (Need 11) 1950 - 1952
Lassie 1955 19 issues (3 indexed) Have 18 (Need 1) 1955 - 1956
Li'l Genius 1956 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1956 - 1956
Li'l Tomboy 1950 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
Linda 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
Little Trimmer Comic 1950 22 issues (1 indexed) Have 16 (Need 9) 1950 ? - 1952 ?
The Lone Ranger's Famous Horse Hi-Yo Silver 1956 16 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 5) 1956 ? - 1957 ?
The Marvel Family 1948 63 issues (1 indexed) Have 30 (Need 38) 1948 - 1953
Master Comics 1942 50 issues (0 indexed) Have 21 (Need 31) 1942 ? - ?
Monte Hale Western Comic 1940 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 4) 1940 ? - ?
My Little Margie 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
My Little Margie's Boyfriends 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Nyoka the Jungle Girl 1949 52 issues (2 indexed) Have 27 (Need 27) 1949 - 1953
Nyoka the Jungle Girl 1957 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers 1957 ?
Ozzie and Babs 1950 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 4) 1950 ? - ?
Ramar of the Jungle 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1950 - ?
Rocky Lane Western Comic 1949 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 19) 1949 ? - 1951 ?
Romantic Secrets 1952 8 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 5) 1952 - 1952
Six-Gun Heroes 1949 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 13 (Need 12) 1949 - 1952
Soldier Comics 1950 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Space Adventures 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1950 ? - 1950 ?
Steven Carlisle Illustrated Adventures 1954 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 5) 1954 ? - 1955 ?
Tom Cat 1958 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1958 ? - ?
Tom Corbett Space Cadett 1953 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 6) 1953 ? - ?
Tom Mix Western Comic 1948 42 issues (2 indexed) Have 29 (Need 16) [1948] - 1951
True Stories of Romance Illustrated 1949 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) [1949] - 1949 ?
True Sweetheart Secrets 1950 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1950] ?
The United States Marines 1954 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1954 - 1954
Western Hero 1949 14 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 10) 1949 ? - ?
Whiz Comics 1946 73 issues (11 indexed) Have 37 (Need 39) 1946 - 1953
Wow Comics 1946 28 issues (1 indexed) Have 19 (Need 12) 1946 - 1948
Young Eagle 1953 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 4) 1953 ? - ?