K. G. Murray

1936 - 1982
Country:
Australia
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
14
Brand Groups:
7
Brand Emblems in Use:
11

Total Number of Series:
445
Total Number of Issues:
5285
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
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.
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
Adam [m] 1946 1 issues (1 indexed) No Covers March 1973
Adam Fotobooks [m] 1972 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [1972] - 1972
Adventure Comics [m] 1979 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1) October 1979 - July 1980
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy [m] 1949 5 issues (1 indexed) Gallery February 1949 - [June 1949]
The Adventures of Auranella [m] 1972 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery [1972] - [1972]
The Adventures of Congo Bill [m] 1954 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2) 1954 - 1954
The Adventures of Devil Doone [m] 1948 20 issues (3 indexed) Have 11 (Need 9) 1948 - 1953
Adventures of Devil Doone [m] 1957 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 4) 1957 ? - 1961 ?
The Adventures of Devil Doone [m] 1971 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1971 - [1972]
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis [m] 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
The Adventures of Kal-El [m] 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1982
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog [m] 1956 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1956]
The Adventures of Smoky Dawson [m] 1956 11 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 1) 1956 ? - [1958 ?]
The Adventures of Supergirl [m] 1980 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1980]
Air Force Heroes [m] 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981]
All Favourites Comic [m] 1960 95 issues (9 indexed) Have 81 (Need 16) March 1960 - November 1975
All Favourites Comic Annual 1955 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1955?
The All Favourites Comic Annual [m] 1956 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956?
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic [m] 1957 14 issues (4 indexed) Have 10 (Need 4) September 1957 - December 1959
All Love Romantic Stories [m] 1973 34 issues (7 indexed) Have 13 (Need 22) 1973 ? - 1980
All Star Adventure Comic [m] 1959 96 issues (39 indexed) Have 75 (Need 31) July 1959 - [December 1975]
All Star Heroes [m] 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1982
Aquaman Album 1978 5 issues (4 indexed) Gallery September 1978 - [June 1980]
Aquaman and Captain Comet [m] 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [February 1982] ?
Army at War [m] 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981]
Army Attack [m] 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Army Patrol [m] 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Around the World with Huckleberry and His Friends [m] 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1976
The Atom [m] 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1982] ?
Authentic War Stories [m] 1980 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1980 ? - ?
The Banana Splits [m] 1970 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970 ? - ?
Barney & Betty Rubble [m] 1978 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 3) 1978 ? - ?
Bat-Villains [m] 1983 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery January 1983
Batgirl and Robin [m] 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Add February 1982
Batman [m] 1950 111 issues (20 indexed) Have 172 (Need 4) October 1950 - December 1959
Batman [m] 1975 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 5) December 1975 - June 1976
Batman 1982 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1982 - February 1983
Batman Album [m] 1976 20 issues (5 indexed) Have 18 (Need 7) April 1976 ? - [July 1981] ?
Batman and Robin [m] 1976 19 issues (3 indexed) Have 19 (Need 1) 1976 - January 1981
Batman and the Teen Titans [m] 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery October 1981
Batman and... 1982 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1982 - January 1983
Batman Comics [m] 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery June 1950 - September 1950
Batman Family [m] 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1981
Batman's Detective Comics [m] 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981]
Battle Action [m] 1975 9 issues (1 indexed) Have 9 (Need 3) 1975 - 1976
Battle Action Album [m] 1977 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 3) 1977 - 1980
Battle Zone [m] 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1982]
Battlefield Action [m] 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Beast of Darkness [m] 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981]
The Big Four! [m] 1956 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 ? - 1956 ?
Billy the Kid [m] 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1981
Black Canary [m] 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1982] ?
Blackhawk [m] 1959 58 issues (4 indexed) Have 45 (Need 19) September 1959 - April 1974
Blackhawk [m] 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery April 1982
Blazing Six-Gun Adventure [m] 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981] ?
Blazing Tales of the Old West [m] 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1982
Blue Beetle [m] 1978 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1978] - [1978]
The Blue Ray [m] 1947 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1947]
Blue Star All Australian Comics [m] 1947 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1947
The Brave and the Bold [m] 1956 23 issues (17 indexed) Have 19 (Need 4) [1956] - [December 1957] ?
The Brave and the Bold 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery February 1982
Buffalo Bill [m] 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [1982]
Bumper Batcomic [m] 1976 20 issues (3 indexed) Have 19 (Need 3) June 1976 - March 1981
Bumper Western Album [m] 1978 10 issues (2 indexed) Have 9 (Need 1) October 1976 - April 1981
Bumper Western Comic [m] 1959 68 issues (6 indexed) Have 67 (Need 16) January 1960 - 1973
Buzzy [m] 1955 16 issues (2 indexed) Have 8 (Need 8) [1955] - 1956
Captain Triumph Color Comic [m] 1948 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) 1948 - 1948
Captain Triumph Comics [m] 1947 21 issues (3 indexed) Have 17 (Need 5) 1947 - 1950
Career Girl Romances [m] 1977 7 issues (3 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2) 1977 ? - 1980 ?
Carnival of Fear [m] 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1981
Century Comic [m] 1961 43 issues (10 indexed) Have 28 (Need 17) September 1961 - April 1965
Century Plus Comic [m] 1960 19 issues (3 indexed) Have 15 (Need 5) March 1960 - September 1961
Century, The 100 Page Comic Monthly [m] 1956 44 issues (16 indexed) Have 38 (Need 9) July 1956 - February 1960
Champions of Justice 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery June 1982
Cheyenne Kid [m] 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1982 ?
Clash of the Titans [m] 1983 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery June 1983
Climax Adventure Comic [m] 1962 21 issues (10 indexed) Have 20 (Need 3) June 1962 - [June 1976] ?
A Climax All Australian Comic [m] 1947 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1947]
Climax Color Comic [m] 1947 13 issues (5 indexed) Gallery 1947 - [December 1948]
A Climax Comic - Pirate's Gold [m] 1947 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1947
A Climax Comic —The Lost Patrol [m] 1946 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1946 ?
Color Giant [m] 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 - 1957
Colossal Comic [m] 1958 49 issues (3 indexed) Have 32 (Need 28) October 1958 - August 1970
Colossal Comic Annual [m] 1956 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) August 1956 - August 1958
Combat Zone Album [m] 1978 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1) 1978 - [April 1980]
Combat Zone Comic [m] 1977 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1977 - [April 1980]
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy [m] 1955 10 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 3) [April 1955] ? - 1956
Cosmo Cat Comics [m] 1947 8 issues (7 indexed) Gallery [1947] - [1948]
Cowboy Adventures [m] 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1982]
Creature of the Unknown [m] 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May 1982] ?
Creepy [m] 1974 29 issues (6 indexed) Have 23 (Need 8) 1974 - 1979
Creepy Things [m] 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Crime Fighters 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery July 1982
Cyborg [m] 1983 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [Circa 1982-1986]
Darknight Detective 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery September 1982
Davy Crockett and the Frontier Fighters [m] 1955 18 issues (2 indexed) Have 14 (Need 5) 1955 - [May 1957]
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu [m] 1975 16 issues (10 indexed) Have 16 (Need 2) 1975 - [1978]
Devil Doone [m] 1955 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 4) 1955 - 1957
Devil Doone Adventure Comic [m] 1962 8 issues (2 indexed) Have 8 (Need 2) 1962 ? - 1970 ?
Dial "H" for Hero 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery July 1981