K. G. Murray

1936 - 1982
Country:
Australia
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
13
Brand Groups:
12
Brand Emblems in Use:
14

Total Number of Series:
431
Total Number of Issues:
5252
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 1946 1 issues (1 indexed) No Covers March 1973
Adam Fotobooks 1972 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [1972] - 1972
Adventure Comics 1979 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1) October 1979 - July 1980
Adventure Comics Featuring Superboy 1949 5 issues (1 indexed) Gallery February 1949 - [June 1949]
The Adventures of Auranella 1972 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery [1972] - [1972]
The Adventures of Congo Bill 1954 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2) 1954 - 1954
The Adventures of Devil Doone 1948 20 issues (1 indexed) Have 10 (Need 10) 1948 - 1953
Adventures of Devil Doone 1957 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 5) 1957 ? - 1961 ?
The Adventures of Devil Doone 1971 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1971 - [1972]
The Adventures of Jerry Lewis 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
The Adventures of Kal-El 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1982
The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog 1956 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1956]
The Adventures of Smoky Dawson 1956 11 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 1) 1956 ? - [1958 ?]
The Adventures of Supergirl 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery September 1980
Air Force Heroes 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981]
All Favourites Comic 1960 95 issues (7 indexed) Have 75 (Need 22) March 1960 - November 1975
All Favourites Comic Annual 1955 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1955?
The All Favourites Comic Annual 1956 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956?
All Favourites, The 100-Page Comic 1957 14 issues (2 indexed) Have 9 (Need 5) September 1957 - December 1959
All Love Romantic Stories 1973 34 issues (2 indexed) Have 7 (Need 28) 1973 ? - 1980
All Star Adventure Comic 1959 96 issues (38 indexed) Have 71 (Need 34) July 1959 - [December 1975]
All Star Heroes 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1982
Aquaman Album 1978 5 issues (4 indexed) Gallery September 1978 - [June 1980]
Aquaman and Captain Comet 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [February 1982] ?
Army at War 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981]
Army Attack 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Army Patrol 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Around the World with Huckleberry and His Friends 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1976
The Atom 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1982] ?
Authentic War Stories 1980 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1980 ? - ?
The Banana Splits 1970 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970 ? - ?
Barney & Betty Rubble 1978 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1978 ? - ?
Bat-Villains 1983 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery January 1983
Batgirl and Robin 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Add February 1982
Batman 1950 111 issues (11 indexed) Have 166 (Need 6) October 1950 - December 1959
Batman 1975 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 6) December 1975 - June 1976
Batman 1982 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1982 - February 1983
Batman Album 1976 20 issues (4 indexed) Have 18 (Need 7) April 1976 ? - [July 1981] ?
Batman and Robin 1976 19 issues (2 indexed) Have 16 (Need 4) 1976 - January 1981
Batman and the Teen Titans 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery October 1981
Batman and... 1982 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1982 - January 1983
Batman Comics 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery June 1950 - September 1950
Batman Family 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1981
Batman's Detective Comics 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981]
Battle Action 1975 9 issues (1 indexed) Have 9 (Need 3) 1975 - 1976
Battle Action Album 1977 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 3) 1977 - 1980
Battle Zone 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1982]
Battlefield Action 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Beast of Darkness 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1981]
The Big Four! 1956 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 ? - 1956 ?
Billy the Kid 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1981
Black Canary 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1982] ?
Blackhawk 1959 58 issues (4 indexed) Have 43 (Need 21) September 1959 - April 1974
Blackhawk 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery April 1982
Blazing Six-Gun Adventure 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Blazing Tales of the Old West 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1982
Blue Beetle 1978 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1978] - [1978]
The Blue Ray 1947 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1947]
Blue Star All Australian Comics 1947 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1947
The Brave and the Bold 1956 23 issues (15 indexed) Have 18 (Need 5) [1956] - [December 1957] ?
The Brave and the Bold 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery February 1982
Buffalo Bill 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [1982]
Bumper Batcomic 1976 20 issues (2 indexed) Have 19 (Need 3) June 1976 - March 1981
Bumper Western Album 1976 10 issues (2 indexed) Have 9 (Need 1) October 1976 - April 1981
Bumper Western Comic 1959 68 issues (6 indexed) Have 67 (Need 16) January 1960 - 1973
Buzzy 1955 16 issues (2 indexed) Have 8 (Need 8) [1955] - 1956
Captain Triumph Color Comic 1948 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) 1948 - 1948
Captain Triumph Comics 1947 21 issues (3 indexed) Have 16 (Need 7) 1947 - 1950
Career Girl Romances 1977 7 issues (2 indexed) Have 4 (Need 3) 1977 ? - 1980 ?
Carnival of Fear 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1981
Century Comic 1961 43 issues (10 indexed) Have 28 (Need 17) September 1961 - April 1965
Century Plus Comic 1960 19 issues (3 indexed) Have 15 (Need 6) March 1960 - September 1961
Century, The 100 Page Comic Monthly 1956 44 issues (11 indexed) Have 36 (Need 11) July 1956 - February 1960
Champions of Justice 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery June 1982
Cheyenne Kid 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1982 ?
Clash of the Titans 1983 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery June 1983
Climax Adventure Comic 1962 21 issues (10 indexed) Have 20 (Need 3) June 1962 - [June 1976] ?
A Climax All Australian Comic 1947 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1947]
Climax Color Comic 1947 13 issues (5 indexed) Gallery 1947 - [December 1948]
A Climax Comic - Pirate's Gold 1947 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1947
A Climax Comic —The Lost Patrol 1946 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1946 ?
Color Giant 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 - 1957
Colossal Comic 1958 49 issues (3 indexed) Have 25 (Need 31) October 1958 - August 1970
Colossal Comic Annual 1956 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) August 1956 - August 1958
Combat Zone Comic 1977 7 issues (2 indexed) Have 7 (Need 1) 1977 - 1978
Congo Bill with Janu the Jungle Boy 1955 10 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 3) [April 1955] ? - 1956
Cosmo Cat Comics 1947 8 issues (7 indexed) Gallery [1947] - [1948]
Cowboy Adventures 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1982]
Creature of the Unknown 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [May 1982] ?
Creepy 1974 29 issues (3 indexed) Have 22 (Need 9) 1974 - 1979
Creepy Things 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Crime Fighters 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery July 1982
Cyborg 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 1955 18 issues (2 indexed) Have 14 (Need 5) 1955 - [May 1957]
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu 1975 16 issues (10 indexed) Have 16 (Need 2) 1975 - [1978]
Devil Doone 1955 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 5) 1955 - 1957
Devil Doone Adventure Comic 1962 8 issues (2 indexed) Have 7 (Need 2) 1962 ? - 1970 ?
Dial "H" for Hero 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery July 1981
Doomsday 1972 28 issues (18 indexed) Have 28 (Need 2) 1972 - 1976