Ayers & James

1910 ? - 1964 ?
Country:
Australia
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
3

Total Number of Series:
45
Total Number of Issues:
242
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date

Notes:
Ayers & James was a family-owned import company, established sometime before 1916. By the 1930s, its imports included US periodicals. When imports of foreign publications were restricted during World War II, Ayers & James published books and periodicals locally. It published its first comics soon after 1940, including reprints from Quality, Disney and newspaper strips, and some original Australian comics. In 1947, Ayers & James commenced Classics Illustrated reprints, which continued until 1953. After that time, Ayers & James imported UK editions (published by Thorpe & Porter), many specifically printed for Australian distribution with Ayers & James advertising for back issues. Magazine Management purchased the company sometime after 1960, although at that time it was not publishing comics. Magazine Management later used the Ayers & James brand as a book imprint.
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
"Yank" Color Comics 1945 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1945 ?
Ace Yank Comics 1940 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1940 ? - ?
Action Comic [m] 1950 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Action Yank Comics 1945 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1945 ?
Ben Bolt 1960 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 4) 1960 ? - ?
Captain Power [m] 1951 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1951
Classic Comics [m] 1947 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 20 (Need 1) July 1947 - February 1949
Classics Illustrated [m] 1949 52 issues (1 indexed) Have 52 (Need 4) March 1949 - June 1953
Crack Western Redskin Comics 1950 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1950] ?
Crackajack Color Comics 1941 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1940] ?
Dick Barton Special Agent Comic 1952 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 4) 1952 - 1953
Don Winslow 1940 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1945] ? - 1940 ?
Don Winslow Yank Comics [m] 1948 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1948] ?
Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring 1944 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [1944] ?
Donald Duck Comic 1945 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [1945] ?
Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold! 1943 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [1943]
Enduring Love 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
Famous Yank Comics 1950 19 issues (2 indexed) Have 16 (Need 3) 1950 ? - 1951 ?
Famous Yank Police Comics 1951 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 4) 1951 - 1952
Favourite Yank Comics 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940 ?
Hot Shot Yank Comics 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
Ken Shannon 1952 10 issues (2 indexed) Have 9 (Need 1) 1952 ? - 1953 ?
King Hit Yank Comics 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940 ?
Mighty Mouse Giant Edition 1960 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 4) 1960 ? - 1965 ?
Pluto Saves the Ship 1943 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1943] ?
Popular Pictorial 1956 19 issues (0 indexed) Have 13 (Need 8) 1956 - 1958
Popular Yank Comics 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940 ?
Popular Yank Comics 1950 27 issues (3 indexed) Have 24 (Need 4) 1950 ? - 1952 ?
Sky-High Comics [m] 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940
Star Yank Comics 1940 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1940 ? - ?
Super Yank Comics 1940 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940 ? - ?
Thrilling Yank Comics [m] 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940
Tip Top Yank Comics [m] 1945 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1945] ?
Top Flight Comics [m] 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1940
Walt Disney's Comics 1944 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1944] ?
Walt Disney's Comics 1944 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1944] ?
Walt Disney's Comics 1946 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1946] ?
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 1946 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1946] ?
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 1946 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1946 ?
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse 1946 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [1946] ?
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Comic 1943 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [1943]
Walt Disney's Three Caballeros 1946 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [1946] ?
Wilbur 1947 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) 1947 - 1951
Wonder Yank Comics 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940 ?
Wonder Yank Komics 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940 ?
Yank Adventure Comics 1940 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940 ? - ?
Yank Comic Cuts 1940 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1940 ?
Yank Tip Top Comics [m] 1941 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1941] ?
Zane Grey's King of the Royal Mounted [m] 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960 ? - ?