Magazine Management

1950 ? - 1985 ?
Country:
Australia
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
23
Brand Groups:
2
Brand Emblems in Use:
2

Total Number of Series:
455
Total Number of Issues:
4509
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
Notes:
From about 1950, this company published comics under a range of publisher names, including 'Red Circle', 'Illustrated', 'Approved', 'Barmour'/'Barmor', 'Junior Readers' 'Jubilee' and 'Rosnock'. The exact origin of these publisher names is not known, although the links are clear through historical references, common reprint sources (especially Harvey), shared addresses and similar cover styles. Some might have originally been separate companies acquired by Magazine Management. 'Magazine Management' is used on few comics, although it is listed in the company's magazines during the 1960s and reflected in an "MM" code used in advertisements. During the 1970s, US comics (particularly Harvey, Dell and Gold Key) continued to be printed under the Rosnock and Jubilee names, while Magazine Management imported millions of comics from the US and Europe (including rebinding old stock in new covers for the Australian market). The final related indicia publisher 'Magman International' was used on Disney reprints in 1984, which are the company's last comic publications. Magman is reported as 'trading as' Ayers & James, with a holding company parent, Anirama Pty Limited. John Ryan's history of Australian comics, Panel by Panel, reports that Magazine Management is a successor to Ayers & James; however, the two were initially separate companies. Magazine Management purchased Ayers & James sometime after 1960. Magazine Management is not the US Marvel company of the same name. In fact, the Australian company specifically changed its name to Magman because it was focused on children's reading at a time when the US company was producing adult magazines.
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
"Punch" Perkins of the Fighting Fleet [m] 1950 8 issues (1 indexed) Have 7 (Need 3) 1950 - 1951
6 Black Horses [m] 1962 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1962
77 Sunset Strip [m] 1963 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1) 1963 - 1963
Adventure Annual 1966 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [March 1966 ?] - [1967 ?]
Adventures in 3D [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953 ?
Adventures in Wonderland [m] 1956 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) 1956 - 1956
The Adventures of Buzzy the Crow [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950
Adventures of Mighty Mouse [m] 1952 34 issues (1 indexed) Have 27 (Need 16) 1952 - 1956
Adventures of Mighty Mouse [m] 1957 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 11) 1957 - ?
The Adventures of Robin Hood [m] 1956 15 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 7) 1956 - 1958
The Adventures of Robin Hood [m] 1963 3 issues (0 indexed) Add 1963 ? - 1963 ?
All Colour Comics [m] 1960 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4) 1960 ? - ?
All Colour Giant Comic [m] 1961 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4) 1961 ? - ?
All-True Crime [m] 1952 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) [circa 1952] - 1953 ?
Amazing Adventure [m] 1966 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1966 ? - ?
Angel [m] 1956 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 ? - ?
Annie Oakley and Tagg [m] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960 ?
Anti Crime Squad [m] 1955 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 13) 1955 - 1957 ?
Anti-Crime Squad 1952 24 issues (2 indexed) Have 17 (Need 9) 1952 - July 1954
The Aquanauts [m] 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 ?
Army Combat Picture Stories [m] 1960 27 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 23) 1960 ? - ?
Baby Huey the Baby Giant [m] 1985 6 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1985 ? - 1985 ?
The Banana Splits [m] 1971 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1971
The Banana Splits [m] 1972 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1972 - 1972
Barney Bear [m] 1949 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 4) 1949 - 1950
Barney Bear's Bumper Book Of Comics [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
Bat Masterson [m] 1960 8 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 4) 1960 ? - 1963 ?
Battle Fire [m] 1955 7 issues (1 indexed) Gallery October 1955 - 1957
Battle Fire [m] 1960 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 17) 1960 ? - 1965 ?
Battle Stations [m] 1959 13 issues (2 indexed) Have 10 (Need 4) 1959 ? - 1960 ?
Battle Stations Giant Edition [m] 1965 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [October 1965] ? - 1965
Battle Stations Giant Edition [m] 1966 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1966] - [1970]
Battle Stations Giant Edition [m] 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1970
Battle Stations Jumbo Edition [m] 1971 7 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 2) [December 1971] - 1971
Beep Beep the Road Runner [m] 1971 25 issues (6 indexed) Have 24 (Need 1) [1971] - 03/74
Ben Bolt [m] 1958 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 3) 1958 - 1959
Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men [m] 1950 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 8) 1950 ? - 1959
The Best of Sad Sack [m] 1961 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 - ?
Best of Television [m] 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961
Best of the West 1970 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1970 ? - [1972] ?
Best of the West Annual [m] 1977 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1977
Black Cat [m] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960 ?
Blue Bolt [m] 1953 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1953
Blue Ribbon Western [m] 1950 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 10) 1950 ? - 1951 ?
Blue Ribbon Westerns [m] 1950 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 6) 1950 ? - ?
Bombers B-52 [m] 1957 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June [1958]
Bonanza [m] 1965 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1965] - 1965
Bonanza [m] 1979 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [January 1979] ?
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery [m] 1974 10 issues (5 indexed) Gallery 1974 ? - 1982
Boris Karloff Thriller [m] 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1960 ? - ?
Boys' Ranch [m] 1950 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
The Brain [m] 1958 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1958 - ?
Brick Bradford Adventures [m] 1955 17 issues (3 indexed) Have 14 (Need 4) 1955 - 1956
Buckskin [m] 1959 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1959] ?
Buffalo Bill Jr. [m] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960
Bugs Bunny [m] 1956 39 issues (0 indexed) Have 25 (Need 20) 1956 - 1958
Bugs Bunny [m] 1969 31 issues (10 indexed) Have 29 (Need 4) 1969 - 1984
Bugs Bunny Cartoon Time [m] 1956 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956
Bugs Bunny Jumbo Edition [m] 1974 8 issues (2 indexed) Have 7 (Need 1) 1974 ? - [1985] ?
Casey Jones [m] 1959 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [October 1959] ?
Casper Jumbo Edition [m] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Casper the Friendly Ghost [m] 1970 33 issues (4 indexed) Have 30 (Need 5) 1970 ? - [1975]
Casper the Friendly Ghost Giant Edition [m] 1975 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1969] - 1985 ?
Casper's Funland [m] 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961
Charming Love [m] 1955 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1955] ?
Cheyenne [m] 1958 29 issues (2 indexed) Have 10 (Need 20) 1958 ? - 1963 ?
Cheyenne [m] 1978 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) 1978 - [September 1978] ?
Chic Young's Dagwood [m] 1951 6 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1951 ? - 1952 ?
Choclit and His Kid Bruvver Coco [m] 1956 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 6) 1956 - 1957
The Cisco Kid [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
The Cisco Kid [m] 1958 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4) 1958 ? - ?
Colt .45 [m] 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970 ?
Colt Western [m] 1966 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery [1966] - [March 1970]
Colt Western Library [m] 1957 48 issues (3 indexed) Have 9 (Need 41) 1957 ? - [1959]
Comedy Annual [m] 1963 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1963 - 1969 ?
Comic Hits [m] 1950 27 issues (1 indexed) Have 25 (Need 6) September 1952 - 1954
Comic Hits [m] 1960 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 5) 1960 - ?
Comic Parade [m] 1963 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1963 ? - ?
Comics Library [m] 1952 24 issues (4 indexed) Have 23 (Need 5) 1952 - 1954
Confessions Illustrated [m] 1974 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [August 1974]
The Count of Monte Cristo [m] 1957 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957
Cowboy Stories [m] 1965 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1965] ? - 1966 ?
Cowboy Stories [m] 1966 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1966 - 1966
Crack Western [m] 1950 23 issues (4 indexed) Have 20 (Need 4) 1950 - September 1952
Crack Western Library [m] 1957 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1957] ?
Crime Does Not Pay [m] 1955 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) March 1955 - August 1955
Cupid Pictorial [m] 1958 24 issues (5 indexed) Have 8 (Need 18) 1958 ? - 1959 ?
Daffy [m] 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 ? - ?
Daffy Duck [m] 1971 25 issues (6 indexed) Have 24 (Need 7) 1971 ? - 1985 ?
Daredevil Action Comic 1964 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1964] ?
Daring Adventure 1965 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1965 ? - [1965]
Dark Shadows [m] 1973 5 issues (3 indexed) Gallery [1973] - [1979]
Day Dreams [m] 1955 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1955
Day Dreams [m] 1955 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1955
The Deputy [m] 1960 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1960 ? - ?
The Detectives [m] 1960 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1962] ? - 1960 ?
Dick Tracy [m] 1950 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Dick Tracy [m] 1960 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1960 - ?
Dick Tracy Monthly [m] 1950 106 issues (2 indexed) Have 106 (Need 3) 1950 - 1959
Dick Tracy's Case Book [m] 1958 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1958 ? - 1960 ?