Magazine Management

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

Total Number of Series:
433
Total Number of Issues:
4463
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 The exact origin of these publisher names is not known, although the links are clear through historical references, common reprint sources (especially Harvey), shared addresses and similar cover styles.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 1950 10 issues (1 indexed) Have 8 (Need 4) 1950 - 1951
6 Black Horses 1962 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1962
77 Sunset Strip 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 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950
Adventures in Wonderland 1956 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) 1956 - 1956
The Adventures of Buzzy the Crow 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950
Adventures of Mighty Mouse 1952 34 issues (0 indexed) Have 21 (Need 22) 1952 - 1956
Adventures of Mighty Mouse 1957 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 11) 1957 - ?
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1956 15 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 7) 1956 - 1958
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1963 3 issues (0 indexed) Add 1963 ? - 1963 ?
All Colour Comics 1960 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4) 1960 ? - ?
All Colour Giant Comic 1961 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4) 1961 ? - ?
All-True Crime 1952 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) [circa 1952] - 1953 ?
Amazing Adventure 1966 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1966 ? - ?
Angel 1956 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 ?
Annie Oakley and Tagg 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960 ?
Anti Crime Squad 1955 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 13) 1955 - 1957 ?
Anti-Crime Squad 1952 24 issues (2 indexed) Have 16 (Need 9) 1952 - July 1954
The Aquanauts 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 ?
Army Combat Picture Stories 1960 27 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 23) 1960 ? - ?
Baby Huey the Baby Giant 1985 6 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1985 ? - 1985 ?
The Banana Splits 1971 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1971
The Banana Splits 1972 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1972
Barney Bear 1949 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 4) 1949 - 1950
Barney Bear's Bumper Book Of Comics 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
Bat Masterson 1960 8 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 4) 1960 ? - 1963 ?
Battle Fire 1955 7 issues (1 indexed) Gallery October 1955 - 1957
Battle Fire 1960 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 17) 1960 ? - 1965 ?
Battle Stations 1959 13 issues (2 indexed) Have 10 (Need 4) 1959 ? - 1960 ?
Battle Stations Giant Edition 1965 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [October 1965] ? - 1965
Battle Stations Giant Edition 1966 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1966] - 1966
Battle Stations Giant Edition 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1970]
Battle Stations Jumbo Edition 1971 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2) [December 1971] - 1971
Beep Beep the Road Runner 1971 23 issues (6 indexed) Gallery [1971] - 1985
Ben Bolt 1958 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 3) 1958 - 1959
Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men 1950 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 8) 1950 ? - 1959
The Best of Sad Sack 1961 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 - ?
Best of Television 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 1977 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1977
Black Cat 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960 ?
Black Roger 1952 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) [1952] - 1952
Blue Bolt 1953 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1953
Blue Ribbon Westerns 1950 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 6) 1950 ? - ?
Bombers B-52 1957 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June [1958]
Bonanza 1965 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1965] - 1965
Bonanza 1979 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [January 1979] ?
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery 1974 9 issues (4 indexed) Gallery 1974 ? - 1982
Boris Karloff Thriller 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960 ? - ?
Boys' Ranch 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ?
The Brain 1958 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1958 - ?
Brick Bradford Adventures 1955 17 issues (3 indexed) Have 14 (Need 6) 1955 - 1956
Buckskin 1959 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1959] ?
Buffalo Bill Jr. 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960
Bugs Bunny 1956 39 issues (0 indexed) Have 25 (Need 20) 1956 - 1958
Bugs Bunny 1969 24 issues (9 indexed) Have 24 (Need 1) [1969] - 1984
Bugs Bunny Cartoon Time 1956 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956
Bugs Bunny Jumbo Edition 1974 6 issues (2 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1) 1974 ? - [1985] ?
Bugs Bunny Jumbo Edition 1985 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers 1985 ?
Casey Jones 1959 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [October 1959] ?
Casper Jumbo Edition 1950 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Casper the Friendly Ghost 1970 27 issues (4 indexed) Have 27 (Need 3) 1970 ? - [1975]
Casper the Friendly Ghost Giant Edition 1975 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1969] - 1985 ?
Casper's Funland 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961
Charming Love 1955 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery [1955] ?
Cheyenne 1958 29 issues (2 indexed) Have 10 (Need 20) 1958 ? - 1963 ?
Cheyenne 1978 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) 1978 - [September 1978] ?
Chic Young's Dagwood 1951 6 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1951 ? - 1952 ?
Choclit and His Kid Bruvver Coco 1956 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 7) 1956 - 1957
The Cisco Kid 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
The Cisco Kid 1958 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4) 1958 ? - ?
Cobbers Adventure Comic 1954 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1954 - 1954
Colt .45 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970 ?
Colt Western 1966 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery [1966] - [March 1970]
Colt Western Library 1957 48 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 42) 1957 ? - [1959]
Comedy Annual 1963 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1963 - 1969 ?
Comic Hits 1950 27 issues (1 indexed) Have 21 (Need 8) 1950 ? - 1954
Comic Hits 1960 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 5) 1960 - ?
Comic Parade 1963 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1963 ? - ?
Comics Library 1952 24 issues (4 indexed) Have 23 (Need 5) 1952 - 1954
Confessions Illustrated 1974 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [August 1974]
The Count of Monte Cristo 1957 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957
Cowboy Stories 1965 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1965] ? - 1966 ?
Cowboy Stories 1966 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1966 - 1966
Crack Western 1950 23 issues (4 indexed) Have 20 (Need 4) 1950 - September 1952
Crack Western Library 1957 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1957] ?
Crime Does Not Pay 1955 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) March 1955 - August 1955
Cupid Pictorial 1958 22 issues (5 indexed) Have 6 (Need 18) 1958 ? - [1961 ?]
Daffy 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 ? - ?
Daffy Duck 1971 23 issues (6 indexed) Have 22 (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 1973 5 issues (3 indexed) Gallery [1973] - [1979]
Day Dreams 1955 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1955
Day Dreams 1955 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1955
The Deputy 1960 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1960 ? - ?
The Detectives 1960 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [1962] ? - 1960 ?
Dick Tracy 1950 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 2) 1950 ? - ?
Dick Tracy 1960 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1960 - ?