Horwitz

Introducing Horwitz Publications

From about 1950 to 1966, Horwitz Publications was a large publisher of war, western and crime comics, including popular titles such as Navy Combat, Fast Gun, Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill.

Horwitz predominantly reprinted US comics, sourced mainly from Timely/Atlas/Marvel, but with other US publishers and newspaper strip reprints. In the late 1950s, it created some local comics, notably adaptations of its Carter Brown novels and The Phantom Commando, created by John Dixon but passed to Maurice Bramley (b 1910) who drew it until 1956.

At its peak, Horwitz reportedly released up to 48 comics and 24 fiction titles each month, with print-runs of up to 250,000 copies. Many of Horwitz's comics had covers by Bramley, whose detailed and realistic drawing gave the publisher's titles a distinctive style. Bramley also contributed some filler stories.

Publisher trade names

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  Trade name Titles Issues Indexed Covers
Australia Associated General Publications Pty. Ltd.
1920? – 1955?
19
(18 comics)
106
(103 comics)
2.8 %
(3 of 106)
50.0 %
(53 of 106)
Australia Horwitz Grahame Books Pty Ltd
1959 – ?
29
(28 comics)
411
(411 comics)
0.0 %
(0 of 411)
66.4 %
(273 of 411)
Australia Horwitz Publications Inc.
1955? – 1960?
34
(31 comics)
103
(76 comics)
12.6 %
(13 of 103)
47.6 %
(49 of 103)
Australia Horwitz Publications Inc. Pty. Ltd.
1950? – 1966?
100
(98 comics)
1038
(1036 comics)
3.9 %
(41 of 1038)
59.3 %
(616 of 1038)
Australia Transport Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.
1951? – 1955?
85
(40 comics)
662
(583 comics)
3.0 %
(20 of 662)
53.8 %
(356 of 662)
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