Does it exist? Pt 2 by James Zee
How many Angels? About the same as Daffy!
Some Australian publishers started series at random numbers, but the first issue of a Magazine Management title was typically #1. Despite that, a few of its series mysteriously lack low numbered issues and probably don’t start at #1.
I’ve seen only [KM=3-97903] and [KM=3-91511]. And just [KM=3-97994] and [KM=3-97911] are currently listed at AusReprints.
Is it possible that the first 19 or 20 issues don't exist?
The original US Angel series ran only 16 issues. And while the originals are 36 pages—compared with 24 for the Australian edition—there probably isn’t enough material for 26 or more issues. Australian #20 reprints early US material and there isn’t evidence of reprints of earlier printings. From what I've seen, it also doesn't look like issues are filled out with the original Angel newspaper strips by Mel Casson.
There’s a similar pattern for Daffy, but some extra evidence to suggest what might be going on.
Prior to Daffy #21, the feature was printed in at least three issues of the MagMan anthology Junior Comics Library (Junior Readers’ Press). The five recorded Daffy issues print five issues of US Dell’s Four Color and Daffy, almost sequentially.
Magazine Management sourced these reprints from US Dell, which took a similar approach of not starting at #1 with many titles. It trialled Daffy in three issues of Four Color before launching his own series starting at [KM=3-97992].
Early issues of some other series related to these anthologies have also not yet been logged (for example, the start of Tweety and Sylvester), and it is possible they don't exist.
If you have more issues of these series to help fill in the details, contact me via the link on my name above.