Ayers & James

Introducing Ayers & James

The Australian run of Classics Illustrated, commencing in 1947, is Ayers & James most enduring and famous comics legacy, although the company is associated with thousands of comics from the 1940s until the 1970s.

Most of this publishing output is disguised behind diverse trading names or successors—such as Red Circle Press, Illustrated Publications, Approved Publications and others—all associated with the later Magazine Management company.

Ayers & James only gradually transitioned into comics publishing. The company was founded some time before 1916, operating initially as an importer of diverse consumer products from the United States.

Publisher trade names

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  Trade name Titles Issues Indexed Covers
Australia Ayers & James Heritage Books
1987?
1 (1 comic) 1 (No comics) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Ayers & James Pty. Ltd.
1920? – 1985?
94 (74 comics) 300 (276 comics) 9.3 % (28 of 300) 69.0 % (207 of 300)
Australia Ayers and James Pty. Ltd.
1920? – 1985?
11 (9 comics) 14 (12 comics) 21.4 % (3 of 14) 92.9 % (13 of 14)