H. John Edwards

Introducing H. John Edwards

While many Australian publishers disguised the international origins of their comics, H. John Edwards reprints were branded with the logos of US companies such as Fiction House, Standard and MLJ Magazines (Archie).

He also published a large line of original Australian comics with art by some of this country's most accomplished artists, including Larry Horak, John Dixon and Jeff Wilkinson.

Henry John Edwards was born in Victoria in 1913. He worked as business manager for K. G. Murray and was involved in the creation of Man, Man Junior and Cavalcade before becoming a publisher himself, producing thousands of comics, trade magazines, paperbacks and hard cover novels.

Publisher trade names

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  Trade name Titles Issues Indexed Covers
Australia Action Comics Pty. Ltd.
1947? – 1957?
49 (39 comics) 1311 (801 comics) 0.8 % (11 of 1311) 26.7 % (350 of 1311)
Australia Archie Productions Pty. Ltd.
1955? – 1960?
4 (4 comics) 45 (45 comics) 33.3 % (15 of 45) 48.9 % (22 of 45)
Australia Archie Publications Pty. Ltd.
1958? – 1962?
10 (10 comics) 353 (353 comics) 0.6 % (2 of 353) 37.7 % (133 of 353)
Australia H. John Edwards Co. Pty. Ltd
1947? – 1957?
39 (35 comics) 658 (655 comics) 2.9 % (19 of 658) 44.8 % (295 of 658)
Australia H. John Edwards Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.
1953?
16 (13 comics) 342 (331 comics) 1.5 % (5 of 342) 53.5 % (183 of 342)
Australia H. John Edwards/Action Comics
1944 – 1957
3 (3 comics) 6 (6 comics) 0.0 % (0 of 6) 50.0 % (3 of 6)
Australia Leisure Productions
1947 – 1959?
3 (3 comics) 62 (62 comics) 1.6 % (1 of 62) 61.3 % (38 of 62)
Australia Leisure Productions Ltd.
1950?
0 (No comics) 0 (No comics) 0.0 % (0 of 0) 0.0 % (0 of 0)
Australia Leisure Publishing Co.
1 (1 comic) 1 (1 comic) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Peter Huston Publishing Co.
1944 – 1952?
1 (1 comic) 15 (15 comics) 6.7 % (1 of 15) 100.0 % (15 of 15)