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?
47 (38 comics) 1282 (780 comics) 0.8 % (10 of 1282) 25.7 % (330 of 1282)
Australia Archie Productions Pty. Ltd.
1955? – 1960?
4 (4 comics) 43 (43 comics) 32.6 % (14 of 43) 51.2 % (22 of 43)
Australia Archie Publications Pty. Ltd.
1958? – 1962?
9 (9 comics) 318 (318 comics) 0.6 % (2 of 318) 38.1 % (121 of 318)
Australia H. John Edwards Co. Pty. Ltd
1947? – 1957?
41 (38 comics) 732 (729 comics) 2.6 % (19 of 732) 42.3 % (310 of 732)
Australia H. John Edwards Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd.
1953?
12 (11 comics) 309 (299 comics) 1.3 % (4 of 309) 53.7 % (166 of 309)
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)