Sports Pictorial Magazine #1

Australia

KG Murray

Australia

Published
1953
Page count
?
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
?

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"King of the Ring! Mystery of Phar Lap"

Featuring

Genre
Sports

Credits

Art
Hart Amos (signed)
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Maureen Connolly) Illustration, 1 page

""Little Mo" Connolly, youngest player (at 17) to win the Wimbledon Title."

Featuring

Feature
Maureen Connolly
Genre
Sports

Credits

Art
? (photo)

Reprint history

First print
Maureen Connolly (1950?-1959?)

Notes

Maureen Catherine Connolly-Brinker was an American tennis player, winner of nine Grand Slam singles titles in the early 1950s. She won the Australian Open in 1953.

Show/hide 2. Mystery of the Wonder Horse Phar Lap (Phar Lap) Comic story, ? pages

"Was his death a crime?"

Featuring

Feature
Phar Lap
Genre
Sports

Credits

Script
Ray Heath (credited)
Art
Hart Amos (signed)

Notes

Phar Lap was a champion thoroughbred racehorse whose achievements captured the public imagination at the start of the great depression. Although from New Zealand, the horse was trained and successfully raced in Australia. His final race was in Mexico. After a sudden and mysterious illness, Phar Lap died in 1932. Ray Heath also scripted Flash Cain (with art by Phil Belbin) in KG Murray's Cavalcade.

Show/hide 3. King of the Ring Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Genre
Sports

Credits

Script
Jack W. Heming
Art
Hart Amos (signed)

Notes

The story of feather-weight boxer Trevor King. His career spanned 1946 to 1953, with a final bout in 1960.

The author is probably prolific pulp writer, John Winton Heming who wrote as Tex Barton, Paul de Wreder, Buff Blackstowe, Val Winton, Valerie Winton, Wal King, C.W. Ellsworth, Master-Sarg and others. Heming died 9 April 1953. (See www.collectingbooksandmagazines.com/heming.html.)

Show/hide 4. Victor Trumper the Cricketer Who Made Football Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Genre
Sports

Credits

Art
Peter Chapman

Notes

Victor Thomas Trumper (1877–1915) was an Australian cricketer who became a key figure in the foundation of rugby league in Australia.

Show/hide 5. Trophy Tension Comic story, ? pages

Featuring

Genre
Sports

Notes

A story on speed boat racing.

Show/hide 6. No title recorded Illustration, 1 page

"Jimmy Carruthers, bantamweight, the first Australian to gain recognition as holding a world championship title."

Featuring

Genre
Sports

Credits

Art
? (photo)

Notes

James "Jimmy" William Carruthers (1929–1990) was an Australian boxer who won the Australian bantamweight title in 1951, the British Commonwealth title in 1952 and becamer recognised as the World Bantamweight Champion. The newspaper in the background of the photo refers to Holman Williams (1915–1967), a US world welterweight boxing contender whose career spanned 1932 to 1948.


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