Invincible Press

Invincible Press is the publisher name printed on these comics. Other series associated with this publisher might have a variation or an unexpected publisher name printed in the comic.

Details

Country
Australia
Locations

Macdonnell House, 321 Pitt Street, Sydney

Operated
1944 – 1960?
Comics
1944 – 1960?
Group
Various

Notes

Invincible Press was founded in 1944 by Ezra Norton (1898-1967), proprietor of the Truth and Sportsman newspaper group, which included the Sydney Daily Mirror. As well as publishing comics and magazines, it produced many popular literature books, especially pulp crime thrillers, romances and westerns.

Norton's Invincible Press is often reported to have ceased operating in the mid-1950s and, if true, the publisher may have been taken over, as Invincible Press titles continued to be published. The most likely arrangement seems to be a temporary ownership by Fairfax before being absorbed into News Limited. In 1958 Norton sold all his shares in Truth and Sportsman to a subsidiary of Fairfax, with the company taken over by competitor News Limited two years later. From about 1960, some Invincible comic titles were published by Southdown Press, the publishers of New Idea and the magazine publishing arm of News Limited.

Invincible Press titles were mostly US reprints, but also included some UK and Australian creators. Non-comics publications include some sixteen titles by eleven Australian authors. The thriller and mystery series included a paperback series, True Crime; a paperback series, True Australian Crime, which included titles by authors such as Beatrice Grimshaw, Arthur W. Upfield and Dick Wordley; and a series known as The Thriller Club, two per month from 1953. Invincible Press also published Invincible Westerns, including many Australian authors; and Invincible Romances. (John Loder, Invincible Press Pulps, Melbourne, 2008)

Books and series

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  Title Published % with index % with cover
Australia The Alphabet from A to Z (Invincible, 1945)
Children's book one-shot
(1945) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 0.0 % (0 of 1)
Australia The Astounding Mr Storm (Invincible, 1953? series)
Comic series
#1 (1953?) to #6 (1953?) 0.0 % (0 of 6) 16.7 % (1 of 6)
Australia Barney Baxter in the Air (Invincible, 1950? series)
Comic series
#1 (1950?) to #6 (1951?) 0.0 % (0 of 6) 66.7 % (4 of 6)
Australia Billie the Beetle (Invincible, 1946?)
Children's book one-shot
([1946]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Blake of the Northern Mounted (Invincible, 1946)
Comic
([October 1946]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Boofhead Annual (Invincible, 1957? series)
Comic series
#1957? (1957?) to #1959 (1959) 0.0 % (0 of 5) 80.0 % (4 of 5)
Australia Boofhead (Invincible, 1945 series)
Comic series
#1 (1945) to #31 (1956?) 0.0 % (0 of 31) 51.6 % (16 of 31)
Australia Brick Bradford (Invincible, 1954 series)
Comic series
#1 (1954) to #8 (1956) 0.0 % (0 of 8) 100.0 % (8 of 8)
Australia Bronc Saddler (Invincible, 1951? series)
Comic series
#1 (1951?) to #2 (1951?) 0.0 % (0 of 2) 100.0 % (2 of 2)
Australia Buck O'Rue (Invincible, 1952? series)
Comic series
#1 (1952?) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)