The K. G. Murray Publishing Company Pty Ltd

The K. G. Murray Publishing Company Pty Ltd 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

56 Young Street, Sydney

142 Clarence St, Sydney (1970)

Operated
1936? – 1976?
Comics
1947 – 1976
GCD
www.comics.org/publisher/270
Group
KG Murray

Notes

K.G. Murray is most known for its extensive DC reprint comics. Kenneth G. Murray published his first magazine, the quality MAN, in 1936, forming a publishing empire that dominated the Australian industry for decades. Murray's first comics in 1946 were original Australian work, but soon reprint material from the US (and later other countries) dominated. The organisation was initially composed of a range of jointly owned companies (such as Man Magazine Pty Ltd, Cavalcade Magazine Pty Ltd, and Australian House and Garden Magazine Pty Ltd), with comics primarily published by Colour Comics Pty Ltd. In 1951, all shares in the companies were acquired by Publishers Holdings Ltd, a name that never appears in the comics. On 1 February 1972, Kenneth Murray retired as Managing Director while remaining on the Board until 1974. On 30 June 1973, Australian Consolidated Press Ltd completed an acquisition and took control of the company. ACP continued producing comics until 1982, initially as The K. G. Murray Publishing Company and later as Murray Publishers Pty. Ltd.

Books and series

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  Title Published % with index % with cover
Australia 10 Easy Built Boat Plans (KG Murray, 1960? series)
Magazine series
#1 (1960?) to #12 (1968?) 0.0 % (0 of 12) 33.3 % (4 of 12)
Australia The Adventures of Congo Bill (KG Murray, 1951 series)
Comic series
#1 (1951) to #7? (1951) 71.4 % (5 of 7) 71.4 % (5 of 7)
Australia The Australian Hot Rodding Review (KG Murray, 1970 series)
Magazine series
#1? (1970) to ?? (1976?) 0.0 % (0 of 6) 100.0 % (6 of 6)
Australia Batman Album (KG Murray, 1976 series)
Comic series
#32 (1976) to #38 (1977) 100.0 % (7 of 7) 100.0 % (7 of 7)
Australia Batman and Robin (KG Murray, 1976 series)
Comic series
#1 (1976) to #12? (1978?) 91.7 % (11 of 12) 100.0 % (12 of 12)
Australia Battle Action (KG Murray, 1975 series)
Comic series
#1 (1975) to #9 (1976) 33.3 % (3 of 9) 100.0 % (9 of 9)
Australia The Big Four (KG Murray, 195-? series)
Comic series
#1 (195-?) to #2 (195-?) 0.0 % (0 of 2) 100.0 % (2 of 2)
Australia Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series)
Comic series
#1 (1976) to #8 (1977) 100.0 % (8 of 8) 100.0 % (8 of 8)
Australia Bumper Western Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series)
Comic series
#57 (1973) to #67 (1976) 90.9 % (10 of 11) 100.0 % (11 of 11)
Australia Cavalcade (KG Murray, 1941? series)
Magazine series
? (1941?) to ? (1943?) 0.0 % (0 of 11) 100.0 % (11 of 11)