Ayers and James Pty. Ltd.

Ayers and James 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

Columbia Building, 19 York St, Sydney (1918-192-?)

GPO Box 2562, Sydney

24 Jamieson Street, Sydney (192-?-194-?)

Operated
1920? – 1985?
Comics
1940? – 1955?
Group
Ayers & James

Notes

Ayers & James was an importer of US goods (including magazines) that began publishing during the Second World War. It produced a range of "Yank" titled comics, reprinted Classics Illustrated in Australia, and published some original Australian comics. Use of the publisher name ceased in 1953, but further comics were possibly published under other trading names, such as Red Circle Press.

At some point, Ayers & James was acquired by Magazine Management. It is possible this occurred in several stages as internal comics evidence points to an association in the 1950s, while a former director of Magazine Management has reported that the company acquired Ayers and James in the 1960s.

Associated publisher names include:

Books and series

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  Title Published % with index % with cover
Australia The Big Five Yank Comic (Ayers & James, 194-? series)
Comic series
nn (194-?) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia The Big Value Yank Comics (Ayers & James, 194-? series)
Comic series
#2 (194-?) to #4 (194-?) 0.0 % (0 of 3) 100.0 % (3 of 3)
United Kingdom Captain Power Comic (Ayers & James, 1952? series)
Comic series
#1 (1952?) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 0.0 % (0 of 1)
Australia Captain Power Comic (Ayers & James, 1952? series)
Comic series
#1 (1952?) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Ace Yank Comics (Ayers & James, 1945?)
Comic
([1945?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia A Day in the Country: Lean the Time Folder Book (Ayers & James, 1945?)
Children's book one-shot
([1945?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 0.0 % (0 of 1)
Australia Donald Duck Gets Fed Up (Ayers & James, 1945?)
Children's book one-shot
([1945?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Gripping Yank Comics (Ayers & James, 194-? series)
Comic series
nn (194-?) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Aladdin (Ayers & James, 1979?)
Comic
([1979?]) 100.0 % (1 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Mickey Mouse in the Foreign Legion (Ayers & James, 1945?)
Children's book one-shot
([1945?]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)