The Meteor Publications and Publicity Co. Pty. Ltd.

The Meteor Publications and Publicity Co. 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

3rd Floor, 195 Elizabeth Street (1946-1947)

52 Pitt Street, Sydney (1947-1948)

394A Sussex Street, Sydney (1947?)

Operated
1946 – 1949?
Comics
1947 – 1949?
Group
Various

Notes

Meteor Comics is a short lived publisher known mainly for introducing Australia's first comic focused on the theme of radio, based on the British Radio Fun. It included features by radio personalities of the day. John Ryan concludes that "the comics... were among the poorest published in this country" (p. 196 Panel by Panel).

From 6 November 1946 for at least two months, Meteor Publications advertised in the Sydney Morning Herald for experienced advertising space salesmen. On several occasions from 28 August 1947 it advertised "An Art Studio requries Senior and Junior Artsts. Call with samples. Excel. Prospects suitable girl. Mr. Braddford, METEOR PUBLICATIONS, 52 Pitt Street." An ad for a typist gave the contact as Mr Bookes at 195 Elizabeth Street (SMH 22 April 1947, and other dates).

The company was responsible for the Meteor College of Radio and Meteor College of Art, 52 Pitt Street, which were promoted in its comics.

Books and series

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  Title Published % with index % with cover
Australia The Adventures of Captain Havoc and The Phantom Knight (Meteor, 1947 series)
Comic series
#4 (1947) to #10 (1948) 0.0 % (0 of 7) 57.1 % (4 of 7)
Australia Film Comic (Meteor, 1947? series)
Comic series
#5 (1947?) to #6 (1947?) 0.0 % (0 of 2) 100.0 % (2 of 2)
Australia The Phantom Knight (Meteor, 1947 series)
Comic series
#1 (1947) to #3 (1947) 0.0 % (0 of 3) 66.7 % (2 of 3)
Australia Radio Comic Annual (Meteor, 1949)
Comic
([1949]) 0.0 % (0 of 1) 100.0 % (1 of 1)
Australia Radio Comic (Meteor, 1947 series)
Comic series
v1#1 (1947) to #19 (1949) 0.0 % (0 of 19) 57.9 % (11 of 19)