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Introducing the K.G. Murray Publishing Company

From 1946 until 1983, the K.G. Murray Publishing Company produced comics under a range of imprints—Climax Comics, Blue Star, Colour Comics, Planet Comics and finally Murray Comics.

While most of these were DC reprints, some included original Australian work and reprints from such diverse publishers as ACG, Charlton, Avalon, Novelty Press, Quality, Comic Media, Ziff-Davis, St. John, Ajax-Farrell, Fiction House and Atlas/Marvel. From the late 1960s, some series included translated comics, particularly from Spain's Selecciones Ilustradas agency.

Young advertising man Kenneth G Murray began publishing the 100-page Man Magazine in December 1936. Despite industry scepticism at the 2/- price and format, it launched a successful publishing empire. Murray added comics to the line in 1946 and soon exprimented with full colour content in Climax All Color Comic. The format was costly, but it established KG Murray and put pressure on its competitors.

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