An Australian comic?

Nov 1, 2015

Superman 58 UK cover

Superman 58 UK


Well, I always called these thin sixpenny black-and white comics “Australian comics”. To be more accurate Superman number 58 was a British reprint issued around 1955/1956 of the Australian Superman number 85 which contained reprints from the original American Action Comics 176 and Superman 84 both published in 1953.


Superman 85 Australian


The Australian K.G. Murray comics cost 8d, and would continue to rise in price to 9d and eventually 1/- by 1959 whilst ours remained at 6d.

Action 176


It’s interesting to see how K.G. Murray juggled with the text on the covers and always made sure that any $$$$$$s were converted to ££££££s. And here’s the small print from the inside back cover of Superman 58 showing that the comic was printed by Gale and Polden of Aldershot England.