According to http://comicsdownunder.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... rhero.html
"...Catman debuted in the second issue of Super Yank Comics, written and drawn by the Australian cartoonist Lloyd Piper. The most noticeable difference about this new, Australian version of Catman was that the character's sidekick was changed to a young boy named Kit!
"Ron Forsyth had an almost strange habit of changing things in the imported titles he published," according to Jim Shepherd. "He didn't like females having or sharing top billing, hence his request to replace Kitten with Kit - but he probably also thought it might be some sort of plug for the young Phantom character, also known as Kit.""
"Lloyd Piper's Catman strip appeared in issues #2-6 and #8-18 of Super Yank Comics (A seventh issue was apparently never published) Catman, however, did not have the staying power of his more popular rivals, such as Superman and Batman, and disappeared with the cancellation of Super Yank Comics."
"Ron Forsyth decided to expand Frew's comics' range by reviving Catman in 1958 - this time under the pen of John Dixon.
"Ron once told me he admired John Dixon's work and commissioned him for Catman, because he felt at the time that Frew's comic range could do with an uplift," according to Jim Shepherd.
John Dixon recalls that Ron Forsyth asked him to revamp Catman: "I wasn't asked to follow [the previous series'] style - I was given free reign."
John did indeed give Catman and Kit a makeover - he streamlined Catman's costume, gave the duo their own supersonic Cat Jet and a mist-shrouded mountain hideaway dubbed 'Cat Rock'. Catman frequently had to rescue his blonde, adventurous fiancée, Terry West, and her father, Doctor Martin West, from his foes' villainous clutches!
Teeming with Cold War spies, robots and aliens, the Catman comic was a showcase for some of Dixon's best work. The action-packed storylines were backed-up by Dixon's dynamic artwork and sophisticated page layouts.
Dixon only wrote and drew 12 issues of Catman between 1958-1959. Given that Frew actually published 22 issues of the comic, it's likely that issues #14-22 consisted of reprints from the first dozen issues. (Issue #13 was apparently never published)
"I was working on a revamp of Catman about the time I was trying to sell [the newspaper strip] Air Hawk," recalls John. "When the Sunday and, later, the daily version did sell [to newspapers], I quit comic book work so I could concentrate on Air Hawk."
This wouldn't be the last time that Aussie comic fans would enjoy the adventures of Catman. Commencing around 1965-1966, Page Publications (the magazine publishing arm of the Yaffa Syndicate company) reprinted Dixon's version of Catman. The series actually began with issue #12 and finished around 1968 with issue #26.
The reappearance of Catman during the mid-1960s was by no means accidental, as Page Publications may have been trying to capitalise on the popularity of the Batman TV show, which began broadcasting on Australian televison sometime during 1967, and was being promoted by rival publisher KG Murray on the cover of its own Giant Batman Comic."
There's more at the link above, but I think that's enough to be going on with