IPC

1959 - 1987
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
6
Brand Groups:
4
Brand Emblems in Use:
8

Total Number of Series:
378
Total Number of Issues:
30995

Notes:
"Pinpointing exactly how far IPC's roots stretch back into the midst of publishing history is a complicated business. The International Publishing Corporation Ltd was formed in 1963 following the merger of the UK's three leading magazine publishers -- George Newnes, Odhams Press and Fleetway Publications -- who came together with the Mirror Group to form the International Publishing Corporation (IPC). And IPC Magazines was created five years later, in 1968. But those three original magazine businesses each had their own illustrious history, having been established in 1881, 1890 and 1880 respectively, with a number of the titles they launched in the late 19th Century still being published today under the IPC umbrella. And when The Field, launched in 1853, joined the IPC stable in 1994 following the acquisition of Harmsworth Magazines, it saw our family tree reach back even further." from www.ipcmedia.com/about/companyhistory.php

For the purposes of the GCD, the IPC master publisher begins in 1959 when The Mirror Group purchases AP (The Amalgamated Press), publishers of titles like Knockout, Sun, Comet, Cowboy Picture Story, Thriller Picture Library, and Super Detective Library. In 1961 The Mirror Group took over Longacre Press (previously Odhams Press), including their long-running title Eagle. In 1963, the Mirror Group was renamed International Publishing Corporation Ltd (IPC). The Fleetway name, a holdover from AP, was still used to identify the comics magazine publishing arm of IPC, although some comics were published in IPC's name.

In 1987, IPC sold its comics division to Robert Maxwell, who continued to publish the comics under the Fleetway name.
Series Year # Issues Covers
2000 AD 1977 443 issues (443 indexed) Have 443 (Need 2)
2000 AD and Starlord 1978 41 issues (41 indexed) Have 41 (Need 1)
2000 AD and Tornado 1979 51 issues (16 indexed) Gallery
2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1978 10 issues (4 indexed) Gallery
2000 AD Summer Special 1977 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
2000 AD: Dice Man 1986 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
A-Team Holiday Special 1983 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Action 1976 87 issues (3 indexed) Have 87 (Need 1)
Action Annual 1976 9 issues (2 indexed) Have 8 (Need 1)
Action Girl Special 1983 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Action Holiday Special 1979 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Action Man Annual 1984? 1 issue (1 indexed) Add
Action Picture Library 1969 30 issues (0 indexed) Have 21 (Need 10)
Action Summer Special 1976 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Air Ace Picture Library 1960 545 issues (501 indexed) Have 484 (Need 82)
Air Ace Picture Library Holiday Special 1969 15 issues (1 indexed) Have 15 (Need 4)
Attack Picture Library Holiday Special 1982 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Attack Picture Monthly 1980? 7 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Badtime Bedtime Storybook 1975 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Batman Annual 1982 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle 1981 116 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 114)
Battle 1986 7 issues (0 indexed) Add
Battle Action 1977 182 issues (3 indexed) Have 172 (Need 12)
Battle Action Force 1983 165 issues (11 indexed) Have 25 (Need 141)
Battle Action Force Annual 1985 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
Battle Action Force Holiday Special 1984 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Action Holiday Special 1981 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Battle Holiday Special 1982 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Picture Library 1961 1706 issues (45 indexed) Have 1125 (Need 934)
Battle Picture Library Holiday Special 1966 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 20 (Need 3)
Battle Picture Library Special Issue 1985? 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Battle Picture Monthly 1980? 15 issues (1 indexed) Have 14 (Need 1)
Battle Picture Weekly 1975 85 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Battle Picture Weekly and Valiant 1976 56 issues (0 indexed) Have 56 (Need 1)
Battle Picture Weekly Annual 1974? 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 1)
Battle Picture Weekly Holiday Special 1979 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Picture Weekly Summer Special 1975 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Storm Force 1987 53 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 52)
Battler Britton Picture Library Holiday Special 1977 6 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
The Best of 2000 AD Monthly 1985 119 issues (2 indexed) Have 37 (Need 82)
Best of Krazy 1978 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Best of Misty Monthly 1986 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 6)
Best of My Guy Monthly 1984 4 issues (0 indexed) Add
Best of My Guy Special 1982 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
The Best of Whizzer and Chips Monthly 1985? 59 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 59)
Big One 1964 19 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 19)
Black Hole 1980 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Blue Peter Holiday Special 1976 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Bobo Bunny 1969 201 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 200)
Bonnie 1974 61 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 59)
Bonnie's Holiday Special 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Buster 1960 1906 issues (1 indexed) Have 38 (Need 1871)
Buster Adventure Library 1966 36 issues (0 indexed) Have 31 (Need 7)
Buster and Monster Fun Holiday Special 1977 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Buster Book 1962 33 issues (0 indexed) Have 13 (Need 25)
Buster Book of Thrills 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Buster Comic Library 1984 30 issues (0 indexed) Have 28 (Need 3)
Buster Holiday Fun Special 1969 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Buster Holiday Special 1971 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 1)
Champion 1966 15 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Cheeky Annual 1985 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Cheeky Holiday Special 1980 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Cheeky Summer Special 1978 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Cheeky Weekly 1977 117 issues (0 indexed) Have 108 (Need 15)
Chips Comic 1983 21 issues (0 indexed) Add
Chips Comic Book 1984 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Cor!! 1970 211 issues (1 indexed) Have 104 (Need 107)
Cor!! Annual 1972 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 2)
Cor!! Book of Gags 1976 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Cor!! Summer Special 1971 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 3)
The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1974 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Dan Dare Annual 1974 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1)
Dan Dare's Space Annual 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Dan Dare's Space Book 1953 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Dickory Dock 1980 30 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 28)
Dickory Dock Summer Special 1980 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Disney Time 1977 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 17 (Need 4)
Disneyland 1971 298 issues (0 indexed) Have 15 (Need 283)
Disneyland Annual 1978 1 issue (1 indexed) Add
Disneyland Holiday Special 1972 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Donald and Mickey 1972 181 issues (19 indexed) Have 171 (Need 131)
Donald Duck 1975 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 11)
Donald Duck Annual 1977 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Donald Duck Christmas Special 1975 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Dreamer 1981 35 issues (0 indexed) Add
Dummy 1975 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Eagle 1982 500 issues (10 indexed) Have 430 (Need 86)
Eagle Annual 1951 29 issues (2 indexed) Have 27 (Need 2)
Eagle Holiday Special 1983 7 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Eagle Picture Library 1985 14 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Esmeralda 1971 33 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 32)
Eternal Champions Special 1994 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Fantastic and Terrific 1968 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Fantastic Annual 1968 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Fantastic Summer Special 1968 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Fantastic! 1967 89 issues (48 indexed) Gallery
Fleetway Super Library Fantastic Series 1967 2 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Fleetway Super Library Front Line Series 1967 26 issues (1 indexed) Have 24 (Need 2)
Fleetway Super Library Secret Agent Series 1967 26 issues (2 indexed) Have 27 (Need 12)
Fleetway Super Library Stupendous Series 1967 24 issues (1 indexed) Have 21 (Need 3)