IPC

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

Total Number of Series:
338
Total Number of Issues:
28909

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.
Editing
Series Year # Issues Covers
2000 AD 1977 443 issues (123 indexed) Have 443 (Need 1)
2000 AD and Star Lord 1978 41 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
2000 AD and Tornado 1979 51 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1978 10 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
2000 AD Summer Special 1977 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
2000 AD: Dice Man 1986 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Action 1976 50 issues (0 indexed) Add
Action 1976 37 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Action Annual 1976 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 7)
Action Girl Special 1983 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Action Holiday Special 1979 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Action Picture Library 1969 30 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 19)
Action Summer Special 1976 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Air Ace Picture Library 1960 545 issues (501 indexed) Have 471 (Need 85)
Air Ace Picture Library Holiday Special 1969 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 15 (Need 4)
Attack Picture Library Holiday Special 1982 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Attack Picture Monthly 1980? 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Badtime Bedtime Storybook 1975 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Battle 1982 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle 1986 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Battle Action 1977 223 issues (1 indexed) Have 45 (Need 179)
Battle Action Force 1983 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Battle Action Force Holiday Special 1984 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Action Holiday Special 1981 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Holiday Special 1982 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Picture Library 1961 1706 issues (40 indexed) Have 1033 (Need 1016)
Battle Picture Library Holiday Special 1966 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 20 (Need 2)
Battle Picture Library Special Issue 1985? 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Battle Picture Monthly 1980? 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 13)
Battle Picture Weekly 1975 85 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Battle Picture Weekly and Valiant 1976 40 issues (0 indexed) Have 39 (Need 2)
Battle Picture Weekly Holiday Special 1979 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Picture Weekly Summer Special 1975 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Battle Storm Force 1987 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Battler Britton Picture Library Holiday Special 1977 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1)
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 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Best of My Guy Monthly 1984 4 issues (0 indexed) Add
Best of My Guy Special 1982 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
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 2 (Need 59)
Bonnie's Holiday Special 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Buster 1960 1906 issues (0 indexed) Have 32 (Need 1875)
Buster Adventure Library 1966 36 issues (0 indexed) Have 17 (Need 20)
Buster and Monster Fun Holiday Special 1977 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Buster Book 1962 32 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 31)
Buster Book of Thrills 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Buster Comic Library 1984 30 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 24)
Buster Holiday Special 1989 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Champion 1966 15 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Cheeky Holiday Special 1980 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Cheeky Summer Special 1978 4 issues (0 indexed) Add
Cheeky Weekly 1977 117 issues (0 indexed) Have 79 (Need 38)
Chips Comic 1983 21 issues (0 indexed) Add
Chips Comic Book 1984 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Cor!! 1970 211 issues (1 indexed) Have 94 (Need 117)
Cor!! Annual 1972 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 3)
Cor!! Book of Gags 1976 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Cor!! Summer Special 1971 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 5)
The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1974 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Dan Dare Annual 1974 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1)
Dickory Dock 1980 30 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 29)
Dickory Dock Summer Special 1980 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Disney Time 1977 21 issues (0 indexed) Add
Disneyland 1971 298 issues (0 indexed) Add
Donald and Mickey 1972 182 issues (0 indexed) Have 23 (Need 171)
Donald Duck 1975 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 17)
Donald Duck Annual 1977 1 issue (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 (7 indexed) Have 118 (Need 385)
Eagle Annual 1951 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 3)
Eagle Picture Library 1985 14 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Esmeralda 1971 33 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 32)
Fantastic and Terrific 1968 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Fantastic Annual 1968 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Fantastic Summer Special 1968 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Fantastic! 1967 89 issues (31 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 (0 indexed) Have 26 (Need 13)
Fleetway Super Library Stupendous Series 1967 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 6)
Frankie Stein's Mini-Monster Comic 1974 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Fun to Do 1978 178 issues (0 indexed) Add
Fun to Do Holiday Special 1980 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Fun to Do Summer Special 1979 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Fun to Know 1979 43 issues (0 indexed) Add
Fun to Know Holiday Special 1980 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Giant War Picture Library 1964 76 issues (0 indexed) Have 13 (Need 75)
Giggle 1967 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
Girl 1981 375 issues (0 indexed) Add
Girl Holiday Special 1984 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Girl Picture Library 1984 23 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 20)
Girl Summer Special 1982 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Goofy 1973 29 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 20)