1951 - 1979
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
8
Brand Groups:
3
Brand Emblems in Use:
3

Total Number of Series:
149
Total Number of Issues:
2798

Notes:
Mostly published US reprints.

In the early 1960s, Thorpe & Porter either acquired or distributed a number of Arnold Book Company's titles. Also in the early 1960s, the imprint Strato was launched, but lasted only a few years. Another imprint, Top Sellers, was more successful and lasted until well into the 1970s.

The company was bought by DC Comics in 1965. In 1965-1966, a number of original-material titles were published.

From 1959, Thorpe & Porter were the sole distributor of both US DC and US Marvel comics in the UK. Marvel comics were issued with the covers altered (in the USA) to show a UK price instead of US price; whilst the cover month was removed. DC comics were franked with a circular UK price stamp, after their arrival. A few Marvels were also price-stamped in similar fashion.

Marvel importation was erratic, due to Marvel UK's promotion of their own reprints, which meant some titles were not offered for periods [Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) is a prime example].
Editing
Series Year # Issues Covers
87th Precinct 1962 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Action Double Double Comics 1967 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1)
Adventure Double Double Comics 1967 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Adventures into Weird Worlds 1952 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Adventures of Biggles 1950? 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 4)
Airboy Comics 1953 7 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 5)
Archie Comics 1953 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Avengers 1966 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Batman Annual 1970 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Batman Bumper Book 1979 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Batman Double Double Comics 1967 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2)
Benjy All Colour Paperback 1973 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Benjy and His Friends 1971 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
The Bible Illustrated [Old Testament Edition] 1960? 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
The Bible Illustrated [The New Testament] 1960? 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Blackhawk 1956 37 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
Blackhawk Album 1950? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Bonanza 1970 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 7)
Boy Detective Comics 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
The Brave and the Bold Annual 1967 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Bugs Bunny 1953 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Bugs Bunny 1972 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Cain's Hundred 1962? 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Calimero 1973 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Candida the Marchesa 1974 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
Casper the Friendly Ghost 1973 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 12)
Challengers of the Unknown 1960 4 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
Charles Rand 1966 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Charlie Chaplin 1973 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Classics Illustrated 1951 181 issues (23 indexed) Have 217 (Need 14)
Classics Illustrated Deluxe Edition 1951? 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Classics Illustrated Junior 1953 16 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 13)
Classics Illustrated Special Issue 1957 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 3)
Comics to Hold You Spellbound 1953 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Daffy Duck 1972 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Danger Man 1966 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Deadeye Western Comic 1953 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Detective Double Double Comics 1967 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Doctor Dolittle 1973 2 issues (0 indexed) Add
Dracula 1962 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Korak, Son of Tarzan 1971 71 issues (1 indexed) Have 16 (Need 58)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Korak, Son of Tarzan [cent covers] 1971? 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 7)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes [cent covers] 1971? 48 issues (0 indexed) Have 17 (Need 31)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes [First Series] 1970 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes [Second Series] 1971 163 issues (2 indexed) Have 83 (Need 87)
Eerie 1952 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Fantastic Tales 1963 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 4)
Fargo Kid 1959 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
First Love 1959 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 11)
The Flash 1960? 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1)
The Flash 1962 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery
Forbidden Worlds 1950? 145 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 139)
Fotostrip 1970? 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
Fox and Crow 1970 22 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 16)
Frankenstein 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Frogman Comics 1952 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Funny Half Hour 1971? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Gene Autry Comics 1952 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Gene Autry Comics 1953 29 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 22)
Gunsmoke 1970 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 12)
Hammer's Halls of Horror 1978 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3)
An Illustrated History of Great Indian Stories 1950? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
An Illustrated Library of Great Adventure Stories 1950? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Jesse James Comics 1952 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6)
Jimmy Olsen Double Double Comics 1967 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Jughead 1955? 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Jumbo Comics 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Jungle Comics 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Justice League Double Double Comics 1968 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Justice Traps the Guilty 1957? 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 7)
Justice Traps the Guilty 1965 13 issues (1 indexed) Have 10 (Need 4)
Kaanga 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kid Colt Outlaw 1950? 58 issues (13 indexed) Have 43 (Need 25)
Kid Colt Western Comics 1952 7 issues (0 indexed) Add
Kid Colt, Outlaw Album 1958? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kid Slade Gunfighter 1957 7 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 5)
King Kong 1970 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kit Carson Comics 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Korak Son of Tarzan Bumper Album 1973 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy 1969 132 issues (3 indexed) Have 19 (Need 116)
Laurel and Hardy Extra 1969 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 7)
Lois Lane Double Double Comics 1968 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Lone Ranger 1970 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2)
Mad 1959 252 issues (1 indexed) Have 15 (Need 245)
Marked for Murder 1965 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 5)
Matt Slade Gunfighter 1957 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 3)
Merry Tales 1970 4 issues (0 indexed) Add
Metal Men Annual 1967 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Mike Shayne Private Eye 1962 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1)
Miracle Man 1965 13 issues (3 indexed) Have 12 (Need 2)
Mr. District Attorney 1953? 23 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 11)
The Mummy 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
My Horse 1973 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Mystery in Space 1954 13 issues (3 indexed) Have 11 (Need 6)
Nightmare 1975? 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Nurse Linda Lark 1965 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Out of This World 1961? 22 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 15)
Pecos Bill 1971 12 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 10)
Pellephant and Co. Bumper Issue 1972 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Pellephant and His Friends 1973 23 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 20)