1951 - 1979
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
9
Brand Groups:
4
Brand Emblems in Use:
4

Total Number of Series:
152
Total Number of Issues:
2940

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].
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 4)
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 (1 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) Have 37 (Need 1)
Blackhawk Album 1957? 1 issue (1 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 (4 indexed) Gallery
Charles Rand 1966 1 issue (1 indexed) Gallery
Charlie Chaplin 1973 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
The Classics Companion of Great Indian Stories 1950? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Classics Illustrated 1951 181 issues (23 indexed) Have 221 (Need 15)
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 6 (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 25 (Need 49)
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 91 issues (4 indexed) Have 58 (Need 33)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes [First Series] 1970 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes [Second Series] 1971 116 issues (3 indexed) Have 98 (Need 25)
Eerie 1952 3 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Fantastic Tales 1963 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 3)
Fargo Kid 1959 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
First Love 1959 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 11)
The Flash 1960? 5 issues (2 indexed) Gallery
The Flash 1962 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery
Forbidden Worlds 1950? 145 issues (1 indexed) Have 7 (Need 138)
Fotostrip 1970? 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
Fox and Crow 1970 27 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 19)
Frankenstein 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Frogman Comics 1952 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Funny Half Hour 1971? 125 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 113)
Gene Autry Comics 1952 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Gene Autry Comics 1953 29 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 18)
Gunsmoke 1970 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 13)
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 9 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 7)
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 (5 indexed) Have 11 (Need 4)
Justice Traps the Guilty 1965 13 issues (2 indexed) Have 11 (Need 3)
Kaanga 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kid Colt Outlaw 1950? 58 issues (14 indexed) Have 46 (Need 19)
Kid Colt Western Comics 1952 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 7)
Kid Colt, Outlaw Album 1958? 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kid Slade Gunfighter 1957 7 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 3)
Kid Slade, Gunfighter 1957 3 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
King Kong 1970 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kit Carson Comics 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Korak Son of Tarzan Bumper Album 1973 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy 1969 136 issues (3 indexed) Have 36 (Need 103)
Laurel and Hardy Extra 1969 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 7)
Lois Lane Double Double Comics 1968 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Lone Ranger 1970 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1)
Mad 1959 252 issues (1 indexed) Have 24 (Need 231)
Marked for Murder 1965 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 2)
Matt Slade Gunfighter 1957 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 4)
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) Gallery
Miracle Man 1965 13 issues (3 indexed) Have 12 (Need 1)
Mr. District Attorney 1953? 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 21 (Need 6)
The Mummy 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
My Horse 1973 6 issues (0 indexed) Add
Mystery in Space 1954 13 issues (7 indexed) Have 13 (Need 2)
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 10 (Need 14)
Pecos Bill 1970? 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 13)