1951 ? - 1974 ?
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
8
Brand Groups:
3
Brand Emblems in Use:
3

Total Number of Series:
143
Total Number of Issues:
2623

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 (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1)
Action Double Double Comics 1967 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1)
Adventure Double Double Comics 1967 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2)
Adventures into Weird Worlds 1952 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Adventures of Biggles 1950? 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 11)
Airboy Comics 1953 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3)
Archie Comics 1953 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Avengers 1966 1 issue (0 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) Have 1 (Need 1)
The Bible Illustrated [The New Testament] 1960? 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Blackhawk 1956 37 issues (2 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 (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
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 11 (Need 13)
Challengers of the Unknown 1960 4 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
Charles Rand 1966 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Charlie Chaplin 1973 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Classics Illustrated 1951 180 issues (7 indexed) Have 211 (Need 11)
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 1960? 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
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
Double Duo 1965? 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Dracula 1962 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Korak, Son of Tarzan 1971 71 issues (1 indexed) Have 14 (Need 60)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes 1970 118 issues (1 indexed) Have 71 (Need 50)
Eerie 1952 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Fantastic Tales 1963 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 12)
Fargo Kid 1959 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
First Love 1959 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 11)
The Flash 1962 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
The Flash 1962 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1)
Forbidden Worlds 1950? 145 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 141)
Fotostrip 1970? 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
Fox and Crow 1970 22 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 18)
Frankenstein 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Frogman Comics 1952 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1)
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 6 (Need 24)
Gunsmoke 1970 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 12)
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) Have 2 (Need 1)
Justice Traps the Guilty 1957? 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 9)
Justice Traps the Guilty 1965 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 9)
Kaanga 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kid Colt Outlaw 1950 58 issues (8 indexed) Have 38 (Need 30)
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 126 issues (3 indexed) Have 10 (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 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Mad 1959 252 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 249)
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 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Miracle Man 1965 13 issues (1 indexed) Have 12 (Need 2)
Mr. District Attorney 1953? 23 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 15)
The Mummy 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
My Horse 1973 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Mystery in Space 1954 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 10)
Nightmare 1975? 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2)
Nurse Linda Lark 1965 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Out of This World 1961? 22 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 19)
Pecos Bill 1971 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 8)
Pellephant and Co. Bumper Issue 1972 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Pellephant and His Friends 1973 23 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 20)
Pixi Tales 1959 85 issues (1 indexed) Have 22 (Need 64)
Pocket Chiller Library 1971 137 issues (50 indexed) Have 51 (Need 116)
Pocket Detective Library 1971 61 issues (24 indexed) Have 15 (Need 56)
Pocket Love Library 1970? 23 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 23)
Pocket Romance Library 1971 134 issues (6 indexed) Have 5 (Need 131)