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

Total Number of Series:
137
Total Number of Issues:
2515

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 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
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 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Archie Comics 1953 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
The Avengers 1966 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 [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) Add
Calimero 1973 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Candida the Marchesa 1974 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
Casper the Friendly Ghost 1973 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Challengers of the Unknown 1960 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
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? 1 issue (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 117 issues (1 indexed) Have 69 (Need 51)
Eerie 1952 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Fantastic Tales 1963 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 17)
Fargo Kid 1959 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
First Love 1959 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 12)
The Flash 1962 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
The Flash 1962 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (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 3 (Need 19)
Frankenstein 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Frogman Comics 1952 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1)
Gene Autry Comics 1952 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Gene Autry Comics 1953 29 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 25)
Gunsmoke 1970 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 12)
An Illustrated History of Great Indian 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 5 (Need 11)
Justice Traps the Guilty 1965 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 10)
Kaanga 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kid Colt Outlaw 1950 58 issues (6 indexed) Have 27 (Need 39)
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 2 (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 1971 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers
Korak Son of Tarzan Bumper Album 1973 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy 1969 125 issues (3 indexed) Have 5 (Need 120)
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 (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 250)
Marked for Murder 1965 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (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 9 (Need 18)
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 1951 22 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 20)
Pecos Bill 1971 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Pellephant and Co. Bumper Issue 1972 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Pellephant and His Friends 1973 1 issue (0 indexed) Add
Pixi Tales 1959 84 issues (1 indexed) Have 19 (Need 66)
Pocket Chiller Library 1971 137 issues (43 indexed) Have 33 (Need 125)
Pocket Detective Library 1971 61 issues (23 indexed) Have 14 (Need 56)
Pocket Romance Library 1971 134 issues (5 indexed) Have 2 (Need 134)
Pocket War Library 1971 229 issues (92 indexed) Have 99 (Need 188)
Pocket Western Library 1971 188 issues (9 indexed) Have 13 (Need 176)
Pocket Western Library 1966? 8 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 8)
Psycho 1975? 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)