IPC

1959 - 1987
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
9
Brand Groups:
5
Brand Emblems in Use:
13

Total Number of Series:
441
Total Number of Issues:
31777
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
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.
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
2000 AD [m] 1977 443 issues (443 indexed) Have 443 (Need 2) 26 February 1977 - 15 August 1987
2000 AD and Starlord [m] 1978 41 issues (41 indexed) Have 41 (Need 1) 14 October 1978 - 18 August 1979
2000 AD and Tornado [m] 1979 51 issues (51 indexed) Gallery 25 August 1979 - 13 September 1980
2000 AD Sci-Fi Special [m] 1978 10 issues (8 indexed) Gallery 1 June 1978 - 1 June 1987
2000 AD Summer Special [m] 1977 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 1977
2000 AD: Dice Man 1986 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1 February 1986 - 1 October 1986
A-Team Holiday Special [m] 1983 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1983
Action 1976 87 issues (5 indexed) Have 87 (Need 1) 14th February, 1976 - 12th November, 1977
Action Annual [b] 1976 9 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 1) 1976 - 1984
Action Girl Special 1983 2 issues (0 indexed) Add 1983 - 1984
Action Holiday Special 1979 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1979 - May 1980
Action Man Annual [b] 1984 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1984 ? - 1985
Action Picture Library 1969 30 issues (17 indexed) Have 30 (Need 2) August 1969 - October 1970
Action Summer Special [m] 1976 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1976 - 1978
Air Ace Picture Library 1960 545 issues (502 indexed) Have 517 (Need 51) January 18th 1960 - November 16, 1970
Air Ace Picture Library Holiday Special 1969 16 issues (1 indexed) Have 16 (Need 4) 1969 - ?
All-Action Monthly [m] 1987 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery February 1987 - ?
Attack Picture Library Holiday Special 1982 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery May 1982 - 1984 ?
Attack Picture Monthly 1980 7 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980 ? - ?
Attack! War Story Pictures in Colour [m] 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980 ?
Badtime Bedtime Storybook 1975 2 issues (0 indexed) Add 1975 - ?
Batman Annual [a] 1982 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1992
Battle [m] 1981 116 issues (0 indexed) Have 99 (Need 21) 18 July 1981 - 1 October 1983
Battle 1986 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6) 6 December 1986 - 17 January 1987
Battle Action [m] 1977 182 issues (4 indexed) Have 182 (Need 2) 19 November 1977 - 11 July 1981
Battle Action Force [m] 1983 165 issues (20 indexed) Have 83 (Need 86) 8 October 1983 - 29 November 1986
Battle Action Force Annual [b] 1985 3 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1985 - 1987
Battle Action Force Holiday Special 1984 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1984 - 1986
Battle Action Holiday Special [m] 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1981
Battle Annual [b] 1988 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1988 - 1989
Battle Holiday Special 1982 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1982 - 1983
Battle Picture Library 1961 1706 issues (173 indexed) Have 1274 (Need 759) January 16 1961 - December 1984
Battle Picture Library Holiday Special 1966 23 issues (0 indexed) Have 22 (Need 3) May 1969 - 1984
Battle Picture Library Special Issue 1985 1 issues (0 indexed) Add [undated]
Battle Picture Monthly 1980 15 issues (2 indexed) Have 14 (Need 1) 1980 ? - ?
Battle Picture Weekly 1975 85 issues (3 indexed) Gallery 8 March, 1975 - 16 October 1976
Battle Picture Weekly and Valiant 1976 56 issues (6 indexed) Have 56 (Need 1) 23 October 1976 - 12 November 1977
Battle Picture Weekly Annual [b] 1976 9 issues (3 indexed) Gallery 1976 - 1984
Battle Picture Weekly Holiday Special [m] 1979 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1979 - 1988
Battle Picture Weekly Summer Special 1975 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1975 - 1978
Battle Storm Force 1987 53 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 38) 24 January 1987 - 23 January 1988
Battler Britton Picture Library Holiday Special 1977 7 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1977 - ?
The Best of 2000 AD Monthly 1985 119 issues (2 indexed) Have 114 (Need 7) October 1, 1985 - August 1, 1995
Best of Krazy 1978 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery June 1978
Best of Misty Monthly [m] 1986 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 6) 1986 - ?
Best of My Guy Monthly 1984 4 issues (0 indexed) Add 1984 - 1984
Best of My Guy Special 1982 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1982 - 1984
The Best of Whizzer and Chips Monthly [m] 1985 59 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 58) December 1984 - May 1992
The Best of Whoopee Monthly [m] 1985 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 17 (Need 5) 1985 ? - ?
Big Comic Book [b] 1986 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 5) 1986 - 1993
Big One 1964 19 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 18) 1964 - 1965
Black Hole 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Add January 1980
Blue Peter Holiday Special 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1976
Bobo Bunny [m] 1969 202 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 188) 22 March 1969 - 27 January 1973
Bobo Bunny Annual [b] 1971 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) 1971 ? - ?
Bobo Bunny's Holiday Special [m] 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970 ?
Bonnie 1974 61 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 57) 1974 - 1975
Bonnie Holiday Special [m] 1974 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974 ? - ?
Bonnie's Holiday Special 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Add May 1974 - March 1975
Bugs Bunny Summer Special [m] 1973 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1973
Buster [m] 1960 1902 issues (7 indexed) Have 362 (Need 1579) 28 May 1960 - 22 December 1999-4 January 2000
Buster Adventure Library 1966 36 issues (3 indexed) Have 36 (Need 3) 1966 - 1967
Buster and Monster Fun Holiday Special 1977 19 issues (0 indexed) Have 15 (Need 5) April 1977 - ?
Buster and Monster Fun Spring Special [m] 1979 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers 1979 ?
Buster Book [b] 1962 33 issues (1 indexed) Have 32 (Need 3) 1962 - 1993
Buster Book of Spooky Stories [b] 1975 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1975
Buster Book of Thrills [b] 1963 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1963
Buster Comic Library 1984 30 issues (3 indexed) Have 30 (Need 1) August 1984 - ?
Buster Holiday Fun Special [m] 1969 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 4) 1969 - 1973 ?
Buster Holiday Special 1971 16 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 3) 1971 - 1989
Buster Winter Special [m] 1988 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1988 ?
Champion 1966 15 issues (15 indexed) Gallery 26th February 1966 - 4th June 1966
Champion Annual [b] 1967 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1967 - 1968
Cheeky Annual [b] 1979 7 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1979 - 1985
Cheeky Holiday Special 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980
Cheeky Summer Special 1978 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1978 - 1982
Cheeky Weekly [m] 1977 117 issues (0 indexed) Have 108 (Need 15) 22nd October 1977 - 2nd February 1980
Chips Comic 1983 21 issues (0 indexed) Add 1983 - 1983
Chips Comic Book 1984 1 issues (0 indexed) Add October 1984
Cor Holiday Special [m] 1983 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1983 ? - ?
Cor!! 1970 211 issues (2 indexed) Have 148 (Need 64) 6 June 1970 - 15 June 1974
Cor!! Annual [b] 1972 15 issues (2 indexed) Have 14 (Need 2) 1972 - 1986
Cor!! Book of Gags [b] 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1976
Cor!! Summer Special 1971 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1) 1971 - 1976
The Daily Mirror Book of Garth 1974 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1974 - 1976
Dan Dare Annual [b] 1974 5 issues (2 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1) 1974 - 1990
Dan Dare's Space Annual [b] 1963 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1962
Dan Dare's Space Book [b] 1953 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953
Dickory Dock 1980 30 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 26) 1980 - 1980
Dickory Dock Annual [b] 1983 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1983 ? - ?
Dickory Dock Summer Special 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Add July 1980
Disney Time 1977 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 3) 29 January 1977 - 18 June 1977
Disneyland 1971 298 issues (0 indexed) Have 29 (Need 272) 27 February 1971 - 1976
Disneyland Annual [b] 1978 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1978 - ?
Disneyland Christmas Special [m] 1972 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1972 ?
Disneyland Holiday Special [m] 1972 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1973
Disneyland Springtime Special [m] 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974 - 1974
Disneyland Summer Special [m] 1972 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 3) 1972 - ?
Donald and Mickey 1972 181 issues (22 indexed) Have 197 (Need 145) 4 March 1972 - 1975
Donald and Mickey Annual [b] 1973 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1973 - 1976