King Features

1938 ? - 1979
Country:
United States
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
3
Brand Groups:
1
Brand Emblems in Use:
3

Total Number of Series:
25
Total Number of Issues:
142
Show covers by month:
using on-sale date or using publication date

Web Site:
http://kingfeatures.com/
Notes:
During 1966-67, King attempted to sell its own comics. They were distributed on newsstands in 1966. In 1967, their comics were distributed in "King Paks," which contained 3 titles for 29 cents. The King Paks contained either adventure titles (Phantom, Mandrake, and Flash Gordon) or humor titles (Blondie, Popeye, and Beetle Bailey).

Prior to that, King Features did publish the copyright books, King Features Illustrated Weekly and King Features Weekly, starting around 1938. These books originally took proof pages made from comic strips (and other feature and editorial non-comic material) intended for newspaper syndication, made reduced copies of the pages, bound them together under a title, and sent them to the Library of Congress to secure copyright on the material. Occasionally these titles surface publicly indicating that they might be offered for sale of subscription periodically.
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
Beetle Bailey 1966 13 issues (6 indexed) Gallery August 1966 - [January?] 1968
Beetle Bailey 1974 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974
Blondie 1966 12 issues (4 indexed) Gallery August 1966 - December 1967
Blondie 1974 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1974
Comics Reading Libraries 1973 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers 1973
Comics Teach 1979 4 issues (3 indexed) Gallery 1979 - 1979
Flash Gordon 1966 11 issues (11 indexed) Have 15 (Need 1) September 1966 - December 1967
Getting Better Grades 1974 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1974
Hi and Lois 1974 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974
Jungle Jim 1967 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery December 1967
King Classics 1977 24 issues (3 indexed) Gallery 1977 - 1977
King Features Weekly 1938 1 issues (1 indexed) No Covers November 19, 1992
King Reading Library 1973 16 issues (9 indexed) Gallery 1973 - 1977
Learn How Dagwood Splits the Atom 1949 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1949
Let's Read the Newspaper 1974 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1974
Mandrake the Magician 1966 10 issues (10 indexed) Gallery September 1966 - November 1967
Mark Trail in the Smokies 1989 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1989
The Phantom 1966 11 issues (11 indexed) Gallery September 1966 - December 1967
Popeye 1966 12 issues (12 indexed) Gallery August 1966 - December 1967
Popeye 1972 15 issues (15 indexed) Gallery 1972 - 1972
Popeye 1974 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974
Popeye "Getting Better Grades" 1974 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974
Popeye ᎠᎹᏱ ᎡᏤᎯ 1975 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1975
ᎤᏍᏗᏥᏄ 1975 1 issues (1 indexed) Add 1975
ᏏᏲ ᎠᎴ ᏣᏏ 1975 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1975
ᏥᏍᎪᏇ ᎠᏲᏍᎩ 1975 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1975