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

Total Number of Series:
154
Total Number of Issues:
3045
Show covers by month:
using on-sale date or using publication date

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 5 issues (4 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1)
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 30 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 27)
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 [Western Classics] 1970 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 9)
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 (25 indexed) Have 224 (Need 13)
Classics Illustrated Deluxe Edition 1951? 4 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 7 (Need 3)
Comic Collection 1980? 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1)
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
Dead-Eye Western Comic 1953 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Detective Double Double Comics 1967 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Doctor Dolittle 1973 2 issues (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 37 (Need 38)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Korak, Son of Tarzan [cent covers] 1971? 41 issues (0 indexed) Have 28 (Need 14)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes Bumper Album 1972 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes [cent covers] 1971 91 issues (4 indexed) Have 61 (Need 30)
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 (4 indexed) Have 114 (Need 14)
Eerie 1952 3 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1)
Fantastic Tales 1963 21 issues (1 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 (3 indexed) Gallery
The Flash 1962 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery
Forbidden Worlds 1950? 145 issues (1 indexed) Have 8 (Need 137)
Fotostrip 1970? 3 issues (0 indexed) Add
Fox and Crow 1970 29 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 17)
Frankenstein 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Frogman Comics 1952 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Funny Half Hour 1971? 125 issues (0 indexed) Have 17 (Need 112)
Gene Autry Comics 1953 34 issues (0 indexed) Have 19 (Need 17)
Green Lantern Annual 1967 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Gunsmoke 1970 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 10)
Hammer's Halls of Horror 1978 4 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
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
An Illustrated Library of Great Indian Stories 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Jesse James Comics 1952 9 issues (3 indexed) Have 4 (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
Justice League Double Double Comics 1968 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery
Justice Traps the Guilty 1957? 15 issues (5 indexed) Have 14 (Need 1)
Justice Traps the Guilty 1965 13 issues (2 indexed) Have 12 (Need 2)
Kaanga 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kid Colt Outlaw 1950? 58 issues (23 indexed) Have 51 (Need 11)
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 6 (Need 1)
Kid Slade, Gunfighter 1957 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery
King Kong 1970 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Kit Carson Comics 1952 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
Korak Son of Tarzan Bumper Album 1973 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1)
Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy 1969 142 issues (3 indexed) Have 58 (Need 91)
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) Gallery
Mad 1959 262 issues (1 indexed) Have 39 (Need 230)
Marked for Murder 1965 8 issues (1 indexed) Gallery
Matt Slade Gunfighter 1957 5 issues (1 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) Gallery
Mr. District Attorney 1953? 24 issues (2 indexed) Have 23 (Need 2)
The Mummy 1963 1 issue (0 indexed) Gallery
My Horse 1973 6 issues (0 indexed) Add
Mystery in Space 1954 13 issues (12 indexed) Gallery
Nightmare 1975? 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2)
Nurse Linda Lark 1965 1 issue (0 indexed) Add