World Distributors

1947 ? - 2001
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
5
Brand Groups:
1
Brand Emblems in Use:
8

Total Number of Series:
225
Total Number of Issues:
2683
Show covers by month:
using on-sale date or using publication date

Notes:
Started shortly after World War 2, brother Alfred, John and Sidney Pemberton were in the business of selling second hand books in Manchester. They then started as publishers, specializing in annuals, dominating the market for decades. They continued publishing as World International starting in 1980. In 1991 they moved to new offices in Handforth, Cheshire, still operating as World International and publishing annuals in much lesser volume. 1999 saw another name change to Egmont World. A change of offices to Wilmslow, Cheshire in 2001 saw yet another change of company name to Egmont Children's Books (Egmont Books Limited). Annuals continued to be published, but any mention of World was removed from company logos.
Keywords
annuals
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
77 Sunset Strip Comic Album 1963 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1963 ?
The A-Team Annual 1985 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1985 - 1987
Alias Smith and Jones Annual 1976 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1975 - 1976
All Star Western 1950 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
Annie Oakley and Tagg 1955 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 4) 1955 - 1956
Asterix Annual 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1980
Attack! 1966 14 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 9) 1966 - 1966
The Avengers Annual 1976 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery Christmas 1975 - Christmas 1977
Basil Brush Annual 1978 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 1) 1978 - 1978
Batman World Adventure Library 1966 11 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 1) 1966 - ?
Battle Beasts 1988 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1987
Battleground 1966 39 issues (4 indexed) Have 21 (Need 24) 1966 - ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner 1974 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974
Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men 1955 14 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 6) 1955 - ?
The Beverly Hillbillies Annual 1965 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965 - 1968
Bewitched Annual 1966 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1966 - 1967
Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine 1953 76 issues (6 indexed) Have 63 (Need 18) 1953 - 1959 ?
Billy the Kid Western Annual 1953 7 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1960
Black Beauty Annual 1974 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 5) [September] 1974 - [September] 1979
Black Diamond Western 1949 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 2) 1949 ? - ?
Black Fury 1955 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 2) 1955 - 1956
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders 1950 12 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 6) 1950 - 1951
Bonanza 1963 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 2) [1963] - 1966
Bonanza World Adventure Library 1967 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1967 - 1967
Boris Karloff Comic Album 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970
Bravestarr Annual 1986 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 5) 1986 ? - 1989 ?
Brick Bradford 1959 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2) 1959 - 1959
Bronco Layne 1960 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 - 1964
Buck Jones 1953 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 7) 1953 - 1954
Bugs Bunny Annual 1951 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 2) 1951 - 2012
Bugs Bunny Comic Album 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960 ? - ?
Captain Britain Annual 1977 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1977
Cartoons and Gags 1973 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1973
Centurions PowerXtreme Annual 1986 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [September] 1986 - [September] 1987
Champion the Wonder Horse Comic Annual 1952 4 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1952 - 1958
Cheyenne 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 ?
Cheyenne Annual 1961 5 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1961 - 1965
Cheyenne Comic Album 1959 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 [copyright date] - ?
Cisco Kid 1952 51 issues (0 indexed) Have 31 (Need 21) 1952 - 1955
The Cisco Kid Comic Album 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Combat War Stories 1963 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965 - ?
Cowboy Comic Album 1952 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1952 - 1954
Crime-Buster Johnny Hazard 1959 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1) 1959 - 1959
Dale Evans Queen of the West 1955 12 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 2) 1955 - 1955
Dan'l Boone 1955 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6) 1955 - 1955
David Cassidy Annual 1973 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [September] 1973 - [September] 1974
Davy Crockett Western Tales 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ?
Disney's Mickey Mouse Annual 2000 2 issues (0 indexed) Add 1999 - 2000
The Dr Who Annual 1965 20 issues (8 indexed) Have 14 (Need 7) 1965 - 1983
Dracula Lives Special Edition 1975 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1975
Dracula's Spinechillers Annual 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [September] 1982
Dungeons & Dragons Annual 1985 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1985
Exciting Romances 1952 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1952 - 1952
Fantastic Four Comic Album 1969 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1969
The Fantastic Four Comic Album 1975 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1975
Favourite Funnies Comic Album 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
Flash Gordon 1953 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1953 - 1953 ?
Flash Gordon 1959 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 5) 1959 - 1959
Flash Gordon World Adventure Library 1967 8 issues (1 indexed) Have 8 (Need 1) 1967 - 1967
The Flintstones Annual 1963 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 1) 1963 - 1974 ?
The Flintstones Family Cartoon Annual 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980 ?
Flying A's Range Rider 1954 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 9) 1954 - 1955
Frankenstein Comic Album 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Garrison's Gorillas Comic Album 1968 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1968
Garrison's Gorillas Comic Album 1968 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1968
Gene Autry and Champion 1956 34 issues (1 indexed) Have 23 (Need 12) 1956 - 1958
Gene Autry Comic Annual 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 ? - ?
Ghost Stories Comic Album 1965 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1965 - 1966
Ghost Stories Television Picture Story Book 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970
Giant Comic 1956 20 issues (1 indexed) Have 19 (Need 3) 1956 - 1957
Giant Funnies Comic Album 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 ?
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Annual 1968 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1968 - 1970
Grange Hill 1988 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1987
The Green Hornet Annual 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Gun Law Comic Album 1958 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1958
Gunsmoke Annual 1964 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1964 - 1974
Gunsmoke Comic Album 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961
Hanna Barbera's Scooby-Doo Cartoon Annual 1980 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1980
Hanna-Barbera's Fun Fair 1973 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1973
The Harlem Globetrotters Annual 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1974 - 1974
Have Gun Will Travel Comic Album 1959 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 - 1963
He-Man Annual 1990 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1989
Hi-Yo Silver 1953 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 10) 1953 - 1953
Huckleberry Hound 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 ?
Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear Cartoon Annual 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1981
Huckleberry Hound Annual 1960 9 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 1) 1960 - 1969
Huckleberry Hound Comic Album 1960 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1960 - 1960
I Love Lucy 1954 16 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 5) 1954 - ?
Illustrated Romance Library 1960 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 20) [1960s] - 1969 ?
Incredible Hulk Annual 1978 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1978 - 1979 ?
Indian Chief 1953 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 17 (Need 16) 1953 - 1954
Intimate Love 1953 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 4) 1953 - 1953
Jace Pearson of the Texas Rangers 1953 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 10) 1953 - 1954
John Carter of Mars 1953 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1953 - 1953
John Wayne Adventure Annual 1953 6 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1960
John Wayne Adventure Comics 1950 82 issues (0 indexed) Have 76 (Need 7) 1950 ? - ?
Johnny Law Sky Ranger Adventures 1955 3 issues (2 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1955 - 1955
Johnny Mack Brown 1954 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 12) 1954 - 1955
Jungle Jim 1955 10 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1955 - ?
King Kong 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1976