World Distributors

1947 ? - 2001
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
5
Brand Groups:
2
Brand Emblems in Use:
9

Total Number of Series:
229
Total Number of Issues:
2722
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 [b] 1985 3 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1985 - 1987
Alias Smith and Jones Annual [b] 1976 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1975 - 1976
All Star Western [m] 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! [m] 1966 14 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 8) 1966 - 1966
The Avengers Annual 1976 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery Christmas 1975 - Christmas 1977
Basil Brush Annual [b] 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 [b] 1988 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1987
Battleground [m] 1966 39 issues (4 indexed) Have 21 (Need 24) 1966 - ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner [b] 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1974 - [circa December 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 65 (Need 16) 1953 - 1959 ?
Billy the Kid Western Annual [b] 1953 7 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1960
Black Beauty Annual [b] 1974 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 5) [September] 1974 - [September] 1979
Black Diamond Western 1949 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 18) 1949 ? - ?
Black Fury 1955 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 1) 1955 - 1956
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders 1950 12 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 6) 1950 - 1951
Bonanza 1963 7 issues (1 indexed) Have 7 (Need 2) [1963] - 1966
Bonanza World Adventure Library 1967 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1967 - 1967
Boris Karloff Comic Album [a] 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 [b] 1960 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 - 1964
Buck Jones 1953 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 7) 1953 - 1954
Bugs Bunny Annual [b] 1951 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 2) 1951 - 2012
Bugs Bunny Comic Album [a] 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 [b] 1986 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [September] 1986 - [September] 1987
Champion the Wonder Horse Comic Annual [b] 1952 4 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1952 - 1958
Cheyenne 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 ?
Cheyenne Annual [b] 1961 5 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1961 - 1965
Cheyenne Comic Album [a] 1959 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 [copyright date] - ?
Cisco Kid 1952 51 issues (0 indexed) Have 37 (Need 15) 1952 - 1955
The Cisco Kid Comic Album [a] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Combat War Stories 1963 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965 - ?
Cowboy Comic Album [a] 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 6 (Need 3) 1955 - 1955
David Cassidy Annual [b] 1973 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [September] 1973 - [September] 1974
Davy Crockett Western Tales [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ?
Disney's Mickey Mouse Annual [b] 2000 2 issues (0 indexed) Add 1999 - 2000
The Dr Who Annual [b] 1965 20 issues (8 indexed) Have 20 (Need 1) 1965 - 1983
Dracula Lives Special Edition [b] 1975 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1975
Dracula's Spinechillers Annual [b] 1982 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [September] 1982
Dungeons & Dragons Annual [b] 1985 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1985
Exciting Romances 1952 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1952 - 1952
Fantastic Four Comic Album [b] 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 [b] 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980 ?
Flying A's Range Rider 1954 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 7) 1954 - 1955
Frankenstein Comic Album [a] 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Garrison's Gorillas Comic Album [b] 1968 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1968
Garrison's Gorillas Comic Album [a] 1968 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1968
Gene Autry and Champion 1956 34 issues (1 indexed) Have 25 (Need 10) 1956 - 1958
Gene Autry Comic Annual [a] 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 ? - ?
Gene Autry Comics [m] 1951 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1951 - ?
Ghost Stories Comic Album 1965 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1965 - 1966
Ghost Stories Television Picture Story Book [a] 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970
Giant Comic 1956 20 issues (1 indexed) Have 19 (Need 2) 1956 - 1957
Giant Funnies Comic Album [b] 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 ?
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Annual [a] 1968 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1968 - 1970
Grange Hill [b] 1988 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1987
The Green Hornet Annual 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Gun Law Comic Album [a] 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 Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks Annual [b] 1973 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1973 ?
Hanna Barbera's Scooby-Doo Cartoon Annual [b] 1980 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1980
Hanna-Barbera's Fun Fair [b] 1973 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1973
The Harlem Globetrotters Annual [b] 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1974 - 1974
Have Gun Will Travel Comic Album [a] 1959 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 - 1963
He-Man Annual [b] 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 [b] 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 [m] 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