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
Zorro 1955 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1) 1955 - ?
Zane Grey's Western Annual [b] 1965 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1965 - 1965
Zane Grey's Stories of the West 1953 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 24 (Need 7) 1953 - 1954
Z Cars Annual 1963 4 issues (0 indexed) Add 1963 - 1966
Young Lovers [m] 1966 31 issues (15 indexed) Have 4 (Need 29) [January 1966] - [October 1966]
Yogi Bear's Own Annual [b] 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Yogi Bear Comic Album [a] 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 - 1960
Yogi Bear Annual 1961 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 10) 1961 - 1980
Wild West Comic Annual [b] 1951 10 issues (1 indexed) Have 7 (Need 3) 1951 - 1960
Wild Bill Elliott Comics 1954 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 13) 1954 - 1955
Whopper Space Stories 1955 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1955 - ?
The Westerner [m] 1950 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 7) 1950 ? - ?
Western Television Bumper Book [b] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960
Western Tales 1955 4 issues (4 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1955 - 1955
Western Super Thriller Comics 1950 49 issues (1 indexed) Have 24 (Need 25) 1950 ? - ?
Western Roundup Comic 1955 42 issues (0 indexed) Have 34 (Need 10) 1955 - 1958
Western Roundup Annual 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 (copyright date) - 1958 ?
Western Comic Album 1955 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1955 - 1957 ?
Western Classic [m] 1950 39 issues (0 indexed) Have 36 (Need 5) 1950 ? - ?
Wedding Ring Library 1965 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 19) [1960s] - ?
WDL Giant Comic 1958 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6) 1958 - 1958
War Hero 1970 6 issues (8 indexed) Have 24 (Need 66) 1970 - ?
Walt Disney's Peter Pan Treasure Chest 1953 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 ?
Walt Disney's Chip and Dale 1958 29 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 29) 1958 ? - 1958
Walt Disney Series 1956 52 issues (0 indexed) Have 42 (Need 11) 1956 - ?
Wagon Train Comic Album [b] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960
Wacky Races Annual 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970 ?
Undercover [m] 1967 37 issues (2 indexed) Have 20 (Need 30) 1966 - 1970 ?
Two Gun Kid 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950
The Twilight Zone Comic Album [b] 1964 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1964
The Twilight Zone Annual [a] 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965
TV Tornado Annual 1967 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1967 - 1970
TV Favourites Annual [a] 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1976 ?
Top Three Adventure Picture Library 1966 24 issues (2 indexed) Have 9 (Need 17) 1966 - ?
Top Cat Comic Album [a] 1963 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1963
Tonto 1953 32 issues (0 indexed) Have 19 (Need 14) 1953 - 1955
Tom Corbett Space Cadet 1953 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 1) 1953 - 1953
Tom and Jerry Annual [b] 1967 14 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1967 - 1985
Tom and Jerry [b] 1975 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers 1975
The Titans Annual 1976 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1976 - 1977
Tim Holt 1953 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 22) 1953 - 1954
Thrilling Romances 1950 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 5) 1950 ? - ?
Thriller Illustrated World Library 1965 26 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 16) 1965 ? - 1975 ?
Thriller 1970 86 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 80) 1970 - ?
Terry Nation's Dalek Annual [b] 1976 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1976
Terrahawks Annual [b] 1983 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery [September] 1983 - [September] 1984
Tenderfoot Annual [b] 1960 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 - 1963
Television Favourites Comic Album [a] 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1957 - ?
Television Favourites Comic Album [a] 1958 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1958 - ?
Television Favourites Comic 1958 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 4) 1958 - 1959
Television Favourites Annual [a] 1956 6 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 - 1961
Television Cartoon Annual [b] 1977 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1977 ? - ?
Tarzan World Adventure Library 1967 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) May 1, 1967 - August 4, 1967
Tarzan Comic Album [b] 1964 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1964 - 1964
Tarzan Annual [b] 1960 10 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 2) 1959 - [September] 1971
Tales to Tremble By [a] 1984 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1984
Tales of Wells Fargo Comic Album [a] 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959
Tales of Wells Fargo Annual [b] 1960 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 (copyright date) - 1963
Sweethearts Library 1957 12 issues (2 indexed) Have 4 (Need 10) 1957 ? - [March 1958 ?]
Sweethearts 1955 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) [1960s] - [undated]
Sweetheart Diary 1950 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Superman World Adventure Library 1967 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1967 - ?
Super Thriller Comic [m] 1947 22 issues (1 indexed) Have 19 (Need 3) 1947 - 1952 ?
Super Thriller Annual [a] 1957 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1957 - 1958
Sundance Western 1970 117 issues (4 indexed) Have 24 (Need 97) 1970 - 1979 ?
Strange Suspense Stories 1958 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1958 ?
Star Trek Picture Book 1973 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1973
Star Trek Comic Album 1972 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974 - 1972
Star Trek Annual 1969 13 issues (6 indexed) Have 13 (Need 1) 1969 - 1985
Star Fleet Annual [b] 1983 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [September] 1983
Spider-Man Annual 1975 5 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1975 - 1979
Space: 1999 Annual 1975 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1975 - 1979
Space Man 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965
Space Family Robinson Comic Album 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965
Space Family Robinson Annual [b] 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Sherlock Holmes Illustrated [b] 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1981
She-Ra Princess of Power Annual [b] 1986 2 issues (2 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1986 - [September] 1987
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 1953 19 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 11) 1953 - 1954
Sea Hunt Comic Album [b] 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961
Scotland Yard [m] 1966 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 13) 1966 ? - 1967 ?
Scooby-Doo Annual [b] 1982 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery 1982 - 1985
Roy Rogers' Trigger 1950 10 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual 1951 12 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 1) 1951 - 1963
Roy Rogers Comics [m] 1951 100 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1951 - 1959
Roy Rogers Comic Album 1953 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 2) 1953 - 1960
Roy of the Rovers Official Annual [b] 2000 1 issues (1 indexed) Add 1999
Romantic Story 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Robin Hood 1955 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1955 - 1955
Ripley's Believe It or Not Annual [b] 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974 ? - ?
Rip Kirby Comic Album [b] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960
Rin Tin Tin 1955 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 1) 1955 - 1956
Rex Allen 1953 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 10) 1953 - 1954
Redcap Annual [b] 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1965
Red Ryder Comics 1954 62 issues (0 indexed) Have 41 (Need 23) 1954 - 1959
Rawhide Annual [b] 1962 4 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1962 - 1965
Popeye Comic Album [b] 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Popeye Annual [b] 1969 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1969 ?
Popeye 1950 24 issues (1 indexed) Have 21 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Popeye 1957 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 10) 1957 - 1957 ?