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
Tom and Jerry [b] 1975 0 issues (0 indexed) No Covers 1975
77 Sunset Strip Comic Album 1963 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1963 ?
Asterix Annual 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1980
Battle Beasts [b] 1988 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1987
Boris Karloff Comic Album [a] 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970
Captain Britain Annual 1977 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1977
Cartoons and Gags 1973 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1973
Cheyenne 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 ?
Davy Crockett Western Tales [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ?
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
Fantastic Four Comic Album [b] 1969 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1969
The Fantastic Four Comic Album 1975 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1975
The Flintstones Family Cartoon Annual [b] 1980 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1980 ?
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
Ghost Stories Television Picture Story Book [a] 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970
Giant Funnies Comic Album [b] 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 ?
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 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
He-Man Annual [b] 1990 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1989
Huckleberry Hound 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 ?
Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear Cartoon Annual 1981 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1981
King Kong 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1976
Kona Monarch of Monster Isle Comic Album 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965
Laramie Comic Album [b] 1962 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1962
Lassie Comic Album [a] 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1976
The Lone Rider [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950
Luke Short's Six Gun Ranch 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Comic Album [a] 1966 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1966
Manhunt Comic Album 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960
Marvel a Full Colour Comic Album 1969 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1969
Marvel Comic Album 1975 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1975
Marvel Story Book Annual 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967 ?
Masters of the Universe Storybook [b] 1985 1 issues (1 indexed) Add 1985
Maverick Comic Album 1961 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1961
The Pink Panther Annual [b] 1974 1 issues (1 indexed) Add [December 1973?]
Popeye Annual [b] 1969 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1969 ?
Popeye Comic Album [b] 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Redcap Annual [b] 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 1965
Rip Kirby Comic Album [b] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960
Roy of the Rovers Official Annual [b] 2000 1 issues (1 indexed) Add 1999
Sea Hunt Comic Album [b] 1961 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961
Sherlock Holmes Illustrated [b] 1981 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1981
Space Family Robinson Annual [b] 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
Space Family Robinson Comic Album 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965
Space Man 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965
Star Fleet Annual [b] 1983 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [September] 1983
Star Trek Picture Book 1973 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1973
Strange Suspense Stories 1958 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1958 ?
Tales of Wells Fargo Comic Album [a] 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959
Tales to Tremble By [a] 1984 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1984
Terry Nation's Dalek Annual [b] 1976 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1976
Top Cat Comic Album [a] 1963 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1963
TV Favourites Annual [a] 1976 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1976 ?
The Twilight Zone Annual [a] 1965 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965
The Twilight Zone Comic Album [b] 1964 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1964
Two Gun Kid 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950
Wacky Races Annual 1970 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1970 ?
Wagon Train Comic Album [b] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960 ?
Walt Disney's Peter Pan Treasure Chest 1953 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953
Western Television Bumper Book [b] 1960 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1960
Yogi Bear's Own Annual [b] 1967 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1967
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 ? - ?
Beep Beep the Road Runner [b] 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1974 - [circa December 1974?]
Bewitched Annual 1966 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1966 - 1967
Bugs Bunny Comic Album [a] 1960 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1960 ? - ?
Centurions PowerXtreme Annual [b] 1986 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [September] 1986 - [September] 1987
Cheyenne Comic Album [a] 1959 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 [copyright date] - ?
Combat War Stories 1963 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1965 - ?
David Cassidy Annual [b] 1973 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [September] 1973 - [September] 1974
Disney's Mickey Mouse Annual [b] 2000 2 issues (0 indexed) Add 1999 - 2000
Gene Autry Comic Annual [a] 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 ? - ?
Ghost Stories Comic Album 1965 2 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1965 - 1966
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
Incredible Hulk Annual 1978 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1978 - 1979 ?
John Carter of Mars 1953 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1953 - 1953
Laurel and Hardy Annual [b] 1968 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1968 - ?
Looney Tunes 1953 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1953 - 1953
Marvel Annual 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974 - 1975
Marvel Comic Annual 1970 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) 1969 - 1971 ?
The Outer Limits Annual 1965 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1965 - 1966
Phantom Annual 1967 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1967 ? - 1968
Ripley's Believe It or Not Annual [b] 1974 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974 ? - ?
She-Ra Princess of Power Annual [b] 1986 2 issues (2 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1986 - [September] 1987
Star Trek Comic Album 1972 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1974 - 1972
Super Thriller Annual [a] 1957 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1957 - 1958
Tarzan Comic Album [b] 1964 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1964 - 1964
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 - ?