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
Super Thriller Comic [m] 1947 22 issues (1 indexed) Have 19 (Need 3) 1947 - 1952 ?
Black Diamond Western 1949 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 18) 1949 ? - ?
All Star Western [m] 1950 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders 1950 12 issues (1 indexed) Have 6 (Need 6) 1950 - 1951
The Cisco Kid Comic Album [a] 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Davy Crockett Western Tales [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1950 ?
Favourite Funnies Comic Album 1950 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1950 ? - ?
John Wayne Adventure Comics [m] 1950 82 issues (0 indexed) Have 76 (Need 7) 1950 ? - ?
The Lone Rider [m] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950
Luke Short's Six Gun Ranch 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ?
Popeye 1950 24 issues (1 indexed) Have 21 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Romantic Story 1950 3 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Roy Rogers' Trigger 1950 10 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950 ? - ?
Sweetheart Diary 1950 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 3) 1950 ? - ?
Thrilling Romances 1950 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 5) 1950 ? - ?
Two Gun Kid 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950
Western Classic [m] 1950 39 issues (0 indexed) Have 36 (Need 5) 1950 ? - ?
Western Super Thriller Comics 1950 49 issues (1 indexed) Have 24 (Need 25) 1950 ? - ?
The Westerner [m] 1950 15 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 7) 1950 ? - ?
Bugs Bunny Annual [b] 1951 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 2) 1951 - 2012
Gene Autry Comics [m] 1951 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 3) 1951 - ?
Roy Rogers Comics [m] 1951 100 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1951 - 1959
Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual 1951 12 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 1) 1951 - 1963
Wild West Comic Annual [b] 1951 10 issues (1 indexed) Have 7 (Need 3) 1951 - 1960
Champion the Wonder Horse Comic Annual [b] 1952 4 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1952 - 1958
Cisco Kid 1952 51 issues (0 indexed) Have 37 (Need 15) 1952 - 1955
Cowboy Comic Album [a] 1952 5 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1952 - 1954
Exciting Romances 1952 5 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 2) 1952 - 1952
Lassie 1952 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 12) 1952 - 1953
Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine 1953 76 issues (6 indexed) Have 66 (Need 15) 1953 - 1959 ?
Billy the Kid Western Annual [b] 1953 7 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1960
Buck Jones 1953 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 7) 1953 - 1954
Flash Gordon 1953 3 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1953 - 1953 ?
Hi-Yo Silver 1953 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 10) 1953 - 1953
Indian Chief 1953 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 18 (Need 15) 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
King of the Royal Mounted 1953 22 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 10) 1953 - ?
The Lone Ranger 1953 66 issues (0 indexed) Have 39 (Need 30) 1953 - 1958
The Lone Ranger Annual [a] 1953 13 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953 - 1976
Looney Tunes 1953 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) 1953 - 1953
Rex Allen 1953 20 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 10) 1953 - 1954
Roy Rogers Comic Album 1953 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 2) 1953 - 1960
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon 1953 19 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 11) 1953 - 1954
Tim Holt 1953 24 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 22) 1953 - 1954
Tom Corbett Space Cadet 1953 11 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 1) 1953 - 1953
Tonto 1953 32 issues (0 indexed) Have 19 (Need 14) 1953 - 1955
Walt Disney's Peter Pan Treasure Chest 1953 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1953
Zane Grey's Stories of the West 1953 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 24 (Need 7) 1953 - 1954
Flying A's Range Rider 1954 17 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 7) 1954 - 1955
I Love Lucy 1954 16 issues (0 indexed) Have 11 (Need 5) 1954 - ?
Johnny Mack Brown 1954 21 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 12) 1954 - 1955
Red Ryder Comics 1954 62 issues (0 indexed) Have 41 (Need 23) 1954 - 1959
Wild Bill Elliott Comics 1954 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 13) 1954 - 1955
Annie Oakley and Tagg 1955 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 4) 1955 - 1956
Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men 1955 14 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 6) 1955 - ?
Black Fury 1955 8 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 1) 1955 - 1956
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
Johnny Law Sky Ranger Adventures 1955 3 issues (2 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1955 - 1955
Jungle Jim 1955 10 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1955 - ?
Little Lulu 1955 3 issues (0 indexed) Add 1955 - 1955
Masked Raider 1955 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1955 - ?
The Phantom Ranger [m] 1955 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 2) 1955 - 1956
Rin Tin Tin 1955 13 issues (0 indexed) Have 12 (Need 1) 1955 - 1956
Robin Hood 1955 4 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 1955 - 1955
Sweethearts 1955 4 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) [1960s] - [undated]
Western Comic Album 1955 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1955 - 1957 ?
Western Roundup Comic 1955 42 issues (0 indexed) Have 34 (Need 10) 1955 - 1958
Western Tales 1955 4 issues (4 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1955 - 1955
Whopper Space Stories 1955 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) 1955 - ?
Zorro 1955 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 1) 1955 - ?
Gene Autry and Champion 1956 34 issues (1 indexed) Have 25 (Need 10) 1956 - 1958
Giant Comic 1956 20 issues (1 indexed) Have 19 (Need 2) 1956 - 1957
A Movie Classic 1956 88 issues (0 indexed) Have 82 (Need 8) 1956 ? - 1959 ?
Television Favourites Annual [a] 1956 6 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 - 1961
Walt Disney Series 1956 52 issues (0 indexed) Have 42 (Need 11) 1956 - ?
Gene Autry Comic Annual [a] 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 ? - ?
Popeye 1957 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 8 (Need 10) 1957 - 1957 ?
Super Thriller Annual [a] 1957 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 1957 - 1958
Sweethearts Library 1957 12 issues (2 indexed) Have 4 (Need 10) 1957 ? - [March 1958 ?]
Television Favourites Comic Album [a] 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1957 - ?
Western Roundup Annual 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 (copyright date) - 1958 ?
Gun Law Comic Album [a] 1958 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1958
Picture Story Pocket Western 1958 23 issues (0 indexed) Have 20 (Need 9) 1958 - ?
Strange Suspense Stories 1958 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1958 ?
Television Favourites Comic 1958 18 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 4) 1958 - 1959
Television Favourites Comic Album [a] 1958 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1958 - ?
Walt Disney's Chip and Dale 1958 29 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 29) 1958 ? - 1958
WDL Giant Comic 1958 7 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6) 1958 - 1958
Brick Bradford 1959 6 issues (1 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2) 1959 - 1959
Cheyenne Comic Album [a] 1959 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1961 [copyright date] - ?
Crime-Buster Johnny Hazard 1959 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 1) 1959 - 1959
Flash Gordon 1959 6 issues (0 indexed) Have 6 (Need 5) 1959 - 1959
Giant Funnies Comic Album [b] 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 ?
Have Gun Will Travel Comic Album [a] 1959 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 - 1963
Huckleberry Hound 1959 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 ?
The Lone Ranger Comic Album [a] 1959 6 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1959 ? - ?