Amalgamated Press

1890 - 1959
Country:
United Kingdom
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
2
Brand Groups:
3
Brand Emblems in Use:
3

Total Number of Series:
117
Total Number of Issues:
41913
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
Notes:
In 1888, Alfred Charles William Harmsworth launched his first magazine, Answers to Correspondants. Two years later, he launched his first comic called Comic Cuts, which was followed by titles like Illustrated Chips, The Wonder, Funny Wonder, Puck, Merry and Bright, and Firefly. In 1901 Harmsworth gathered all of his publishing ventures under the name The Amalgamated Press (AP), located at Fleetway House, Farringdon Street, London.

AP was sold to The Mirror Group in 1959 and formed the core of the IPC Magazines line of comics.
Series Year # Issues Covers Published
Billy the Kid Book of Picture Stories [b] 1957 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1957 - 1958
Bo-Peep and Little Boy Blue [m] 1929 245 issues (0 indexed) Add 1929 - 1934
Bubbles [m] 1921 1024 issues (1 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1021) 16 April 1921 - 24 May 1941
Buck Jones Annual 1957 2 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1957 - ?
Butterfly 1904 656 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 654) 1904 - 1917
Butterfly [m] 1925 760 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 758) 1925 - 1940
Butterfly and Firefly [m] 1917 446 issues (0 indexed) Add 1917 - 1925
Butterfly Annual 1939 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1939
Captain Condor Space-Man of the Unknown Moon [a] 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950
The Champion [m] 1922 1 issues (1 indexed) No Covers March 19, 1955
Charlie Chaplin Fun Book 1915 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 1915
Chicks' Own [m] 1920 1605 issues (0 indexed) Have 9 (Need 1596) 25 September 1920 - 9 March 1957
Chicks' Own Annual [b] 1924 33 issues (0 indexed) Have 14 (Need 20) 1924 - 1957
Children's Fairy 1919 76 issues (0 indexed) Add 1919 - 1921
Children's Sunday Fairy 1919 3 issues (0 indexed) Add 1919 - 1919
Chuckles 1914 6 issues (0 indexed) Add 10 January 1914 - 1 December 1923
Comet [m] 1949 510 issues (8 indexed) Have 448 (Need 72) 1949 - 1959
Comic Cuts [m] 1890 3006 issues (11 indexed) Have 20 (Need 2991) 17 May 1890 - 1953
Comic Home Journal [m] 1895 488 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 487) 1895 - 1904
Comic Life [m] 1920 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4) 13 March 1920 - 21 January 1928
Confessions Library 1959 44 issues (40 indexed) Have 15 (Need 33) February 1959 - December 1960
Cowboy Comics [m] 1950 204 issues (32 indexed) Have 206 (Need 6) April 1950 - February 1957
Cowboy Picture Library [m] 1957 264 issues (91 indexed) Have 261 (Need 20) March 1957 - September 1962
Crackers 1929 615 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 614) 1929 - 1941
Famous Romance Library 1956 168 issues (100 indexed) Have 58 (Need 130) [June 1956 ?] - [October 1961 ?]
The Favorite Comic 1911 324 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 324) 1911 - 1917
Film Fun 1920 2222 issues (39 indexed) Have 387 (Need 2047) 17 January 1920 - 8 September 1962
Film Fun Annual 1938 24 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1938 - 1961
Film Picture Stories 1934 30 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1934 - 1935
Firefly 1914 51 issues (0 indexed) Add 1914 - 1915
Firefly 1915 111 issues (0 indexed) Add 1915 - 1917
Fun and Fiction 1911 124 issues (0 indexed) Add 1911 - 1914
The Funny Wonder [m] 1893 325 issues (4 indexed) Have 1 (Need 324) 1893 - 1899
The Funny Wonder 1899 109 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 109) 1899 - 1901
The Funny Wonder [m] 1914 1404 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1401) 1914 - 1942
The Funny Wonder Annual [b] 1937 5 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 1) 1937 ? - 1937 ?
Girls' Crystal [m] 1953 529 issues (0 indexed) Have 187 (Need 348) 21 March 1953 - 1963
Girls' Crystal Annual [b] 1939 39 issues (0 indexed) Have 21 (Need 18) 1939 - 1978 ?
Golden 1937 135 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 134) 1937 - 1940
The Golden Book of Comics 1950 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1950
Halfpenny Wonder 1914 39 issues (0 indexed) Add 1914 - 1914
Happy Days 1938 45 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 44) 1938 - 1939
Illustrated Chips 1890 6 issues (0 indexed) Add 26 July 1890 - 1890
Illustrated Chips 1890 2997 issues (1 indexed) Have 35 (Need 2984) September 6, 1890 - 1952
Jack and Jill 1909 3 issues (0 indexed) Add 1909 - 29 July 1909
Jester [m] 1912 465 issues (0 indexed) Add 1912 - 1920
Jester 1924 847 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 844) 1924 - 1940
Jester and Wonder [m] 1902 506 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 504) 1902 - 1912
Jingles 1934 741 issues (0 indexed) Have 5 (Need 736) 1934 - 29 May 1954
John Wesley 1953 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 16 May 1953
The Joker 1927 655 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 652) 1927 - 1940
Jolly Comic 1935 250 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 249) 1935 - 1939
Jolly Jester [m] 1920 165 issues (0 indexed) Add 1920 - 1924
Jolly Times 1920 5 issues (0 indexed) Add 1920 - 1920
Jungle Jinks 1923 62 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 61) 8 December 1923 - 7 February 1925
Kinema Comic 1920 651 issues (0 indexed) Have 2 (Need 649) 1920 - 1932
Kit Carson's Cowboy Annual 1954 7 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1954 ? - 1960 ?
Knockout [m] 1939 1240 issues (79 indexed) Have 520 (Need 736) 4 March 1939 - 16 February 1963
Knockout Annual [a] 1957 6 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1956 - ?
Knockout Fun Book 1941 16 issues (0 indexed) Have 16 (Need 2) 1941 - 1955
Larks 1927 656 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 655) 1927 - 1940
Lion [m] 1952 389 issues (119 indexed) Have 378 (Need 69) 23rd February 1952 - 1959
Little Sparks 1920 4 issues (0 indexed) Add 1920 - 1920
Little Sparks 1920 124 issues (0 indexed) Add 1920 - 1922
Lot-O'-Fun 1920 4 issues (0 indexed) Add 13 March 1920 - 16 February 1929
Love Romance 1950 2 issues (0 indexed) Add 1950 - 1950
Marilyn [m] 1955 549 issues (106 indexed) Have 150 (Need 416) 19 March 1955 - 18 September 1965
Merry and Bright 1910 337 issues (2 indexed) Have 1 (Need 336) 1910 - 31 March 1917
Merry and Bright the Favorite Comic 1917 928 issues (0 indexed) Add 1917 - 1935
Mighty Midget Comic 1958 4 issues (0 indexed) Add 1958 - 1958
Monthly Playbox 1904 6 issues (0 indexed) Add 1904 - 1905
My Favourite 1928 351 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 350) 1928 - 1934
Only My Fun 1908 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 22 October 1908
The Penny Wonder 1912 47 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 46) 1912 - 1912
Playbox 1898 2 issues (0 indexed) Add 1898 - ?
Playbox 1905 61 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 60) 1905 - 1910
Playbox [m] 1910 44 issues (0 indexed) Add 1910 - 1913
Playbox 1925 1279 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 1270) 1925 - 1955
Playbox Annual [b] 1909 48 issues (0 indexed) Have 7 (Need 41) 1909 - 1956
Playhour [m] 1910 3 issues (0 indexed) Add 1910 - 1910
Playhour Pictures 1954 31 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 31) 16 October 1954 - 14 May 1955
Playtime 1919 243 issues (0 indexed) Have 4 (Need 242) 1919 - 1923
Playtime 1923 307 issues (0 indexed) Add 1923 - 1929
Puck 1904 1867 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1865) 30 July 1904 - 1940
Radio Fun [m] 1938 1018 issues (11 indexed) Have 53 (Need 975) 1938 - 1959
Radio Fun Annual 1940 21 issues (2 indexed) Have 19 (Need 3) 1940 - 1960
The Rainbow 1914 1898 issues (1 indexed) Have 11 (Need 1891) February 14, 1914 - April 28, 1956
Rainbow Annual [b] 1927 10 issues (0 indexed) Have 10 (Need 1) 1927 - ?
Round the Nursery Fire 1915 5 issues (0 indexed) Add 18 December 1915 - 1915
Roxy 1958 288 issues (55 indexed) Have 54 (Need 259) 1958 - 14 September 1963
School Friend 1950 762 issues (0 indexed) Have 213 (Need 550) 1950 - 1965
School Friend Picture Library [m] 1962 39 issues (0 indexed) Have 13 (Need 26) February 1962 - 1965
Sparkler 1931 251 issues (0 indexed) Add 1931 - 1939
Sports Fun 1922 13 issues (0 indexed) Add 1922 - 1922
Sun [m] 1952 395 issues (10 indexed) Have 344 (Need 64) March 29,1952 - 1959
Sun Comic [m] 1949 122 issues (0 indexed) Have 72 (Need 53) 1949 - March 22 1952
Sunbeam 1922 173 issues (0 indexed) Add 1922 - 1926
Sunbeam 1926 747 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 747) 1926 - 1940
Sunday Fairy 1919 22 issues (0 indexed) Add 1919 - 1919
Super Detective Library [m] 1953 154 issues (123 indexed) Have 156 (Need 4) March 1953 - 1959 ?