Playboy, 1953 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
Publication Dates:
[December] 1953 - Fall 2019
Number of Issues Published:
720 (#v1#1 - #4/2019)
magazine size
Paper Stock:
heavy coated paper
saddle-stitched (v1#1 - v32#9); perfect bound (v32#10 & up)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing
Publication Type:
Series Details:
Publisher's Brands:
Indicia Publishers:
Many panel cartoons per issue; occasional comic stories. No March 1955 issue exists due to a missed staff deadline. That issue instead became the April 1955 (vol. 2 #4) issue. The series was otherwise published monthly until the July/August 2009 issue. With the January/February 2010 issue publication was reduced to ten issues per year. Circulation was eventually reduced to bimonthly and by 2019 quarterly.

The print magazine's suspension was announced on March 18, 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and other factors.

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

Index Status

Indexed Partially Indexed Pending Approval Reserved Skeleton Data Only

Image Resources Status

SoO and Indicia Indicia SoO No Scans