Some of the Fleetway titles owned by 2000AD publisher, Rebellion
Some of the Fleetway titles owned by 2000AD publisher, Rebellion

First Published: 4th October 2018
Last Updated: 4th October 2018

Over the years, a number of companies have purchased rights to various comic brands and characters, often prompting questions about whether that company will start publishing collections of characters they don’t own on social media.

This list, based where possible on information supplied by the companies listed, attempts to identify the comics key companies own, and is largely focused on “classic” brands rather than ongoing titles such as 2000AD, Beano, Commando and The Phoenix.

We hope it answers many of the questions British comic fans may have about who publishes what. Where there is an official web site, fan web site or page about a particular title, we plan to include links to them.

Additions and corrections are very welcome. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every British comics title ever published or the number of each comic published, but hopefully offers some guidance to comic fans and prospective licensors of comics material.

Please note: Any days and month listed below in section refers to the cover date of the first and last issue. This is not the publication date, it is the “off sale date” – the date on comic titles was guidance to newsagents on when to take a title off the shelves and replace it with the new edition

Beano 80th Anniversary Poster
This 80th anniversary Beano art features over 250 characters from the comic!

DC Thomson
Web: www.dcthomson.co.uk

Based in Dundee, DC Thomson is best known today for the weekly Beano humour comic, and as publisher of Commando and EPIC, but it has a rich legacy of titles dating back over a century, including superhero-style characters published in the 1920s – well before they became popular in the United States.

• Michael Carroll has compiled a DC Thomson comics timeline here on Rusty Staples

Adventures Titles

Adventure (17th September 1921 – 14th January 1961) – merged in The Rover

Buddy (1st February 1981 – 6th August 1983) – merged into The Victor
Bullet (14th February 1976 – 2nd December 1978) – merged into Warlord

Champ (25 February 1984 – 19th October 1985) – merged into The Victor
The Crunch (20th January 1979 – 26th January 1980) – merged into The New Hotspur

The Hornet (14th September 1963 – 7th February 1976) – merged into The New Hotspur
• Victor and Hornet Fan Site – www.victorhornetcomics.co.uk

The Hotspur (2nd September 1933 – 17th October 1959) – relaunched as The New Hotspur
The New Hotspur (24th October 1959 – 24th January 1981) – merged into Victor

The Red Arrow (19th March 1932 – 18th March 1933) – merged into Adventure

Scoop (21st January 1978 – 10th October 1981) – merged into The Victor
Spike (22nd January 1983 – 28th April 1984) – merged into Champ

The Vanguard (13th October 1923 – 22nd May 1926) – possibly merged with Adventure
The Victor (25th April 1961 – 21st) November 1992
• Victor and Hornet Fan Site – www.victorhornetcomics.co.uk

Warlord (28th September 1974 – 27th September 1986) – merged into The Victor
The Wizard (23rd September 1922 – 16th November 1963) – merged into The Rover
The Wizard (1970 – 1st February 1970 – 25th June 1978) – merged into Victor

Sports Titles

The Rover (4th March 1922 – 20th January 1973) – merged into The Wizard
The Skipper ( 6th September 1930 – 1st February 1941)
Girls Titles

Bunty (18th January 1958 – 17th February 2001)
Blue Jeans (22nd January 1977 – 16th March 1991) – merged into Jackie with Jackie dated 23 March 1991
Cherie (1st October 1960 – 19th October 1963) – merged into Romeo
Debbie (17th February 1973 – 15th January 1983) – merged into Mandy – read Michael Carroll’s feature on this comic Rusty Staples
Diana (23rd February 1963 – 4th December 1976) – merged into Jackie
Emma (25th February 1978 – 8th September 1979) – merged with Judy
Hi! for Girls (4th March 1988 – 1992 – last issue publication date information welcome)
Jackie (11th January 1964 – 3rd July 1993)
Judy (16th January 1960 – 11th May 1991) – relaunched as Mandy & Judy – merged into Bunty
Mandy (21st January 1967 – 11th May 1991) – relaunched as Mandy & Judy – merged into Bunty
Mandy & Judy (18 May 1991 – 24th May 1997) – merged into Bunty
Nikki for Girls (23rd February 1985 – 9th September 1989) – merged into Bunty
Patches (10th March 1979 – 6th January 1989) – merged into Blue Jeans
Romeo (31st August 1957 – 14th September 1974) merged into Diana
Shout (1993-present)
Spellbound (25th September 1976 – 14th January 1978) – merged into Debbie
Suzy (10th September 1982 – 13th June 1987) – merged into Bunty
Tracy (6th October 1979 – 19th January 1985) – merged into Judy
TV Tops (10th October 1981 – 28th January 1984) – originally titled Tops, merged into Suzy

Humour Titles

The Beano (30th July 1938 – Present)
Official web site: www.beano.com
BeanoMAX (15th February 2007 – 1 June 2013) – rebranded as Dennis the Menace and Gnasher’s Epic Magazine
The Beezer (21st January 1956 -15th September 1990) – relaunched as The Beezer and Topper
Beezer Golden Years Blog – thebeezersgoldenyears.blogspot.com (not updated since 2010)
The Beezer and Topper (22nd September 1990 – 21st August 1993) -Relaunch of The Topper and The Beezer
The Best of Beezer (1988–1996)
The Best of Topper (1988–1996)
Buzz (20th January 1973 – 4th January 1975) – merged into The Topper
Classics from the Comics (1st March 1996 – 1st October 2010)
Cracker (18th January 1975 – 11th September 1976) – merged into The Beezer
The Dandy (4th December 1937 – 4th December 2012) – renamed Dandy Xtreme between 2007–2010
Dennis the Menace and Gnasher’s Epic Magazine (1st July 2013 – 1st April 2016) – rebranded as: Epic!
Epic! (1st May 2016 – Present) – rebranding of: Dennis the Menace and Gnasher’s Epic Magazine
Goodie Bag Mag (2003–2011)
Hoot (26th October 1985 – 25th October 1986) – merged into The Dandy
The Magic Comic (22nd July 1939 – 25th January 1941)
The Magic Comic (1976 – 31st January 1976 – 24 February 1979)
The Midget Comic (5th June 1930 – 12th September 1930)
Nutty (14th February 1980 – 14th September 1985) – merged into The Dandy
Plug (24th September 1977 – 24th February 1979) – merged into The Beezer
Sparky (23rd January 1965 – 9th July 1977) – merged into The Topper
The Topper (7th February 1953 – 15th September 1990)- relaunched as The Beezer and Topper

Licensed Titles

Bucky O’Hare (20th March 1992 – 11th December 1992)
Danger Mouse (1st July 2016 – 1st July 2017)
Hurricanes (30th September 1993 – 2nd December 1993)

Nursery Titles

Animal Planet (2011–present)
Animals & You (1998–present)
Bimbo (18th March 1961 – 22nd January 1972)
Little Star (29th January 1972 – 24th January 1976) – merged into Twinkle
Pepper Street (19th January 1985 – 9th May 1987) – merged into Twinkle
Twinkle (27th January 1968 – 5th June 1999)

Pocket Library Titles

Adventure

Commando Comics (1st June 1961 – Present)
Official web site: www.commandocomics.com
Football Picture Story Monthly (1st June 1986 – 1st October 2003)
Red Dagger (23rd October 1979 – 1st June 1984) – read our check list to Red Dagger here
Starblazer (1st April 1979 – 1st January 1991) – read our guide to Starblazer, including a full issue guide starting here with “Blazing through the Secrecy” by Jeremy Briggs

Girls

Blue Jeans Photo Novel (10th June 1980 – 1992, final publication date information welcome)
Blue Rosette Romances (1959 – 1st April 1965) – merged into Star Love Stories
Bunty Picture Story Library for Girls (1st May 1963 – 1997)
Debbie Picture Story Library for Girls (1st April 1978 – 1993, final publication date information welcome)
Golden Heart Love Stories (1957 – March 1965) – merged into Star Love Stories
Judy Picture Story Library for Girls (1st May 1963 – 1994)
Love and Life Library (1957 – March 1965) merged into Star Love Stories
Lucky Charm (23rd October 1979 – 1st June 1984)
Mandy Picture Story Library for Girls (1st April 1978 -1997, final publication date information welcome)
Silver Moon Romances (1958 – 1st March 1965) – merged into Star Love Stories
Star Love Stories (1st April 1965 – 1st September 1990 – Relaunch of Golden Heart Love Stories)

Humour

Beano Comic Library (1st April 1983 – 1997) -Relaunched as The Fun-Size Beano
The Beano Superstars (1992 – 2002)
Dandy Comic Library (1st April 1983 -1997) -relaunched as The Fun-Size Dandy
Dandy Comic Library Special (1987 – 1994)
The Fun-Size Beano (1997 – 1st November 2010) – relaunched from: Beano Comic Library
The Fun-Size Dandy (1997 – 1st November 2010) – relaunched from Dandy Comic Library

The Sunday Post (1936–present) features “The Broons”, “Nero and Zero”, “Nosey Parker Our Muddling Meddler” and “Oor Wullie”

Dan Dare Corporation
Web: www.dandare.com

The Dan Dare Corporation own the Eagle comics brand – both the original 1950s incarnation, including the space hero Dan Dare, and the 1980s reboot, and the characters that first appeared in that title (but not characters and strips absorbed into it from Tiger, for example)

Eagle (Volume One) ran for 991 issues between 14th April 1950 – 26th April 1969, before merging with Lion
Eagle (Volume Two) ran for 505 issues between 27the March 1982,
monthly from May 1991 – January 1994

The company states on its web site that it owns “Computer Warrior”,  “Storm Force”,  “Ghost Squad”,  “Manix”,  “The Fists of Danny Pyke”,  “Crowe Street Comp”,  “Walk or Die”,  “Survival”,  “The Amstore Computer”,  “Doomlord” and  “Detective Zed”.

However, it’s been pointed out that “Storm Force” first appeared in Battle and “Ghost Squad” is a “Death Wish” spin off; both of these strips are actually owned by Rebellion.

The Dan Dare Corporation web site makes no mention of strips that were published in the original Eagle apart from “Dan Dare”, although they have been the first port of call by publishers to reprint, for example, Frank Hampson’s “Road of Courage”. Some strips published in Eagle remained the property of creators as they appeared elsewhere before appearing in Eagle – for example “PC 49” and “Riders of the Range”.

The DDC do own all feature material published in the original Eagle.

EXPRESS Newspapers

In addition to its newspaper strip characters such as “Jeff Hawke”, Express Newspapers also owns, through acquisition, some of the elements of properties published by City Editions, including TV Century 21.

Although the Express owns these City Editions titles, to license publication of “Thunderbirds” strips from TV21, for example, you would require a license from ITV.

It is downthetubes understanding that following extensive correspondence by Chertok TV, owners of “My Favorite Martian” (published as “My Favourite Martian” in TV Century 21), the path was cleared for Anderson Entertainment to assert their rights to ownership of a number of non-TV strips such as “Secret Agent 21” and “Catch of Kill”.

Adventure Titles

Joe 90
Junior Express
Solo
TV Tornado (1967 to 1968)
TV Tornado

Girls Titles

Lady Penelope

Humour Titles

Huckleberry Hound Weekly (1961-67)
Yogi Bear’s Own (1962-64)

Nursery Titles

Candy (1967-68)

Look and Learn
Web: www.lookandlearn.com

Excluding the rights to certain comic strips (such as “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire”, now owned by Rebellion after their rights deal with TI Media in 2018) and some other easily identifiable material, (Some strips from Swift were also apparently retained by IPC).

Look and Learn own the rights to the following magazines:

The Bible Story (1964)
The Children’s Newspaper (1919-65)
Harold Hare (1959-64)
Jack and Jill (27th February 1954 — 29th June 1985 -presumably including the merger  titles Dickory Dock, Playbox and Toby)
Look and Learn (20 January 1962 – 17 April 1982)
Once Upon a Time (1969-73)
Playhour (1954-87 – presumably including merger titles such as Fun to Do, Fun to Know, Hey Diddle Diddle, Playhour Pictures, Tiny Tots and TV Toyland)
Ranger (1965-66)
Robin (1953-69)
Speed and Power (1974-75)
Swift (1954-63)
Teddy Bear (1963-73)
Tell Me Why (1968-70)
Treasure (1963-71)
World of Knowledge (1980-81)
World of Wonder (1970-75)

Look and Learn also owns the rights to the annuals and other books associated with these magazines. A few characters L&L bought have subsequently been sold on.

Mirror Group Newspapers
Licensing through Mirrorpix – www.mirrorpix.com

In addition to its newspaper strip characters such as “Andy Capp”, “Buck Ryan”, “Garth” and the “The Perishers”, the Mirror Group also owns, through acquisition of London and North Surrey Newspapers, the comic titles published by Polystyle Publications.

Although the company owns these titles, it only has licensing rights to the strips published that do not feature TV, film or other third party properties. To license publication of “UFO” strips from Countdown, you would require a license from ITV.

The licensing of some strips is further complicated by other associated rights. For example, the “Countdown” strip from Countdown, whose art up to 2008 resided in the archives of Express Newspapers along with some TV21 and Lady Penelope artworks, features spaceships used in 2001: A Space Odyssey, which would require a license from either the owners of MGM or the Stanley Kubrick estate.

The Mirror Group has no ownership of the Doctor Who strips published in TV Comic, Countdown and Countdown and TV Action. These rights are held by Panini UK, who acquired them as part of their ownership of the assets of Marvel UK in the mid 1990s.

BEEB (1985)
Buttons (1981–89)
Countdown/TV Action (1971–73)
I-Spy
Pippin (1966–1986)
Playland (1968–1975)
Read To Me (1977)
Target (1978)
TV Comic (1951–1984)

Panini UK

In addition to its current publishing catalogue which includes Marvel superhero strips published under license, Panini acquired Marvel UK’s assets in the mid 1990s, which includes the Doctor Who strips published in TV Comic, Countdown etc.

It does not own the Marvel UK characters, which remain Marvel property.

For a guide to both published and unpublished Marvel UK comics check out the downthetubes “Genesis 1992” page
It Came From Darkmoor is a great Marvel UK blog
Starlogged regularly features Marvel UK items

Rebellion have owned 2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and other related titles for some years, but bought Egmont UK’s classic comics archive and art in 2016 and acquired most of the IPC titles published before 1970, owned by TI Media, in 2018.

Prior to this, ownership of many classic British comics was split between IPC, which was bought by Time Warner – prompting publication of the Albion mini-series by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Shane Oakley and two other mini-series – and Egmont UK. (The indications are that Rebellion own these series).

In the 199os, the two publishers agreed a split on rights that meant that titles published before January 1970 remained the property of IPC and any titles and characters published after that were the property of Egmont. That complicated arrangement – there were exceptions to the agreement, such as characters published in Buster, still being published by Egmont – is now negated.

In addition to the comics below, Rebellion also owns “classic” characters such as Sexton Blake and Billy Bunter.

This list does not include the various Disney titles published by IPC under license, continued by Egmont UK.

Please note that in the late 19th century and early 20th some comic titles relaunched with second volumes, almost immediately after the end of the first, with no real indication of change other than in the indicia. For the purposes of clarity, we’ve referred to subsequent volumes as “Volume Two” etc in the list below. But do note there may be little or no indication of a “new volume” in the titles themselves.

Paperwork on the ownership of titles for Amalgamated Press, IPC and related company titles is not as detailed as it is for companies such as DC Thomson.

Adventure and Sports Comics
Note that many adventure comics also included humour strips, until the 1980s/90s

2000AD (26th February 1977 – present)

Action (First series – 14th February 1976 – 16th October 1976
Action (Second series – 4th December 1976 – 12th November 1977) – merged with Battle Action
All-Action Monthly (February – September 1987)

Visit the downthetubes Action Mirco Site compiled by Moose Harris

Battle Picture Library (1961 – 1984); Battle Action (19th November 1977 – 1st October 1983); Battle Action Force (8th October 1983 – 23rd January 1988) — merged with Eagle

Champion (26th February 1996 – 4th June 1996) – merged with Lion
Chronicles of Judge Dredd (1981)
Comet (20th September 1946 – 17th October 1959) – merged with Tiger
Crisis (17th September 1988 – October 1991)

Diceman (January 1986 – October 1986)

Fantastic (18th February 1967 — 7th September 1968) — merged into Smash!

Hurricane (29th February 1964 – 8th May 1965) – merged Tiger

Jag (4th May 1968 – 29th March 1969) – merged with Tiger

Jet (1st May 1971 – 25th September 1971) – merged with Buster
Judge Dredd Megazine (October 1990 – present)
Judge Dredd: Lawman of the Future (1995 – 1996)

Knockout (4th March 1939 16 February 1963) – merged with Valiant (note there was also a later humour title with the same title)

Lion (23rd February 1952 – 18th May 1974) – merged with Valiant
Look Alive (18th September 1982 – 16th October 1982)
Look-In (9th January 1971 – 1994)

Mystery & Suspense (8th April 1997 — 30th October 1998)

Pow! (21 January 1967 — 13 January 1968) — merged with Wham!

Revolver (July 1990 – January 1991) – merged with Crisis

Scream! (24th March 1984 – 30th June 1984) – merged with Eagle
Scream fan site at www.backfromthedepths.co.uk
Smash (5th February 1966 – 3rd May 1971) – merged with Valiant
Speed (23rd February 1980 – 25th October 1980) – merged with Tiger
Starlord (13th May 1978 – 7th October 1978) – merged with 2000 AD
Sun (11th November 1947 – 17th October 1959) – merged with Lion
Thunder (17th October 1970 – 12th March 1971) – merged with Lion

Terrific (15 April 1967 — 3 February 1968) — merged into Fantastic
Thriller Comics (November 1951 – May 1963)
Tiger (Sept. 11, 1954 – March 30, 1985)
Tornado (24th March 1979 -n 18th August 1979) – merged with 2000AD
True War (1978)
TV 21 & Joe 90 (27th September 1969 25 September 1971) – merged with Valiant
See notes about Express Newspapers above on the TV21 brand

Valiant (6th October 1962 – 16th October 1976) – merged with Battle
Valiant – Story of the West (April 1962)
Vulcan (27th September 1975 – 3rd April 1976) – merged with Valiant

War Comic Home Journal (25th November 1899 – 10th February 1900)
War Picture Library (1 September 1958 – 3 December 1984)
Wham! (20 June 1964 – 13 January 1968) — merged into Pow!
Wildcat (22nd October 1988 – 25th March 1989) – merged with Eagle

Sports Comic Titles

Hot-Shot (13th August 1988 – 28th January 1989) – merged Roy of the Rovers
Johnny Cougar’s Wrestling Monthly (October 1992 – March 1993)
Roy of the Rovers (25th September 1976 – 20th March 1993)
Best of Roy of the Rovers Monthly (April 1988 – June 1990)
Roy of the Rovers Monthly (July 1990)
Official Roy of the Rovers site: royoftheroversofficial.com

Scorcher (10th June 1970 – 26th June 1971) – merged with Scorcher & Score
Scorcher & Score (3rd July 1971 – 5th October 1974) – merged with Tiger
Score n’ Roar (19th September 1970 – 26th June 1971) – merged with Scorcher & Score
Shoot (16th August 1969 – December 2008
Sports Fun (11th February 1922 – 6th May 1922)

Tiger (11th September 1954 – 30th March 1985) – merged with Eagle
Note: Tiger did not start out as a solely “sports” comic but became one

Girls Titles

Bonnie (16th March 1974 – 10th May 1974)

Dreamer (19th September 1981 – 15th May 1982) – merged with Girl

Fabulous – renamed Fabulous 208 from June 1966 then Fab 208 from August 1975 (18th January 1964 – 27th September 1980)

Girl (Volume One – 2nd November 1951 – 3rd October 1964) – merged with Princess; Volume Two – 14th January 1981 – 1990)

Girls Crystal (23rd October 1937 – 18th May 1940) – merged with School Friend

Heartbeat (3rd October 1981 – 10th May 1982) – merged with My Guy

Jinty (11th May 1974 – 21st November 1981) – merged with Tammy IPC
June (18th March 1961 – 15th June 1974) – merged with Tammy

Lindy (21st June 1975 – 1st November 1975) – merged with Jinty
Love Romance (May 1950 – information on date of last issue welcomed)

Mates (8th February 1975 – 29th August 1981) – merged with Oh Boy
Marilyn (19th March 1955 – 18th September 1965) – merged with Valentine
Mirabelle (10th September 1956 – 22nd October 1977) – merged with Pink
Misty (4th February 1978 – 12th January 1980) – merged with Tammy
My Guy (4th March 1978 – final issue date information welcome)

Oh Boy (12th October 1976 – 12th January 1985) – merged with My Guy

Penny (24th May 1979 – 5th May 1980) – merged with Jinty
Petticoat (1966 – 1975) — merged with Hi
Photo Love (31st March 1979 – 29th January 1981) – merged with Oh Boy
Photo Secret Love (15th March 1980 – 30th January 1981) – merged with Photo Love
Pink (24th March 1973 – 14th June 1980) – merged with Mates
Pixie (24th June 1972 – 13th January 1973) – merged with June
Poppet (5th October 1963 – 11th July 1964) – merged with June
Princess (30th January 1960 – 16th September 1967) – merged with Princess Tina
Princess (24th September 1983 – 31st March 1984) – merged with Tammy
Princess Tina (23rd September 1967 – merged with Pink in 1973)

Roxy (15th March 1958 – 14th September 1963) – merged with Valentine
Sally (14th June 1969 – 27th March 1971) – merged with Tammy
Sandie (12th February 1972 – 20th October 1973) – merged with Tammy
School Friend (20th May 1950 – 23rd June 1965) – merged with June
Serenade (22nd September 1962 – 9thFebruary 1963) – merged with Valentine

Tammy (6th February 1971 – 23rd June 1984) – merged with Girl
Tina (25th February 1967 – 16th September 1967) – merged with Princess Tina
TV Fan (12th September 1959 – 30th January 1960) – merged with Valentine

Valentine (19th January 1957 – 9th November 1974) – merged with Mirabelle

Humour Titles
Note that many humour comics also included adventures strips, until the 1980s/90s

Best of Krazy (June 1978)
Big Comic Fortnightly (June 1988 – 1994)
Big One (17th October 1964 – 10th February 1965)
Buster (28th May 1960 – 4th January 2000)
Buster Puzzle Book (1969)
• Buster fan site at www.bustercomic.com

Charlie Chaplin’s Fun Book (1915)
Cheeky Weekly (22nd October 1977 – 2nd February 1997) – merged with Whoopee
• Cheekly Weekly blog at cheekyweekly.blogspot.com
Cheerio (17th May 1919 – 17th April 1919) – merged with Kinema Comic
Chicks Own (22nd September 1920 – 9th March 1957)
Chuckles (10th January 1914 – 1st December 1923) – merged with Jungle Jinks
Comic Cuts (17th May 1890 – 12th September 1953) – merged with Knockout
Comic Life (30th December 1899 – 21st January 1899) – merged with My Favourite Henderson
Comic Relief Comic (1991)
Cor!! (6th June 1970 – 15th June 1974) – merged with Buster

Film Fun (17th January 1920 – 8th September 1962) – merged with Buster
Film Picture Stories (28th July 1934 – 16th February 1935) – merged with Film Fun
There’s a guide to this title here on DanDareInfo
Firefly (28th February 1914 – 13th February 1915); Firefly ‘Volume 2’ (20th February 1915 – 31st March 1917) – merged with Butterfly
Fun & Fiction (14th October 1911 – 21st February 1914) – merged with Firefly
Funny Wonder (26th December 1914 – 16th May 1942) – merged with Wonder

Giggle (29th April 1967 – 13th January 1968) – merged with Buster
Golden Penny Comic (14th October 1922 – 28th January 1928) – merged with Comic Cuts

Halfpenny Wonder (28th March 1914 – 19th December 1914)
– merged with Funny Wonder
Happy Days (8th October 1938 – 5th August 1939) – merged with Chicks Own

Illustrated Chips (Volume One – 26th July 1890 – 30th August 1890); ‘Volume Two’ 6th September 1890 – 12th September 1953) – merged with Film Fun

Jackpot (5th May 1979 – 30th January 1982) – merged with Buster
Jester (27th January 1912 – 18th December 1920) – merged with Jolly Jester
Jester & Wonder (24th May 1902 – 20th January 1912) – merged with Jester
Jester (23rd February 1924 – 18th May 1940) – merged with Funny Wonder
Jingles (13th January 1934 – 29th May 1954) – merged with TV Fun
Joker (5th November 1927 – 18th May 1940) – merged with Illustrated Chips
Jolly Comic (19th January 1935 – 28th October 1939) – merged with Comic Cuts
Jolly Jester (25th December 1920 – 15th January 1924) – merged with Jester
Jungle Jinks (8th December 1923 – 7th February 1925) – merged with Playbox
Junior Puzzles (June 1978- June 1982)

Kinema Comic (24th May 1920 15th October 1932) – merged with Film Fun
Krazy (16th October 1976 – 15th May 1978) – merged with Whizzer & Chips
Knockout (2nd June 1971 – 23rd June 1973) — merged with Whizzer and Chips (note there was also an earlier adventure title with the same title)
Krazy (16th October 1976 — 15th April 1978) — merged with Whizzer and Chips

Larks (29th October 1927 – 18th May 1940) – merged with Comic Cuts
Little Sparks (Volume One – 24th May 1920 – 15th May 1920; Volume Two – 22nd May 1920 – 30th September 1922) – merged with Sunbeam
Lots-O’-Fun (17th March 1906 – 16th February 1929) – merged with Crackers

Monster Fun Comic (14th June 1975 – 30th October 1976) – merged with Buster

Nipper (31st January — 12th September 1987) — merged into Buster

Penny Wonder (10th January 1912 – 28th December 1912) – merged with Wonder

Oink! (3rd May 1986 – 22 October 1988) — merged into Buster
Note – many of the strips featured in Oink! are creator owned
• Phil’s Oink! Blog is at the-oink-blog.blogspot.com

Radio Fun (15th October 1938 – 18th February 1961) – merged with Buster

School Fun (15th October 1983 – 26th May 1984) – merged with Buster
Shiver & Shake (10th March 1973 – 5th October 1974) – merged with Whoopee

Tiger Tim’s Tales (1st June 1919 – 24th January 1920) – merged with Tiger Tim’s Weekly
Tiger Tim’s Weekly (31st January 1920 – 12th November 1921; relaunch volume 19th November 1921 – 18th May 1940) – merged with Rainbow
Tip Top (21st April 1934 – 29th May 1954) – merged with TV Fun
Top Spot (25th October 1958 – 16th January 1960) – merged with Film Fun
TV Fun (19th September 1953 – 5th September 1959) – merged with TV Fan

Whizzer & Chips (18th October 1969 – 17th October 1990) – merged with Buster
Whoopee (9th March 1974 – April 1985) – merged with Whizzer & Chips
Wonder (30th July 1892 – 27th January 1893) – merged with Funny Wonder
Wonder (1st June 1901 – 9th November 1901; Volume Two, 16th November 1901 – 3rd May 1902) – merged with Wonder & Jester
Wonder (4th January 1913 – 21st March 1914) – merged with Halfpenny Wonder
Wonder (30th May 1942 – 12th September 1953) – merged with Radio Fun
Wonder & Jester (10th May 1902 – 17th May 1902) – merged with Jester & Wonder
Wow (5th June 1982 – 25th June 1983) – merged with Whoopee!

Licensed Titles

Black Hole (January 1980)
Grange Hill Magazine (1980 – 1981)
M.A.S.K. (25th October 1986 – 22nd October 1988) – merged with Eagle
Red Dwarf Smegazine (March 1992 – January 1994)
Ring-Raiders (18th September 1989 25 November 1989)
Supernaturals (31st October 1987 – 4th March 1988)
Toxic Crusaders (14th August 1992 – Late 1992 – exact dates welcome)
Vampirella (February 1975 – May 1975)

Nursery Titles

Bo-Peep & Little Boy Blue (19th October 1929 – 14th April 1934) – Merged into Chicks Own
Bobo Bunny (22nd March 1969 – 27th January 1969) – merged into Hey Diddle Diddle
Bubbles & The Children’s Fairy (16th April 1921 – 24th May 1941) – Merged with Chicks Own
Butterfly (19th September 1904 – 31st September 1904) – became Butterfly & Firefly
Butterfly & Firefly (7th April 1917 – 17th October 1925) – became Butterfly
Butterfly (24th October 1925 – 18th May 1940) – became Butterfly & Merry

Children’s Fairy (1st November 1919 – 9th April 1921) – merged with Bubbles
Children’s Sunday Fairy (11th October 1919 – 25th October 1919) – merged with Children’s Fairy
Chips Comic (12th March 1983 – 10th July 1983) – merged with Playhour
Chips Comic Book (October 1984)
Crackers (22nd January 1929 – 31st May 1941) – merged with Jingles

Favourite Comic (21st January 1911 – 31st March 1917) – merged with Merry & Bright

Golden (23rd October 1937 – 18th May 1940) – merged with Jingles

Merry & Bright (22nd October 1910 – 31st March 1917) – merged with Merry & Bright the Favourite Comic
Merry & Bright the Favourite Comic (7th May 1917 – 19th January 1935) – merged with Butterfly
My Favourite Sparkler (28th January 1928 – 13th October 1934)

Playbox (1925 – 1955) — merged with Jack and Jill
Rainbow (14th February 1914 – 28th May 1956) – merged with Tiny Tots
Puck (1904 – 1940) — merged with Sunbeam
Playtime (Volume One – 29th March 1919 – 17th November 1923; Volume Two – 24 November 1923 12 October 1929) – merged with Bo-Peep
Puck (30th July 1904 – 11th May 1940) – merged with Sunbeam

Rainbow (1914 – 1956) — merged with Tiny Tots

See-Saw (9th October 1976 – 16th July 1977) – merged with Toby
Sparks (3rd May 1919 – 17th May 1920) – merged with/changed to Little Sparks
Sparkler (20th October 1934 – 5th August 1939) – merged with Crackers
Sunbeam (7th October 1922 – 23rd January 1926; Volume Two 30th January 1926 – 25th May 1940) – merged with Tiny Tots
Sunday Fairy – merged with Children’s Sunday Fairy
(10th May 1919 – 4th October 1919)
Sunny Stories 12th July 1958 – 19th June 1971) – merged with Disneyland

Tiny Tots (1927-1959) — merged with Playhour

Wonderland Tales (1st June 1919 – 30th May 1920) – merged with Wonderland Tales Weekly
Wonderland Tales Weekly (5th June 1920 – 26th June 1920) – merged with Wonderland Weekly
Wonderland Weekly (5th July 1920 – 23rd July 1921) – merged with Young Folks Tales

Picture Libraries

Adventure

Air Ace Picture Library (January 1960 – November 1970)
– merged with War Picture Library
Action Picture Library (August 1969 – October 1970)

Battle Picture Library (January 1961 – December 1984)

Cowboy Comics / Picture Library (May 1950 – September 1962)

Eagle Picture Library (May 1985 – November 1985) NB title might be owned by the Dan Dare Corporation

Fleetway Super Library: Fantastic Series (January 1967 – January 1967) – merged with Fleetway Super Library: Stupendous Series
Fleetway Super Library: Front Line Series (January 1967 – January 1968)
Fleetway Super Library: Secret Agent Series (January 1967 – January 1968)
Fleetway Super Library: Stupendous Series (February 1967 – January 1968)

Giant War Picture Library (June 1964 – December 1965)

Lion Picture Library (October 1963 – May 1969)
Lone Rider Picture Library (July 1961 – February 1962)

Super Detective Picture Library (March 1953 – December 1960)

Thriller Comics (November 1951 – May 1963)
Tiger Sports Picture Library (July 1961 – December 1961)
Top Secret Picture Library (July 1974 – February 1976)

Valiant Picture Library (June 1963 – May 1969)
Valiant Story of the West (1966)

War Picture Library (September 1958 – December 1984)
War at Sea Picture Library (February 1962 – July 1963)
Wild West Picture Library (May 1966 – January 1971)

Humour

Buster Adventure Picture Library (July 1966 – December 1967)

Girls

Confessions Library (February 1959 – December 1960)

Famous Romance Library (Launched January 1958, final publication date welcome)

Girl Picture Library (August 1984, final publication date welcome)

June & School Friend and Princess Picture Library (June 1966, final publication date welcome)
June & School Friend Picture Library (October 1965 – June 1966)

Love Story Picture Library (August 1952, final publication date welcome)

My Guy Monthly (August 1984, final publication date welcome)

Princess Picture Library (July 1961, final publication date in 1966 welcome)

Romantic Confessions Picture Library (1961, final publication date welcome)

School Friend Picture Library (February 1962 – September 1965) – merged with June & School Friend Picture Library
School Girls Picture Library (July 1957 – September 1965) – merged with June & School Friend Picture Library

True Life Library (1955, final publication date welcome)

ADDITIONAL Web Links

For more British Comics Reference visit out Links page

Bear Alley – Steve Hollands’s Site – see also Steve’s British Juvenile Story Papers and Pocket Libraries Index
Blimey! – Lew Stringer’s Site
British Comic Libraries – compiled by Vic Whittle
Comics UK Forum
Dan Dare Info: Complete AP/ Fleetway Index – this brilliant list include number of issues for each title
Great News For All Readers
Phil’s Oink! Blog also features articles on other British comics
• Rusty Staples – Michael Carroll’s site
Starlogged 

Girls Comics
The Jinty Resource
Girls Comics of Yesterday
Out of this World

Humour Comics

Toonhoound – Fleetway Street
Wikipedia: Fleetway Publications – a history

The Great News for All Readers Guide to Brtish Comics Mergers