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Magazines published by John Spencer and Company

John Spencer and Company, a UK publisher, started with a series of one-off titles in 1948/1949, including: These were followed in the early 1950's by four different pocketbook sf magazines which were both undistinguished and, apart for the titles, indistinguishable. The first was Futuristic Science Stories, which ran on an almost quarterly basis for fifteen issues (although a sixteenth issue, with all stories written by John S. Glasby, appeared four years after the magazine folded).  This was followed, in short order, by Tales of Tomorrow, Worlds of Fantasy and Wonders of the Spaceways.

Following these, in 1954, Spencer launched two new magazines, both devoted to weird fiction - Supernatural Stories and Out of This World. The latter only lasted for two issues, each of which were later printed as issues of Supernatural Stories.   Supernatural Stories itself had a rather more complex history. The first series (mainly written by John S. Glasby) ran for eight issues.  There was then a hiatus of almost two years until it was revived as one of the Badger Books paperback lines (this time mostly written by Lionel Fanthorpe).  Three of these issues were titled Out of This World on the cover and spine, and several others (which consisted of a single novel each) were headed Supernatural Series.

Ace Western

1949    
Mar
                 

Bohemian Tales

1948 X

Crime Confessions (UK)

1948          
Jun
           

Dynamic Detective Cases

1949       Apr                

Harem Frolics

1948  
Summer
   

Mystery Crime Cases

1948                     Nov  

Phantom Detective Cases

1948            
Jul
         

Thrilling Western

1948            
Jul
         

Futuristic Science Stories

1950
#1

#2

#3
   
1951
#4

#5
     
1952
#6

#7

#8
   
1953
#9

#10

#11

#12

#13
1954
#14

#15
     
1955          
1956          
1957          
1958
v2 #16 (#16)
       

Tales of Tomorrow

1950
#1

#2 (Oct)

#3 (Nov)
 
1951        
1952
#4 (Jul)

#5 (Oct)
   
1953
#6 (Feb)

#7 (May)

#8 (Aug)

#9 (Oct)
1954
#10 (Apr)

#11 (Jun)
   

Worlds of Fantasy

1950
#1

#2

#3
 
1951
#4
     
1952
#5

#6

#7
 
1953
#8

#9 (Apr)

#10

#11
1954
#12

#13

#14
 

Wonders of the Spaceways

1951
#1
     
1952
#2

#3

#4

#5
1953
#6

#7

#8
 
1954
#9

#10
   

Supernatural Stories

The issues titled Out of This World are marked below as "as OOTW" and those titled Supernatural Series are marked as "as SSP".

1954
v1 #1, #1, (May)

v1 #2, #2, (Jul)

v1 #3, #3, (Sep)

v1 #4, #4, (Nov)
1955
v1 #5, #5, (Jan)

v1 #6, #6, (Mar)

v1 #7, #7, (May)

v1 #8, #8, (Aug)
1956        
1957
v1 #9, #9, (Spring)

v1 #10, #10, (Jun)

v1 #11, #11, (Aug)

v1 #12, #12, (Oct)

v1 #13, #13, (Dec)
as OOTW
1958
v1 #14, #14
(Feb)

v1 #15, #15
(Apr) as OOTW

v1 #16, #16
(Jun)

v1 #17, #17
(Aug) as OOTW

v1 #18, #18
(Oct)

v1 #19, #19
(Nov) as OOTW

v1 #20, #20
(Dec)
1959
v1 #21, #21
(Jan)

v1 #22, #22
(Feb)

v1 #23, #23
(Mar)

v1 #24, #24
(Apr)

v1 #25, #25
(May)

v1 #26, #26
(Jun)

v1 #27, #27
(Jul)

v1 #28, #28
(Sep)

#29 (Nov)
as SSP
1960
v1 #30, #30
(Jan)

v1 #31, #31
(Mar)

#32 (Mar)
as SSP

v1 #33, #33
(May)

v1 #34, #34
(Jun)

#35 (Jul)
as SSP

v1 #36, #36
(Aug)

v1 #37, #37
(Nov)
1961
v1 #38, #38
(Jan)

v1 #39, #39
(Feb)

#40 (Feb)
as SSP

v1 #41, #41
(Mar)

#42 (Mar)
as SSP

v1 #43, #43
(May)

#44 (May)
as SSP

v1 #45, #45
(Jun)
1961
#46 (Jun)
as SSP

v1 #47, #47
(Aug)

#48 (Aug)
as SSP

v1 #49, #49
(Oct)

#50 (Nov)
as SSP

v1 #51, #51
(Nov)
   
1962
#52 (Jan)
as SSP

v1 #53, #53
(Jan)

#54 (Mar)
as SSP

v1 #55, #55
(Mar)

#56 (Apr)
as SSP

v1 #57, #57
(Apr)

#58 (Jun)
as SSP

#59
(Jun)
1962
#60 (Jul)
as SSP

#61
(Jul)

#62 (Sep)
as SSP

#63
(Sep)

#64 (Oct)
as SSP

v1 #65, #65
(Oct)

#66 (Nov)
as SSP

#67
(Nov)
1963
#68 (Jan)
as SSP

v1#69, #69
(Jan)

#70 (Feb)
as SSP

#71
(Feb)

#72 (Apr)
as SSP

v1#73, #73
(Apr)

#74 (May)
as SSP

#75
(May)
1963
#76 (Jun)
as SSP

#77
(Jun)

#78 (Jul)
as SSP

#79
(Jul)

#80 (Sep)
as SSP

#81
(Sep)

#82 (Nov)
as SSP

v1#83, #83
(Nov)
1964
#84 (Jan)
as SSP

v1#85, #85
(Jan)

#86 (Mar)
as SSP

#87
(Mar)

#88 (May)
as SSP

#89
(May)

#90 (Jul)
as SSP

#91
(Jul)

#92 (Sep)
as SSP

#93
(Sep)
1965
#94 (Feb)
as SSP

#95
(Feb)

#96 (Apr)
as SSP

#97
(Jun)

#98 (Aug)
as SSP

#99
(Oct)

#100 (Dec)
as SSP

#101
(Dec)
   
1966
#102, (Spring) as SSP

#103, (Spring)

#104, (Summer) as SSP

#105, (Autumn)
1967
#106, (Spring) as SSP

#107, (Spring)
#108, (Summer) as SSP
(probably phantom)

#109, (Summer)

Out of This World

1954
v1 #1, #1
1955
v1 #2, #2