Cardal Publishing

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Cardal Publishing
Status defunct
Founded c. 1947
Headquarters location 83 Ducie Street Manchester, England, UK[1]
Publication types Magazines, novels, comics

Cardal Publishing was a British magazine and comic publisher active during the Golden Age of comics, based in Manchester, England.

The company's publications included erotic fiction and Western novellas, as well as comics.

According to comic historian and critic Steve Holland, cash flow problems caused by obscenity fines forced the firm out of business before the end of the 1940s.[2] The company was liquidated in 1951.[3][4]

The indicia to Streamline Comics note that the comic was printed by The Assurance Agents Press, 132-4 Great Ancoats St, the next street to Cardal's Ducie Street offices.[5]

Popular fiction magazines[edit]

  • Western Magazine (c. 1947)
  • Girls' Journal (Aug 1947) [6]
  • Gay-etty (c.1949) [7] - erotic fiction
  • Winter Frolics (1 issue?) (c. 1949) [8] - erotic fiction

Other magazines[edit]

  • Girl's Review (1947) (1 issue) [9]

Novels[edit]

  • The Man who Rode by Night, by Dick Sharples - pocket Western
  • One Man's War, by Hank Johnson (1949) - pocket Western

The Man Who Rode by Night / One Man's War were published in a single edition in the US.

Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medway, Jim. "Streamline No. 4, Cardal Publishing". Paw Quality Comics. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Holland, Steve (1993). 'The Mushroom Jungle: a History of Postwar Paperback Publishing. Westbury, Wilts.: Zeon Books. pp. 53–54. ISBN 1-874113-01-7. 
  3. ^ "Notices of Appointments of Liquidators". The London Gazette. 27 February 1951. p. 1061. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Notices of Appointments of Liquidators". The London Gazette. 6 April 1951. p. 1842. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Medway, Jim. "Streamline No. 4, Cardal Publishing". Paw Quality Comics. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Philsp.com". Magazine Issues. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Philsp.com". Magazine Issues (p.165). Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "The FictionMags Index". Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Philsp.com". Magazine Issues (p.172). Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Paw Quality Comics". Retrieved 11 October 2012.