TV Comic was a British comic book published weekly from 9 November 1951 until 29 June 1984, with 1,697 issues. Originally started by Beaverbrook, it was published by Polystyle Publications from 1960. It featured stories based on television series running at the time of publication. The first issue ran to eight pages, with Muffin the Mule on the front cover. It also featured many other TV favourites of the day, including Mr. Pastry, Larry the Lamb, Tom Puss, Prince Valiant (Hal Foster reprint) Jack & Jill and Prudence Kitten.
In common with other British children's comics, TV Comic absorbed other, less successful titles during its run. These included TV Land and TV Express in 1962, TV Action (formerly Countdown) in 1973, Tom and Jerry Weekly in 1974 (Tom and Jerry already featured in TV Comic) and the short-lived Target in 1978.
Editors of TV Comic included Dick Millington (who also edited Pippin and created Mighty Moth), Robin Tucheck and John Lynott. Artists included Bill Titcombe, John Canning, Neville Main, H. Watts, Gerry Haylock, Mike Lacey and Steve Maher.
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