Running for 1,697 issues TV Comic was originally published by Beaverbrook from its first issue on the 9th November 1951, until 1960 when publication was taken over by Polystyle Publications who finally ended publication on the 29th June 1984. Declining sales had ended a 33 year run of weekly comics. Unlike many other comic it did not merge into another title and no warning that this was to be the last issue appeared within its pages, it simply did not appear the following week.
Early on this weekly comic featured Muffin the Mule as its cover star and throughout its run it always featured the latest childrens TV shows within its pages. As was common with many comics it also absorbed other less successful titles into its pages, these included TV Land and TV Express in 1962. TV Action in 1973 and the short lived Target in 1978.
During its run the featured many different series including:
Bootsie and Snudge
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Flaxton Boys
Four Feather Falls
Ken Dodd’s Diddymen
Muffin the Mule
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Tales of the Gold Monkey
There are some 600 or more issues of TV comic in the collection the earliest being issue 505, as well as many Annuals and Holiday specials. Eventually all of these issues will be collected on to this site.