Polystyle Publications

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Polystyle Publications
StatusDissolved (1997)
PredecessorTV Publications
Founded12 May 1960
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationPaddington Green
London, W2
Publication typesChildren's comics and books
Nonfiction topicsComics based on television shows

Polystyle Publications Ltd was a British publisher of children's comics and books that operated from 1960 to 1997, publishing such titles as TV Comic, I-Spy, Pippin, Countdown/TV Action, and BEEB.

The company's registered offices were at Polly Perkins House, Paddington Green, 382/386 Edgware Road, London W2. Its publications were distributed in the United Kingdom by The Argus Press Ltd of 12/18 Paul Street, London EC2. Overseas, Polystyle's publications were distributed by its sole agents: for Australia and New Zealand, Messrs Gordon & Gotch (Asia) Ltd; for South Africa, the Central News Agency Ltd.


The company was incorporated as TV Publications on 12 May 1960,[1] ostensibly to publish TV Comic, which it had acquired from Beaverbrook Newspapers.

The company changed its name to Polystyle Publications Ltd in March 1968.[2][3] It dissolved in 1997 due to insolvency.[4]


Among the titles that it published were:


  1. ^ Company details for Polystyle Publications, UKData.com. Archived at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Scoones, Paul, The Comic Strip Companion: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964-1979, Prestatyn: Telos, 2012, pp. 11, 20
  3. ^ Ainsworth, John, "Behind the Frame" [I: Polystyle strips (1960s)] in Doctor Who Classic Comics [Issue 1], 9 December 1992, pp. 20–21
  4. ^ The London Gazette, 27 March 1997.