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Issue 125, 1967

TV Century 21 (renamed TV21 in 1968) was a weekly comic published from 1965 to 1971 first by City Magazines and later by IPC. It was conceived by Keith Shackleton and Alan Fennell and originally emphasised Gerry Anderson properties, snagging the '"Supercar" and "Fireball XL5" strips from TV Comic

TV Tornado merged into it in September 1968. The following year it merged with the short-lived Gerry Anderson's Joe 90 Secret Agent to become TV21 and Joe 90, a change which was accompanied by the issue number reverting to one. Strips baed on TV series were gradually phased out, with "Star Trek" eventually the lone survivor. In 1971 it merged into Valiant.

Strips included:

  • American "The Adventures of Tarzan" reprints
  • "Burke's Law"
  • "Captain Scarlet"
  • "Clancy Clott: Magician's Mate"
  • "The Daleks"
  • "Fireball XL5"
  • "Forward from the Back-Streets"
  • "I've Got a Sports-Mad Dad"
  • "The Kid King"
  • "Lady Penelope" (Frank Langford)
  • "Land of the Giants"
  • "My Favourite Martian"
  • "The Saint"
  • American "Spider-Man" reprints
  • "Star Trek"
  • "Stingray"
  • "Supercar"
  • "Tarzan" (from TV Tornado)
  • "Thunderbirds" (Frank Bellamy)
  • "The Tuffs of Terror Island"


  • Kibble-White, Graham (2005). Ultimate Book of British Comics. London: Alison & Busby. pp. 250-3. ISBN 0-74908-211-9