On September 11th 1954 a new weekly sports anthology comic called Tiger was launched in the UK. It’s lead strip, Roy of the Rovers – a story starring a young footballer called Roy Race who played for Melchester Rovers – quickly became a fan favourite.
Celebrate 65 years of the greatest football comic ever! Celebrating 65 years of goals and glory in 2019, this first in a spectacular new luxury treasury series collects the very best stories from the first decade of Roy of the Rovers comics. Roy Race is only a schoolboy but the scouts from the mighty Melchester Rovers have spotted his talent, and now he’s on his way to a career as professional footballer! But how will Roy settle into the ranks at Rovers? Can he deal with the competition, the pressure, and the fan’s expectations? The legend begins here! An icon of British comics and sporting history is born, with his origin presented in glorious hardback for the first time!
This incredible collection with never-before reprinted stories charts the early days of Roy’s association with Melchester Rovers, from the highs of signing for the club he supported as a boy to the lows of having his boots stolen before a big game! Experience the first decade of Melchester’s greatest soccer sensation in this glorious football action on and off the pitch!
Roy Of The Rovers 65th Anniversary Edition will be ON THE SHELF July 25, 2019 and you can pre-ordert your copy HERE:
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