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Roy of the Rovers: Foul Play

By (artist) Ben Willsher
Published by Rebellion Graphic Novels
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

THE END OF THE DREAM? Foul Play is the second book in the football-tastic Roy of the Rovers Graphic Novel series. Part of the first season, this exciting series is written by award-winning comics writer Rob Williams.

With a stunning super-strike against premier English club Tynecaster, Roy Race announced himself to the footballing world. Melchester Rovers fans thought a saviour had arrived to lift them out of lowly League Two, and the agents came calling, sensing a new cash cow on the scene. But a lot of things can go wrong on a football pitch. Injuries can happen to anyone - even Roy of the Rovers. Is Roy's career over before it's even begun? Will he ever play in front of the Mel Park faithful again? And can Rovers make it to the playoff finals without him? The dramatic footballing adventure of Roy Race continues!

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Praise for the Roy of the Rovers series:

EPIC! - Match of the Day Magazine

I love the way that they are about so much more than football: they are about heart, values and family. Both graphic novel and fiction titles are compelling, engaging and a lot of fun. Lace up and get reading. - Jim Sells, Programme manager for Sport & Literacy, National Literacy Trust.

Read with my 7 year old who is football mad, really enjoyed it and left us wanting to read the next one in the series! - GoodReads Review

About The Author

Rob Williams is the writer of Suicide Squad and Martian Manhunter for DC Comics, Unfollow for Vertigo and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor for Titan Comics. His previous work for 2000 AD includes Judge Dredd: Titan, The Grievous Journey Of Ichabod Azrael (And The Dead Left In His Wake) and The Ten-Seconders, and he is currently writing Roy of the Rovers for Rebellion.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rebellion Graphic Novels (March 7, 2019)
  • Length: 56 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781086698
  • Ages: 8 and up

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Raves and Reviews

"I love this book, Dad says Roy was around when he was younger and he has read it too! We can't wait to get the next one!" - Leggis (Toppsta Website)

"It has everything a football fan needs" - Books for Topics
"Football-lovers will love the description of on-pitch action" - That Boy Can Teach
 "It captures the feel of playing and having a passion for football" - Comic Scene Magazine

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