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Roy of the Rovers: Kick-Off

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

About The Book

A LEGEND REBORN! Kick-Off is the first 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.

Times are tough for Melchester Rovers. Languishing at the bottom of League Two, the once-proud powerhouse of British football is out of money and out of luck. Sixteen year old Roy Race always dreamt of playing up front for Rovers. Oozing with natural talent and possessing a powerful left foot, Roy may just be the answer to all of Melchester's prayers. Can Roy break into the Rovers first team and bring back the glory days of old? Or will the pressure of problems on and off the pitch prove too much for the young prospect?

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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 (November 1, 2018)
  • Length: 56 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781086520
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"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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