Celebrate 65 years of the greatest football comic ever! They don't come much more iconic than Roy of the Rovers. The Melchester Rovers striker of legend first appeared in 1954, and went on to become beloved of millions of British boys across decades of footballing adventures. 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. THE BIRTH OF AN ICON! 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? One thing's for certain: if he's going to become a club legend, he better get his scoring boots on... 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!
Frank Pepper had a lengthy career writing for British comics. From the 1930s onwards he wrote for a wide variety of story papers including The Champion, Knockout, and The Comet. He is best known as the creator of Roy of the Rovers for Tiger and Captain Condor for Lion. Other well-known strips he worked on include The Spellbinder and Dan Dare. He died in 1988.
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