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Roy of the Rovers: The Best of the 1950s

Published by Rebellion
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

THE BIRTH OF AN ICON! Relive the best Roy of the Rovers stories from the 1950s in this exciting anthology of reprinted classic strips, celebrating over 65 years of the iconic football comic.

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!

About The Authors

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rebellion (July 25, 2019)
  • Length: 96 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781087176

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