As rumoured last week, the Striker comic strip has returned to The Sun newspaper, after a long absence – ousting vampire comic Shadows.
Returning on Monday, the strip began with longtime soccer hero Nick Jarvis being interviewed on TV about the perilous state of Warbury Warriors, a team he both played and then managed, taking it from non-league football to the Premiership and Champions League glory.
The club have been given three weeks to pay a £9million tax bill or face winding-up proceedings – and Jarvis lets the club’s Arab owners know exactly what he thinks.
Created by Pete Nash, Striker had a long run in the daily paper before Pete decided to go it alone and create his own weekly comic. The strip has also appeared in Nuts magazine, and there has been previous interest in turning the comic into a TV series.