Gola's Harvey Jacobson with Roy Race in the upcoming graphic novel "Roy of the Rovers: Foul Play", on sale next month

Gola sponsors Roy of the Rovers adventures – again!

Roy Race, the teenage goal-scoring sensation at Melchester Rovers, and the star of iconic football series Roy of the Rovers, has signed an exclusive boot deal with British sportswear brand Gola. It’s not the first time Gola has been seen in the pages of Roy of the Rovers – back in 1981, Gola sponsored theContinue reading Gola sponsors Roy of the Rovers adventures – again!

St Albans Football Club Programme - Saturday 25th April 1992 - cover art by John Gillatt

When Roy of the Rovers sponsored a football club – and a look at football club programmes

Report by Richard Sheaf, with additional reporting by John Freeman A recent social media post by ex-Fleetway editor Barrie Tomlinson alerted me to a 1990s football programme for St. Alban’s City Football Club, featuring cover art by “Billy’s Boots” artist John Gillatt. This is the kind of thing that got me into looking for otherContinue reading When Roy of the Rovers sponsored a football club – and a look at football club programmes

Black Max soars again in New Year 2000AD

Legendary British comics villain Black Max returned to the news stand in 2000AD last year – with some of his early adventures in Thunder and Lion from the 1970s also collected – but this week, he’s the weekly title’s cover star, thanks to Tiernen Trevallion! Black Max features in the latest terrific episode of “FiendsContinue reading Black Max soars again in New Year 2000AD

ComicScene Volume 2 Issue 0 SNIP

ComicScene comes to newsagents across the UK tomorrow!

ComicScene – a dedicated magazine to comics and comic culture – relaunches tomorrow, Saturday 22nd December – and will be on sale in selected WHSmith, McColls and all good comic shops across the UK. Available from 1000 locations in the UK and Ireland, the first new issue leads with interviews with comic creators Brian MichaelContinue reading ComicScene comes to newsagents across the UK tomorrow!

Wildcat Preview Comic - Wildcat Centrespread SNIP

Attention, Newcastle! “Turbo Jones” signing by Ian Kennedy and Barrie Tomlinson announced

Forbidden Planet Newcastle has announced that Barrie Tomlinson, the editor of the short-lived comic Wildcat and writer of “Death Wish“, and British comics legend Ian Kennedy will be making a joint appearance to help launch Rebellion’s Turbo Jones collection in January. “Turbo Jones” first appeared in Wildcat comic, published by Fleetway between October 1988 and MarchContinue reading Attention, Newcastle! “Turbo Jones” signing by Ian Kennedy and Barrie Tomlinson announced