Arsenal striker Malcolm Macdonald, Roy and Barrie Tomlinson

Roy of the Rovers editor and “Scorer” writer Barrie Tomlinson confirmed for Lancaster Comics Day 2017

Roy of the Rovers and Tiger editor Barrie Tomlinson has been announced as a guest of Lancaster Comics Day 2017 (Sunday 11th June) – making a very rare appearance at a comics event. “It’s real Roy of the Rovers stuff!” has been a cry of football commentators for decades – and the enduring success ofContinue reading Roy of the Rovers editor and “Scorer” writer Barrie Tomlinson confirmed for Lancaster Comics Day 2017

Roy of the Rovers: A Collector’s Guide

The recent release of longtime comics editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson‘s book Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff (Barrie himself talks about that project here, and Ian Wheeler’s review is here) made us wonder what other Roy of the Rovers books are out there for the collector. 2000AD publisher Rebellion has hinted they have major plansContinue reading Roy of the Rovers: A Collector’s Guide

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Sneak Peek: First ever complete collection of the early years of The Sun’s “Striker” comic

Pete Nash, creator of Striker, published by The Sun and online on Planet Striker, has given us a sneak peek at some of the pages of the first ever sequential collection of the hugely popular football strip, Striker: The Complete Collection – The Black and White Years, 1985-1990 is bing offered as a limited edition book is A4,Continue reading Sneak Peek: First ever complete collection of the early years of The Sun’s “Striker” comic

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In Review: Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff by Barrie Tomlinson

By Barrie Tomlinson Publisher: Pitch Publishing Out: Now The Book: Roy Race was Melchester Rovers’ super striker, who became player-manager of the club. He is known everywhere simply as ‘Roy of the Rovers’. Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff is the inside story of his life with Melchester, told by the man who knows himContinue reading In Review: Real Roy of the Rovers Stuff by Barrie Tomlinson

Roy of the Rovers, England Manager

Roy of the Rovers mulls England manager role!

Roy ‘Roy of the Rovers’ Race, the Melchester Rovers legend and icon of English football, has today announced his intention to apply for the now vacant England manager job. A towering figure in the national game renowned for fair play and a rocket of a right foot, Race is set return to football nearly twentyContinue reading Roy of the Rovers mulls England manager role!