Rebellion have released details of their hardcover Roy of the Rovers 65th Anniversary Special, due for release Wednesday 4th September 2019.
Roy of the Rovers is the greatest British football comic of all time and for generations, the exploits of Roy Race enthralled hundreds of thousands of readers. Through kidnappings and shootings, pregnancies and punch-ups, Melchester Rovers’ star striker kept the goals coming – and became woven into the fabric of football in the process.
The football star is currently the focus of a Roy of the Rovers 65th Anniversary Special exhibition at Manchester’s National Football Museum, which runs until Sunday 3rd November 2019.
From the comic’s first appearance in 1954, all the way through to its glorious 21st century reboot, including a look at how the character has been updated by Rob Power, this impressive-looking 128-page Roy of the Rovers Special celebrates the stories, the creators and the fans that made Roy of the Rovers the phenomenon it is today.
• The Roy of the Rovers 65th Anniversary Special exhibition continues until Sunday 3rd November 2019 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme | More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com
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