Football is back – thanks to Roy of the Rovers!

Iconic comics superstar brings football to the newsstands with brand new Summer Special comic!

The football is due to return to soon, and iconic Brit-footballer Roy of the Rovers is on hand to provide you and the kids with all the drama you could possibly need with the super Summer Special, landing on newsstands all over on June 10th!

Featuring characters old and new starring in thrilling new comic strips, fantastic fiction, and the return of iconic Roy of the Rovers artist David Sque, there’s really is something for everyone inside.



Whether it’s the Melchester team getting to test their skills against the finest teams in Europe, reuniting legends such as Hot-Shot Hamish, Gerry Holloway, Johnny Dexter and keeper Charlie ‘The Cat’ Carter for a special five-a-side tournament, or Roy and Rocky trying to see out lockdown without driving each under up the wall, there’s plenty to cheer thanks to creators such as Tom Palmer (Roy of the Rovers fiction), Rob Williams (Suicide Squad), Elkys Nova (Tammy & Jinty Special) and David Sque!

Priced at £4.99, the Roy of the Rovers Summer Special hits supermarkets, newsagents, newsstands on June 10th, and can also be ordered direct from the Roy of the Rovers website.

First debuting in 1954, Roy of the Rovers is one of the most popular comic book characters of all time. In 2016, Rebellion acquired Roy and more than 40 years of back catalogue from publisher Egmont UK, and as the proud custodian of legendary weekly anthology comic 2000 AD is the perfect home for another icon of British comics. The series was rebooted in 2018 for a whole new generation of football fans.

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