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Roy of the Rovers: The Best of the 1980s: Who Shot Roy Race?

Tom Tully, David Sque

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From the publisher:

The dawn of this new decade was one that Melchester Rovers would want to forget. The 80/81 season was far from their finest hour with the threat of relegation snapping at their heels all throughout the season and exits from the F.A. Cup and the European Cup leaving the trophy cabinet bare.

For star striker Roy Race it couldn't be worse. His obsession with the team had caused a strain on his marriage and fractured his relationship with teammates like the hot-headed Vic Guthrie. And then there was an attempt on his life...

After being shot in December 1981, Roy lay in a coma for several weeks while Sir Alf Ramsey stepped into the dugout for Melchester. Life in a lower division beckons, but at least the Rovers will be the most stylish team on the pitch with their new Gola sponsored kits! This book collects the most sensational storyline from Roy of the Rovers history.

The author:

Tom Tully is a comics writer best known for producing action and sports stories, the most noticable being his long-serving stint on the Roy of The Rovers strip and his work on Steel Claw and Return of The Claw for Valiant. His other 2000 AD work includes Dan Dare, Mean Arena and The Mind of Wolfie Smith.

David Sque studied at Bournemouth Art College and got his National Diploma in Art and Design. He started working for IPC in the 60s - one of his earliest strips being The Skids Kids - a sports strip in the kids' humour title, Buster. He defined the 'modern day' look of Roy Race in the Roy of the Rovers comic during the 70s, and continued to draw it until August 1986. While concentrating on his fine art, David still kept a hand in football comic art, illustrating some Scorer strips in the Daily Mirror newspaper. In 2020 he returned to familiar territory, becoming the new artist on the rebooted Roy of the Rovers.


29 x 25 cm
176 pages
June 2021