From the publisher:
A LEGEND REBORN! Kick-Off is the first book in the football-tastic Roy of the Rovers Graphic Novel series. Part of the first season, this exciting series is written by award-winning comics writer Rob Williams. Times are tough for Melchester Rovers.
Languishing at the bottom of League Two, the once-proud powerhouse of British football is out of money and out of luck. Sixteen year old Roy Race always dreamt of playing up front for Rovers. Oozing with natural talent and possessing a powerful left foot, Roy may just be the answer to all of Melchester's prayers.
Can Roy break into the Rovers first team and bring back the glory days of old? Or will the pressure of problems on and off the pitch prove too much for the young prospect? Enjoyed this title? Pick up Teamwork next to continue the story!
Praise for the Roy of the Rovers series:
EPIC! - Match of the Day Magazine
I love the way that they are about so much more than football: they are about heart, values and family. Both graphic novel and fiction titles are compelling, engaging and a lot of fun. Lace up and get reading. - Jim Sells, Programme manager for Sport & Literacy, National Literacy Trust.
Read with my 7 year old who is football mad, really enjoyed it and left us wanting to read the next one in the series! - GoodReads Review
Rob Williams is a Welsh comics writer, working mainly for 2000 AD. He is currently writing books for DC Comics and its Vertigo imprint.