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Δευτέρα, 28 Μαΐου 2018

New RotR stories on Match of the Day magazine

• Roy of the Rovers is being rebooted and relaunched in 2018, with a modernised Roy Race taking centre stage.

• The ‘new’ Roy Race is 16 years old, and beginning his career in football with Melchester Rovers.

• An exclusive Roy of the Rovers comic strip is to appear in Match of the Day magazine, running from 5 June – 25 August 2018 – the first new Roy of the Rovers material to be published since 2001.

• The new Melchester Rovers kit is designed and supplied by hummel®, and sponsored by The Totally Football Show Podcast.

• The artist on the Match of the Day Magazine Roy of the Rovers strips is talented newcomer Lisa Henke, and they are written by Rebellion’s Rob Power and Keith Richardson.

• The character design on the Roy of the Rovers reboot is by Ben Willsher (2000 AD, Doctor Who Magazine).

• Rebellion’s publishing plan also includes three 56 page hardback graphic novels per football season, launching in Autumn 2018, January 2019 and April 2019. The graphic novels are written by Rob Williams (Suicide Squad, Action Comics) and illustrated by Ben Willsher.

• Middle grade illustrated fiction titles are also to be released alongside the graphic novels, launching in October 2018 and following on in February 2019 and May 2019. These titles are written by best-selling children's author Tom Palmer.

More info here

Παρασκευή, 18 Μαΐου 2018

New Melchester Rovers crest and shirt sponsor!

Featuring a modern, sleek design and a nod to the history of Roy of the Rovers – which made its debut in Tiger back in 1954 – the brand new Melchester Rovers crest represents a new era for the club after so many years out of the public eye. Also, Melchester Rovers is delighted to unveil its official shirt sponsor for the 2018/19 season: The Totally Football Show.

Read more HERE

Σάββατο, 21 Απριλίου 2018

RotR officially back in September 2018

• Rebellion to launch a brand new, rebooted Roy of the Rovers in 2018.

• Leading British comic talent Rob Williams and Ben Willsher are the creative team behind new

Roy of the Rovers graphic novels.

• Best-selling British children’s author Tom Palmer to write Roy of the Rovers middle grade fiction.

• Publishing plan includes three 56 page hardback graphic novels per football season, launching in

September 2018, January 2019 and April 2019.

• Middle grade illustrated fiction titles to be released alongside the graphic novels, launching in

October 2018 and following on in February 2019 and May 2019.

Read more here...

Τρίτη, 6 Μαρτίου 2018

O Roy Race επανέρχεται!

Για πρώτη φορά σε αυτόνομη έκδοση στην Ελλάδα μαζί με την εφημερίδα Τα Νέα κάθε Σάββατο...

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Τετάρτη, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Light at the end of the tunnel? 2000AD Publisher buys RotR rights!

The publisher of cult comic 2000 AD has announced it has bought Roy of the Rovers and dozens of other out-of-print 1970s and 1980s titles.
Oxford-based Rebellion said it is the biggest deal of its kind in 30 years and could bring "long-vanished" classic comics back into print.
Read more here 

Τετάρτη, 8 Ιουλίου 2015

Roy of the Rovers - The Official Autobiography

You can read the first 79 pages on Google Books and then you can purchase it! Enjoy!

Οι... ήρωες μιας άλλης εποχής!

Προμηθευτείτε χαρτομάντιλα για μία νοσταλγική κατάδυση στα λατρεμένα ποδοσφαιρικά εικονογραφημένα μίας άλλης εποχής. Το Gazzetta Weekend Journal με αφορμή τον «Τερματοφύλακα Γιατρό» θυμάται «Ρόι της Ρόβερς», «Ερίκ Καστέλ» και άλλους ξεθωριασμένους ήρωες!

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Δευτέρα, 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

David Sque's message to Greek RotR fans!

Concerning the current run of Roy of the Rovers strips in the Greek monthly 'Blek' magazine, starting with the Rovers' visit to Crete in the Summer of 1980, David Sque took the time to write a message to my friend's Nikos Nikolaidis Greek RotR blog. Here's what the great artist wrote:

Τετάρτη, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Αδημοσίευτες ιστορίες του Ρόυ στο Μπλεκ!

Επί 13 τεύχη το μηνιαίο περιοδικό ΜΠΛΕΚ αναδημοσίευε ιστορίες του Ρόυ από τη 10ετία του '60, επεξεργασμένες για να ταιριάζουν στο μέγεθος του περιοδικού της εποχής. Από το 14ο τεύχος, όμως, που κυκλοφορεί στις 15/1, δημοσιεύονται για ΠΡΩΤΗ ΦΟΡΑ στην Ελλάδα οι περιπέτειες της 10ετίας '80, ξεκινώντας από το καλοκαίρι του 1980 και την περιοδεία των Ρόβερς στην Κρήτη.

Τετάρτη, 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Season's Greetings!


We wish all the Roy fans around the world Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year 2015 to you, your family and friends!  This has always been a very special celebration for RotR magazine. Here you can remember all the Xmas themed RotR covers. Enjoy your holidays!

Σάββατο, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

RotR in the Today newspaper p.2

The Today newspaper ran from 1986 to 1995. It was proclaimed to be Britain's first colour newspaper and included Roy of the Rovers stories in early editions.

Roy advertised the Today stories in his own comic on 19th April 1986. At that time they were appearing in the Today newspaper on Wednesday's, Friday's and Sunday's.

These stories will be reproduced here, as I managed to retrieve the majority of these strips, originally published in the old www.royoftherovers.com site. The artist for these stories is Kim Raymond.



Παρασκευή, 22 Αυγούστου 2014

RotR in the Today newspaper p.1

The Today newspaper ran from 1986 to 1995. It was proclaimed to be Britain's first colour newspaper and included Roy of the Rovers stories in early editions.

Roy advertised the Today stories in his own comic on 19th April 1986. At that time they were appearing in the Today newspaper on Wednesday's, Friday's and Sunday's.

These stories will be reproduced here, as I managed to retrieve the majority of these strips, originally published in the old www.royoftherovers.com site. The artist for these stories is Kim Raymond.