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Πέμπτη, 10 Απριλίου 2014

Exclusive interview: Ian Rimmer and Barrie Mitchell

The latest RotR writer, Ian Rimmer, and artist, Barrie Mitchell honour us by talking exclusively to our blog, answering the questions of the members of The Comic Book Heroes board!  Read Barry talking about his long-time career as one of the top caroonists ever, and Ian about their efforts to bring Roy back to "life"!

Πέμπτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2014

O Roy Race επιστρέφει στα περίπτερα!!!

Σύμφωνα με τις τελευταίες πληροφορίες, που έδωσε ο φίλος Νίκος Νικολαΐδης στο Facebook της ομάδας World Comics, ο "Νέος Μπλεκ" αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει εντός του Απριλίου, ως ένθετο στην εφημερίδα "Αξία". 

Συντομότερη ημερομηνία είναι αυτή της Κυριακής 6 Απριλίου και πιο μακρινή εκείνη του Μεγάλου Σαββάτου (19 Απριλίου).  Η έκδοση ξεκινά με τέσσερις βασικούς χαρακτήρες: Μπλεκ, Ζαγκόρ, Ρόυ Ρέης και ΤΟΜ. 

Όπως καταλαβαίνετε, με μεγάλη συγκίνηση και ανυπομονησία περιμένουμε την επιστροφή των ηρώων της παιδικής μας ηλικίας στα περίπτερα της Ελλάδας!

Παρασκευή, 7 Μαρτίου 2014



As we celebrate the immense durability of Ryan Giggs and Kevin Phillips, and the dash and daring of Gareth Bale, lest we forget it is 20 years since the man who inspired them hung up his boots. We recall the playing career of a man who helped footballers reevaluate what was physically possible…

Roy Race, of Melchester Rovers, may well have been the best player ever produced on British shores

Τρίτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Paul Trevillion - The Master of Movement

Paul is renowned as one of the best Roy of the Rovers artists and drew the story at various stages beginning with the 13th April 1963 edition, where he kicked off a new 'Roy of the Rovers' story in all its glory on the front cover of the Tiger comic.

Paul is known for bringing Roy of the Rovers to life with his 'comic art realism' and has gained a huge reputation across the world for his excellence in this area being dubbed 'The Master of Movement'. He says in an interview with the former official website manager Mark Towers in July 2006.

Παρασκευή, 17 Ιανουαρίου 2014

7 lessons today’s footballers can learn from Roy of the Rovers

With the notable exception of players like Ryan Giggs and Steven Gerrard, few players show the kind of loyalty exhibited by Roy Race who signed with boyhood club Melchester Rovers in 1954 as a 14-year old and didn’t retire from playing until 1993.

In 1983 he had his one stint away from the club when he played 21 games for Walford Rovers – scoring 45 goals – but couldn’t stay away and returned to Melchester within the year.

Πέμπτη, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2014

1954-2014: 60 years Roy of the Rovers

After being contacted by the Comic Book Heroes forum member and dear friend, Robvanderovers, Egmont confirmed that they indeed have a number of initiatives to celebrate Roy of the Rovers' 60th Anniversary later this year.

They are set to make a number of announcements about this over the next few months, including at least two new titles, further digital releases and marketing activity.

Let's hope 2014 will be the year that our favourite football hero will make his long-awaited comeback!