Roy of the Rovers team announced

As Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal the new creative team for the ‘Roy of the Rovers’ reboot is announced.

Writer Rob Williams (Suicide Squad, Superman) and artist Ben Willsher (2000AD, Doctor Who) are the first squad that will bring you the new graphic novel ‘Roy of the Rovers: Kick Off’ on 6th September.

This will be the first of three graphic novels to be launched in September 2018, January 2019 and April 2019 from Rebellion.  Middle age fiction books will also be available.

Rebellion  CEO  Jason Kingsley OBE commented:

Roy of the Rovers is an enormously exciting project for us, and we’ve been working hard to ensure that we respect the legacy of this iconic British character. We’ve assembled an incredibly  strong team to bring Roy Race back for the 21st century, and I look forward to following  Roy’s journey through the always exciting world of modern football.”

Rebellion Head of Publishing Ben Smith commented:

“We’re delighted to have such a high calibre  of creative talent on board for our reboot of Roy of the Rovers. Rob, Ben and Tom’s stories are bursting with all the excitement, drama and football fervour of the classic Roy of the Rovers comics,  while giving us a thoroughly  modern  take on the character.  We can’t wait for a new generation of fans to read them.”

Rob Williams commented:

“I read and loved  Roy of the Rovers as a boy  – I even had the old Gola Melchester Rovers kit – and I have very fond memories of the Roy annuals arriving on Christmas Day with wonderful David Sque art on their covers. Roy’s a British football  icon. Even now, a ‘rocket’-like goal is a Roy of the Rovers moment. So I’m delighted to be part of the passionate team bringing Roy’s adventures to a new era of football fan.”

Ben Willsher commented:

Roy of the Rovers was a big part of my childhood. The annuals stacked up in my bookshelf, and the comics burst out of my cupboards. Growing up I dreamed of helping Roy score goals and lead Melchester to the top… I finally  get to do that- result!”

At ComicsFlix Towers we are looking forward to following Roy’s new season.  If you are a big fan of the iconic character or want to know more about Britain’s most famous footballer then don’t miss regular features in the new magazine ‘ComicScene UK’.  More details how to get your copy here.

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