Hard as it is to believe there is more of a comics/footie connection than just Roy of the Rovers — although who really needs more than Roy of the Rovers? We thought we’d see more World Cup comics art around but we forgot nerds aren’t into sports.
Tweet Okay, it’s just a reprint: It will rekindle fond memories for those who grew up with the greatest footballer who never lived – and will introduce a new generation of fans to a golden age when soccer stars actually set a good example to youngsters. Roy Race never swore, didn’t spit, and always played [...]
The artist salutes the world’s biggest event!
The biggest event in the world, The World Cup is kicking off today and we’ll kick off our link blogging with Richard Bruton’s tribute to Roy of the Rovers , which, based on the squeal FMB gave when a Roy collection arrived on our doorstep, is some kind of seminal kids footie comic. Bruton concentrates on the “Dark Knight” of Roy comics, a 1994 version by Rob Davis and Stuart Green: