Roy of the Rovers: The Best of the 70s - The Ry of the Rovers Years is out now, and available to purchase in beautiful hardback, or as a digital version!

Such was the popularity of Roy Race and the mighty Melchester Rovers in Tiger, that on 25th September 1976, a brand new comic titled Roy of the Rovers launched. It was a golden era for football and the strip, and now you can read a collection of the greatest Roy of the Rovers stories from the late 70s – with an exclusive introduction by editor-extraordinaire Barrie Tomlinson

Featuring iconic stories from writer Tom Tully (Adam Eterno, Harlem Heroes, The Steel Claw) and art from David Sque, this collection follows on from our brilliant Best Of collection of hardback titles, bringing together the best stories from the long and illustrious history of Roy Race and Melchester Rovers.

Melchester Rovers had a strong team during the latter half of the 70s, reaching a European Cup Final in ’78 and the UEFA Cup in ‘79. It was a time in which the team managed to land Varagosa’s greatest player, Paco Diaz. For Roy Race there were several professional and personal triumphs, including a brief stint at managing the England team and the birth of his twins.

From becoming a parent to playing alongside Trevor Francis and Malcolm MacDonald, Roy Race and the Rovers continue to strike gold in the Best of the 70s: The Roy of the Rovers years!


Grab your copy today and add it to your collection!

Also available from all good retailers: Amazon, Waterstones, Hive,, Blackwells.

Don’t miss Roy of the Rovers: Best of the 80s, out this Summer!