PRE-ORDER THE BEST OF THE 80s: WHO SHOT ROY RACE? TODAY!

We’re excited to announce that the next hardback in our ‘Best Of’ collection – The Best of the 1980s: Who Shot Roy Race? – is available to pre-order on our web shop, as well as all major book and graphic novel retailers, and publishes June 10th, just in time for Euro 2021!

Order your copy from our webshop now!

Featuring one of the most iconic storylines in British comic history, and a question that was asked by thousands of readers around the country, this beautiful hardback is ideal for Roy of the Rovers fans new and old – and it’s out just in time for FATHER’S DAY. Perfect!

Also available in all major retailers: Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwells, Hive, Bookshop.org!


The dawn of the 80s was one that Melchester Rovers would’ve wanted to forget, with the threat of relegation and exits from the F.A and European Cup leaving the trophy cabinet bare.

For star striker Roy Race it couldn’t have been worse. His obsession with the team caused a strain on his marriage, fractured his relationship with team-mates, and culminated with the shocking (and iconic) attempt on his life…

After being shot in 1981, Roy lay in a coma for several weeks, and none other than Sir Alf Ramsey stepped into the dugout for Melchester. While life in a lower division beckoned, at least the Rovers looked stylish in those fancy new Gola kits!


Don’t miss this brilliant collection of iconic Roy of the Rovers stories, available in glorious hardback and digital editions.

If you’ve not already, check out our ‘Best Of’ series, featuring all the best Roy Race and Melchester stories from the 50s onwards!

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