The famous comic Roy of the Rovers is back, and hummel is happy to play a part in the highly anticipated reboot by Rebellion Publishing. The hot new Melchester Rovers prospect, Roy Race, and the rest of his teammates are going to be dressed in the famous hummel chevrons in the coming season.
The new-look Roy of the Rovers will make its debut in a serialised strip in BBC Match of the Day magazine - published by Immediate Media - running weekly from 5 June through to 21 August. It’s a glorious return to the pages of Match of the Day magazine, which was home to Roy of the Rovers from 1997 to 2001.
Roy’s been on the subs bench since then, but now a rebooted version of the world’s most famous football comic in 2018 is launched - first with this strip and then with more new material to follow in the autumn.
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The Match of the Day magazine strip is a self-contained story following Melchester Rovers as they partake in the Caridad Cup, a charity tournament taking place in Spain that pits them against local rivals Tynecaster, and Spanish teams Varagosa and Real Santana.
The artist for the Match of the Day magazine strips is talented newcomer Lisa Henke, with Rebellion’s Rob Power and Keith Richardson on writing duties.
Character design of the new Roy Race was by acclaimed comics artist Ben Wilsher, who will also illustrate the graphic novels later in the year.
The new Melchester Rovers kit is supplied by hummel. We are looking forward to the adventure!