WHAT! Check those out! Yes, that's right, the covers for the brand new Roy of the Rovers books are here!
We're delighted to show Roy off, in his Hummel kit, doing his thing! The artwork for both covers is by Ben Willsher, who is also on art duties for the graphic novel (that's a posh comic!).
The first book to hit the shelves is Scouted by Tom Palmer, an illustrated fiction novel featuring 20 fully awesome illustrations by Lisa Henke (whose artwork you'll recognise from Roy's recent Match of the Day magazine strip). The novel follows Roy as he attempts to catch the eye of Melchester Rovers scout Johnny Dexter and get a shot at becoming a pro footballer!
Next up is Kick-Off by Rob Williams and Ben Wilsher, a hardback graphic novel (ok, ok, comic!) featuring an amazing 50 page story. It looks unbelievable and is packed with football, drama, action, and more football!
Read all about the books below - both are also now available to pre-order in our shop, just follow the links to find them...
Roy of the Rovers: Scouted
Out: 4 October 2018
Written by Tom Palmer
Illustrations by Lisa Henke
Roy Race is a totally normal 16 year old. He just happens to be the best striker in Melchester, too...
Roy always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and playing for Melchester Rovers, the team he’s supported his entire life, but he never thought he had a chance - until now.
Rovers are on the lookout for new players, but is Roy good enough to catch the scout’s eye? He’ll have to be fitter, stronger and more determined than ever - but if he’s going to become Roy of the Rovers, now’s the time.
Roy of the Rovers: Kick-Off
Out: 1 November 2018
Written by Rob Williams
Art by Ben Willsher
Letters by Jim Campbell
Times are tough for Melchester Rovers. Languishing at the bottom of League Two, the once-proud powerhouse of British football is out of money and out of luck.
Sixteen year old Roy Race always dreamt of playing up front for Rovers. Oozing with natural talent and possessing a powerful left foot, Roy may just be the answer to all of Melchester’s prayers.
Can Roy break into the Rovers first team and bring back the glory days of old? Or will the pressure of problems on and off the pitch prove too much for the young prospect?
The epic footballing saga begins here!