Egmont is launching a one-off souvenir special edition of the comic.
The publication will be hitting newsagents and supermarkets across the UK during the World Cup in South Africa.
The World Cup special issue will be a 52-page colour comic, with five classic strips from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s era. The comic gives old and new football fans a chance to relive football’s golden age and follow Roy Race through three of his most memorable matches.
Melchester Rover’s star player Roy Race, a childhood idol to thousands of England supporters, will appear in this issue alongside luminaries from the 1970s such as Trevor Francis and Malcolm “Supermac” Macdonald.
Along with covering the many adventures of Roy Race, the comic will also follow the thrills of 1990s era football, with the 16 year-old Playmaker Andy Steel.
“Roy of the Rovers is a comic strip loved by millions across the UK and we are delighted to announce this special edition in celebration of the World Cup in South Africa,” comments Debbie Cook, director of Egmont Magazines.
“This issue is a celebration of an event that will bring the nation together, much like Roy Race did, and continues to do, for football fans across the country.”
The new Roy of the Rovers World Cup special issue will go on sale June 16th at Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Co-op, WHS High Street and WHS Travel along with all good newsagents - priced at £3.99.