Roy of the Rovers was a comic produced by IPC/FLEETWAY and ran for 851 issues from 25th September 1976 to 20th March 1993.
Roy first appeared in TIGER in 1954 (You’ll find those elsewhere within the COMICS feature of this website when I upload them). After 22 years at TIGER he moved to his own publication and featured many great stories including:- Hard Man (Johnny Dexter), Mike’s Mini Men (Subbuteo), Hot-Shot Hamish, Mighty Mouse, The Safest Hands in Soccer, Tommy’s Troubles and many many more.
I was an avid comic reader throughout the late 70’s right up to the closure of RotR on that very sad day in March 1993. In the 70’s I’d pop to the local newsagent and get my RotR and TIGER along with a tin of Top Deck Shandy and a quarter of pear drops before heading home to watch TISWAS (for Sally James). Over the years I had hundreds upon hundreds of these comics but like most things they’ve all but gone.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Imagine buying every single issue and preserving them untouched. According to the website, https://www.comicpriceguide.co.uk near on mint editions of all 851 RotR issues would be worth £2,640 although a well read copy of issue 1 sold for £56 back in 2008. Look in your lofts folks. You could be sitting on a few bob.
I currently have the first 512 issues. I will add more as and when I get them.
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DISCLAIMER:- These files have been created using my own personal files, purchasing from sellers and what I’ve found spending many hours trawling on the internet.