Looking back at Roy

Source: Seb Patrick/Wikimedia

Diagram showing all the home kits worn by Melchester Rovers in the comic strip Roy of the Rovers, with the year that each was first seen in the pages of the strip. Source: Seb Patrick/Wikimedia

I was never a fanatical Roy of the Rovers fan, even when I was avidly devouring comics. But if the comic were available, I would read it. So, it’s not for lack of exposure. But despite my disinterest, I know the comic had a devoted following and it is still, often, referenced in a loving manner.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Roy’s first appearance. For a nostalgic look back at Roy of the Rovers, check out this pictorial¬†Guardian piece.