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Description - Football's Comic Book Heroes by Adam Riches

Ever since comics for boys were first published in the late nineteenth century, they have offered their readers fun, adventure and escapism. As participation and attendance at sports events rose dramatically during the first half of the twentieth century, boys comics began to regularly feature sportsmen of all types, and footballers became the ultimate favourite. The introduction of football comics presented in a cartoon-strip format became immensely popular during the 1960s, with Rover, Hotspur and Wizard amongst the top titles. Although these comics are no longer in circulation, there is still a significant level of interest amongst boys and men of all ages, and the culture of the comic-book hero continues. Renowned publisher D.C. Thomson has delved into its archives to produce the definitive document of the most legendary footballing characters to grace the pages of boys comics, including such favourites as Limp Along Leslie, Roy Race, Billy Dane and Hotshot Hamish. Extensively researched to cover the history and the storylines associated with these comics and their heroes, The Ultimate Fantasy Football Team is a unique, nostalgic account of the football comic-book phenom

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845964085
ISBN-10: 184596408X
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 193mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adam Riches

Adam Riches is a journalist and writer of more than 20 years' experience, Tim Parker has had many years' experience as a freelance art editor and Robert Frankland is a passionate collector of football comics.