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Football's Comic Book Heroes: The Ultimate Fantasy Footballers

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Ever since comics for boys were first published in the late 19th 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 20th century, boys' comics began to regularly feature sportsmen of all types, and soccer players became the ultimate favorite. The introduction of soccer comics presented in a cartoon-strip format became immensely popular during the 1960s, with Rover, Hotspur, and Wizard among the top titles. Although these comics are no longer in circulation, there is still a significant level of interest, 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 soccer playing characters to grace the pages of 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, this is a unique, nostalgic account of the soccer comic book phenomenon that will jog the memories of older readers and introduce the magic of these imaginary sporting stars to a new generation.

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Publisher D.C. Thomson has delved into its archives to revive the most legendary footballing characters to grace the pages of boys comics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845964085
Author:
Riches, Adam
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company
With:
Frankland, Robert
With:
Parker, Tim
Editor:
Parker, Tim
Author:
Parker, Tim
Author:
Thomson, D. C.
Author:
Adam Riches with Tim Parker & Robert Frankland
Author:
Frankland, Robert
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Topic - Sports
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
COLOUR and B/W ILLUS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.80x7.50x.90 in. 2.45 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Reference
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Cartoons » Comics
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Sports
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » History and Criticism
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Basketball » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Soccer » General

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