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Roy of the Rovers - 5/1/2013 11:12:23 PM   


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Hi everybody, I am John and am a new member to this forum. I suppose you will find that as a kid I was a very typical comic fan with an obsessional devotion to the Beano primarily. Beyond the Beano, my second affiliation was the Dandy with the Beezer and Topper occasional treats.
As I became more sophisticated around 12 or 13, I started to read the Roy of the Rovers. I guess this stayed with me for a few years and I certainly read it as my younger brother continued to buy it. At some point in about 1988 which was when I was 13 or 14 I had the great idea of sending my picture into the letters page and sure enough it was published. I received a letter from the editor congratulating me on my inclusion and enclosed was a postal order for 5 i think.
The letter remained in my sock drawer for the rest of my childhood but the particular issue has been long lost to me.
Now, I am not making a polite request for people to rifle through their collections on the off chance that you may have the issue I was in. Rather, I thought it would be more interersting to buy and random copy off ebay and see if the kid who had his or her picture published could be reunited with their issue. Much more fun that simply trying to find my own.
I have a blog which I have started recently and ask if you are interested to pop in and have a look, maybe even share the link if you think it would be fun to see if we can find the kid listed. I reckon the kid is probably about 35 by now and perhaps he has lost his issue to.
If successful in reunited him, I ask nothing more than another issue in return so we keep the quest going.
It would be simply enough to simply contact all of those with the same name on facebook etc but I would prefer that word gets passed around gently through forums such as this and shared on facebook amongst our own friends. Perhaps organically, over time, somebody somewhere will say, "thats me" or "I know him".
Sorry to ramble but if you are interested please click below. Naturely I welcome any feedback on the pointlessness of my efforts.
Thanks guys
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RE: Roy of the Rovers - 8/1/2013 11:30:12 PM   


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Well, we have had our first success. I received a message from the kid in the picture this evening. Hopefully it will not be too long before he is reunited with his issue. With a bit of persuasion, perhaps there will be photographic proof in due course.

Thanks to everybody who has taken the time to read what I have been trying to do. If people are interested I am sure there will be more comics out there to return to people with fond memories of particular issues.

(in reply to johnpaulmac)
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