It's Thanos Meets Roy Of The Rovers – John Wagner And Alan Grant Reunite For Rom Of The Reds

imagesThey are best known for decades of Judge Dredd. Some will also hail them for their work on the Batman books. But John Wagner and Alan Grant are writing together for something new. A science-fiction/football comic.

ROM OF THE REDS is the story of a what happens when the lives of a dangerous intergalactic refugee and an arrogant footballer collide. With his home world destroyed, Rom of Arkadi needs a hiding place. And that hiding place happens to be troubled football star Kyle Dixon…

Both Wagner and Grant wrote for football-based comic books before teaming up at 2000AD, now is a chance to combine the two, with art from Dan Cornwell.

Launching next summer from Black Hearted Press, it's basically Thanos meets Roy Of The Rovers, Wagner describing it as

"Rom of Arkadi, future ruler of the 9 systems, will be turning his back on galactic dominance to turn out for the Reds in a new title coming summer 2015, by BHP comics"



About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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