The heroes of The Emirates FA Cup Third Round have been immortalised in a limited-edition Roy of the Rovers comic book released today.
The commemorative cartoon depicts action from an exhilarating Emirates FA Cup Third Round weekend which saw Barnet, Gillingham, Oldham Athletic and Newport County all overcome the odds to record famous upsets.
Following Oldham Athletic’s and Newport County’s stunning victories against Premier League opposition, the managers of both sides described their achievements as “Roy of the Rovers stuff” and the new comic, published in partnership with official Roy of the Rovers publishers Rebellion, features a cup themed storyline and artwork by Roy of the Rovers artist Ben Willsher.
It includes Oldham keeper Daniel Iversen’s penalty stop against Fulham at Craven Cottage, Padraig Amond’s 85th minute winner for League Two Newport County against Leicester City, Gillingham’s Elliott List’s winner against Cardiff City and Barnet’s victory at Sheffield United.
A limited number of the free of charge comic books were released today by each of the teams with fans queueing to own a piece of history. They were joined by players and managers who signed copies and looked ahead to the Fourth Round ties taking place this weekend.
Fans can also download the comic online here or from www.TheFA.com.