[comics] The 10 Best Comic Book Footballers — My #1 would be Billy’s Boots‘Billy Dane was the sort of 12-year-old always picked last at break time. Essentially, he was crap at football. Then he found a pair of boots that had belonged to 1920s striker Dead Shot Keen in his gran’s attic and everything changed. The boots miraculously transformed Billy, who first appeared in Scorcher, into a goalscoring automaton. “Is this me or Dead Shot Keen?” he would muse before blasting the ball into the net.’

Top 10 Comic Book Footballers

This entry was posted on Saturday, December 27th, 2003 at 1:00 pm and is filed under Comics.

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I think “Billy’s Boots” was the only football comic I found interesting (I avoided comics with only sports strips in them). Pity it wasn’t credited as the source in “There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble”.

Aha. Another previously-mysterious Half Man Half Biscuit reference to tick off.

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