*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: Following the success of 1969’s Whizzer & Chips launch, the USP of ‘two comics in one!’ with an inbuilt rivalry proved so popular that publishers IPC/Fleetway went back to the well with Score ‘n’ Roar, two football comics in one – neither of which had existed previously as an independent entity. The rivalry aspect was provided by brothers, ‘Jack of United’ and ‘Jimmy of City’, who played for opposing teams – and in rival halves of the comic! Other strips included young prodigy goalie ‘Peter the Cat’, supernatural striker ‘Phantom of the Forest’ and obligatory comedy team of ne’er-do-wells, ‘The Mudlarks’, and things ran comfortably along until the following year, when Scorcher took a decisive lead in the battle of Fleetway footie rags, and S’n’R (by then just ‘Score’) ended with the traditional ‘Great News, Readers!’ straplining the issue of 26th June 1971. ‘Jack’ and ‘Jimmy’, plus ‘Nipper’ and ‘Lord Rumsey’s Rovers’, moved into Scorcher, where they had respectable further runs. We have almost a full run of Score ‘n’ Roar, 40 issues, lacking only the third. Averaging Fine condition, this exceptionally nice run of a scarce niche series is a real opportunity for collectors. Issue #1 is GD/VG at £30; for the rest, grades and prices are shown in our catalogue.