One of the greatest saves in Neville Southall’s Everton career has been immortalised in comic book form for special editions of his autobiography.
Marvel Comics artist Will Sliney has captured the moment the Blues great denied Tottenham Hotspur’s Mark Falco during the 1984-85 season – a save many believe won Everton the title.
The special edition of Southall’s book – The Binman Chronicles – is limited to 1,000 copies and also includes a one-off 20 page comic where some of Southall’s other greatest moments between the sticks are illustrated by a variety of artists.
Sliney, a lifelong Evertonian, is best known for his work on the Spiderman and Marvel’s Secret Wars 2099 but has now made Everton hero Southall his latest subject.
Southall said: “I enjoyed putting my life story on paper and looking back over my long career and it made me reflect on some of what I’d achieved.
“One of the things I wanted to work on subsequently was a book of my greatest saves.
“With my publisher I tossed around a few ideas, and after coming to the realisation that there perhaps wasn’t a full-length book to be made from a score of incidents that lasted no more than a few seconds, we arrived upon the idea of having a selection of talented artists recreate some of those moments in their own style.”
For those who have previously purchased The Binman Chronicles and would like to buy only a signed comic book, at Neville Southall’s request, the publishers have made a small number available, priced £10.
The special editions are available to buy online with all profits from these comics being donated to the Neville Southall Foundation.
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