From 1992: THE BEST OF BILLY'S BOOTS HOLIDAY SPECIAL VOLUME 2.
This was a late-in-the-day compilation of old strips which (along with its predecesor) passed me by completely at the time. I guess I wasn't spending enough time in newsagents.
Billy Dane, owner of the supernatural footy boots of Charles 'Dead Shot' Keen lived a transitory life in British comics. The strip started in SCORCHER in 1970 before transferring to TIGER when the titles merged in 1974. He spent the next eleven years of his playing career in the pages of the sports weekly. Billy's Boots was one of the better strips to transfer to the 'new' EAGLE AND TIGER in 1985.
The strip was shuffled in the IPC portfolio again the following year, findinga more natural home in ROY OF THE ROVERS weekly (itself a Tiger spin-off, launched in 1976) where it remained until 1990. When Billy's playing days were finally over, the new strips were (true to Fleetway form at the time) reprints from the vaults. The reprints later shifted to THE BEST OF ROY OF THE ROVERS.