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    Roy Thomas

    Person » Roy Thomas is credited in 3680 issues.

    The 2nd Editor in Chief for Marvel Comics. Also a Writer and legendary creator. Creations include Wolverine, Carol Danvers, Ghost Rider, Vision, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Valkyrie, Morbius, Doc Samson, and Ultron. Roy has also worked for Archie, Charlton, and DC among others over the years. Currently edits the fanzine Alter Ego.

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    A Brief Overview

    Roy Thomas was the FIRST Editor-in-Chief at Marvel--After Stan Lee stepped down from the position. Roy is a longtime comic book writer and editor. Thomas has written comics for Archie, Charlton, DC, Heroic Publishing, Marvel, and Topps over the years. Thomas currently edits the fanzine Alter Ego for Twomorrows Publishing. He was Editor for Marvel comics from 1972-1974. He wrote for several titles at Marvel, such as Avengers, Thor, Invaders, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and notably Conan the Barbarian.

    It was also Roy Thomas who recognized the writings of one Dennis "Denny" O' Neil (who would one day become Editor for DC/creator of Arkham Asylum/ Ra's al Ghul/John Stewart) from a newspaper article Thomas had read. Roy reached out to O' Neil and got him to pencil a script-test for The Fantastic Four. Shortly after Thomas showed the script to Stan Lee, who promptly hired O'Neil.

    Character Creations--Oh My!

    Roy Thomas is still an advocate for creator rights. So when working for Marvel he was well aware of his contract and therefore when he had to come up with new characters many times he would take characters that were already present in the Marvel Universe and "revamp" them ( "Revamp" get it? Because he created Morbius). Two great examples are The Black Knight and Ghost Rider!

    Roy helped create dozens of hugely popular characters including the following:

    3-D Man

    Alkhema

    Alley-Kat-Abra

    All Star Squadron

    Amazing Man

    Amphibius

    Aquarius

    Arak

    Atom Smasher

    Banshee

    Black Knight (Dane Whitman)

    Bogatyri

    Brainchild

    Brother VooDoo

    Captain Carrot

    Carol Danvers

    Chroma

    Conan

    Cyclotron

    Deathbolt

    Doc Samson

    Fastback

    Firebrand

    Fury

    Ghost Rider

    Grim Reaper

    Harlequin

    Hector Hall

    Hourman

    Hyperion

    Iron Cross

    Iron Fist

    Iron Munro

    Jade

    Jim Morita

    Kevin Sydney (Changeling)

    Little Cheese

    Luke Cage

    Man-Ape

    Master Man

    Mekanique

    Missing Link

    Mister Bones

    Morbius

    Mr. Bones

    Ms. Marvel

    Nameless One

    Northwind

    Nova

    Obsidian

    Omega

    Phantom Rider

    Red Sonja

    Satannish

    Satana

    Sauron

    Snowman

    Spitfire

    Stingray

    Sunfire

    Tiger Shark

    Typhon

    Ultron

    Union Jack

    Valda The Iron Maiden

    Vision

    Wendell Vaughn (Quasar)

    Wildcat (Yolanda Montez)

    Wolverine

    Yankee Poodle

    Young All-Stars

    Zyklon

    This list is just a small sampling of the popular characters Roy added to both the DC and Marvel universes

    The 2nd Editor at Marvel Comics Steps Up

    Roy became the first editor to take the reigns of Marvel Comics after Stan Lee. His list of creations for Marvel is a very long one.

    Working for DC

    While working for DC, Roy made a plea to the editor to change the company's name to combat more with Marvel Comics, his suggestion was "Dynamic Comics." The editor rejected the idea. At DC comics Thomas worked on All Star Squadron, Arak, and Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew.

    Thomas' Alter Ego won the Eisner for Best Comics-Related Publication in 2007.

    In 2011 Thomas was inducted into the Eisner Awards' Hall of Fame.

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