Roy Thomas

Writer, Art director

Born: Missouri, USA


Roy William Thomas, Jr. (born November 22, 1940) is an American comic book writer and editor, who was Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howards character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics. Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden Age comic-book heroes – particularly the 1940s superhero team the Justice Society of America – and for lengthy writing stints on Marvels X-Men and Avengers, and DC Comics All-Star Squadron, among other titles.Thomas was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2011.

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