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About Roy Thomas
Roy William Thomas, Jr. (born November 22, 1940) is an American comic book writer and editor, who was Stan Lee's 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. Howard's 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 Marvel's 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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Classic tales of boundless imagination from the Marvel Multiverse! Uatu the Watcher asks some of the biggest "What if?" questions of all — beginning with what if Conan the Barbarian walked the Earth today?! Join Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos — in space! Consider the possibilities if someone else had become Nova! And find out what would have happened if Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel had remained villains! Stephen Strange becomes a disciple of Dormammu, Spider-Man stops the burglar before Uncle Ben is killed, and the Avengers fight the Kree/Skrull War without Rick Jones! But can you visualize a world in which Susan Storm marries Namor, the Sub-Mariner? Or one in which Doctor Doom becomes a hero? Plus: What if the Hulk's girlfriend Jarella didn't die? And what if the radioactive spider bit Aunt May?!
The Universe was saved, but the Justice Society was left in a world that is already filled with other heroes. But just as the team is on the cusp of disbanding, they receive a dire message from the Spectre, sending them on perhaps their greatest mission ever...
The universe is in jeopardy, and to save it the JSA must journey back in time to the heart of Hitler’s Germany. If they fail, all they fought for in the Crisis could be lost once more.
LAST DAYS OF THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA reprints the title story from Roy Thomas (CONAN: THE BARBARIAN) and David Ross (AVENGERS WEST COAST) for the first time, as well as the SECRET ORIGINS of the Golden Age Justice Society-featuring artists Michael Bair (HAWKMAN), Mike Clark (ALL-STAR SQUADRON) and more!
In these pages Conan meets the Queen of the Black Coast in one of the most captivating pairings in comics! But first, he teams up with Red Sonja in one of Roy Thomas and John Buscema's finest tales! Then, Conan's travels through the western wastelands bring readers the tear-jerking "Last Ballad of Laza-Lanti," the fearsome threat of Shokkoth and a flashback tale of from the Cimmerian's youth! Next, the saga of Lupalina the Wolf-Woman takes Conan to the castle keep of the death-dealing Unos! Along the way, Conan picks up sidekicks Yusef and Tara and comes face-to-face with his biggest challenge: himself! We conclude with the debut and origin of Bêlit, the pirate queen that would become Conan's partner in love and war.
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The Juggernaut has returned to plague the X-Men! That's not the only earth-shaking tale in store, though. There's the X-Men vs. Spider-Man; an underworld battle against the Mole Man and Tyrannus; and the culmination of the Factor Three epic featuring the Changeling and the unbelievable Mutant Master. Plus, witness the brutal beast Grotesk kills Professor X before the eyes of Cyclops and the X-Men!
Presenting Marvel’s epic adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s sole Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon, plus its amazing comic book sequels! The evil Xaltotun has returned from the dark ages of Acheron to depose Conan, King of Aquilonia. But while the world thinks him dead, Conan battles his way from dungeon to tower and mounts an all-out war — for upon usurpers, Conan must mete out a savage vengeance! In the process, he encounters Zenobia, the stunning slave woman who will become a key figure in his future. Classic creators Roy Thomas, Gil Kane and John Buscema bring the gripping story of palace intrigue and eldritch horrors to life — and for the first time ever, the complete saga is presented in full color!
It's Doctor Strange at his very best, brought to you by a host of top-flight creators including Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Stan Lee and Barry Windsor-Smith! They'll take you on a trip to the dark side of the Marvel Universe, and bring you before the Undying Ones, Baron Mordo, the cosmic threat of Eternity and the eldritch horror of Shuma-Gorath! Then, Steve Englehart and Frank Brunner break new boundaries of cosmic consciousness and other-dimensional adventure. Their all-time classic "Sise-Neg Genesis" and "Silver Dagger" sagas are strikingly personal epics featuring deliriously lush art and stories that plumb the depths of Strange's soul! Also: Witness the death of the Ancient One, and Doctor Strange's ascension to Sorcerer Supreme!
Join the original X-Men — Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman — in adventures from the days when Marvel's merry mutants were the quirkiest quintet in comics, rather than the worldwide wunderkinds they are today! This Epic Collection presents early classics including the first appearance of Banshee; the brief tenure of the sixth X-Man, Mimic; the complete Factor Three saga; the "Origins of the X-Men" feature exploring Professor X's formation of the team; and the debut of new costumes! Then, the X-Men's lives take their most tragic turn — as their leader is killed! But before they can grieve, Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants hit the scene for a battle that culminates in a classic X-Men/Avengers crossover!