Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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Subj: Re: Happy Birthday Roy Thomas
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 at 12:59:42 pm EST (Viewed 79 times)
Reply Subj: Happy Birthday Roy Thomas
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80 years old.

Guess that shows how old we're getting as I've always thought of him as the younger generation that took over after Stan Lee.

His biggest impact on comics for me will always be the Vision.  I had the Marvel Super Action reprint of Avengers 57 since childhood.  I love that ish.

I also really liked Avengers Annual 23 and Thor Annual 19, a Thomas 2-parter featuring Thor, Loki and Pluto.

What are your Roy Thomas classics or forgotten favorites?

Good one. I always think of Roy with his 70s hairstyle.

My favourite stuff from Roy was Savage Sword of Conan. It really suited his overly verbose, descriptive skills with less emphasis on dialogue (which never struck me as one of his strengths). Most importantly, he had a great love for the character and knew when to use the original REH prose to build atmosphere. Roy basically built the sword and sorcerey comic genre.
Roy loved Conan so much that he wrote a "what if" where Conan slept with Roy's wife. That's dedication.

Among Conan fans, Roy is pretty much the only writer who "got" the source material.

His other stuff was hit or miss for me, like his avengers which could be great at times. Roy always struck me as more of an editor or idea man, who had a great love of continuity and comics history.

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