ROY THOMAS

Cast Party: Who Should Star in a 'Freedom Fighters' Movie?
Welcome to Cast Party, the feature that imagines a world with even more live action comic book adaptations than we currently have, and comes up with arguably the best casting suggestions you’re ever going to find for the movies and shows we wish could exist. This week, Cast Party is going vintage. There have been movies about superheroes in World War II, but we haven't really seen a full live-action super-team in that era. While they may not be quite as historically important as the Justice Society, the Freedom Fighters, consisting of Quality Comics heroes who are now owned by DC, embody that era like no other team.
The Evolution of Shazam: Best Captain Marvel Stories by Decade
Many of comics’ most popular heroes have been around for decades, and in the case of the big names from the publisher now known as DC Comics, some have been around for a sizable chunk of a century. As these characters passed through the different historical eras known in comics as the Golden Age (the late 1930s through the early 1950s), the Silver Age (the mid 1950s through the late 1960s), the Bronze Age (the early 1970s through the mid 1980s) and on into modern times, they have experienced considerable changes in tone and portrayal that reflect the zeitgeist of the time. With this feature we’ll help you navigate the very best stories of DC Comics’ most beloved characters decade by decade. This week, we’re taking a look at the best Captain Marvel comics.
Roy Thomas & Taschen Celebrate 75 Years Of Marvel In New Book
Besides Stan Lee, there's virtually no one alive with more insider knowledge about Marvel Comics than Lee's successor in the editor-in-chief job, Roy Thomas, so it's appropriate that Thomas' name adorns the cover to Marvel and Taschen's new 700-plus-page hardcover 75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen. Thomas worked with editor and art director Josh Baker to piece together the massive volume, and according to a Marvel press release, the book will focus as much on Marvel creators as the company's iconic characters. That's encouraging.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits stores today, a new series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven that hopes to boost the profile of Marvel's space-faring super-team ahead of next summer's movie release, so that when your non-comics friends ask you, "Who are these Guardians of the Galaxy?", you don't answer, "the who-dians of the what-now?" But... who are the Guardians of t
The 10 Most Brutal Moments in 'The Savage Sword of Conan'!
This week, Conan the Barbarian returns to theaters everywhere with a brand new movie, and it probably won't come as a surprise to anyone that I'm pretty excited about it. I love Conan, and in the world of Conan comics, it's hard to beat Savage Sword of Conan, a black-and-white magazine put out by Marvel in the '70s that featured some of the most hard-hitting barbarian action of all time. So today,
DC Comics Announces ‘Retro-Active’ One-Shots [WonderCon]
While DC's upcoming Flashpoint event is poised play out across an altered present, the publisher's also got plans to pay tribute to the past this July through August. This afternoon during the DC Nation Live panel at WonderCon, DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio announced Retro-Active, a wave of one-shots that will pay homage to the spirit of the Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern,
Conan Fights Sea Monsters and Crushes His Enemies [Exclusive Previews]
Dark Horse's prestigious Conan franchise continues to crush its enemies and hear the lamentations of their women with two new series chronicling the brutal exploits of Robert E. Howard's legendary warrior. We've got exclusive covers, sketches, and interior art from the bone-crunching barbarian in honor of his 25th anniversary at Dark Horse...
Champions #38 Sells Out
Press Release The first new issue of Heroic Publishing's CHAMPIONS comic book series (issue #38), featuring the long-awaited return of Roy & Dann Thomas's CAPTAIN THUNDER AND BLUE BOLT, has completely sold out. No copies are available for reorder, and Heroic has announced that there will not be a second printing. I ...
Marvel Illustrated Brings The Classics Back To Life
Press Release Because you demanded it! Retailers and fans have demanded that Marvel bring some of the most timeless, enduring novels to life in comic book form and we're happy to oblige with Marvel Illustrated, the House of Idea's new line featuring the best of classic literature as adapted by industry legend Roy Thomas & a slew of talented artists. Ov ...