Roy Thomas


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in Missouri, The United States
November 22, 1940

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Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and 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.

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Stoker's Dracula

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4.32 avg rating — 1,594 ratings — published 1986
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The Avengers: The Kree-Skru...

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3.84 avg rating — 1,921 ratings — published 1985 — 25 editions
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The Chronicles of Conan, Vo...

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The Savage Sword of Conan, ...

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Star Wars Omnibus: A Long T...

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3.80 avg rating — 467 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Essential Doctor Strange, V...

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Classic Star Wars: A New Hope

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