Tag: Roy Thomas

75 Years Of Marvel by Roy Thomas (book review).

October 28, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
75 Years Of Marvel by Roy Thomas (book review).

  I know Taschen has a reputation for doing some odd-shaped books but this one is off the scale. It is both massive in size and weight even the delivery man struggled to bring it to my house. Mind you, there were another three books in the box, more on that in later reviews, but […]

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Essential Avengers Volume 3: The Avengers # 47-68 & Annual # 2: by John Buscema and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

April 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Essential Avengers Volume 3: The Avengers # 47-68 & Annual # 2: by John Buscema and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ being the big movie of the moment. I thought I would dive into my extensive ‘Essential’ archives and dig out the source material. This is conveniently located in Essential Avengers Volume 3. I have read the stories oft times before but reviewing them was a pleasure only slightly ruined by the […]

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The Michael Moorcock Library Vol. 1 – Elric Of Melnibone by Michael T Gilbert, Roy Thomas and P Craig Russell (book review).

April 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Michael Moorcock Library Vol. 1 – Elric Of Melnibone by Michael T Gilbert, Roy Thomas and P Craig Russell (book review).

This compact volume, ‘The Michael Moorcock Library Vol. 1 – Elric Of Melnibone’, reprints the version of ‘Elric Of Melniboné’ that first saw the light of day in Pacific Comics back in the eighties. Six issues are collected here and the story is the original yarn about Elric’s conflict with his evil cousin Yyrkoon, who […]

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John Romita…And All That Jazz! by Roy Thomas and Jim Amash (book review).

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John Romita…And All That Jazz! by Roy Thomas and Jim Amash (book review).

Comicbook artist John Romita always defines himself as second tier at Marvel, despite working nearly forty years exclusively there and whose previous work was mostly at DC Comics drawing romance comics. Considering he took on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ after Steve Ditko left and made the book his own and became a major influence on other […]

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Essential Iron Man Volume 4 by Herb Trimpe, George Tuska, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Starlin, Gerry Conway, Robert Kanigher, Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich, Bill Everett and Steve Gerber (graphic novel review).

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Essential Iron Man Volume 4 by Herb Trimpe, George Tuska, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Starlin, Gerry Conway, Robert Kanigher, Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich, Bill Everett and Steve Gerber (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Iron Man Volume # 4’ presents us with Iron Man # 39-61, featuring the golden avenger and a lot of villains, including some oddities like the White Dragon, Slasher, Demetrius and Soulfather. Importantly, it also features the very first appearance of Thanos of Titan, who went on to big things. The first five issues […]

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Essential Warlock – Vol. 1 by Roy Thomas, Gil Kane and Jim Starlin (graphic novel review).

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Essential Warlock – Vol. 1 by Roy Thomas, Gil Kane and Jim Starlin (graphic novel review).

Adam Warlock is one of those secondary Marvel characters that talented people sometimes get a chance to play with, often with great results. Originally named Him and created in Fantastic Four # 66-67 by some mad scientists, Him vanished for a while after killing his creators and then reappeared to fight a certain Asgardian in […]

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 8 by John Buscema, Rich Buckler, George Perez, Ron Wilson, Sal Buscema, Roy Thomas, Bill Mantlo, Gerry Conway, Len Wein and Jim Shooter (graphic novel review).

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 8 by John Buscema, Rich Buckler, George Perez, Ron Wilson, Sal Buscema, Roy Thomas, Bill Mantlo, Gerry Conway, Len Wein and Jim Shooter (graphic novel review).

Roy Thomas is great. He slid into Marvel Comics in the mid-sixties and after an interesting stint on ‘The Uncanny X-Men’ brought new vitality to ‘The Mighty Avengers’, aided mightily by the gorgeous art of John Buscema. He was well read in pulp fiction, literary fiction and, most importantly, comics. Finally, in the mid-seventies, he […]

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7 by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Rich Buckler, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Dick Ayers, Joe Staton, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont and Steve Englehart (graphic novel review).

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7 by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Rich Buckler, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Dick Ayers, Joe Staton, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont and Steve Englehart (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7’ features stories from Fantastic Four # 138 through to Fantastic Four # 159 with a couple of ‘Giant-Size’ issues thrown in for good measure. Over 500 pages, as usual with ‘Essentials’, so good value at least so far as pages per pound/dollar/euro pint of yak milk or whatever currency you […]

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Essential Thor Vol. 6 by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Vol. 6 by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Thor Vol. 6’ starts off with ‘Hercules Enraged’ from The Mighty Thor # 221 and ends with ‘The Flame And The Hammer’ from The Mighty Thor # 247. In between, there are plenty of pages of Marvel black and white action for a relatively small fee. ‘Hercules Enraged’ indulges in that slightly silly Marvel […]

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Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 6 by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

May 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 6 by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas (graphic novel review).

‘From beyond the stars shall come the Overmind and he shall crush the universe.’ So goes an ancient prophecy steeped in Stan Lee hyperbole. Super-heroes used to save America, then the world and later the galaxy from some terrible menace. Now it’s the universe. This shows that Stan didn’t know how big the universe is. […]

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