AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON GUEST SPOTLIGHT: ROY THOMAS
Amazing Comic Con believes the best in pop culture BEGINS with comic books. We believe in showcasing the creators- the Architects of Pop Culture- at our fan friendly expo, and we are thrilled with our first wave of guests coming to Las Vegas September 16-17-18.
Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con welcomes Hall of Fame Talent ROY THOMAS!
Roy Thomas is responsible for shaping the modern landscape of Marvel by co-creating the most memorable characters and storylines in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Roy Thomas ushered in the AGE OF ULTRON in the pages of the AVENGERS; BLACK PANTHER was added to the line-up; VISION was created and started his relationship with the SCARLET WITCH; and Big Screen cast members such as VALKYRIE and BLACK KNIGHT first appeared.
Under Roy Thomas, Marvel’s Most memorable Mutant- WOLVERINE was born in the pages of Hulk, CAROL DANVERS was in the pages of Captain Marvel, GHOST RIDER was reimagined, LUKE CAGE became a Hero for Hire with the IRON FIST, and ADAM WARLOCK transformed.
This barely scratches the surface of Roy Thomas’ contributions to pop culture. Roy kicked off the sword and sorcery movement with CONAN. Perhaps Thomas’ most instramental move was securing the license to STAR WARS to Marvel Comics- and saving the publisher- while adapting the George Lucas screenplay and adding new adventures to the saga.
Meet Legendary Creator ROY THOMAS at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con. He will be available on Friday and Saturday of the convention, meeting fans, signing autographs, and appearing on panels.
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Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con is a 3 day All Ages fan friendly expo featuring the BEST Guest List with the Comic Creators, Celebrity Guests, Anime Talent, Voice Actors, wizarand more. A large showroom is packed with over 200 exhibitors on display, and an international artist alley. The event takes place September 16-17-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas SEPTEMBER 16-17-18!
Official Bio for Roy Thomas
Roy Thomas, the defacto protégé of Stan Lee, has been a writer and editor, primarily for Marvel or DC Comics, since being hired by Stan in 1965. Among the many comics series he has written are The Avengers, The X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Conan the Barbarian, Star Wars , et al. He worked exclusively for Marvel from 1965-80 and served as editor-in-chief from 1972-74. At Marvel he co-created Wolverine, Carol Danvers, Vision, Ultron, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Red Sonja, The Defenders, Havok, Valkyrie, Red Guardian, Adam Warlock, Morbius, the “What If?” series, Daimon Hellstrom, Dane Whitman, Werewolf by Night and numerous other characters. In the 1980s he co-wrote screenplays for the films Fire and Ice and Conan the Destroyer and a bit of live and animated TV including The New Fantastic Four, Plastic Man, Thundarr the Barbarian, GI Joe, Xena: Warrior Princess and Conan the Adventurer (both live and animated).
He currently edits the award-winning comics-history magazine Alter Ego , writes online adventure comic strips for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and from 2000-2019 ghost-wrote the Spider-Man newspaper comic strip for Stan Lee. For the German publisher Taschen he authored the humongous books 75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen (2014) and The Stan Lee Story (2018), and has written and/or selected material for numerous other comics-related volumes, including for PS Artbooks, Titan Books, Chartwell Books, DK Publishing, Abrams, and the Folio Society. Besides receiving numerous fan and pro awards over the years in the U.S. and abroad, he was elected in 2011 to the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. He can be followed on the Roy Thomas Appreciation Board on Facebook, managed by John Cimino.
He is married to Dann Thomas, with whom he has collaborated on comics. They live in rural South Carolina amid a menagerie of boisterous beasts.
Click this link to go to THE ROY THOMAS DATABASE to see all his creations and contributions to the comic industry.