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The Roy Thomas Database is up!! You have to check this out!!
« on: January 01, 2020, 01:14:20 AM »
Happy New Year everybody!  In celebration of a new decade, my manager and friend John Cimino and I have a special treat for comicbook fans both new and old.  What you are about to see is a Herculean labor called THE OFFICIAL ROY THOMAS CHARACTERS, CONCEPTS AND CREATIONS DATABASE!

What’s that you say?  Well, over the past year, John has made it his personal mission to collect and collate everything he could of my "contributions," such as they may be, to the comicbook field...  and he's done such a formidable job that there are a number of concepts and characters listed which I had totally forgotten.  The result is, he and I both hope, a database which will be of considerable worth to both the researcher and the casual reader.  Naturally, it's not my--or John's--contention that my work over the past half-century plus has such unique merit that it should be catalogued and celebrated above that of others.  Rather, he and I hope by this thorough database to inspire others to create additional databases of their own, devoted to this artist or that writer.  If that happens, the field of comicbook history will be the richer for it.  My thanks to John for the immeasurable amount of hard work he poured into this database; may it lead to many more showcasing the talents of my peers!  And meanwhile--dare I say it?--I hope you'll enjoy going over it, since enjoyment is, above everything else, what comics is all about.

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Re: The Roy Thomas Database is up!! You have to check this out!!
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 12:45:48 PM »
I just took a quick look at the site, it looks great! One question though, I ran across the Agent Axis reference from Roy’s Invaders run. Agent Axis actually appeared first in Boy Commandos 1 from the Golden  Age. While the characters are obviously different, was there any consideration given to referencing original use? I can see where there might be some misinformation around  characters that have convoluted history ( examples include Iron Mask, Ghost Rider and other ME characters)?

Just curious- I appreciate all the work that went into this site.
RF

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Re: The Roy Thomas Database is up!! You have to check this out!!
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 02:47:27 PM »
I just took a quick look at the site, it looks great! One question though, I ran across the Agent Axis reference from Roy’s Invaders run. Agent Axis actually appeared first in Boy Commandos 1 from the Golden  Age. While the characters are obviously different, was there any consideration given to referencing original use? I can see where there might be some misinformation around  characters that have convoluted history ( examples include Iron Mask, Ghost Rider and other ME characters)?

Just curious- I appreciate all the work that went into this site.
RF

Yeah, that was a tricky one since the BOY COMMANDOS version is a DC character and Roy's is a Marvel one. I kinda had to put some thought into that and for some reason I decided to leave it out. But since you spotted it and made the connection, I added that bit of information to the character listing.

Thank you for enjoying the database. Please pass it along so others can enjoy it as well.
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Re: The Roy Thomas Database is up!! You have to check this out!!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 03:53:46 PM »
If any of you guys need something to read during the lock down, check out the Roy database! It'll keep your attention for hours on end.

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Re: The Roy Thomas Database is up!! You have to check this out!!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 04:55:38 PM »
Yeah, that was a tricky one since the BOY COMMANDOS version is a DC character and Roy's is a Marvel one. I kinda had to put some thought into that and for some reason I decided to leave it out. But since you spotted it and made the connection, I added that bit of information to the character listing.

What was Roy Thomas doing anyway ripping off a DC character name/concept for Marvel? That wasn't right.

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