Roy “Earth-Two” Thomas was born Nov. 22, 1940. He’s 75.
Roy Thomas is like most of us — a fan. But unlike most of us, he went from being a fan to one of the most prolific comics writers for both Marvel and DC. And today, he continues to publish the magazine that started it all for him, Alter Ego.
There are so many ways we could have done 13 COVERS for Thomas’ birthday, and I came up with two: One Marvel and one DC. Even then, how to narrow it down?
Well for Marvel, I picked his initial Avengers run from the ’60s and ’70s, which you could argue was the title that really propelled him to comics stardom. And for DC? All-Star Squadron from the ’80s, featuring his beloved Golden Age DC heroes.
So here are 13 All-Star Squadron covers — and click here for 13 Avengers covers.
(My standard caveat: This is a subjective list and not a ranking of any kind. This is pretty much what I dig and you may feel very differently. So, rather than beef about a cover you don’t see, instead join in the fun and share your own choices in the comments section or in whatever social-media thread you saw this.)