So, how to pay tribute to Roy for his 74th? While it's pretty easy for anyone to pick favorite pages based on artwork, but Ol' Groove never does anything the easy way. After all, Roy's not an artist, so I've gone back and picked out favorite pages based on Roy's writing! Surprisingly enough, it wasn't a very hard task, 'cause Roy's writing made such a huge impact on Young Groove that it still resounds today! Yea and verily, 'tis true! ('Course it didn't hurt that those early impressions were drawn by guys like Neal Adams, Barry Smith, Gil Kane, Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, and Herb Trimpe...) Read on...
|Gil Kane/Dan Adkins art from Captain Marvel #17|
|Herb Trimpe/Sal Buscema art from Incredible Hulk #134|
|Neal Adams/Tom Palmer art from X-Men #60|
|Barry Smith/Sal Buscema art from Conan the Barbarian #4|
|Sal Buscema/Jim Mooney art from Sub-Mariner #35|
|Gene Colan/Bill Everett art from Amazing Adventures #5|
|Neal Adams/Tom Palmer art from Avengers #96|
Ya get the picture why Roy is so special to Ol' Groove? Happy birthday, Mr. Thomas! Here's to many more!
(P.S. Ol' Groove's been meaning to thank you for your sharing art from--and especially for plugging--The Diversions in Alter Ego. Many thanks, man!)