Comic Talent: Marvel, DC
Roy is a legendary comic book writer and editor, who was Stan Lee’s first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is known for co-creating some of comics’ greatest characters such as Wolverine, Ultron, Carol Danvers, Morbius, the Vision, Iron Fist, Valkyrie, Morbius, Amazing-Man, Man-Thing, Luke Cage, the Defenders, Ghost Rider, Grandmaster, Banshee, and many more. He also introduced the pulp magazine heroes Conan and Red Sonja along with the sci-fi fantasy Star Wars to Marvel Comics.
Roy has had lengthy writing stints on Marvel’s X-Men and Avengers, and DC Comics’ All-Star Squadron and Infinity, Inc., among many other titles, books, and a couple of movies. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2011. Roy currently edits the comics-history magazine Alter Ego, and works on the Spider-Man newspaper strip. .
Would you like to hear how he took the story and concept from George Lucas and wrote the first Star Wars comic book? What about how he convinced Jim Shooter to bring the Star Wars franchise into Marvel, which in turn almost single-handedly saved Marvel from bankruptcy? This is your chance.
Roy will be appearing on Saturday, June 15th only. He will be featured on a panel Saturday, as well as situated at his booth meeting fans and signing autographs. After the show, there will be a special ticketed event for the superfans that want an extended opportunity. More details to come.