Like I mentioned in this morning’s post, I’m going to be offline for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and wanted to wish you all a Happy and a Healthy New Year.
It’s customary at this time of year to ask forgiveness of anyone one may have wronged, even slightly or by accident. This site has (thankfully) a lot of readers, and a lot of you come back here every day. Due to the nature of the site, it’s pretty easy to imagine that I may have offended someone at some point in the last year. If I have offended or hurt anyone, even inadvertently, I ask your forgiveness.
I would like to specifically ask forgiveness of one person, a comic book creator I tend to “pick on”. Yes, I speak of Roy Thomas.
Mister Thomas, I’m fairly sure you don’t read this site (In fact, a large part of me hopes that you don’t). However, even though you (most likely) don’t, I still feel I should ask forgiveness. On this, a blog that holds comic books up to mockery, I often single out examples of your work, going so far as to jokingly have a “Roy Thomas Drinking Game”. I don’t do this out of malice. The comics I clip are a often a product of their times, and generally from a time when you were producing a lot. It’s not as much a matter of quality as it is quantity – you just wrote so darn much, so there’s more to choose from. I may not agree with your views on continuity or your love of the word “female”, but I do not have anything against you and, frankly, would be happy if I end up producing 1% of 1% of your output.
PS: Also, anyone who may have “wronged” me? Even if I don’t know about it? I forgive you.
PPS: Except Reed Richards. He’s a pig.