Here’s another vintage newspaper article on the burgeoning comic book fandom of the 1960s, this one a profile on a young pre-Marvel Roy Thomas. As most know, Roy went on to become one of the most popular and influential writers and editors of the 1960s and beyond–but at the time this piece saw print in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1965, he was still merely a teacher of English Literature at Fox High School. Though the closing paragraphs indicate that while this article was being worked on, Roy received the invitation from DC’s Mort Weisinger to come and work for him as his assistant editor in place of E. Nelson Bridwell. Roy would take that job, but it would go sour rapidly, within days, and he wound up instead jumping ship to Marvel when Stan Lee offered him a similar position. The whole history of comics would have been markedly different had Roy remained at DC and stuck the situation out.