Sunday, April 5, 2020

RIP Professor Thomas Flynn


Word reached us this morning that one of the most important pieces of the Marvel University passed away last night.

Professor Thomas Flynn was not only the preeminent scholar on everything Conan but also a die hard Lucio Fulci and Spaghetti Western defender. Most importantly though, Tom was a good guy. There are not enough of those to go around these days so his passing is that much harder.

Those wishing to read a heart-felt appreciation from Tom's best bud, Professor Matthew Bradley should go here.

Marvel University may well have been possible without Tom but it sure as hell would not have been as much fun.

Thomas, we are going to miss you, my friend. The lights will remain dimmed and the Cap flag will stay at half mast for the foreseeable future.


  1. Dean Pete, my appreciation for your equally heartfelt tribute is equaled only by my bittersweet joy at your illustration: one of my favorite characters of all time, drawn by my favorite penciler of all time, in one of the most indelible comic-book images of all time. What could better suit our beloved Tom? Thank you for that, and thank you again for the honor and privilege of working by side with you, Tom, and the rest on this noble effort.

  2. So sad to hear about Tom....=

  3. Thank your for this memorial. He and I practically grew up together. There'll never be another. Keep the flame going.

  4. Thanks for the awesome tribute, Dean of Deans, to a positively irreplaceable friend. Of course, I can't help but imagine Tom would think "What, no Michael Golden art?"

  5. How did I just find out about this? I am so sorry to read of his passing. We interacted very briefly during our retroepective, but he was always a really nice gent.My sincerest condolences to his family and all of his friends.

  6. What a great tribute to Tom, a truly lovely and one-of-a-kind guy. Thanks for this!