Royal Roy

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Royal Roy
Royal Roy #1 (April 1985)
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceApril 1985
Created byLennie Herman (writer) and Warren Kremer (artist)

Royal Roy: A Prince of a Boy was a bimonthly comic book from Marvel Comics' younger-readers' imprint Star Comics. It was created by Lennie Herman and Warren Kremer.

Publication history[edit]

Royal Roy began in April 1985 as an answer to the successful Harvey Comics Richie Rich series. Its title character was the young Prince Roy of Cashelot, a fictional kingdom whose name was a blend of "cash" and "Camelot"[citation needed]. Like Richie, Roy was surrounded by wealth and luxury, but wasn't spoiled by it; in many ways, he was just like any other young boy. Also like Richie, Roy had a sweet-natured middle-class girlfriend (Crystal Cleer) and a wealthy, abrasive acquaintance (Lorna Loot) who vied for his affections.

In late 1985 Harvey Comics sued Star Comics for copyright infringement, claiming that Royal Roy was a blatant copy of Richie Rich.[1] (Longtime Harvey creator Lennie Herman had created Royal Roy for Star Comics; Herman died in 1983[2] before the first issue of Royal Roy was published.)

Royal Roy was cancelled after six issues in March 1986, and Harvey's lawsuit was dropped.


An updated version of Royal Roy (along with Planet Terry, Top Dog and Wally the Wizard) is featured in the four-issue X-Babies miniseries published by Marvel Comics in late 2009.


  1. ^ "Harvey Sues Marvel Star Comics, Charges Copyright Infringement," The Comics Journal #105 (Feb. 1986), pp. 23-24.
  2. ^ "Harvey Veteran Lenny Herman Dies," The Comics Journal #87 (December 1983), p. 21.

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