Thomas is a blue tank engine. He is engine #1. Thomas lives on the island of Sodor. He has a branch line, and two passenger coaches named Annie and Clarabel. Thomas is cheeky and fussy. He is best friends with Percy. Thomas starred in the Marvel UK title Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends which ran from November 1st 1987 to November 1st 2004, a total of 445 issues (later issues were published by Panini).