ROM #1 [Direct Edition]
(December 1979)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1979-09-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860232312
Editing:
Jo Duffy (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Direct edition has the UPC box scored through with a black bar.


Arrival! (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Rom

Indexer Notes

Miller cover credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo. Cover credits confirmed 2006 by Al Milgrom.

Arrival! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Rom; Brandy Clark; Archie Stryker; Dire Wraiths; Spaceknights (flashback); Prime Director (flashback)
Synopsis:
Rom arrives on Earth where he immediately encounters a terrified Brandy Clark; When Brandy returns home to Clairton, she discovers the giant space robot has arrived ahead of her and has murdered some of the townsfolk; Rom takes Brandy aside and tells her of his origins and current mission; He explains that the men he killed were shape-shifting Dire Wraiths in disguise; The Wraiths that have infiltrated Clairton call in the national guard to take care of Rom; Rom easily defeats the soldiers and sends the Wraiths to Limbo.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; ?
Pencils:
Frank R. Paul; Michael Golden
Inks:
Frank R. Paul; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stan's Soapbox, assorted Bulletins, reproduction of cover to Marvel Comics #1 and 4 heads of various Micronauts

Spider-Man Meets June Jitsu! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Arrival!
    Rom
  2. 1. Arrival!
    Rom
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Spider-Man Meets June Jitsu!
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
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