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
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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
Reprints:

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:
science fiction; superhero
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) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Series Information
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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