ROM #9 [Newsstand Edition]
(August 1980)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860232308
Editing:
Jo Duffy; 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.

Letters page replies by Bill Mantlo.


Beware... Serpentyne! (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Michael Golden (signed)
Inks:
Michael Golden (signed)
Colors:
Michael Golden
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; Serpentyne

Indexer Notes

Golden cover coloring credit confirmed in the Rom #12 letters page.

The Stalker in the Night! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Bob Sharen; George Roussos
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; GUESTS: Serpentyne (death); Brandy Clark; Jonathan Clark; Sarah Clark; Steve Jackson; Artie Packer (dead); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Dire Wraiths; Deathwing; Dire Wraith Hellhounds; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]
Synopsis:
The local sheriff decides to bring Steve and Brandy up on charges for assisting Rom whom the authorities consider to be a murderer. Rom finds himself at the bottom of a mine shaft where he encounters Serpentyne. The creature tells him of a previous encounter with Ms. Marvel and also explains his hatred of the Dire Wraiths. Discovering that Rom possesses a weapon that can banish Wraiths forever, Serpentyne attacks him so that he can be the sole slayer of the Wraiths.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stan's Soapbox, The Mighty Marvel Checklist and a house ad for Howard the Duck (magazine) #6

The Incredible Hulk vs. the Roller Disco Devils! (Table of Contents)

Hulk; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Space Notes / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bill P. Starr, Cosmic Critic, Dan Sousa, John Thomas, Jeffrey Lowndes, W. Neville, Salvatore Graci, Bruce Pierce and Tom Moyer with replies by Bill Mantlo.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Beware... Serpentyne!
    Rom
  2. 1. The Stalker in the Night!
    Rom
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Incredible Hulk vs. the Roller Disco Devils!
    Hulk; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
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