ROM #14 [Newsstand Edition]
(January 1981)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860232301
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.


["Fall, ROM, Before the Power of the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android!"] (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rick Parker ?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
the Awesome Android; the Mad Thinker; Rom

The Ultimate Android! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Annette Kawecki

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Rom; GUESTS: Brandy Clark; Jonathan Clark; Sarah Clark; Ace O'Connor; VILLAINS: the Awesome Android; the Mad Thinker; Dire Wraiths [Steve Jackson; Barry Dunston]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; The Thing]; X-Men [Cyclops; Jean Grey; Angel; Iceman; Beast]; Vision; Dragon Man; Ultron; Dr. Rachel Sweet; Jack of Hearts; Steve Jackson
Synopsis:
Rom returns to Clairton only to fall into conflict with the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android before he can be reunited with his friends; Reporter Ace O'Connor discovers far too late that her boss is a Dire Wraith; Brandy makes final preparations for her marriage to Steve, still not realizing that he has been replaced by a Wraith.

["On Your Guard, Spaceknights!"] (Table of Contents)

Saga of the Spaceknights / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo; Steven Grant (see notes)
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Annette Kawecki

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Spaceknights [Rom; Starshine; Terminator]; Ray-Na (Rom's girlfriend, death); Dire Wraiths
Synopsis:
While battling Wraiths in space, Rom learns that there is Wraith activity on the home planet of his lady love; Rom, Starshine and Terminator fly in to the rescue but Ray-Na is killed in the ensuing conflict.

Indexer Notes

Based in part on a story suggestion by Steven Grant.

Fury Unleashed! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alan Kupperberg ?
Inks:
Bob McLeod ?
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 Steve Lowther, Donald Campbell, Mike Chase and Robert Marshall with replies by Bill Mantlo plus Special Sports Note (about the Marvel Softball Team).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Fall, ROM, Before the Power of the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android!"]
    Rom
  2. 1. The Ultimate Android!
    Rom
  3. 2. ["On Your Guard, Spaceknights!"]
    Saga of the Spaceknights
  4. 3. Fury Unleashed!
    Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
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