ROM #17 [Newsstand Edition]
(April 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 [under character box]
Barcode:
0714860232304
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.

Letters page replies by Bill Mantlo.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Miller (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Rom; the X-Men [Colossus; Nightcrawler; Storm; Wolverine]; Jimmy Marks [Hybrid]

Hybrid! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo (plotter, scripter); Sal Buscema (plotter); Chris Claremont (consultant)
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Michael Higgins

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; the X-Men [Colossus; Nightcrawler; Storm; Wolverine; Sprite [Kitty Pryde]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]]; Brandy Clark; Steve Jackson; Jacob Marks (a Dire Wraith); Hybrid [Jimmy Marks](1st)
Synopsis:
Cerebro detects a powerful new mutant and Professor X sends the X-Men to investigate. Their destination is the town of Clairton where Rom and the town folk are just discovering that many of their friends and neighbors are Dire Wraith's in disguise. They head to the Marks' farm where Jacob confesses that he is a Wraith but is in love with his human wife whom their son, a human/Wraith hybrid has drained almost to death. Rom battles the monstrous Hybrid but, when the X-Men show up and see a killer robot beating on what appears to be a little boy, they decide that Rom is the bad guy.

The Rescue! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Space Notes / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jim Hardy, Lee Keuter, Kevin C. McConnell and Kenneth Paxton with replies by Bill Mantlo plus house ad for The Savage She-Hulk

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership average # of copies in preceding 12 months: 378,492.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rom
  2. 1. Hybrid!
    Rom
  3. 2. The Rescue!
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
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