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
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:
superhero; science fiction
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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero

[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.

Editing

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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