ROM #18 [Direct Edition]
(May 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
Editing:
Al Milgrom; Jack Abel (Assistant); 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.


The Horror Called... Hybrid! (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
typeset; ?

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

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

And a Child Shall Deceive Them! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo (plot and script); Sal Buscema (plot); Chris Claremont (inspiration and assistance); Jo Duffy (inspiration and assistance)
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Al Milgrom (finishes); Frank Giacoia (finishes)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (pages 1-7, 15); Frank Giacoia (pages 10-14); ? (page 16); Sal Buscema ? (pages 17-30)
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Michael Higgins

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; the X-Men [Colossus; Nightcrawler; Storm; Wolverine; Sprite [Kitty Pryde]]; Hybrid (villain)
Synopsis:
Thinking that Rom is an evil mutant beating on a human child, the X-Men attack him. Little do they realize that the boy is a human/Dire Wraith hybrid with the mutant power of manipulating their own abilities. Once they realize their mistake, Kitty is able to blast Hybrid with Rom's neutralizer but accidentally sends Rom to Limbo as well.

Indexer Notes

Additional inker credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

Earthly Delights (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema ?
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; aliens

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Tim Williams, Raymond Banuchi, Dale L. Coe, Robbie Smith, Sam Mix, Andrew Farewell, and Myron Harrod with replies by Bill Mantlo plus The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Horror Called... Hybrid!
    Rom
  2. 1. And a Child Shall Deceive Them!
    Rom
  3. 2. Earthly Delights
    The Thing; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
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