ROM #20 [Newsstand Edition]
(July 1981)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860232307
Editing:
Al Milgrom (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

Star Warriors Clash In...Battle of the Spaceknights! (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Milgrom
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; Dire Wraith [as Starshine]; Dire Wraith [as Terminator]

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

Mindgames (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Michael Higgins (pages 1-15); Diana Albers (page 16, uncredited)

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; GUESTS: Brandy Clark; Jonathan Clark; Sarah Clark; Steve Jackson; Mack Killburn; VILLAINS: Dire Wraiths [Starshine; Terminator; Barry Dunston; Ace O'Connor]; Murder Mole; Mentus; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Karas [Firefall]; Space Phantom; a Kree; a Skrull
Synopsis:
Rom returns to Clairton from his stint in Limbo where he is warmly welcomed by his friends; Although happy to be home, Rom broods over the image he was shown by the Wraiths in Limbo of his home planet of Galador in total ruins; The Wraiths send two agents disguised as Starshine and Terminator to further goad him with dire news of his homeworld; Rom desires to return to Galador to find out if these Wraith rumors are true but refuses to leave Brandy and company unprotected in his absence.

Indexer Notes

Corrected and additional credits 2005 by Steven Tice.

The Trial of Terminator (Table of Contents)

The Saga of the Spaceknights / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Michael Higgins

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Spaceknights [Rom; Starshine; Terminator; Javelin; Hammerhand; Screamer; Astra; Rainbow]; Prime Director; Mentus
Synopsis:
Terminator is put on trial for rashly killing the ruler of a world where the Spaceknights were ferreting out Dire Wraiths; Terminator chooses death rather than banishment and his sentence is carried out; Little do the Spaceknights know that as Terminator is being consumed by the Glowing Globe of Power, he is teleported away at the last instant by the evil Mentus; Disheartened by the destruction of his friend, Rom decides to leave Galador and the Spaceknights to battle Wraiths on his own.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Shooter
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Bullpen Bulletins, The Hype Box and The Mighty Marvel Checklist

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Star Warriors Clash In...Battle of the Spaceknights!
    Rom
  2. 1. Mindgames
    Rom
  3. 2. The Trial of Terminator
    The Saga of the Spaceknights
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
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  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Kelly Langston-Smith
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