ROM #21 [Newsstand Edition]
(August 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:
0714860232308
Editing:
Al Milgrom; 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 Return of the Torpedo! (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
typeset; ?

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Rom; Torpedo [Brock Jones]

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

Move Over, Rom--There's a New Hero in Town! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo (plot, script); Sal Buscema (plot)
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns), Joe Sinnott (finishes)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; GUESTS: Brandy Clark; Jonathan Clark; Sarah Clark; Steve Jackson; Torpedo [Brock Jones]; Lorrain Jones; VILLAINS: Dire Wraiths; Wraith Rocketeers; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Daredevil
Synopsis:
Brock Jones moves his family to the quiet town of Clairton to get away from the Rocketeers who are after his alter ego, the Torpedo; Brock observes Rom flying over the city and mistakes him for an enemy; Rom battles the Torpedo but the two come to an understanding and Rom asks the new hero in town to help in his battle against the Dire Wraiths.

Indexer Notes

Dedicated to Marv Wolfman, creator of the Torpedo.

Trouble in Paradise! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Mantlo (plot, script); Sal Buscema (plot)
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (finishes)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Terminator; Prime Director; Angel Elite; Spaceknights [Rom; Starshine; Firefall; Hammerhand; Javelin](cameos)
Synopsis:
Terminator breaks into the Hall of Science and enters the chamber where the human bodies of the Spaceknights are kept.

Wonders of Nature (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Herb Trimpe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Bullpen Bulletins, The Hype Box, The Mighty Marvel Checklist and an illustration of Puzzle Man by Severin

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of the Torpedo!
    Rom
  2. 1. Move Over, Rom--There's a New Hero in Town!
    Rom
  3. 2. Trouble in Paradise!
    The Saga of the Spaceknights!
  4. 3. Wonders of Nature
    Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
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  • Kelly Langston-Smith
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