ROM #28 [Direct Edition]
(March 1982)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
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
Editing:
Al Milgrom (Editor); Ann Nocenti (Assistant 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.


Danger Down Under! (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

Earthward Bound! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Sinnot (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Diana Albers

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; GUESTS: Starshine (death); Brandy Clark; Jonathan Clark; Sarah Clark; Steve Jackson; Torpedo [Brock Jones]; Lorrain Jones; VILLAINS: Dire Wraiths; Mole Man; Kala; Moloids; Murder Mole; Outcasts [Digger; Boulder; Water-Witch; Landslide]; CAMEOS: Spaceknights [Javelin; Hammerhand; Screamer; Astra; Rainbow]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Galactus
Synopsis:
Galactus has marooned the Spaceknights with no way of finding their home planet of Galador; Rom returns to Earth with Starshine in tow; Everyone in Clairton is jubilant at Rom's return but townsfolk quickly start disappearing through holes in the earth; Rom and Starshine enter an underground mine complex looking for their friends when they encounter the Mole Man and his subjects; They quickly discover that the residents of the town were replaced by Wraiths and the Mole Man was actually helping out by snagging them underground; The Wraith Brandy and Steve shoot at Rom but kill Starshine.

Space Notes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: John DeMari, Bill Hall, James C. Boney, Mark Ronning, Brett Highsmith

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Danger Down Under!
    Rom
  2. 1. Earthward Bound!
    Rom
  3. 2. Space Notes
    Space Notes
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
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