ROM #42 [Newsstand Edition]
(May 1983)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 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:
0714860232305
Editing:
Ralph Macchio (Editor); Bob Harras (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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Jusko (signed)
Inks:
Joe Jusko (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom

Lead Me Not Into Temptation! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Ian Akin; Brian Garvey
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; GUESTS: Dr. Strange; Torpedo [Brock Jones]; Rom Clone; Steve Jackson; Jonathan Clark; Sarah Clark; VILLAINS: Quasimodo; Dire Wraiths; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; The Thing]; Power Man; Iron Fist; Jack of Hearts; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mad Thinker; Silver Surfer; Sphinx; Dr. Dredd; Starshine; Brandy Clark
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange mystically sends Rom to an area of Wraith infestation in Russia; Rom meets a jubilant group of dancing people who welcome him with open arms; They explain that they were victims of nuclear fallout until a mysterious stranger gave them new bodies and a new life; Rom enters a cave where he meets Quasimodo who tells him that he can make a clone of his human body and transfer his consciousness therein; Rom accepts the offer, little knowing that Quasimodo is working with a coven of Wraiths; Rom is thrilled when he awakens as a man once again.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Shooter
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Items, The Mighty Marvel Checklist, The Hype Box

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Space Notes / letters page / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from David Riddle, Matt Lewis, K. Heibutski, Patirck Brown (sic?)

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 320,691. Single issue nearest to filing date: 325,132.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rom
  2. 1. Lead Me Not Into Temptation!
    Rom
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Michael Grabois
  • Kelly Langston-Smith