ROM #45 [Newsstand Edition]
(August 1983)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860232308
Editing:
Ralph Macchio; Bob Harras (Assistant)
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 Dead Zone (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ian Akin
Inks:
Brian Garvey
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; Darkstar; Vanguard; Ursa Major

Cry, the Mother Country! (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: Starshine [Brandy Clark]; Gremlin; Soviet Super Soldiers [Darkstar; Vanguard; Ursa Major]; CAMEOS: Dire Wraiths; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Galactus; Quasimodo; Professor Phobos; The Presence; Red Guardian [Tania Belinsky]; X-Men [Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]
Synopsis:
Rom, Starshine and the Gremlin bury Rom's cloned human body; The Gremlin leads the Spaceknights to a Russian compound that has been taken over by Wraiths; Even though they no longer trust the government, the Soviet Super Soldiers agree to track down enemies of the state who have wreaked havoc in the Khystym region; They battle Rom and his allies until Rom realizes that they are mutants and not Wraiths; The two groups agree to unite against a common foe, just as the Wraiths attack.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Bulletins, The Hype Box, The Mighty Marvel Checklist and cover corner images for "Amazing Spider-Man #256" (fictitious issue as the indicated July cover date is wrong; the issue was published in September 1984), "Amazing Spider-Man #121" (fictitious issue as the indicated July cover date is wrong; that issue was published in June 1973) and Dreadstar #3 (correct issue number and cover date)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ?

Indexer Notes

Special Announcement Department, letters from Shawn Walsh, Rick Brown, Brock H. Dickinson, John Richards, Jim Simants, and Andrew T. Krepela with uncredited replies, Next Month box and house ad for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Dead Zone
    Rom
  2. 1. Cry, the Mother Country!
    Rom
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
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  • Kelly Langston-Smith