ROM #47 [Newsstand Edition]
(October 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 [black, no background]
Barcode:
0714860232310
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.


Something Dire This Way Comes... (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Dire Wraith

One Man's Toys... Are Another Man's Terror! (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:
Rick Parker

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; GUESTS: Starshine [Brandy Clark]; VILLAINS: Dire Wraiths; Brynocki; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Shang-Chi; Black Jack Tarr; Clive Reston; Leiko Wu
Synopsis:
Dire Wraiths return to Clairton by impersonating a high school football hero and his date; Rom and Starshine investigate a mysterious island in the middle of the ocean where they are attacked by a mechanical boy and his deadly toys.

Indexer Notes

This issue introduces a new look for the Dire Wraiths, making them large orange monsters with long, barbed tongues with which they suck their victims dry. The change is explained thoroughly next issue. The new Wraith design was created by Walt Simonson.

Space Notes (Table of Contents)

Space Notes / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: Peter Gallagher, CK, Richard Henry Jr., Rick Jones

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Something Dire This Way Comes...
    Rom
  2. 1. One Man's Toys... Are Another Man's Terror!
    Rom
  3. 2. Space Notes
    Space Notes
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