ROM #48 [Direct Edition]
(November 1983)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.25 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
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.


To Fight No More (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ian Akin (signed)
Inks:
Brian Garvey (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; Dire Wraiths

Renunciation! or: What Happens When a Spaceknight's Had Enough! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts)
Inks:
Ian Akin; Brian Garvey
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Janice Chiang

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Rom; GUEST: Starshine [Brandy Clark]; VILLAINS: Dire Wraiths; CAMEOS: Skrulls; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Prime Director; Mentus
Synopsis:
All Dire Wraiths on Earth meet after hours at the headquarters of the United Nations to discuss their plans for world conquest; The female Wraith witches kill all of the male Wraith scientists and decide that their future will be solely dictated by magic rather than technology; Unaware of these developments, Rom whines incessantly about his lost humanity until Starshine is able to snap him out of it and convince him that life is still worth living.

Indexer Notes

The new orange look of the Wraiths is explained. The orange monsters with barbed tongues are the female of the species who were always depicted as covered in robes until last issue. The white males are killed off in this story.

Space Notes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from reader: Gordon Purcell, Delmo Walters Jr., Paul Ferrell Brown, Wally Halbert, Jim Rommell, Rodney Dufour, Lee Parkerson Jr., Chris Rider, Jonathan Clark

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. To Fight No More
    Rom
  2. 1. Renunciation! or: What Happens When a Spaceknight's Had Enough!
    Rom
  3. 2. Space Notes
    Space Notes
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