ROM #16 [Direct Edition]
(March 1981)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Jo Duffy; 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 is a variant of ROM (Marvel, 1979 series) #16 [Newsstand Edition].

Letters page replies by Bill Mantlo.


Beware... the Watchwraith! (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Hannigan (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Rom; Watchwraith

The Watchwraith! (Table of Contents)

Rom / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Michael Higgins

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Rom; GUESTS: Brandy Clark; Jonathan Clark; Sarah Clark; Steve Jackson; Mack Killburn; VILLAIN: Watchwraith
Synopsis:
Reporter Mack Killburn interviews the townspeople of Clairton trying to get the scoop on Rom only to be told that the story about a giant, killer robot was all a joke; When two local kids enter a mine shaft and accidentally awaken a robotic Watchwraith, Rom is forced to battle the creature through the center of town; When the conflict concludes, Mack accuses the residents of trying to cover up Rom's existence and is surprised when the people of Clairton rally around Rom and send the reporter home without his notes.

["Look -- a Galadorian Hospital Ship Under Attack by a Squadron of Wraith Drakillars!"] (Table of Contents)

Saga of the Spaceknights / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Michael Higgins

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Spaceknights [Rom; Starshine; Terminator]; Dire Wraiths
Synopsis:
During a battle in which the Dire Wraiths employ a Wraith plague on human victims, Rom and Starshine learn that Terminator's human form succumbed to the selfsame disease and he has no body to return to once his service is over.

Blown About (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
MIke Esposito ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Kleanthes Konlaris, Mike Lannysiotti, Robb "Zeak" Zeionky, Peter King, Cliff Robertson, Gary Ross, Jon Green and David Helfry with replies by Bill Mantlo plus house ad for The Savage She-Hulk and The Mighty Marvel Checklist

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Beware... the Watchwraith!
    Rom
  2. 1. The Watchwraith!
    Rom
  3. 2. ["Look -- a Galadorian Hospital Ship Under Attack by a Squadron of Wraith Drakillars!"]
    Saga of the Spaceknights
  4. 3. Blown About
    Human Torch; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Kelly Langston-Smith