ROM #28 [Direct]
(March 1982)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.60 CAD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981-12-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Al Milgrom (credited) (editor (see Notes)); Jim Shooter (credited) (boss); Ann Nocenti (credited) (assistant editor (see Notes))

Issue Notes

Ann Nocenti is credited on the letters page only. Al Milgrom is credited on both the comic story (as Al Milgrom) and the letters page (as Allen Milgrom).
This issue has variants:

Danger Down Under! (Table of Contents)

ROM / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Milgrom (signed as MILGROM)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed as MILGROM)
Colors
George Roussos (sourced)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Mole Man [Harvey Elder]; Rom; Starshine; Torpedo
Reprints

Earthward Bound! (Table of Contents: 1)

ROM / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited) (artist, breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (credited) (artist, finished art)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited) (artist)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited as Ben Sean)
Letters
Diana Albers (credited)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Brandy Clark; Jonathan Clark; Sarah Clark; Galactus [Galan] (flashback) (cameo); Hammerhand (cameo); Steve Jackson; Javelin (cameo); Mole Man [Harvey Elder] (villain); Rom; Starshine (death); Torpedo; Lorrain Jones (guest); Dire Wraiths (villains); Kala (villain); Moloids (villains); Murder Mole (villain); Outcasts [Digger; Boulder; Water-Witch; Landslide] (villains); Spaceknights [Screamer; Astra; Rainbow] (cameos)
Synopsis
Galactus has marooned the Spaceknights with no way of finding their home planet of Galador. Rom returns to Earth with Starshine in tow. Everyone in Clairton is jubilant at Rom's return but townsfolk quickly start disappearing through holes in the earth. Rom and Starshine enter an underground mine complex looking for their friends when they encounter the Mole Man and his subjects. They quickly discover that the residents of the town were replaced by Wraiths and the Mole Man was actually helping out by snagging them underground. The Wraith Brandy and Steve shoot at Rom but kill Starshine.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

The Deciding Factor! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Space Notes / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo ?; Al Milgrom ? (credited as Allen Milgrom); Ann Nocenti ? (credited); ?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Space Notes [fade]

Indexer Notes

Letters from: John DeMari, Bill Hall, James C. Boney, Mark Ronning, and Brett Highsmith.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Micronauts / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Dungeons & Dragons / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Danger Down Under!
    ROM
  2. 1. Earthward Bound!
    ROM
  3. 2. ["And now, the moment you've all been waiting for..."]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. The Deciding Factor!
    Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
  6. 5. ["Special announcement: the Micronauts is now a full 32 pages--"]
    Micronauts
  7. 6. A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure!
    Dungeons & Dragons
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