ROM #43 [Direct]
(June 1983)

Marvel, 1979 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-03-08
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
Ralph Macchio (credited) (editor (see Notes)); Jim Shooter (credited) (chief); Bob Harras (credited) (assistant editor (see Notes))

Issue Notes

Ralph Macchio is credited on both the comic story and the letters page. Bob Harras is credited on the letters page only.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

ROM / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ian Akin (signed as AKIN)
Inks
Brian Garvey (signed as GARVEY)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Freed of this Armor...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rom

Rom -- Spaceman (Table of Contents: 1)

ROM / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Ian Akin (credited as Akin); Brian Garvey (credited as Garvey)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited as Ben Sean)
Letters
Janice Chiang (credited)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Dr. Dredd (villain); Starshine; Rom Clone; Quasimodo (villain); Dire Wraiths (villain)
Synopsis
Quasimodo has cloned a copy of Rom's human body and turned him into a man once again. Rom is thrilled until his new body begins to rapidly deteriorate. Quasimodo possesses Rom's vacant space armor and turns on the Wraiths he was allied with. Dr. Dredd and Starshine show up and begin to battle Rom, not realizing it is now someone else inside of the armor. Starshine drives Quasimodo from Rom's body as the dying human Rom chokes out Dredd. Brandy (who is now in the Starshine armor), recognizes the decaying human as Rom just as he collapses in the throes of death.
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Mantlo ?; Ralph Macchio ? (credited); Bob Harras ? (credited)
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Space Notes [fade]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Chris Mooney, Wallace Lee Hopkins and Dustan Leary with uncredited replies.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Freed of this Armor..."]
    ROM
  2. 1. Rom -- Spaceman
    ROM
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
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