ROM #47 [Direct]
(October 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
1983-07-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Ralph Macchio (credited) (editor (see Notes)); Jim Shooter (credited) (chief); Bob Harras (credited) (assistant editor (see Notes))

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #28, with shipping date of 1983-06-21.

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:

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

ROM / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed as BS)
Inks
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed as BS)
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dire Wraith

Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story [Baseball] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

One Man's Toys... Are Another Man's Terror! (Table of Contents: 2)

ROM / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Clive Reston (flashback) (cameo); Rom; Shang-Chi (flashback) (cameo); Starshine; Black Jack Tarr (flashback) (cameo); Leiko Wu (flashback) (cameo); Dire Wraiths (villain); Brynocki (villain)
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.
Reprints

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.

Star Frontiers (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

TSR Hobbies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Unscramble the Fun (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cobra Is Looking for a Few Bad Men. G.I. Joe Is Looking for a Few Good Men. (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

G.I. Joe; Parker Brothers / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Marvel Super Mart (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Marvel Super Mart / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.16 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

E-X-TRA E-X-TRA Spending Money! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Spread the Good News! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Get My Exciting New Kool-Aid Man Video Game Free! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Mattel Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Space Notes / letters page / 0.7 page (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Space Notes [fade]
Characters
Rom

Indexer Notes

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

On Sale Now! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Red Sonja / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

A Golden Opportunity to Get Free MPC Kits Is Here. (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

MPC / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cartridge (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Mattel Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Burger Time (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Mattel Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Something Dire This Way Comes...
    ROM
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story [Baseball]
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. One Man's Toys... Are Another Man's Terror!
    ROM
  4. 3. Star Frontiers
    TSR Hobbies
  5. 4. Unscramble the Fun
    Bubble Yum
  6. 5. Cobra Is Looking for a Few Bad Men. G.I. Joe Is Looking for a Few Good Men.
    G.I. Joe; Parker Brothers
  7. 6. Marvel Super Mart
    Marvel Super Mart
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. E-X-TRA E-X-TRA Spending Money!
    Grit
  10. 9. Spread the Good News!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  12. 11. Get My Exciting New Kool-Aid Man Video Game Free!
    Mattel Toys
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Space Notes
  14. 13. On Sale Now!
    Red Sonja
  15. 14. A Golden Opportunity to Get Free MPC Kits Is Here.
    MPC
  16. 15. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cartridge
    Mattel Toys
  17. 16. Burger Time
    Mattel Toys
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