Rom #53 [Direct]
(April 1984)

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
1984-01-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Ralph Macchio (credited) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief); Bob Harras (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #38, with shipping date of 1983-12-20.
This issue has variants:

Paranoia Strikes Deep... (Table of Contents)

Rom / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Rom
Universe
Marvel : mainstream

Paranoia Strikes Deep! (Table of Contents: 1)

Rom / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited) (art)
Inks
Mel Candido (credited) (art); Bill Sienkiewicz (credited) (art)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited as Ben Sean)
Letters
Janice Chiang (credited)

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight: Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson] (cameo); Puck [Eugene Judd] (cameo); Shaman [Michael Twoyoungmen] (cameo); Snowbird [Narya] (cameo)
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo); Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau] (cameo); Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff] (cameo); She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters] (cameo); Thor [Thor Odinson] (cameo); Vision (cameo); Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (cameo)
Defenders: Angel [Warren Worthington III] (cameo); Beast [Hank McCoy] (cameo); Gargoyle (cameo); Iceman [Bobby Drake] (cameo); Moondragon [Heather Douglas] (cameo); Valkyrie [Brunnhilde] (cameo)
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
Soviet Super-Soldiers: Darkstar [Laynia Petrovna] (cameo); Major Ursus [Mikhail Ursus] (cameo); Vanguard (cameo)
X-Men: Colossus [Piotr Rasputin] (cameo); Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner] (cameo); Kitty Pryde (cameo); Rogue [Anna Marie] (cameo); Storm [Ororo Munroe] (cameo); Wolverine [Logan] (cameo)
Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Ronald Reagan; Rom; Starshine; Torpedo [Brock Jones] (flashback) (cameo); S.H.I.E.L.D.; Soviet Super Soldiers [Crimson Dynamo] (cameo); Dire Wraiths
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
When Dire Wraiths attack the SHIELD helicarrier, the U.S. government begins to take Rom's warning of alien invasion seriously. President Reagan addresses the country and declares war on the Wraiths. Since many of Earth's heroes seem to be missing (they are off fighting a Secret War), Ron names Rom as an official ally in the upcoming conflict.

Indexer Notes

The story erroneously indicates that the Defenders, Invisible Girl and Kitty Pryde were all part of the Secret Wars.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Paranoia Strikes Deep...
    Rom
  2. 1. Paranoia Strikes Deep!
    Rom
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Hype Box; Items; Mighty Marvel Checklist
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Boris Ammerlaan
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Chris Boyko
  • Steve Coates
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mark Q
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Eric Rom
  • Per Sandell
  • Richard Thomson