ROM (comic)

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The name or term "ROM" refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Rom (disambiguation).
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ROM is an ongoing comic series published by IDW Publishing, begun in May 2016, based on the 1979 electronic action figure from Parker Brothers. The series centers on the eponymous Space Knight Rom as he hunts the evil Dire Wraiths that have secretly infiltrated the Earth.

Issue #14 marked the end of the series with the story continuing post-First Strike as Rom & The Micronauts.

ROM issues:

Overview[edit | edit source]

Far, far away, in another galaxy, the knights of the Solstar Order, defenders of justice and truth, have been ambushed by the evil magicians, the Dire Wraiths. The Solstar Order has prevailed and is now seeking out their scattered enemies. One of these knights as followed the trail of the Dire Wraiths all the way to Earth. This one, the Dire Wraiths fear more than all others. This one has hounded them and kept them underground for centuries. This one alone could wipe them off the face of creation.

He is Rom, Lord of the Solstar Order. Rom, the Wraithslayer. ROM, the Space Knight!

But he must be careful. The Dire Wraiths can assume any form they wish...

Creative team[edit | edit source]

The series is written by long-time ROM fans Chris Ryall and Christos Gage, with art by Dave Messina.

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • ROM Volume 1: Earthfall (January 18, 2017) ISBN 1631408178 / ISBN 978-1631408175
  • Contains issues #0–4 and ROM: Revolution.
  • Bonus features include covers from each issue.
  • Rom, Volume 2: Reinforcements (June 14, 2017) ISBN 1631409069 / ISBN 978-1631409066
  • Contains issues #5–9 and the Annual.
  • Bonus features include covers from each issue.
  • Rom, Volume 3: Long Roads to Ruin (December 27, 2017) ISBN 1684050324 / ISBN 978-1684050321
  • Contains issues #10–14.
  • Bonus features include covers from each issue.
  • Rom: Cold Fire, Hot War (August 15, 2018) ISBN 1684052785 / ISBN 978-1684052783

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The series was originally solicited as ROM: The Space Knight, but for reasons likely involving Marvel Comics, the subtitle was dropped upon release.
  • Yes, the series title is spelled in all caps. It's more dramatic that way.
  • To promote the launch of the series, IDW released a series of Rom-themed crossover covers in July 2016.