Rom: Dire Wraiths

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Rom: Dire Wraiths is a limited comic book series from IDW Publishing in 2020.

Rom: Dire Wraiths issues:

Premise[edit | edit source]

"They made it past the initial nail-biting part of the journey, with a speedy liftoff from Merritt Island. They were thrown left and right against their straps in spasmodic little jerks as they rode into orbit and steered insanely fast into space. But that would not be the biggest challenge they would face. As they set foot on the moon, they found something inhuman waiting for them, ready to hitch a ride back to Earth! With Rom the Spaceknight seemingly nowhere in sight, only a handful of intrepid astronauts can prevent one giant leap for Dire Wraith-kind!"

Creative team[edit | edit source]

The series is written by returning ROM writer Chris Ryall. The main story, One Small Step for Dire Wraith-Kind, is drawn by Luca Pizzari with colors by Jim Boswell. The backup story, One Small Step for a Spaceknight, features pencils by Guy Dorian Sr., inks by Sal Buscema, and colors by Ross Campbell.

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Rom: Dire Wraiths TPB (January 19, 2021) ISBN 1684056810 / ISBN 978-1684056811
  • Contains issues #1 to #3, as well as a special back-up story with art by Guy Dorian Sr. and Rom legend Sal Buscema

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The series was originally scheduled to debut in November 2019 but was delayed until January 2020.
  • Upon announcement, it was unclear whether Dire Wraiths would be set in the Hasbro Universe, which had officially ended with Transformers: Unicron back in 2018. Fan correspondence with Chris Ryall later confirmed the intention for the series to be part of the previous continuity, along with the series featuring previously-established characters and elements.

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