Check out the rom sounds section below to hear them. Originally an action figure toy created by parker brothers before becoming part of a comic book universe hollywood reporter, 32618. Although rom was a marvel character, and fully integrated into the marvel universe, the hasbro toy company owned the. None of the files shown here are hosted or transmitted by this server. A lot of the construction is influenced by the original parker brothers toy. Rom 1979 4 march 1980 issue marvel comics grade g by. While the toy itself soon faded into obscurity, its comic book tiein series, put out by marvel comics, lasted until 1986. Its been there for years i cant believe its only today that i came up with the idea to get a selfie in front of it with my rom tshirt. Writer and director james gunn had the ease of mind knowing that hed have a chance to make guardians of the galaxy 2 for marvel studios before the first even hit theaters. Spaceknight is a fictional character, a cosmic superhero in the marvel comics universe.
Made in tinkercad, the design was based on original drawings by sal buscema. With collectors still making a mad grab for all the key issues connected to marvels san diego comic con presentation, one comic is quietly ascending the ranks rom. Rom space knight, rom came from the peaceful planet galador, which was populated by humanoids that look much like terrans. A cover gallery for the comic book rom spaceknight. Marvel comics developed the tale of rom spaceknight. All portions of the grand comics database, except where noted otherwise, are ed by the gcd and are licensed under a creative commons attributionsharealike 4. Celebrating our commitment to all things spaceknight idw is giving us a new rom comic book. Rom spaceknight film announced for hasbro cinematic universe hn entertainment. Even when it comes to characters like rom and wolverine that stan didnt have a direct hand in creating none of it would have existed if not for marvel comics.
View market values for books, store your collection, and meet fellow comic fans. Rom spaceknight for sale in uk 19 used rom spaceknights. The comic book was given to bill mantlo as writer and sal buscema as artist. So this is a character based off of a toy that never really caught on. An unsuccessful parker brothers toy that completely fizzles within less than a year of release somehow spawns a sevenyear run as a marvel comic, becoming an integral part of the marvel mythos of the 1980s and fondly remembered as a cult phenomenon.
Rom spaceknight film announced for hasbro cinematic. Spaceknight december 1979 february 1986 by bill mantlo and sal buscema, and published by marvel comics. The first details on roms triumphant return to comics io9. This includes but is not necessarily limited to our database schema and data distribution format. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. But writer bill mantlo created a space opera about duty and sacrifice, made. The model started as just a bust, but ultimately deserved arms and legs. He was able to announce it with star chris pratt at comic con international last summer and actually began writing the sequel the day the first came out as one of the more open and interactive filmmakers in the comic.
Idw now makes the rom comics with the hasbro license and for that reason, we. Nothing should have worked with rom rom spaceknights head looks like a toaster. Rom spaceknight hc 19841986 marvel archive edition comic books. It used to be one of the more affordable titles but now a good page will be in the 4 figure range. See more ideas about space knight, marvel and comics. Marvel comics wound up with the license rights, and in 1979 began to produce an ongoing series based on the toy, which long outlived the. Back in 1980, its mix of superheroic action, sciencefiction times and especially horror tropes with a strong invasion of the body snatchers vibe was an unusual one. Roms stuff is stored into a tesseract dimension that is two aps away from dimension616.
But now weve got the details on roms return, straight from writers. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Rom, spaceknight former marvel comics character comics. Starshine is the name of three fictional american comic book characters owned by the marvel. Rom spaceknight movie set with ready player one writer zak. Jun 29, 2006 few people realize that the marvel character rom. Spaceknight, which marvel published from 19791986, was a unique phenomenon in marvel history. In july 2015, idw publishing began publishing a new rom comic book. Mccoy for parker brothers, currently a subsidiary of hasbro. Plus, brandy, now grafted to the starshines spaceknight armor arrives under the control of dr. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Creepy appearance, exile from galador, from the living, mpi depression, spaceknight code, sih of dire wraiths, sia toward recovering his humanity, unluck, misc rom doesnt speak english, but his translator below makes that moot.
The comic book price guide for great britain rom spaceknight. Rom is now human again, but he soon learns there is a price to pay for this false humanity. Jun 19, 2011 3 0 the highest point of the battle is the fight of rom against deathwing. I discovered a song not just mentioning rom, but named rom, spaceknight while surfing the internet yesterday. Rom, spaceknight former marvel comics charactercomics. Spaceknight, which featured writing by bill mantlo and art by sal buscema frank miller drew. Rom destroys the creature and the surviving ships retreat quickly. Released in 1979 by parker brothers, he was subject to a simultaneous marvel comic. Spaceknights galadorian earth616 spaceknights first generation earth616. Rom 1 22, power maniron fist 73, rom 23 32, rom annual 1, rom 33 46, marvel twoinone 99, rom 47 52, incredible hulk 296, rom 53 60, rom annual 3, rom 61 72, rom annual 4, rom 73 75. Spaceknight december 1979 february 1986 by bill mantlo and.
Frankly, im not sure rom s the same with fingers, but ill let you judge it for yourselves. Spaceknight movie recruits writer zak penn screen rant. They asked for marvel to create a story and tiein comic, which actually outran the. Rom was later licensed to marvel comics where hes most wellknown for. Rom is the first to give up his humanity and join the program. Typically, the next sentence after that has to do with the mcu. Now, removed from comics for over three decades, the character is being given new life in rom the space knight, an allnew comic book series from idw publishing. It had a small but loyal following, mostly due to the writing of bill mantlo, who excelled in creating epic science fiction and fantasy sagas, and used his comics. Rom spacenknight marvel comics also known as rom the space knight or rom. Nov 26, 2015 volunteers to become powerful spaceknights.
Rom asks brandy to hide, as he tries to talk to the military. When people mention marvel comics they will, no doubt, immediately be reminded of. Brandy was the first person to meet the spaceknight rom when he landed on earth, and. Spaceknight was being revived this year, now at idw rather than marvel. If you have not read the series and wish to be surprised, i suggest you. Spaceknight was designed as a toy, and marvels comic about it was supposed to be a throwaway marketing gimmick. Not sure when well get to those but one of these days. And the vile dire wraith warlock commands her to kill the man she has come to love, kill rom the spaceknight. Spaceknight problem the writer and director of guardians of the galaxy vol. Spaceknights ls the spaceknights limited series that marvel published in 2000.
Launched in may 2016, rom is idw publishings reboot of rom. Years before rom s arrival on earth, galador is threatened by a fleet of ships manned by the dire wraiths. Although rom was a marvel character, and fully integrated into the marvel universe, the hasbro toy company owned the rights to the character since it was a. Rom the spaceknight coming to the idw transformers universe. Marvel built the world surrounding rom, from allies and villains, to a complete origin story and villains namely the dire wraiths, but can no longer use rom. Galadors ruler, the prime director, calls for volunteers to be transformed into spaceknights, cyborg warriors that can defend the planet from the invaders. But it took place squarely in the marvel universe, and turned out to be memorable. Rom the space knight was an action figure sold in 1979 by the toy company parker brothers. Space knight, set in a darker and edgier though not by much universe. Rom would work in concert with fellow spaceknights starshine and. Christos gage, chris ryall, and david messina kick off the wildest new series of the year as roms war with the dire wraiths hits. Spaceknight screenwriter zak penn first came to prominence when at the tender age of 23 he sold his script the last action hero which later became a notorious bomb starring arnold schwarzenegger. Rom arrives on earth 200 years later, and it is at this point that the rom series begins. Meanwhile in present day,the licenced characters and name belong to hasbro, mostofthe background and developtmed of the character belongs to marvel comics.
After seeing rom deal with the wraiths firsthand, brandy comes to understand his mission and helps to hide rom from prying eyes. The comic is penned by ascended fanboys chris ryall and christos gage, with art by david messina and paolo villaneli. Rom spaceknight this is my first attempt at rom spaceknight. Sometime early in 1979, marvel comics president jim galton called me to his office to discuss an opportunity to license a toy propertyrom, the spaceknight. Please fill out the following form to report an issue missing from the database. Rom the space knight returns to comics free comic book day. This edit will also create new pages on comic vine for. Attending wizard con last week prompted me to dig through my old comic collection where i stumbled upon a little known title called rom spaceknight. There are numerous spoilers throughout this site for the rom, spaceknight and spaceknights comic book series. A title that lasted longer than anyone could have predicted. In july 2015, idw publishing began publishing a new rom comic. Rom spaceknight cgc comic book collectors chat boards.
Chris ryall and christos gage spoke with cbr about transforming their love for the classic character into allnew starspanning comic book adventures. Bill mantlo held the helm for 75 issues till marvel lost the. Landing near the fictional town of clairton, in west virginia, usa, rom encounters a young woman named brandy clark. Please only report missing issues after attempting a thorough search, and do not submit false information. Spaceknight might be the best science fiction comic. A wire connected the backpack to the accessories and ended in a light bulb that plugged into each. Idw publishes comic book series set in the hasbro shared comic universe since. A galadorian spaceknight avowed to hunt down and banish to limbo the aliens that destroyed his home, rom won over the hearts of many comic book readers. And he is right, the spacekights and the dire wraiths made some appearances in some marvel comics with a miniseries of the spaceknights. Now i have to break down the issues into 4 or 5 volumes.
Marvel comics subsequently supplied a substantial backstory with the 1979 launch of the series, rom. Spaceknight was originally a toy released by parker bros. Comic book published by marvel comics under license from parker brothers. Spaceknight might be the best science fiction comic of.36 352 1280 1510 861 760 195 23 405 1413 1477 589 134 1040 1562 1502 647 793 1466 527 563 1485 41 854 1172 1166 508 1026 257 250 733 464 957 663 1373 114 1460 393 1229