Rom the Space Knight was part of the Free Comic Book Day announcement earlier but now we have more details.
What started out as an LED-driven action figure in the 70s turned into one of the most beloved figures in comics for people "in-the-know" and now he's coming back. Rom the Space Knight will get a #0 issue for Free Comic Book Day that will set up the new on-going series that will be starting in July of 2016 from IDW Publishing.
The comic will be co-written by Chris Ryall and Christos Gage. Art on Rom #0 will be handled by David Messina, who will also be sharing artistic duties on the ongoing Rom series. The cover art for Rom #0 is by the Wild Blue Yonder team of Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel.
Rom the Space Knight tells the story of Rom, a member of the benevolent Solstar Order and greatest of the Space Knights, interstellar soldiers in a centuries-old war with the Dire Wraiths. The Wraiths are a race of alien invaders who've destroyed many planets and infiltrated Earth for nefarious purposes.
Rom the Space Knight #0 will feature an introductory 10-page story of Rom's arrival on Earth, an incident that sets up an ongoing Rom series launching in July 2016.
As an added bonus, the issue will contain additional content including character sketches, creator interviews and a glimpse of things to come. This debut represents a major launch for IDW and Hasbro next year, and this special first story will be free throughout the universe next May!