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Star Trek: DS9: Why Max Grodénchik Remains One of Ira Behr’s “Heroes”
It's a case of "life imitating art," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star Max Grodénchik remains as boisterous as ever fighting for his fellow actors' rights during the SAG-AFTRA strike – as his character, the beloved Ferengi, Rom did 27 years ago during the season four episode "Bar Association." One Trek fan quoted Colm Meaney's[...]
Rom Omnibus (Or Romnibus) Volume 2
I am assured that within the Hallowed Halls of Marvel Comics offices (or Zoom calls), that the Rom Omnibus is indeed referred to as the Romnibus" As it should be And here comes a second one collecting the eighties Rom series written by Bill Mantlo with issues 30 to 50, as well as other Marvel[...]
Why Didn't Marvel Comics Call This A ROMNIBUS?
Starting next year, Marvel Comics will be publishing the entire of Rom, The Space Knight, in Omnibus collections, with a Rom #1 Facsimile edition in September But for some reason, they are not calling this the ROMNIBUS collection which is a major missed opportunity The Marvel run on the series has been out of print[...]
Will Cable Be Rom The Space Knight Sooner Than We Thought?
Back in Cable #1 (so long ago now) we discovered how the Teen Cable came by his very own X of Swords, plucking it from an alien behemoth, only to get a little big of mnemonic feedback. We learn who had it before it ended up embedded in the creature he pulled it out of And[...]
Marvel's Big X-Event: X of Swords by Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, and the X-Men Slack Team
What kind of sword? Well in today's Cable #1 we discover how he comes by it, where it comes from and how the whole X Of Swords event may be set up Remember, in House Of X, and Power Of X, the X stood in for the number ten Just saying Sounds like a card game[...]
IDW Ch-ch-Changes to Transformers, Sonic The Hedgehog and Rom: Dire Wraiths
But now we find ourselves doing it for IDW Publishing, The changes between solicitation and publication. Transformers Valentine's Day Special #1, solicited as being written by Patrick Ehlers, Kate Leth & Cohen Edenfield will now be written by Patrick Ehlers & Sara Pitre-Durocher. Transformers #18, solicited as being drawn by Umi Miyao is now drawn by Umi[...]
A ROM Has Been Released Of Atari's "Pursuit Of The Pink Panther"
There have been some retro games lost to time for every console, and a holy grail from the Atari 2600 has always been Pursuit Of The Pink Panther Originally conceived in 1983 under the original title, Adventures of the Pink Panther, the game was based on the cartoon character More specifically, the cartoon show that[...]
Sal Buschema Returns for Backup Story in IDW's Rom: Dire Wraiths #1
At San Diego Comic-Con, IDW revealed plans to launch a brand new Rom series called Rom: Dire Wraiths Today, IDW sent out a press release packed with details on the series, which is set to launch in October, and amongst those details is the news that legendary comic book artist Sal Buscema will contribute art[...]
IDW to Launch Rom: Dire Wraiths Comic in October
With that motto in mind, IDW is try, trying again with a new Rom series, following up on the 2016 series that ran for fifteen issues This one will be called Rom: Dire Wraiths, and though the publisher teased it at the IDW and Hasbro SDCC panel on Thursday, no creative team was announced. According to[...]
ROM spaceknight
Coming off the adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One for Steven Spielberg, writer Zak Penn has been tapped for the adaptation of ROM: The Spaceknight for Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Paramount Pictures Based on the Hasbro toy ROM (short for read-only memory) of the 1980s, it was then introduced to readers in[...]
In 2016, IDW Publishing fulfilled the wishes of longtime comic book fans by finally bring Rom back to comics And artist Bob Layton provided a couple of covers to the effort, drawing a subscription variant for Rom #2 and the regular cover for Rom #5. But it seems there was more Rom plans for Layton which,[...]
Christos Gage and Paolo Villanelli Team Up Rom & The Micronauts For IDW In December
We've known that coming out of IDW's First Strike super-mega-crossover event, we'd be getting a comic called Rom & The Micronauts, because it was included in the First Strike checklist, but now we've got the first details for the book, which hits stores in December. Christos Gage will write with art by Paolo Villanelli and covers by Richard[...]
IDW's 'First Strike' To Disrupt Comics Industry With Reader-Friendly Crossover Event
Joe: First Strike, by Aubrey Sitterson and Ilias Kyriazis, and Optimus Prime: First Strike by John Barber and Guido Guidi in September. M.A.S.K.: MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND.: First Strike, by Aubrey Sitterson and Ilias Kyriazis, Rom: First Strike, by by Christos Gage and Chris Panda, and TRANSFORMERS: First Strike by John Barber and Guido Guidi will[...]
Coming In July… Rom Vs. Transformers: Shining Armor, From IDW
Announced by IDW at Wondercon… Rom Vs Transformers: Shining Armor Because everyone needs a little VS in their lives And space knights and Cybertronians must fight! From Christos Gage, John Barber and Alex Milne, from July. Also in July… a Tom Whalen themed variant cover month for IDW. It's all go! Announced by IDW at Wondercon… Rom Vs[...]
Dale Keown And Sal Buscema Variants For NYCC 2016
They include a Deadpool cover by Dale Keown and a ROM cover by original ROM artist Sal Buscema. First up from Marvel is Deadpool: Back in Black #1 NYCC/TCM variant by Dale Keown (500 copies)   Then from Aftershock Comics comes Shipwreck #1 TCM variant by Declan Shalvey (400 copies)   Shalvey will be appearing at the Desert Wind booth[...]
So That's What IDW's Revolution Is About…
Turns out Revolution is a cross over event that pulls together all of the Hasbro based comics into one big story: GI Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, ROM and Action Man. Revolution is a five-part bi-weekly series written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber and drawn by Fico Ossio that starts with a world-shaking threat that brings[...]
Reading Rom And Action Man For FCBD2015 – A Blast To Two Very Different Pasts
Rom is a toy I only ever knew from the comic books And that seems to have been most people's experience, the comic book space knight fighting alien shapeshifting invaders the Dire Wraiths until he was defeated by licensing issues with the original toy owner Parker Bros and then Hasbro. Well Hasbro and IDW are tight[...]
Sneak Peek At 32 Free Comic Book Day Titles – From Rom To Grant Morrison To Alan Tudyk To Stan Lee
Marvel To Publish A Rom-Less Space Knights Series?
Kudus to Matt Moore at, run by Marvel's ex-PR guy with a Marvel alien race named after him, James Vascardi. They have learned that  Marvel has a new Space Knights series to be launched, featuring the cosmic gladiator types of Galador, that used to include Rom The Space Knight when they had the license. Now with Hasbro,[...]
Lost, Presumed Stolen – Rom, By John Dell
Anyone who knows me also knows this is an Image I was very fond of and would never knowingly sell. The pencils were a Gift from John Holdridge, with my inks. What must've happened, someone may have slipped it out while I was sketching out a commission or signing…and put it under a page they intended to[...]
Rom Comes To San Diego Comic Con In Toy Form – Can A Comic Be Far Behind?
A new Rom toy, courtesy of Hasbro and Mighty Muggs, will be exclusively available at San Diego Comic Con. The appeal of the toy is primarily down the seventies spinoff comic book by Bill Mantlo, published by Marvel, which embedded the Space Knights into Marvel continuity When the rights to the original doll were caught in[...]
Artifacts #37 And A Voice In The Dark #7 – Top Cow Previews
This week from Top Cow we have two books coming out A Voice In The Dark #7 from Larime Taylor and Artifacts #37 by Dan Wickline and Rom… yes, I know I'm Dan Wickline but I have to make this look official Both books are on sale this Wednesday. ARTIFACTS #37 by Dan Wickline and Rom When someone[...]
Artifacts #36 Preview With Something Extra/Exclusive
His partner, Tilly is a "numeromancer" or "mathmagician" and it's her talents that lead to former Witchblade bearer/former Angelus Detective Danielle Baptiste calling them in on a very strange case. The art on this new issue is done by former talent search winner -ROM-, though this isn't her prize issue… this and the following issue are[...]
Will IDW Bring Back Rom The Space Knight… As A Transformer?
So there used to be this comic called Rom Created by Marvel and Parker Bros to go alongside their release of the sci-fi action adventure doll in question The toy flopped, relatively, but the comic did not, running for years Even when cancelled, Rom was still part of Marvel continuity and would pop up now[...]
Rom Becomes Ikon And Other Changes To That Photo Spread In Age Of Ultron #2
Which caused so much fuss by having Rom in the middle Could this mean that the whole ownership/licensing situation had been sorted out and that the original Rom was to rejoin the Marvel Universe? No In the published version, out today, Rom has been renamed Ikon, another less trademarked Space Knight It's not the only change[...]