Rom #13

Rom #13

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Title: “Peril, thy Name Is Plunderer!”
Synopsis: An amnesiac Rom foils the Plunderer’s pirate plot with some help from a young Earth girl.

Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Sal Buscema
Inker: Buscema

Rom kicks off its second year with this odd tale featuring an amnesiac Rom battling a pedestrian pirate plot from C-list villain the Plunderer. It’s a done in one without much weight and just passing entertainment value. Sal Buscema’s art is similarly unremarkable.


Title: “The Saga of the Spaceknights!”
Synopsis: The Galadorian-Wraith War is over, but Rom’s dream of reclaiming his humanity must be put on hold.

Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Sal Buscema
Inker: Buscema

This backup story offers a glimpse of Rom’s backstory and adds a little gravitas to this otherwise pedestrian effort.

Grade (for the entire issue): B-

Cool factor: The backup feature has promise.
Not-so-cool factor: No, little girl. Don’t take the alien cyborg into that cave. Alone.

Character Quotable
“This, then, is our mission: To follow and destroy Wraithkind wherever it may hide … to defend humanity in all its forms … to penetrate the darkness with Galador’s light! To fight on … until the war is won!Rom, mission statement

ROM #13
Published and © by Marvel and © Parker Brothers, December 1980
Cover uncredited

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Rom #13 remains uncollected at the time of this review’s publication.

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