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Rom #15

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Rom ally – and potential love interest – Brandy Clark prepares to wed the Dire Wraith who secretly replaced her fiancé. This above-average issue from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema moves the series forward.

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Rom #14

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Rom is attacked by the Mad Thinker’s android while a backup tale sheds some light on an earlier spaceknight battle. A odd-and-uninspired pair of stories from the regular Rom creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

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Rom #13

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An amnesiac Rom foils the Plunderer’s pirate plot. Plus: The first installment of “Sage of the Spaceknights!” An adequate outing from the regular Rom team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

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Rom #12

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Rom encounters his first superhero since coming to Earth; unfortunately, Jack of Hearts thinks the spaceknight is a killer! A generally solid issue from Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema gets bogged by back story and exposition.

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Rom #11

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Rom lies captive within Project Safeguard, a national alien research facility secretly under the control of Dire Wraith! Another above-average story from writer Bill Mantlo, though the art from Sal Buscema isn’t as strong.

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Rom #10

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Rom heads to Washington, D.C., in a desperate effort to rescue his neutralizer from a Dire Wraith conspiracy! This transitional issue by the regular Rom team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema is a solid read, but hints of better things to come.

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Rom #9

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The last survivor of a race of mutated reptiles massacred by the Dire Wraiths battles should-be-ally Rom. A surprisingly poignant piece of retconning from regular scribe Bill Mantlo, with typically solid support from “Our Pal” Sal Buscema.

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Rom #8

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With his Earth alliances fraying and his neutralizer in Wraith hands, Rom must face a dreaded deathwing! A return to sci-fi basics makes for a stronger issue from the creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

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Rom #7

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As Rom lies comatose in a laboratory, the Dire Wraith decide to attack – with semi-sentient, thorny plants! Silly plot devices undermine this offering from the regular creative team of Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.

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Rom #6

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While recovering from earlier battles, Rom is attacked by mutant Dobermans – better known as hell-hounds from the Black Nebula! A better-than-average issue from writer Bill Mantlo and “Our Pal” Sal Buscema.