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Comic books in 'ROM The Final Battle'

  • Issue #244
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 244

    "And the Rocket's Red Glare!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Al Milgrom and Carmen Infantino. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. At the request of the federal government, the Avengers travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to investigate possible subversive activities! Is someone trying to sabotage the U.S. space program? Just as Earth's Mightiest Heroes arrive at KSC, a terrorist group called the Rocketeers attacks the launch pad! The Avengers fight off the Rocketeers and prepare for a possible counterattack in the morning! Sure enough as the sun rises, the saboteurs return! And the ensuing battle becomes dire...as in the Dire Wraiths! Cameo appearances by Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Bill Foster, Quicksilver, and Lockjaw. Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Starfox, Vision, and the Wasp. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from Late Night host David Letterman.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #245
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 245

    "Bombshells!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Al Milgrom. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. The Wasp rockets into orbit onboard the stolen ion-drive spaceship! But the diminutive avenger is unconscious and a dire wraith is at the controls! However, help is on the way as Captain Marvel, Starfox, and the Vision zoom into the stratosphere to save her! Meanwhile back at Cape Canaveral, the situation seems stable...until Captain America stumbles upon a room full of Dire Wraiths! Can the shield-slinger hold off the gruesome aliens until the Scarlet Witch joins the fight? The Avengers are going to need two valiant victories over the Dire Wraiths to survive! One in outer space and the other on Terra Firma! Cameo appearances by Bova, Quicksilver, Lockjaw, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and Mockingbird. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #187
    Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 187

    "Wraithkill!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Chris Claremont. Art by John Romita, Jr. and Dan Green. The Uncanny X-Men suddenly find themselves in a deadly fight for survival against the Dire Wraiths, a sinister alien race bent on conquering Earth. NOTE: 1st appearance of Naze. See also Rom (1979) #1-75 for more on the war with the Dire Wraiths. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #188
    Uncanny X-Men (1963 1st Series) 188

    "Legacy of the Lost!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Chris Claremont. Art by John Romita, Jr. and Dan Green. The X-Men and Forge fight for their lives against the Dire Wraith's dark magic. Lee makes a starling discovery in the Bermuda Triangle. And, Rachel reveals the terrible fate that awaits the X-Men in her future (a future that can been seen in the classic "Days of Future Past" storyline from Uncanny X-Men #141-142). Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #3
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) Annual 3

    Guest-starring Professor X and the New Mutants (story continues in Rom #61). Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by W.M. Johnson. As Rom and Starshine confront Dire Wraiths who threaten children, Rom soon realizes Brandy is losing her humanity within the cold steel of her Spaceknight armor. That's when Rom's old enemy the mutant known as Hybrid attacks. What sinister plans does this creature have for Starshine? One thing is for sure, she will never be the same again. Luckily Professor Xavier and his students arrive to lend a helping hand, or have they only arrived to meet their doom? Find out in "Prodigal Son!" 48 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #61
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 61
    Published Dec 1984 by Marvel.

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and Jackson Guice. Continued from Rom Annual #3. Rom confronts a vast flock of Wraiths in the form Deathwings in "The Beginning of the End of the World!" Plus, government Agent Henry Gyrich, oft nemesis of the Avengers and X-Men, arrives to tell the military and Rom that there is a man who has successfully duplicated Rom's most powerful weapon, the Neutralizer. That man's name is Forge. 32 Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #62
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 62
    Published Jan 1985 by Marvel.

    Guest-starring Forge. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko, Ian Akin, and Brian Garvey. Cover by Mike Zeck. As Forge remembers the attempt on his life by the alien Dire Wraiths (which took place in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #187-188), he struggles with the decision to help the very government that persecutes mutant-kind and would use his inventions to keep the super-hero community under its thumb. But after witnessing the true horror of the Dire Wraiths, Forge reassures Rom that he has a new and powerful ally. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #60
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 60
    Published Nov 1984 by Marvel.

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and Tom Palmer. Rom, Starshine, and Rick Jones come upon a massacre where the sole survivor is a little girl whose mother saved her life at the expense of her own. But not before the girl absorbed the horrible memories of the Wraith who attacked her. Now, she must live with the horrible truth of what these evil beings have in store for mankind. Plus, the events of Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) #349 spill over into this very issue. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #63
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 63
    Published Feb 1985 by Marvel.

    Guest-starring Forge. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and Brett Breeding. Under the guidance of Forge, the man with the mutant ability to invent and build anything, Rom and the united governments of the world begin construction of an Orbiting Global Neutralizer. However, the shape-shifting Dire Wraiths are revealed to be within their ranks. The sinister aliens attempt to sabotage the efforts of our heroes. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #64
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 64
    Published Mar 1985 by Marvel.

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and P. Craig Russell. All across the globe apocalyptic events ravage the Earth as the black magic of the Dire Wraiths brings forth their home world from the depths of the Dark Nebula. Meanwhile, Rom is taken off guard by the sinister shape-shifting aliens who use the Spaceknight's own pure heart and enate goodness as a weapon against him. This is the issue that sets the stage for the ultimate battle between the forces of Earth and the hordes of the Wraithkind. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #65
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 65

    Guest-starring everybody. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and P. Craig Russell. The end is near. Nay, true-believer...the end is here. This is it...the Final Conflict. Rom is defeated and victory is within the grasp of the evil Dire Wraiths. However, one last thing stands in their way and total victory, the united governments of the Earth and oh yeah, all those pesky super-heroes Rom has spent the last 64 issues recruiting to his cause. Rom is joined by the Avengers, the West Coast Avengers, the X-Men, the Defenders, the Soviet Super-Soldiers and all of the heroes of the world in one last ultimate battle to rid the Earth of Wraithkind forever. It's all or nothing...there's no turning back now. The war and the fate of mankind is decided in this epic issue. 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #66
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 66

    "The Day After!" Guest-starring the Avengers, X-Men, and the Defenders. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and Steve Leialoha. Rom and his allies stand victorious in the aftermath of the battle. The Wraith War is now finally over. Rom looks back on his time spent on Earth and comes to terms with the love he felt for the Earth woman Brandy Clark. He bids his friends Rick Jones, Cindy Adams, and Brandy farewell. His mission accomplished, Rom streaks across the sky one last time and leaves Earth behind. What new adventures await Rom greatest of the Spaceknights in the infinite cosmos? 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.