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  • Issue #51
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 51

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema and Mel Candido. Recent tragedy and a physical transformation have left Starshine forever changed. This highly brassed-off Spaceknight is out for blood in "Starshine Unleashed!" It's not a good night to be a bad-guy. Just ask the Dire Wraiths. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #52
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 52

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema and Mel Candido. The Dire Wraiths step it up a notch in "Total War!" Rom bands together with the US Army to repel a Wraith attack and shows the military just how bad the Wraith infestation is on our planet. However, they soon learn that the Dire Wraiths are closer than they at first realized. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #53
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 53

    Guest-starring Nick Fury. Cameos by almost everyone. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema and Mel Candido. The government can no longer ignore the Dire Wraith invasion as the Helicarrier of S.H.I.E.LD. comes under attack. The President of the United States addresses the nations of the globe and now the world knows the truth. And as a certain cigar chomping super-spy bluntly puts it "...now that the talkin's over...the fightin' starts!" 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #54
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 54

    Guest-starring Rick Jones, Nick Fury, and Dr. Strange. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema, Mel Candido, and Kelly Jones. As Rom educates the military on the horrors of the Dire Wraiths, professional sidekick Rick Jones takes up residence at a hospital to have tests done. However, this house of medicine has also drawn the evil of Wraithkind to its doorstep. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #55
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 55

    Guest-starring Rick Jones. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema and Mel Candido. Rom and Starshine arrive in Atlanta, Georgia as horrible creatures wreck havoc at Mercy Hospital. What terrible secret resides in the hospital's blood-bank. And, professional sidekick Rick Jones soon comes face- to-face with the evil of the Dire Wraiths in "The Enemy Within!" 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #56
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 56

    Guest-starring Alpha Flight. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Mark Bright and Mel Candido. Rom's eternal struggle against the forces of Wraithkind have brought him north of the boarder to Canada, home of the super-heroes known as Alpha Flight. Sinister Wraith sorcery has transformed the local aquatic life into horrible monsters of war. Will Rom and his new Canadian allies be enough to halt the rampage of the these unnatural monstrosities? 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #57
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 57

    Guest-starring Alpha Flight. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema and Mel Candido. A giant tsunami fulled by sinister Wraith magic threatens to engulf a quiet Canadian town. Is the combined might of Rom, Starshine, and the Canadian super-heroes Alpha Flight enough to halt the tidal-wave's devastating advance. Don't bet on it. In this issue we learn, even super-heroes can fail. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #58
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 58

    Guest-starring Ant-Man and Alpha Flight. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema and Mel Candido. In the aftermath of last issue's devastating events the diminutive Avenger Ant-Man arrives to give our Spaceknights a helping hand. Using his Pym-Particles, Ant-Man, Rom, and Starshine shrink down and enter the bowels of the earth seeking answers. What they find would give pause to even the bravest of heroes. 32 pages. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #59
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 59

    Guest-starring Ant-Man. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko (legendary Spider-Man artist) and Bob Layton. As Ant-Man and the military try to stay alive amidst a swarm of mutated insects, Rom and Starshine venture into the sub-atomic realm in search of the source that has caused the insects transformation. Also, Starshine learns a valuable of lesson in mercy. 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 #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 #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.

  • Issue #67
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 67

    "Life Song." Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and P. Craig Russell. Back on Earth Brandy and Rick Jones remember their departed friend and try to move on with their lives. Meanwhile, Rom lands on a seemingly lifeless planet but he soon realizes that there is more here than meets the eye. Who are the Sleepers and why do they sleep? Will their guardian allow Rom to live long enough to find out? Galactus Cameo. 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #68
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 68

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and Brett Breeding. Rom becomes caught in the middle of two warring factions. Humans on one side and machines on the other with neither willing to give an inch. Rom, being a cyborg, is trapped between man and machine...which side will he choose? 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #69
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 69

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and P. Craig Russell. Rom lands on a strange and extraordinary planet, the like of which he has never seen before. As he ventures into the bowels of the earth he finds Spaceknights and Dire Wraiths alike being held within. Rom must confront the one foe even mighty Galactus could not defeat, Ego the Living Planet. 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #70
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 70

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and Kim DeMulder. Reunited with his Spaceknight comrades Seeker and Skera the Scanner, Rom lands on a harsh and dangerous swamp covered planet in search of yet another missing Spaceknight. The trio soon find hundreds of Dire Wraiths enslaved. What power in the universe could possibly hold sway over such terrible creatures? The answer will surprise you in "The Hidden God." 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #71
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 71

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and P. Craig Russell. Rom's ranks grow as Unam the Unseen and Vola the Trapper join him, Scanner, and Seeker. They come across yet another planet under attack by the deadly Dire Wraiths but this time the evil aliens are being led into battle by a traitor, the Spaceknight known as Raak the Breaker. It's Spaceknight vs. Spaceknight and one Spaceknight will not make it to the end of this issue alive. 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #72
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 72

    A Secret Wars II crossover. Guest-starring the Beyonder. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and Bob Layton. The Beyonder, a nigh omnipotent being who hails from a universe where he was all and all was him, now walks the Earth among mere mortals, and for the first time in his existence he feels...discontent. Brandy Clark, former Spaceknight, and Rick Jones, former professional sidekick to some of the greatest super-heroes, also feel the nagging tug of discontentment. Will this all-powerful being grant Brandy and Rick their deepest desires? Captain America and Captain Marvel cameo. 32 pages. Cover price $0.65.

  • Issue #73
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 73

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and Joe Sinnott. Continued from last issue and Rom Annual # 4, Brandy has arrived on Galador, homeworld to her beloved Rom. But she soon learns that this is not the plush paradise it once was. A war is in progress and humans are targeted for termination by...Spaceknights? By tales end, Rom along with his allies the Spaceknight Squadron, and thanks in no small part to the Shi'ar, have returned to Galador to set things right. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #74
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 74

    Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and John Byrne. Ever since mighty Galactus banished Galador (Rom #27) to the furthest reaches of space, Rom and his allies the Spaceknight Squadron have trekked the universe in search of their homeworld. Upon returning they never thought they'd witness what has come to pass...Spaceknights slaughtering humans. Reunited with Brandy Clark, the Earth woman he fell in love with, Rom and the Squadron must confront these younger and more ruthless second generation Spaceknights. 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #75
    Rom (1979-1986 Marvel) 75
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    Final issue. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Steve Ditko and P. Craig Russell. After 200 years of war, loss, and redemption the Spaceknight's saga is at an end. As Rom duels Dominor to the death, his allies try desperately to call all the original Spaceknights back home to Galador to put an end to the vicious ways of the second generation Spaceknights. Friends will fall in this epic struggle of Spaceknight vs. Spaceknight. Will Rom finally gain that which he has yearned for more than anything...his humanity? Will Rom and Brandy finally be together as man and woman and live happily ever after, or will he fall in battle and fail Galador, fail the woman he loves, and fail himself? This is the story the last 74 issues have been building to. Farewell Rom. Cover price $0.75.