Erik Larsen went on bender recently posting various covers for ROM: Spaceknight from the 1980s. There were some great covers by artists like Michael Golden, John Byrne, and Bill Sienkiewicz. There was one cover by Frank Miller that was so good, it almost ranks up there as iconic. It's the cover for ROM: Spaceknight #3. Technically, this isn't a comic from the 1980s. It's cover dated February 1980, putting it's release in the holidays of 1979. ROM was marketed as a hi-tech toy for Christmas that year. The comic was meant to be a tie-in. Like most Marvel comic tie-ins of that era, it became something more. Look no further than Micronauts, Dazzler, Star Wars and G.I. Joe for examples of comics that created a following outside of their intentional purpose.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed a new boxset, which will replace the GI Joe / Transformers boxset at this years SDCC. IDW's Revolution! Transformers fans get a Generations Leader-class Jetfire minus chrome
Okay ROM fans, this one is for you! Hasbro has revealed another exciting SDCC Exclusive and this time they are releasing a ROM The Space Knight Mighty Mugg! Oh yeah, this IS exciting! I personally thought this property was dead and seeing Hasbro working with Marvel to release this is awesome! Hopefully we will see