ROM Vol.1 #1


Cover Date: December 1979
Writers: Bill Mantlo
Art: Sal Buscema
Featured Character: Daredevil (Matt Murdock)

Synopsis: Rom arrives on Earth where he immediately encounters a terrified Brandy Clark. When Brandy returns home to Clairton, she discovers the giant space robot has arrived ahead of her and has murdered some of the townsfolk. Rom takes Brandy aside and tells her of his origins and current mission. He explains that the men he killed were shape-shifting Dire Wraiths in disguise. The Wraiths that have infiltrated Clairton call in the national guard to take care of Rom. Rom easily defeats the soldiers and sends the Wraiths to Limbo.

Reference: ROM Vol.1 #1 Grand Comics Database
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0)


- First appearance and origin of ROM
- First appearance of the Prime Director
- First team appearance of the Dire Wraiths and the Spaceknights