ROM #60-66 (1984-1985)


Rick Jones seems to be a regular cast-member now, ROM and Starshine fight the wraiths.  After a pretty horrific scene where the Dire Wraiths murder a train full of people stuck in the snow due to the Casket of Ancient Winters, they discover that the Dire Wraiths have a magical spell that will open a portal that will bring their homeworld access to Earth.


Lots of big battles, and ultimately Peter Gyrich gets involved because he doesn’t want aliens like ROM usurping his role as defender of the U.S.  ROM learns that Forge has a neutralizer and the tech specs were stolen by Gyrich and used to zap Storms powers (this happened in the X-Men book)—and the Dire Wraiths learn this, too, so they go after Forge again (they already attacked him in X-Men #187).  That brings in the X-Men, soon other heroes join in…

And Steve Ditko draws the crap out the entire MU.


It all ends with a giant battle featuring every Marvel hero.

ROM and the heroes defeat the Wraiths and this means ROM can now return to space.  Earth is free.  The book will change quite a bit after this.

Creators: Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko

Grade: C+

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