ROM #67-68 (1985)

ROM is in outer space, so he can basically have freak-of-the-month stories.  They’re not great, but they’re not bad.

This book continues to be much, much better than a toy-spin-off book ever should be.  I can say the same only for one other tie-in book: Larry Hama’s 1980s run on GI Joe.  That was a good book.

Micronauts had some strong issues, but overall it was pretty bland—and its best stories involved tie-ins to the larger Marvel Universe.  Hama never had to do that for GI Joe.

Creators: Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko
Grade: C

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.
And see my Ratings of Runs on comics here.



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