ROM SpaceKnight! The Bill Mantlo/Steve Ditko Run!

Unbeknownst to me until recently, the incomparable Steve Ditko had a nice run on ROM! His rendering of the shiny superhero from Galador is quite awesome, and with other artists the caliber of Bob Layton, Jackson Guice, P. Craig Russell,  and Tom Palmer inking his pencils, you were privileged to see  a great comic book! In the mid-1980’s, Marvel was in high gear, but also competing with DC, who was churning out epic stories like Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Legends. Marvel had Secret Wars, but also had some little gems like I’m about to show you now! So, without further delay, let’s get right to the visual show!

 

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One comment on “ROM SpaceKnight! The Bill Mantlo/Steve Ditko Run!

  1. This was one of those instances where a comic was already cancelled (or maybe in this case the licensing was coming to an end) and the powers that be in Marvel decided to give some of their established artists and writers an opportunity to add their personal vision to the work. This Steve Ditko run at the end of Rom was one of those hidden treasures that I was so happy to find and enjoy. Go look at the end of Dazzler in the 80’s as well, once they knew it was ending the creative team (Archie Goodwin and Paul Chadwick) was allowed to take it one step further and give the character more depth.

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