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Far, far away, in another galaxy, the knights of the Solstar Order, defenders of justice and truth, have been ambushed by the evil magicians, the Dire Wraiths. The Solstar Order has prevailed and is now seeking out their scattered enemies. One of these knights has followed the trail of the Dire Wraiths all the way to Earth. This one, the Dire Wraiths fear more than all others. This one has hounded them and kept them underground for centuries. This one alone could wipe them off the face of creation. He is ROM,

Lord of the Solstar Order.

Rom, the Wraithslayer.

Inks by Michele Pasta

Plot and Script by Christos Gage & Chris Ryall @christosgage | @chris_ryall

Letters by Shawn Lee Pencils & Colors by David Messina @DA_Mess

REGULAR COVER Art by J.H. Williams III

S U B S C R I PTI O N C O V E R Art by Zach Howard Colors by Nelson Daniel

S U B S C R I PTI O N C O V E R Art by Tom Whalen

Special Thanks to Derryl Depriest, David Erwin, Mark Weber, Ed Lane, Beth Artale, Josh Feldman, Michael Kelly, and Michael Mantlo.

Publisher Ted Adams

S U B S C R I PTI O N C O V E R Photo by Jack Rivera From the collection of Chris Ryall

Dedicated to Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema

Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher Greg Goldstein, President & COO Robbie Robbins, EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Matthew Ruzicka, CPA, Chief Financial Officer Dirk Wood, VP of Marketing Lorelei Bunjes, VP of Digital Services Jeff Webber, VP of Licensing, Digital and Subsidiary Rights Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development

S K ETC H C O V E R (16-year-old Chris Ryall sketch not included)

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ROM #1. JULY 2016. FIRST PRINTING. HASBRO and its logo and ROM are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. Š 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial offices: 2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106. The IDW logo is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Any similarities to persons living or dead are purely coincidental. With the exception of artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication may be reprinted without the permission of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Printed in the U.S.A. IDW Publishing does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories, or artwork.







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