Rom #1

Rom #1

Writer: Chris Ryall, Christos Gage Artist: David Messina Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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WE'VE BEEN INVADED AND ONLY A SPACE KNIGHT CAN SAVE US! First there was his epic return in this year's FCBD #0, and now the ongoing tale of ROM begins in earnest! Christos Gage, Chris Ryall, and David Messina kick off the wildest new series of the year as Rom's war with the DIRE WRAITHS hits close to home in "Earthfall, part 1!"

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Jul 29, 2016

    Leave it to IDW to make what was old new again! REVOLUTION has more high points than low points, so far, and you can count ROM as one of the peaks. The story is as much about twists as it is about delivering a straightforward comic. It's unclear to what degree ROM's role will play in the bigger picture, or if he'll show up in other titles, but one thing is obvious, the creative team here is out to give us something to enjoy. If for whatever reason it's a shorter lived series than planned, readers will at least have a really exciting and fun story with high quality artwork worthy of your collections. ROM is for everybody! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 1, 2016

    The Space Knight is back and so is the action! The stakes start high with the Dire Wraiths' infiltration higher than anyone suspected. The art is beautiful and dynamic with the sleek hero battling the grotesque Wraiths. A great beginning to please fans old and new. Congratulations, IDW! You've done this character right. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2016

    Relax, Rom fanatics. The hero hasn't lost his touch despite being out of the limelight for so many years. This new series captures all the fun and charm of the classic '80s franchise, with just enough touches of real-world drama to give weight to Rom's never-ending battle with the Dire Wraiths. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 22, 2016

    This series was made for sci-fi fans. Anyone who was a fan of the old series will enjoy seeing a classic character rebooted and new fans are going to love a unique story about freaking space knights! Pick this awesome first issue at your local comic book shop next week on July 27th! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 26, 2016

    What's great about Rom #1 is that while it might initially start off looking like traditional fare, Ryall and Messina add in plenty of twists and turns to reward fans who are willing to take the leap. Given that the character of Rom looks pretty surface-level on paper, it's a testament to this creative team that they're able to give this character nuance on top of all the exciting action. Here's hoping that this book can continue to impress after this successful launch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Jul 27, 2016

    Rom was never a series built over a single issue. The series took its time finding the weirdest and most interesting places to take its characters. IDW's new series builds promise with some serious art and some interesting twists on its classic premise. I can only hope the series gets weirder from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Project-Nerd - Erica Aug 6, 2016

    Overall, I suggest both newcomers and long-time followers of Rom check out the new series. It certainly has ample potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Aug 10, 2016

    Another element of ROM #1 that needs to be discussed is the surprise ending. In it, Scarlet and Roadblock from G.I. Joe show up to discuss the alien threat that is ROM. Shared universes are a big trend now, and IDW has pulled together a number of former toy properties from Hasbro that will share one universe. Along with ROM and G.I. Joe, Transformers, Action Man, Micronauts, and M.A.S.K. will all inhabit the same story universe. IDW is leaning into this possibility, as a crossover series, Revolution, will take place in the fall. I worry that such a large crossover so early into a ROM series could take away from the world building, but its possible that it could also help develop the world of ROM. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Jul 28, 2016

    I wasnt expecting a nostalgia-fest with ROM as I wasnt a massive fan back in the day. To be honest though, ROM could end up being a great book to get, nostalgia-aside, especially when IDW have their crossover event. If you're ROM-curious, Hasobro-curious or even just plain curious then this could be the comic for you. Otherwise its a presentable yet middling start. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Jul 28, 2016

    ROM #1 has a lot of hype behind it, yet the goodwill behind the concept may not be enough to salvage this title after the first issue. Read Full Review

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