IDW Publishing announced during the San Diego Comic Con that ROM the Space Knight is returning to your LCS, and today, we learn that we’ll get our first look at the series during Free Comic Book Day.

As previously announced by Diamond Comic Distributors, ROM will be released as IDW’s Gold offering during Free Comic Book Day, and I can already feel the rumblings of excitement at the Major Spoilers HQ.

“It’s no hyperbole for me to say that launching a new Rom comic is one of the things we’ve most wanted to make happen for fans,” said Chris Ryall. “I know this because I’m one of them. The character has been absent from comics for too long and we can’t wait to introduce this all-new version to the world.”

Because ROM started as a Hasbro toy that became a Marvel comic, the origin story and inclusion of the Dire Wraiths as the big bad will stick around as part of the series.

“Many people have only heard of Rom but that’s it,” continued Ryall. “And those that do know of his past iteration might have some preconceived notion of what this series will be. And while we can promise that the DNA of the character as established with the original toy remains intact, there will be surprises galore as people experience a new universe built entirely around Rom and company.”

Rom the Space Knight #0 will feature a 10 page origin story, plus character sketches, creator interviews and a preview of things to come.  Free Comic Book Day kicks off on May 7th!


Are you as excited about ROM the Space Knight as we are? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts and reactions!

via IDW Publishing


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  1. Johnny B Canuck on

    As someone who is between the ages of older than dirt and dead, Hell Yeah I’m excited! Never thought I’d see the day Rom made a comeback.

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