*Marvel: The 1979 launch of Marvel’s Rom, Space Knight could well have been just another throwaway, running a few issues then consigned to the scrapheap of history. Based on a Parker Brothers toy, it could be argued that series creators Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema didn’t have much to work with – but they made it into an unexpected hit! A mash-up between Iron Man, Green Lantern and the Invaders TV show, our armour-clad hero, Rom, and his fellow Space Knights scoured the Earth for the malevolent Dire Wraiths, who hid in human form and could only be detected and nullified by a range of accessories and equipment available at a supermarket or toy shop near you! (Well, if you were in America in the late ’70s). incorporating guest-appearances by the good and evil Marvel Universe superstars – Spider-Man, the X-Men, Galactus, Power Man & Iron Fist, the brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Torpedo (pardon?), Rom ran for 75 issues and four Annuals, 1979-1986, before his battle was won and the series was laid to rest. Rom #1 has been a frequent if ephemeral visitor to our catalogue listings, usually selling rapidly, but now we’ve expanded our stock to the entire series – well, what we have of it, the newly-added items ranging from #2 to #72, around fifty unique issues in total, most of which are very attractive VF copies.