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ROM and the Micronauts Return!

By DW

ROM and the Micronauts Return!

So at San Diego Comic-Con, IDW announced via teaser image [below] that they were going to be publishing new comic books for both  Rom the Space Knight and Micronauts.

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Picture provided by IDW

Both Rom and Micronauts were toy properties that Marvel licensed in the ‘70s and ‘80s, giving both books to comic legend Bill Mantlo to write. Mantlo, in turn, took both properties and created rich mythologies for them and great characters.

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Interestingly enough, the Rom Spaceknight toy was a failure, while the book was a success. However, the name and likeness to Rom himself was owned by Parker Brothers and now Hasbro, who have resurrected the toy.

The same thing sadly happened with Micronauts, who were owned by Mego before they went under and were acquired by Hasbro in 2009. Hasbro’s other toy properties, G.I. Joe and Transformers, both have comics published by IDW and it was speculated that Rom and Micronauts would soon follow. While no details were given…neither creative teams nor release dates were revealed… both properties make sense and will fit in well alongside the publisher’s licensed comics which include other ’80s classics like “G.I. Joe,” “Transformers” and “Jem.”

DW

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