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The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby LOLtron » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:22 pm

The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

It has been teased by Marvel many times before, but it appears the famous Spaceknight might finally be returning to comics or as a toy.



Source: Hasbro maybe bringing back Rom The Spaceknight

Ever since the famous series by Bill Mantlo (writer) and Sal Buscema (artist) ended in 1986, fans have always clamoured for the character's return. However, issues always arose due to who exactly owned the rights to the character (Parker Brothers had originally owned them after Marvel lost the rights once the series ended). 

 

But now Toy Ark has learned Hasbro (which now owns Parker Brothers) has recently filed a patent on the name. Keep in mind as well Hasbro also distributes the Marvel toylines: Marvel Universe and Legends. Could this move signal the return of the character to Marvel and even more a possible release of the much celebrated comic book run?

 

Stay tuned as the Outhouse will report the latest developments. 

 



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Re: The Return of ROM: the Space Knight?

Postby alaska1125 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:32 pm

LOLtron wrote:It has been teased by Marvel many times before, but it appears the famous Space Knight might finally be returning to comics.
Source: Hasbro maybe bringing back Rom The Spaceknight

Ever since the famous series by Bill Mantlo (writer) and Sal Buscema (artist) ended in 1986, fans have always clamoured for the character's return. However, issues always arose due to who exactly owned the rights to the character (Parker Brothers had originally owned them after Marvel lost the rights once the series ended).    But now Toy Ark has learned Hasbro (which now owns Parker Brothers) has recently filed a patent on the name. Keep in mind as well Hasbro also distributes the Marvel toylines: Marvel Universe and Legends. Could this move signal the return of the character to Marvel and even more a possible release of the much celebrated comic book run?   Stay tuned as the Outhouse will report the latest developments.   

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Holy s#!t! Great news for dinosaurs like myself!!! Otherwise, carry on kids.

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Re: The Return of ROM: the Space Knight?

Postby sdsichero » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:34 am

DO NOT PLAY WITH MY FEELINGS ZECHS!

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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby GHERU » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:23 am

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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby SuperginraiX » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:53 am

This will all make perfect sense after Disney buys Hasbro.
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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby GHERU » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:55 am

SuperginraiX wrote:This will all make perfect sense after Disney buys Hasbro.

the spaceknight does need a pony to ride
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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby bkthomson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:41 am

I really need to read this series to see what the hype is all about.
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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby Chesscub » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:58 am

GHERU wrote:the spaceknight does need a pony to ride


I'm a Rony. :lol:

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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby bkthomson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:05 am

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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:06 am

Sounds awesome. I did like the character in the 80's so I would welcome his possible return.

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Re: The Return of ROM: the Space Knight?

Postby chap22 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:24 am

alaska1125 wrote:
Holy s#!t! Great news for dinosaurs like myself!!! Otherwise, carry on kids.

I gotta admit, even as a dinosaur myself, I've never gotten the love for ROM. Or the Micronauts either for that matter.

Admittedly I never read much of either of them either, but what little I did see or hear about just never sold me on them being all that great.

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Re: The Return of ROM: the Space Knight?

Postby bkthomson » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:54 am

chap22 wrote:I gotta admit, even as a dinosaur myself, I've never gotten the love for ROM. Or the Micronauts either for that matter.

Admittedly I never read much of either of them either, but what little I did see or hear about just never sold me on them being all that great.


Agree, I never read the comics and when I saw the toys I just thought the Micronauts were pretty cheep looking and Rom was too stiff.
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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby GOSD » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:02 am

You guys can STFU.

The ROM toy back in the day ruled.

Your parents were just too cheap to get it for you. :smt002

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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby habitual » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:47 am

Rom was interesting because the comic was much much cooler than the actual toy itself.

The last few issues of Rom were really ahead of their time imo, Mantlo and later Ditko took it in a very dark direction and I felt like it was one of the first comics I read in the early 80's that was written for an older audience than the general Marvel comic at the time.

I've heard a number of creators refer to the last arc in Rom as really groundbreaking, what happens with Starshine, Terminator and Firefall.

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Re: The Return of ROM: The Spaceknight?

Postby misac » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:51 am

bkthomson wrote:I really need to read this series to see what the hype is all about.


Yeah. I always :roll: when someone has ROM on Pastajoe's tournaments.

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