Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snow Day Week Continues: The X-Men Forge on into the Baleful Blizzard!
I can't help but think the artist and colorist are punching out early this week.
Today's Snow Day comic: Rom #18, "And a Child Shall Deceive Them!" Written by Bill Mantlo, art by Sal Buscema, inks by Milgrom and Giacoia. Guest starring the X-Men, who show up on the trail of a new mutant, which turns out to by the Dire Wraith-human crossbreed imaginatively named Hybrid.
That Hybrid, always with the smooth talk.
Hybrid is a pretty creepy design, and had some scary-ass powers. Not sure he ever appeared outside of Rom, though, but he should have. For good measure, while I'm not absolutely positive on the continuity, I reckon this is like Kitty Pryde's third time outside the mansion with the X-Men, and as usual for her, she's thrown in the deep end. Hybrid's a little more up front about his plans for Kitty than most, though.

More snow is coming in my area, so more Snow Day Week to come!


Sea_of_Green said...

OMG, I once had this comic! Darned if I can remember what happened to it. :-(

Nice to see ROM is still remembered. I still have my old, original ROM action figure, complete with all of his weapons/communication devices. He's sitting on a bookshelf in a back bedroom. :-)

googum said...

Neat! I've been a toy fan for years and years, but I don't think I've ever even seen a ROM in person.