Just as Moses was given the responsibility of bringing the ten commandments to the world so have The Gods of Galador given Gary Martin Jr. the awesome responsibility of curating all Rom related published references most of which you've seen at this blog over the years. So here's a nice little back story I'd like to share with you all since it is rare that I find anything that Gary doesn't have or at least know about already.
I came across this boxed Hawkeye doll at the Big WOW Fest I was at recently. I gave Gary a heads up about it and the vendor's contact information because the packaging has the cover art of West Coast Avengers #1. As it turned out Gary didn't know about this and so given the Rom head shot among all the other floating heads of Marvel superheroes it has since then become part of ($20 later) his Hall of Science along with all the other curated Rom related collectibles he has. Now on the flip side here's something Gary shared with me which I didn't know about which is usually how our networking situation goes . . . .
|Starlog Magazine #96 July 1985|
Our ever vigilant curator Gary Martin Jr. spotted this little Rom reference here along with other 80s Marvel titles that Bill Mantlo wrote and some he didn't. On a side note here, issue #24 of Starlog (also curated by Gary) features the Parker Brothers Rom doll among other electronic toys of the late 70s that were cutting edge technology at the time.
Sorry folks, no new Rom related fan art to feature this time around there just hasn't been anything out there for a while that's caught my eye. But on a high note for myself I did find some Sabra appearance titles on the cheap from this comic shop I visited for the first time today. Those issues were # 1 and 2 of the Union Jack mini-series and X-Men #69 and 72 (1997).
|Union Jack #1 (2006)|
|X-Men #69 (1997)|
So what ultimately is the Sabra character all about? It's simple, don't fuck with the Jews. The entire Union Jack mini-series can be found here in a nice readable online format . . .