Nov.17th Update: This is now the second time I've re-written this introduction for this posting. it's looking more and more like this is nothing but hype over nothing. The news is as follows which I found at Comics Alliance:

On my wish list of things I want to see in comics, the return of ROM is pretty close to the top, but due to a notoriously complicated licensing deal, the Greatest of the Spaceknights has been trapped in publication limbo for the past two decades. Now, however, it looks like there might be some progress: On November 7, Hasbro filed for a new trademark for ROM.