Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rom bonus pin up to be printed in Mars Attacks TPB

I thought you all might like to see this recent Rom fan art by Sal Buscema in color and with the cover art from Rom spaceknight #3 next to it. But aside from that this colorized version was posted along with this message from IDW's Chris Ryall, "The color version of Mars Attacks Rom by Sal Buscema. Colors are by Andrew Elder. This is a bonus pinup running in this week's Mars Attacks IDW trade paperback. So whatever else happens, I published Rom, although now more than ever, it just makes me want to keep pushing to get a new series rolling."

The two big questions here: Does IDW have the balls to go through with printing ROM despite not having the rights to the character and if they go through it will there be any legal fall out?

I'm adding this update to the posting in light of finding out from Chris on Facebook that the Mars Attacks TPB with the Rom bonus pin up indeed has been published and should be at your local comic shop tomorrow for new comic book day. On behalf of all the Rom fans world wide, we salute you and IDW for having the balls to do this. This fan art comes from artist Mark Torres done for Chris as a birthday gift.


  1. http://www.amazon.com/Mars-Attacks-IDW-Terry-Beatty/dp/1613776225

    Click the book's cover for a multi-page preview, page down to see ROM's pinup as printed.

  2. Yes!! You go Ryall! Show those limp biscuits what it means to have heart!

  3. thanks for the link Gary i saw it. i just got a message from Chris on Facebook who told me the TPB comes out tomorrow! thanks for checking out the posting Bruce and Random i think an update to this posting is warranted. you guys will like that too : )

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  5. GREAT NEWS!!! And an astonishing homage btw, I can't wait to post it! (Note to myself: I've to find a HQ scan).

    1. i'll be looking forward to that posting David. it sounds like you have everything you need but let me know if i can provide you with any art work.

    2. Now you mention it... Dou you have a HQ scan of the homage pin-up(900-1000 px)?

  6. They could run that pin-up itself. :)

  7. "So whatever else happens, I published Rom"

  8. Nice! As an IDW fan, I'd loveROM to go to the publisher with no back row. It's amazing to me how they keep all their licenses in equal spotlight, and ROM I know would find the same care. Plus he could even land in the next Infestation like crossover! ROM vs Ravage - now there's a fight I want to see!

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