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ROM #02

    

YoJoe ID: CMC-IDW-1982-ROM2-02

Publisher: IDW Publishing
Issue Date: AUGUST 2016
Series: Revolution - ROM Series
Issue Number: 02

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Scarlett and Joe Colton talk about ROM, Scarlett sends a team to intercept ROM. Meanwhile, ROM fights off Dire Wraith to save humans including Darby Mason & Camilla Byers. Dave Dubosky is confirmed to use the GI Joe code-name Countdown but does not appear.

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Revolution Take A Stand Part 2, a 4 page story explaining the history of GI Joe, Transformers, ROM, Micronauts and Action Man on Earth. Miles Manheim, Joe Colton and Scarlett continue reviewing what has happened as the Transformers arrived on Earth. Plus, the discovery of another robot from space called ROM. Action Man and Micronauts are referenced. But the real reason that Joe Colton is asking his old Adventure Team mate Miles “Mayhem” Manheim for help is disrupt Optimus Prime’s plans.

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Notes of Interest

Revolution starts here, the IDW Hasbro Comic Crossover Universe

Revolution Take a Stand Part 2, a 4 page story connecting GI Joe, Transformers, MASK, ROM, Micronauts and Action Man together is included. Plus, a 4 page fold out Revolution advertisement.

David Dubosky is revealed to be Wraith
All living things can be turned into Wraiths not just humans.

Who’s Who:
David Dubosky:
A former astronaut with the code-name Countdown, Dubosky was assisting the Earth Defense Corps in its investigation as to who and what Rom is. But unbeknownst to his superiors -members of the elite strike force G.I. Joe - Dubosky is also a Dire Wraith. Their infiltration has reached a new level…

Major Players

ROM, The Space Knight
ROM Friends: Darby Mason, Camilla Byers

ROM Enemies: Sorcerer Wraith

Joes:
Scarlett, Joe Colton

"Revolution Take A Stand Part 2"
GI Joes: Joe Colton, Scarlett, Miles "Mayhem" Manheim

Transformers: Autobots: Optimus Prime, Metrotitan
Transformers: Decepticons: Blitzwing

Micronauts: Oz (Pharoid), Biotron, Acroyear, Microtron, Larissa (Orbital Defender), Phenolo-Phi (Space Glider) & Baron Karza

ROM & Agent Dubosky

Creative Team

"ROM - Earthfall: Part Two"

Plot and Script: Christos Gage & Chris Ryall
Pencils & Colors: David Messina
Inks: Michele Pasta
Color Assist: Alessandra Alexakis
Letters: Shawn Lee
Publisher: Ted Adams


Cover Credits
Cover A: Art by Zach Howard, Colors byu Nelson Daniel
Cover Company: IDW

Cover B (Subscription A): Art by Mike Allred, Colors by Laura Allred
Cover Company: IDW

Cover C (Subscription B): Art by Bob Layton, Colors by Mike Cavallaro
Cover Company: IDW

Cover D (Subscription C): Art by Adam Riches Cover Company: IDW

Cover E (Retail Incentive): Photo Cover by Jack Rivera, From the collection of Chris Ryall
Cover Company: IDW

"Revolution Take A Stand Part 2"

Written by John Barber,
Art by Fico Ossio
Colors by Sebastian Cheung
Letters by Tom B. Long
Edited by David Hedgecock
Editor-in-Chief: Chris Ryall

Full Details

At the Mason Homestead, ROM is explaining to Darby Mason that they are not safe. Mason learned that here family was Dire Wraiths in disguise which ROM killed and her real life family members are dead. ROM tells her that the entire world is at risk of being over run by Dire Wraiths. Mechanical looking tentacles come busting through the window out of the nearby tree. ROM grabs Darby and flies out of the house. As the look down they see that most of the trees in the town are actually Dire Wraiths also. A Dire Wraith that has taken over a hawk comes flying at them. ROM neutralizes it. He then flies around town killing the Dire Wraiths and depleting is power.

ROM takes Darby to a cave where he explains he is from the planet Elonia. Elonia was a planet ravaged by the Wraith. He explains how he joined the Solstar Order. He has fought Wraiths for over 200 Earth years but the Dire Wraiths on Earth are different cause they are using plants and animals.

In the command helicopter over Eastern Arizona, Scarlett protests to Joe Colton and wants to focus on the man in the exo suit that has been recently sighted. Joe Colton says Utah takes priority over investigating what they believe is a person in an exo suit and a local problem.The events in Utah are a global problem. G.I. Joe does not officially exist, but the mission has not changed.

Joe Colton sends an elite unit to Cooper’s Mill, the now Wraith possessed hometown of Darby. The unit makes contact with Darby.

Nearby ROM rescues Camilla Byers from what are called Wraith Stalkers. A human military unit also arrives at the scene. ROM uses his analyzer which identifies them all as human. Camilla however can see they are actually Wraith. They attack ROM. ROM states he is not a robot nor has he killed any human. Camilla says there is nothing human about the troops.

These Wraith are of a sorcerer caste. When the analyzer fails to identify them it gives them the time to cast a spell. ROM’s soul is unprotected and he is under their spell and now being subjected to agonizing pain.

Summary by Ted Jacobson



"Revolution Take A Stand Part 2"

Optimus Prime raised a titan out of Monument Valley called MetroTitan which has made him a Robot Messiah. Manheim has been brought in by Colton to help. Next to him a voice says “Please.” He screams at it to “Be Quiet.” He then begins to tell Colton what he knows about the new UK Action Man named Ian Noble. And the recent events in Northern California where ROM, the Space Knight landed on Earth. He killed several Dire Wraiths, who where members of the Earth Defense Force in disguise, but Agent Dubosky, a human, survived. (See See ROM #1)

General Colton opens a box and pulls out a shiny purple glowing crystal which is ORE-13. Scarlett informs them that they believe that ORE-13 is becoming fissile all over the world and could cause a nuclear inferno. Colton gives it to Manheim who is happy to receive it and accepts Colton's offer to help disrupt Optimus Primes plans. He laughs saying “you remember why you called me Miles Mayhem. Next to him is Transformer Decepticon Blitzwing, alive but in pieces saying “Please let me die.” Mayhem just tells him to hush up and be quiet.

Summary by Josh Eggebeen