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Subj: Re: News About Rom
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> > Take a look at what I just came across regarding Rom, Spaceknight...
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> Outstanding! I've been on a back-issue Rom kick lately. I think I'm 3 or 4 issues away from owning the whole series. Wouldn't mind seeing a Rom comeback, maybe this could get Sal Buscema for a guest stint or two.
> Hopefully...maybe...wishful thinking on the whole idea of Rom coming back...

This is an illuminating thread. Suddenly, even an ESSENTIALS series seems within some sort of feasibility again. I started picking up ROM back issues because I miss Sal Buscema. (SPIDERGIRL is okay, but not something I buy.) ROM back issues tend to be cheap and easy to find. All that primo Aiken and Garvey work over Sal still makes my eyes water. It's an enticing treatment. Also, I dig Ditko. So it's just win/win. Plus my favourite inker is Craig Russell. His work over Ditko, even during the time of that bloody awful flexographic printing, was really something. (Sinnott is my second favourite inker and he inked a few issues with Sal. I think Aitken, Garvey, or the the both of them were Joe's assistants, inking backgrounds and such. Hence, how they emerged on ROM.)

I'd love to see Michael Golden "back" on covers.

Who would folks like to see take the torch for Bill Mantlo, the not-to-be-overlooked once-writer?

Reading: Assorted LITTLE AUDREY and BABY HUEY from Harvey and LOIS LANE and JIMMY OLSEN from DC, AFTER 1984, a poetry chronicle by Judith McNeal and KAVALIER AND CLAY by Michael Chabon.
Listening:I'm Bored and The Passenger by Iggy Pop, God's Away on Business by Tom Waits, Black Betty ("Woah, Black Betty bam-ba-lam Woah...") by Ram Tam, 96 Tears by Question Mark and the Mysterions, Who's That Lady? by The Isley Brothers, Temptation by Heaven 17, and Beat the Clock and No 1 in Heaven by Sparks

I thought the Aiken/Garvey inking softened Sal's pencils too much, leaving them bland.
The first few Rom issues remind me of Sal's pencils @HULK #250 thru 254, which I love visually. I do love the Ditko/Russell combo in the later issues, though.
I dunno if Michael Golden's art would hold up today. Yeah, they were great in their day and still look good, but how much has his style changed?
The only writer I can think of for a Rom writer would be Dan Slott or PAD. Maybe Kurt Busiek....someone with some "old school" feel to it...

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