IDW and Hasbro have announced the return of ROM The Space Knight  to comics, with a special #0 debut on Free Comic Book Day (see “FCBD 2016 Gold Sponsor Comics Announced”) and an ongoing series launching in July.

IDW announced the return of the 1970s action figure and comic book hero at San Diego Comic-Con, and shared the creative team at New York Comic Con (see “'Dark Jem,' 'Mars Attacks' Returns, 'Best of DC War,' More”).  The FCBD  #0 issue will be co-written by IDW CCO/EIC Chris Ryall (Onyx) and Christos Gage (Spider-Man, Buffy),with art by  David Messina, and a cover by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel (Wild Blue Younder).

 The introductory 10-page story will show ROM’s arrival on Earth before setting up the incident that will be the plot for the main series. The issue will also include character sketches, creator interviews, and teasers for the upcoming series.