ROM #36-37 (1982)

The Dire Wraiths have found magic, now, so ROM is literally going on a witch hunt.

It’s cool—and unusual—to see an alien threat adapt and start using magic.  I don’t think we’ve seen that before (or since). 

Also, this story begins transforming ROM’s human girlfriend, Brandy Clark, into a new version of the spaceknight Starshine–and so I start the tag here. There have been prior Starshines (largely in flashbacks) and we’ve seen lots of human Brandy, but this is when she starts to become a superhero.

This book continues to defy expectations and be better than many other Marvel books on sale at the same time.

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