ROM, Brandy and Steve are on the run from The Dire Straits and ROM’s Spaceknight enemy Firefall, but they still go back to their hometown of Clairton because…It’s really not clear. There, we learn how ROM eats: By plugging into a light socket.
The main story is another alien trying to steal Rom’s neutralizer to kill Dire Wraiths, who destroyed his homeworld. It’s not clear why he doesn’t just join up with Rom–they both want the same thing–but instead he and Rom literally fight to the death, and Rom wins (of course).
But the great Michael Golden is doing some covers and, man o man, are they cool. On the letters page, Sal Buscema gets profiled.