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Subj: Re: IDW ROM #11 and Marvel ROM #11
Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 at 05:06:28 pm EDT (Viewed 98 times)
Reply Subj: IDW ROM #11 and Marvel ROM #11
Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 at 11:57:42 pm EDT (Viewed 6 times)

    The renegade Wraith and the PTSD case blast into a Wraith base to retrieve the analyzer from a dead spaceknight that the wraiths took down long ago.

    It is contained in a device that could only be breached by the Wraith perishing in the attempt. The analyzer is still attached to the severed arm of the dead knight, but the PTSD case has it now.

    The human that was Wraith infected and "disarmed" by Orphion has awakened and it seems she has some wraith shape changing ability but her mind is her own.

I hate to say it, but this series is starting to bore me. Sometimes decompression moves too slowly for me, and this is one of those times. But also, I still haven't developed any interest in the PTSD human. However, the newly shape changing human interests me now. Why the one and not the other? I think I just like shape changers.

    Orphion sends ROM and Livia with him to investigate a Wraith energy source. Orphion claims he will investigate the 37th parallel and its concentration of Wraiths. However after they leave he says he will attend to his true business......gee let me guess, he still wants to blow up the Earth?

The whole "blow up the Earth" plot line is tedious to me, I guess because I know there's no chance the Earth will get blown up. When the stakes are raised so high that I know the worst case can't happen, I get bored. Also, ROM continuing to debate the merits of blowing up the Earth is so ridiculous I just can't tolerate it much longer. Once the planets themselves become expendable in your mind, you've gone off the deep end and have no business imagining yourself as any sort of protector. Orphion and Livia have gone insane. ROM's slowness in coming to this conclusion is hard to believe.

    ROM shows Livia there are better methods then charging in blindly but the two Wraiths he dispatched summoned a sea monster that takes them both under the water.....end of story.

    This issue also features the start of the Tales of the Solstar Order flashback set of stories. ROM's appearance in this story appears to be closer to the 80's version in terms of his torso, shoulders and head.

    Also Sal Buscema is doing the ink work on the Tales of the Solstar Order \:\)

I love that guy!

    The artwork in the main story also appears to be a step up as well.

    So basically ROM, Orphion and Livia are the modern incarnation of when ROM, Starshine and Terminator worked as a team back in the Marvel series. Livia is more like the Brandy Clark version of Starshine when she went a bit crazy and became cold blooded and ruthless. Orphion is similar to Terminator but different enough. Classic ROM was clearly the Optimus Prime of the Spaceknights of Galador, IDW ROM is more a blend of Ultra Magnus' military discipline and training and also some of the compassion of Optimus Prime.

Good insights!

    Also the Wraith dying to get the analyzer free is a direct parallel to what happens to Firefall 2 in Classic Marvel ROM #11.

Wow! It's really getting blatant.

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