Issue by Issue – Rom #73

Rom #73Writer – Bill Mantlo
Artist – Steve Ditko
Inker – Joe Sinnott
Colours – Petra Scotese
Letters – Janice Chiang

Thanks to the Beyonder, Brandy Clark now finds herself on Galador and it is as beautiful as she thought it would be. But something perplexes her and she realizes it is the complete lack of life. Where are the Galadorians? The answer to that question is soon made known thanks to Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko and it is not the one she was looking for. With the technological and scientific advances that the Galadorians have, everything should have been fine during the time the Spaceknights were away and yet, after Galactus shunted their world to a different galaxy, they got spooked. So with things being a little uneasy, they created a second wave of Spaceknights, this group with a little less humanity than the first and more advanced in their weapons systems. Something went wrong though as Brandy soon learns from a few Galadorians that rescue her from certain death and the story of how the Spaceknights soon started slaughtering the rest of their people is incredible to say the least. The fact that the Spaceknights would do as such is one of the more interesting aspects that Mantlo introduces into this tale for despite how much humanity is left in these newer Spaceknights, they are a peace-loving race which means something must have corrupted them during the process. After Brandy learns the whole story, she soon stirs up a rebellion to take the fight to the enemy and hopefully, be able to turn the tables on them until Rom and the rest of the original Spaceknights get home. Tragedy strikes and not in the usual manner, one that affects Rom and all of the Spaceknights and just what it means for the future of the Galadorian race is a big question that Mantlo will have to answer in the next two issues. This was a strong book by the creative team with an unexpected threat which really keeps things fresh and exciting.

4 out of 5

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