I read neither “Godzilla” nor “Shogun Warriors” as comic books. The comic books were based on imported Japanese toys from popular movies and anime shows. The toys were put out by Mattel.
The person who negotiated the licensing deal passed on licensing a 20th Century Fox movie called “Star Wars.” Oops.
I had the 24″ tall “Mazinga” giant robot in 1976. One fist could launch spring-loaded plastic rockets that could injure kids and pets. The spring-loaded mechanism caused the giant robot toys to disappear from the market by 1980.
The reprint of “ROM #1” will be available this September.
“ROM” was one of several comic book series that I read from the first issue as a kid. I remembered the character but I don’t remember any of the stories that I read in the early 1980s. I look forward to re-reading this series again.
A tweet from Jim Nightshade in response to the announcement caught my attention: “Now that ROM is back home with Marvel can we get Micronauts, Godzilla and Shogun Warriors?”
Those four comic book series have one thing in common. They were based on toys from the 1970s.