Are you going to show up in World War Hulk?
Really? But you two used to be pals back in the day! Don’t you guys hang out anymore?
Yeah, I guess not. I mean, he’s been pretty busy going out into space, becoming a gladiator-king, and then smacking Iron Man around, and you’ve been… well you showed up in Earth X that one time, right?
Oh right, it was Universe X. I can never keep those straight. And then there was… well, it’s cool to take some time off, too. Speaking of, do you think Captain America’s really dead?
I know, right? I mean, they brought back Bucky and Mar-Vell, so I figure it’s just a matter of time. Hey, what about Countdown. Is that any good?
Really? You’re not just saying that because Marvel signs your paycheck?
Figures. It didn’t do a whole lot for me either. So hey, I’ve been meaning to ask you. Is it easy to get by without fingers?
I didn’t think it would be. And while we’re on the subject, how come you had to pull your translator out of Sub-Space every time you wanted to use it? That thing was the size of an engine block, man, and all the other Spaceknights had ’em built in! I’m not trying to be a jerk here, but don’t you ever get, y’know, jealous?
Okay, okay, jeez. Calm down. Look, I shouldn’t have said anything, it’s just that Unseen was bragging, and… ah, forget it. Hey, you want some fruit snacks?
Come on, I’ve got red ones!
Yeah, I thought so. Enjoy, big guy.
ROM the Disagreeable Spaceknight originally appeared in ROM #39, but was scanned from David Yurkovich’s recent and absolutely essential tribute book, Mantlo: A Life In Comics. Also, special thanks to Dr. K for the assist.