It's a rumor that's been circling the interweb for a little while now, but I didn't really pay much attention until tonight.
I think the character probably is Rom, and here's why:
- Marvel recently dropped Toy Biz as their action figure company to sign with Hasbro, who coincidentally own Rom. It's not like I think Rom's so important to Marvel they'd rework a toy-license, but while they're in bed together, why not?
- The book's titled Wraith, but the main character doesn't even go by that name/title. But... Rom's greatest enemies were known as the Dire Wraiths. Coincidence? Red herring? Or both?
- "Wraith" is a really pale dude, with kind of glowing (almost typed piercing, but I don't love him... yet) red eyes. Rom was a really white/silver cyborg with a red visor/eye.
- "Wraith" has a gun that kind of morphs into different weapons and gadgets, including a gun (!), a whip, a sword, etc... it's very similar to the way Rom's weapons had many functions and could just kind of appear out of subspace.
- The stories main villains, the recently returned Phallanx, pose as Spaceknights and conquer the Kree. Why Spaceknights, I wonder?
- The Phalanx are a race of aliens with shape changing abilities. The Dire Wraiths were a race of aliens with shape changing abilities.
- There's just something very deliberate about "Wriath's" tunic, especially when you look at it from behind (see below).
Anyway, that's all I've got.
So what do YOU think?
Space-knight or Space-not?