The Rook Magazine #1 [1.75 cover price]
(October 1979)

Warren, 1979 Series
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Price:
1.75 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
Six Times A Year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Warren Publishing Company
Brand:
A Warren Magazine
Barcode:
0716585730210
Editing:
W.B. DuBay (editor); Chris Adames (assistant editor)
Color:
color cover; black & white interior with occasional color inserts
Dimensions:
magazine size
Binding:
squarebound (early issues); saddle-stitched (later issues)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Original Master Of Time (Table of Contents)

The Rook / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Richard Corben (signed) (painted)
Inks:
Richard Corben (signed) (painted)
Colors:
Richard Corben (signed) (painted)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Promos for Alien Invasion Comix and Movie Aliens Illustrated.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Contents listing, Indicia, and credits.

The Original Master Of Time Part 1 (Table of Contents)

The Rook / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill DuBay
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Letters:
?

Characters:
Restin Dane (The Rook); Bishop Dane; Adam Dane; Mary Dane: Herbert; Manners: Kate McCall (Katie); January Boone (Jan); McQuarb
Synopsis:
Restin Dane sets out to find out what became of Adam Dane, the first master of time, and travels to the future, whilst sending Bishop Dane back to 1892 to start searching from there.

Indexer Notes

Story is prefaced with a couple of paragraphs from H.G. Wells' The Time Machine (1895). It is implied that the character Herbert is Wells himself.

["They Came Out Of The Picadillies"] (Table of Contents)

Buck Blaster And The Starbusters / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Nicola Cuti; Bill Dubay
Pencils:
Jim Janes
Inks:
Rudy Nebres
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Buck Blaster; Hammerhead; Sally; Dick Blaster; Bloodstar; Nog

The Time To Be Forgotten! (Table of Contents)

The Tin Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Dubay
Pencils:
Jim Janes
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Manners; Bishop Dane; Paulie McGinty; Angelo Maffi; Restin Dane

Indexer Notes

Story is printed on a heavier paper stock than the rest of the issue.

["Dad And I Were Working Late In The Lab, As Usual."] (Table of Contents)

Bolt / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Margopolis
Pencils:
Alex Nino
Inks:
Alex Nino
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Original Master Of Time
    The Rook
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. The Original Master Of Time Part 1
    The Rook
  5. 4. ["They Came Out Of The Picadillies"]
    Buck Blaster And The Starbusters
  6. 5. The Time To Be Forgotten!
    The Tin Man
  7. 6. ["Dad And I Were Working Late In The Lab, As Usual."]
    Bolt
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