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

Warren, 1979 Series
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Price
1.75 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
Six Times A Year
On-sale Date
1979-08-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Warren Publishing Company
Brand
A Warren Magazine [stacked text]
Barcode
0716585730210
Editing
Bill DuBay (editor); Chris Adames (assistant editor)
Color
color cover; black and 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.

On sale date from The Comics Reader #171, August 1979.

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)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contents listing, Indicia, and credits.

The Original Master of Time Part 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Buck Blaster and the Starbusters / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They came out of the Picadillies
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Buck Blaster; Hammerhead; Sally; Dick Blaster; Bloodstar; Nog

The Time to Be Forgotten! (Table of Contents: 5)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bolt / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopolis
Pencils
Alex Niño
Inks
Alex Niño
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad and I were working late in the lab, as usual.
Genre
science fiction
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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