The Rook #1

Writer: Steven Grant Artist: Paul Gulacy Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The Rook is back! Bill DuBay's time-traveling adventure classic returns, penned and illustrated by comics masters Steven Grant (Two Guns) and Paul Gulacy (Jonah Hex)! Restin Dane is ready for action-anyplace, anytime!

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Oct 21, 2015

    The Rook #1 is a downright engaging piece of fiction that more than earns an audience. Sure if you stop and think about it too much you might feel a bit confused but avoid that so we can all smile and re-read this one again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - James Ristig Oct 22, 2015

    The Rook aims to resurrect an old character for a new audience. Restin Dane travels through time fighting monsters and bad guys to preserve the time stream. This updated version gives you everything you need to enjoy this time-traveling adventure and make you a fan of The Rook. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Oct 20, 2015

    This comic comes close but just misses. I want to know what happens next, but not so much that I would cry if the comic didnt get a second issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 30, 2015

    The reason for Restin jumping into the future is quickly revealed, but the way he finds who he's looking for is awfully convenient. Writer Steven Grant tells a mostly enjoyable tale, but it does have its slow points and was weak towards the middle. The end left me with some promising potential, but it was not enough to bring me back for issue number two. I'll be skipping these in single issues and wait for the first trade to be released. My excitement for reading more about the Rook will have to come from older issue of Eerie…for now. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Oct 21, 2015

    While it's a disappointing debut, there is still a lot of opportunity to be mined in "The Rook," the story of a man who travels back to his own beginnings to die. It's unknown to everyone but the creative team -- and perhaps Restin Dane -- what the future holds for the book. Readers looking to be entertained by two legends of the medium should check this out with the knowledge they both have much better works in their canons. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Mitchell Doig Oct 21, 2015

    Overall, I feel as though Rook will be a fun adventure, but not one that I would like to watch unfold as a monthly title. Perhaps it will be more rewarding of a tale in trade. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Zac Kandell Oct 22, 2015

    All things considered, The Rook was not what I wanted it to be. It might pick up in the future, but what's here doesn't give me the most confidence in how this series will be going forward. As a #1, it fails to make me want to read the next issue, which is the most important thing it needs to do. Read Full Review

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