|Era of Origin||1970s|
|Time Machine||Time Castle (Giant chess rook)|
|Appearances||The Rook (Comic Book Series)|
Restin Dane, also known as The Rook, is a scientist and time-traveler, and grandson of Adam Dane, the original Time Traveler. He gets his moniker from his time machine, which resembles a giant chess rook.
- He appeared in 1970s issues of Warren Publishing's Eerie magazine and then in his own 1980s title, The Rook Magazine. He was created by writer-artist Bill DuBay in Eerie #82 (cover-date March 1977).
The Rook is scientist Restin Dane, who comes from a family of scientists whose members include The Time Traveler. He graduated from Oxford, having built the robot Manners. He invented a time machine based on his grandfather's journal on the principles of time travel. He called it the Time Castle, and it was shaped like a chess rook. (The Rook: "The Man Whom Time Forgot!")
Taking to wearing Western-style clothing and a gunbelt, he has his first time-travel adventure at the Alamo in order to save an ancestor. There he succeeds in rescuing his great-great-grandfather Bishop Dane, who accompanies him on many of his adventures, along with two robots Restin has built. In a later adventure, he meets the Time Traveler, who is revealed to be his grandfather Adam Dane, and helps him in a war between the Eloi and the Morlocks.
Other versions Edit
Harris Comics would revamp the character in name only, first in the miniseries Chains of Chaos, then in a short-lived series that ran five issues (#0-4) in 1995.