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THE ROOK - Volume One

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Only one man dares to stand against the Forces of Darkness... Max Davies aka THE ROOK is driven by visions of Death and Destruction as he travels the globe on one death-defying adventure after another! In the grand Pulp-era Tradition of The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider, THE ROOK is the newest Hero in an a time where the world needs all the Heroes it can get... ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published October 9th 2008 by Wild Cat Books (first published January 12th 2008)
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Don Gates
Feb 07, 2012 Don Gates rated it it was amazing
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When reading new pulp novels, there is an almost unconscious tightrope act to be performed: we want to see the old pulp cliches (they're what makes the genre so distinct and fun) but we also want to see something new (not just a rehash of what's come before, unless it's a deliberate and unabashed pastiche). Barry Reese's The Rook performs the tightrope act with a great effect. The Rook is a vigilante with an occult bent, armed with special pis
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Jul 03, 2012 Nicholas Ahlhelm rated it really liked it
Few names are as synonymous with the New Pulp movement as Barry Reese. Reese started writing new pulp way back in 2006 with Conquerors of Shadow.

It wasn’t until two years later that he created arguably the most famous of the New Pulp heroes: The Rook.

The Rook Volume One is a strange little book. Its design seems to be a facsimile of the recent Shadow and Doc Savage collections, i.e. about the size of a conventional graphic novel. Inside, the book is formatted in to two columns, again it seems
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So far only read the first story Lucifer's Cage. Enjoyed it and sees potential for even more interesting stories. I will read more!
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Barry Reese is one of the leading authors in the modern pulp revival. A former writer for Marvel Comics, Reese is the author of The Rook series and many other novels. His work has appeared in books published by Marvel Comics, West End Games, Wild Cat Books, Moonstone Books and Pulpwork Press. Reese's newest book, RABBIT HEART, was published in February 2010 and features his first foray into the ...more
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