The Rook’s adventures were also syndicated in 24 countries, in many languages, from mid-seventies to the early nineties in Ediciones Delta’s Dossier Negro and Delta magazines throughout Spain and Europe, Ekim’s Vampirella in Turkey, Ibero Mundial de ediciones Rufus magazine throughout South America and last in Eura Editoriale’s Skorpio Anno in Italy.
The Rook’s first adventures were sent for printing in December 1976. The character got more fan mail than any other Warren Publication character. By 1979, The Rook gravitated to its own title. Until February 1982, the distribution statistics were held close by the absent Jim Warren. In February, as a matter of federal mandate, circulation statements would be issued for the first and final time for all Warren titles; turned out to be Warren Publications' most popular title, followed by , , and .
In 1994 Harris Publications (Comics) would license The Rook for a comic book miniseries, “Chains of Chaos” with longtime Warren Publishing crossover character Vampirella. The following year, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Fallen’s creator Tom Sniegoski and Daytime Emmy award-winner Kirk Van Wormer would team up for a five part comic book miniseries, The Rook.
As Daniel O’Malley’s 2012 supernatural thriller The Rook (book one of THE CHECQUY FILES) begins, Myfanwy Thomas comes to herself with complete amnesia. She’s standing in a London park at night. Surrounding her is a ring of motionless bodies. They are all wearing latex gloves.