Those who are regular readers of this blog (that is, when I’m putting material up for people to read) will know only too well that I love the legal stuff. I love court hearings, depositions, affidavits – hell, if it’s legal, I’ll read it, study it and then feel somewhat informed enough to comment from a place of non-ignorance.
That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it.
A few months back I posted the deposition of Jim Warren. He was desposed in the still running case brought by Ben DuBay, the nephew of Bill DuBay claiming horror author Stephen King lifted concepts and the general storyline of his Dark Tower series from DuBay’s own series, The Rook, which Bill DuBay created with Budd Lewis, in particular, DuBay’s character, Restin Dane, directly influenced King when he created his own character Roland Deschain.
The Rook first appeared in March 1977. From that date the character appeared in Warren Magazines such as Vampirella, Eerie and Warren Presen…