According to new reports, more classic DC Comics superheroes are being added to the roster of the upcoming "Flash/Arrow" spin-off TV series for The CW network, including a character whose first comic book titles are currently selling for thousands of dollars:
"...DC Comics character 'Rip Hunter', to be played by Arthur Darvill ("Doctor Who") will become 'The Traveler, "...a roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a facade of charm and wit..."
Created by Jack Miller and Ruben Moreira for DC Comics, the character debuted in DC's "Showcase" #20 (May 1959). Following three more appearances in "Showcase" (#21, #25, #26), Rip Hunter was given his own 29 issue series (1961–65). He later starred in the eight-issue "Time Masters" series (1990), written by Bob Wayne and Lewis Shiner.
In his original incarnation, Hunter is portrayed as an ordinary man who uses his invention, the 'Time-Sphere', to travel through time. Aided by his friend 'Jeff Smith', girlfriend 'Bonnie Baxter' and Bonnie's kid brother 'Corky', they have adventures in time.
Rip is next seen in the series "Challengers of the Unknown", where, in the year 12,000,000 A. D., he assists the 'Challengers of the Unknown', 'Swamp Thing' and 'Deadman' in defeating the dictatorial 'Sun Lords'. The character's next major appearance is in DC's "Action Comics" #552-554, where with the aid of 'Superman' and the team known as the 'Forgotten Heroes', an alien invasion of Earth is prevented.
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