Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The King Commeth
No, not you Scott... Stephen King's Dark Tower is coming to comics in February of 2007. It was announced in late 2005, but was pushed back due to other books King had coming out. Aparently King and his "people' didn't want too much competition for his novels, and the comic book was getting far more publicity than they were. I believe it because I've been a King fan since high school, and I don't even know what those new novels were this year. At any rate, Marvel Comics plans to publish the series starting February 2007. It should be interesting because it's not a retelling of one of the stories already in novel form, it is a prequel of sorts, telling the story of the Gunslinger's early days.
Here's the solicitation:
DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1 (of 7)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s Roland—an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic. Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland’s past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert Robin Furth (author of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Concordance) and scripted by New York Times Best-seller Peter David, this series delves deep into Roland’s origins—the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world, while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature!
48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Parental Advisory …$3.99
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