NEWS - THE TALISMAN

Talisman comic postponed indefinitely

Posted: August 16, 2011, 08:43:36

I just spoke to Random House and they confirmed that The Talisman comics are still postponed indefinitely.

The Talisman is on hold

Posted: November 8, 2010, 23:20:25

Sad news for all fans of The Talisman comic. Aparently the second instalment is on hold for now. No reason has been given though...
Thanks to Ari.

My review of issue #5 of The Road of Trials

Click for a larger imagePosted: May 16, 2010, 23:30:24

Check out my review of issue #5 of The Road of Trials.

A Collision of Worlds, the next Talisman arc

Posted: May 15, 2010, 15:57:35

The title of the second arc of The Talisman comic will be A Collision of Worlds and it'll premier this summer.

The Talisman preview is not...

Posted: May 7, 2010, 11:30:46

CORRECTION:

The Talisman preview is not for the next arc. It's a preview of the first arc, The Roads of Trials, in hardcover.

Thanks to Stormsga

Preview of the next Talisman arc

Posted: May 6, 2010, 12:43:03

Del Rey released a showcase issue for Free Comic Day that contains an preview of the next Talisman arc. If anyone has this one, please let me know.

Thanks to Herbert West

The Road of Trials out in hardback

Posted: May 6, 2010, 10:23:22

The hardback edition of The Road of Trials is now out. Order your copy here.

Thanks to Ari.

My thoughts

Posted: January 15, 2010, 00:49:35

Here are my thought about issue #3 of The Road of Trials.

Talisman comic in hardback

Posted: December 30, 2009, 19:50:41

It looks like the first story arc of The Talisman comic (The Road of Trials) is being released in hardback on May 25th.

Thanks to Donovan Maguigan

Review

Posted: December 27, 2009, 23:50:03

Here is my review of issue #2 of The Road of Trials.

Two Talisman covers

Posted: December 3, 2009, 23:47:02

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Here are the covers for issue #3 and #4 for The Roads of Trails
Thanks to Herbert West

Talisman review

Posted: November 18, 2009, 11:45:57

Today the first issue of The Talisman comic is released and here you can see what I think of it.

Interview with Tony Shasteen

Posted: November 7, 2009, 00:52:51

Here is an interview with Tony Shasteen, illustrator of The Talisman.

Tony Shasteen interview

Posted: October 28, 2009, 08:45:23

Here is an interview I did with Tony Shasteen, illustrator of the new Talisman comic.

My thoughts #1

Posted: October 21, 2009, 23:24:54

Here is my review of issue #0 of The Talisman that was released today.

Talisman excerpt

Posted: October 21, 2009, 12:01:02

Here you will be able to check out an exclusive excerpt from issue #1 of The Talisman between October 21 and 28.

Interview with Robin Furth

Posted: October 19, 2009, 22:20:24

Later this week issue #0 of The Talisman comic is released and as most of you probably already know Robin Furth has a pretty big part in it. I got a chance to talk to her about it and here is what she had to say.

King and Straub talks Talisman

Posted: October 16, 2009, 12:41:47

Here is a short interview with Peter Straub and Stephen King about The Talisman comic.

Sneak peek

Posted: October 13, 2009, 16:25:53

Here is a sneak peek the first pages of The Talisman

Interview with Robin

Posted: October 2, 2009, 08:05:33

Here is an interview med Robin Furth about The Talisman comic.

Talisman covers

Click for a larger image Click for a larger imagePosted: September 22, 2009, 23:44:22

Here is the regular cover and variant cover for issue "2 of The Road of Trials.

Thanks to Shawn Speakman

Third Talisman book

Posted: August 27, 2009, 21:28:29

The moderator of King's board had the following to say about the third Talisman book:


Steve told me this morning that he and Peter are looking at starting this in two years as that's about how long it will take each of them to clear their schedules of the projects they are working on now.

Variant cover for issue #1

Click for a larger imagePosted: August 14, 2009, 00:57:31

Here is the variant cover for issue #1 of The Road of Trials. It's being released on November 18, 2009.


Del Rey Comics announced exclusively to Newsarama Thursday that they've secured Mike "Gabe" Krahulik, one-half of the team behind the very popular Penny Arcade webcomic, to provide a special variant cover to the publisher's October-debuting adaptation of the Stephen King-Peter Straub novel The Talisman, and Newsarama has a special exclusive preview of the cover.

My thoughts on The Talisman

Posted: August 12, 2009, 21:14:13

Here is my review of the special black and white issue #0 of The Talisman comic.

Cover for issue #1

Click for a larger imagePosted: August 11, 2009, 22:05:51

Here is the cover for issue #1 of The Road of Trials. It's being released on November 18, 2009.

Talisman winners are...

Posted: August 9, 2009, 10:29:53


The Talisman comic is over and here are the correct answers:

Question 1: What month is the first issue of The Talisman released?
Answer 1: October

Question 2: What is the title of the first arc?
Answer 2: The Road of Trials

Question 3: Who illustrated the comic?
Answer 3: Tony Shasteen

Question 4: Who is the colorist of The Talisman comic?
Answer 4: Nei Ruffino

Question 5: Which was the first character from The Talisman comic to be revealed to the public?
Answer 5: Morgan Sloat

And the five lucky winners of a copy of issue #0 are:
Andy Green, Mikael Korr, Ann Smith, Cho Li and Linn Schul.

Check back next week for more about The Talisman comic including review and interviews.

Talisman info

Posted: July 28, 2009, 22:44:40

Here are the latest news about The Talisman comic:

- The plan is to have 6 issues in the first arc.
- The title of the first arc will be The Road of Trials.
- The plan is to do two more arcs of the same length (but that might change).
- There will be a month gap between each story arc.
- The first issue is due out in October 2009.

Interview with Nei Ruffino

Posted: July 2, 2009, 09:19:59

Here is an interview with Nei Ruffino who is the colourist of The Talisman comic book.

Thanks to grzesiek

Cover for issue #0 of The Talisman

Posted: June 16, 2009, 16:53:33

Click for a larger imageHere is a press release and the cover for issue 0 of The Talisman comic. The first issue is to be released on October 21 and a special issue at Comic-Con in July.

DEL REY ANNOUNCES MASSIMO CARNEVALE AS COVER ARTIST OF STEPHEN KING AND PETER STRAUB’S THE TALISMAN
Nei Ruffino tapped as colorist; Never-before-told prequel, ‘Issue 0,’ to be sold in comic shops this fall, with a special preview edition released at Comic-Con International in San Diego


NEW YORK, NY – June 16, 2009 – Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today the cover artist and colorist of The Talisman comics series by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Cover art will be created by Italian artist Massimo Carnevale, best known in the U.S. for his cover art for Y: The Last Man under DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, and for his covers of the series Northlander. Born in Rome in 1967, Carnevale has done cover art for numerous Italian comics as well as created his own complete stories. He has received numerous awards for his work in both painting and cover design.

Coloring will be done by Nei Ruffino, who is currently working on Supergirl and Green Lantern for DC Comics, and Escape from Wonderland from Zenescope. She has worked on Return to Wonderland and Final Destination from Zenescope, Dragonlance Chronicles from Devil’s Due, and Gunplay from Platinum Comics. Ruffino has also designed toy boxes and worked on online games for Hasbro’s My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop properties.

The epic saga of The Talisman debuts with Issue 0, a never-before-told prequel to the story, to be published by Del Rey Comics this Fall. The Talisman novel, originally published in 1984, is the story of a young teen named Jack Sawyer, who can save his dying mother only by retrieving a magical talisman. To find it he must cross back and forth between our world and the frightening and dangerous landscape of its “twinner” counterpart. Issue 0 explores the separate lives of Jack’s father—in our world, and the mysterious realm known as the Territories—and how evil scheming will forever change Jack’s peaceful life. The series is being adapted by Robin Furth and illustrated by Tony Shasteen. The Talisman Issue 0 will be available in comic book stores everywhere on October 21, 2009.

A limited, black-and-white convention edition of Issue 0 will be available for free exclusively at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, taking place July 22-26. The special issue will be distributed by Del Rey at Booth #1129.

Both The Talisman and its sequel, Black House, are in print with Ballantine Books. Television rights to The Talisman are under development by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Peter Straub is the author of 17 novels which have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, for Koko.

ABOUT DEL REY:
Del Rey Books (http://www.delreybooks.com) was founded in 1977 as an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn del Rey and her husband, Lester del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy, science fiction, and alternate history. No stranger to comics, Del Rey launched Del Rey Manga in 2004 in conjunction with Japanese publisher Kodansha, and quickly began to acquire original graphic novel projects as well. Current and upcoming projects include a four-color graphic novel developed with pop singer Avril Lavigne, Make 5 Wishes; the graphic novel In Odd We Trust, by Dean Koontz and Queenie Chan; the first-ever graphic novel set in the world of Terry Brooks' Shannara universe, Dark Wraith of Shannara; original manga starring Marvel characters in X-Men: Misfits and Wolverine: Prodigal Son; and a four-color original graphic novel set in the Outlander universe, scripted by author Diana Gabaldon herself.

Interview with Tony Shasteen

Posted: June 15, 2009, 00:14:27

Here is an interview with Tony Shasteen, illustrator of The Talisman comic.

Thanks to Grzesiek Tupikowski.

Three new characters

Posted: April 27, 2009, 19:27:31

King's official now has pictures of three new characters from The Talisma comic. They are Lily Cavanaugh, Jack Sawyer and Phil sawyer. Check them out here.

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Talisman in color

Posted: March 11, 2009, 21:49:11

Here is a promo (in color) for The Talisman. King's offical site says it'll be released in September 2009. Read more here.

Talisman prequel

Posted: February 24, 2009, 19:40:06

Before The Talisman comic starts there will be an issue 0. This will be an episode that does not appear in the book itself, but serves as a prequel to the whole story.

More info to come…

Tony talks Talisman

Posted: February 23, 2009, 00:47:42

Here is an interview with Tony Shasteen, illustrator for the upcoming The Talisman comic.

Robin talks Talisman

Posted: February 18, 2009, 00:44:40

Here is an eight part interview with Robin Furth about The Talisman. It's done by Shawn Speakman at the New York Comic Con earlier this year.

Speedy Parker

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 9, 2009, 20:30:20

Here is one more illustration from The Talisman. This one is of Speedy Parker.

Morgan Sloat

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 9, 2009, 10:12:51

New York Comic Con is over and even though news about new King stuff isn’t flooding the net I managed to find this illustration of Morgan Sloat from The Talisman.

The Talisman comic revealed

Posted: February 2, 2009, 22:12:13

Today Del Ray announced who's doing what with The Talisman comic. Here are their press release:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DEL REY ANNOUNCES CREATIVE TEAM ON

STEPHEN KING AND PETER STRAUB’S THE TALISMAN

NEW YORK, NY – February 2, 2009 – Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today the adaptor and artist on the comic book and graphic novel versions of The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub.

The book will be penciled and inked by Tony Shasteen, who has been an illustrator since 1995. His clients have included Coca-Cola, Nascar, Hasbro, DC Comics, Wildstorm, Top Cow, Dark Horse, Virgin, Boom Studios, and Image Comics, among many others. Tony illustrated Image Comic’s The Occult Crimes Taskforce (The O.C.T.), co-created by David Atchison and Rosario Dawson. Film rights to The O.C.T. are in development with Dimension Films.

It will be scripted by Robin Furth, who co-writes Marvel’s bestselling Dark Tower comics taking place in King’s Dark Tower Universe. The Gunslinger Born – the first of the Dark Tower series – was nominated for both an Eisner and a Harvey award. Robin has written “Satana and The Electric Pentacle” for Marvel’s Legion of Monsters and has adapted Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Lords of Avalon series to comic book form. She worked as Stephen King’s research assistant between 2000 and 2004 and continues to do freelance work for the Master of Horror.

Lettering and project management will be handled by Dabel Brothers Publishing. The first issue of the monthly comic is planned for early fall 2009.

Originally published in 1984, The Talisman is the story of a young teen named Jack Sawyer, who can save his dying mother only by retrieving a magical talisman. To find it he must cross back and forth between our world and the frightening and dangerous landscape of its “twinner” counterpart. Both The Talisman and its sequel, Black House, are in print with Ballantine Books. Television rights to The Talisman are under development by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Peter Straub is the author of 17 novels which have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, for Koko.

ABOUT DEL REY:

Del Rey Books (http://www.delreybooks.com) was founded in 1977 as an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn del Rey and her husband, Lester del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy, science fiction, and alternate history. No stranger to comics, Del Rey launched Del Rey Manga in 2004 in conjunction with Japanese publisher Kodansha, and quickly began to acquire original graphic novel projects as well. Current and upcoming projects include a four-color graphic novel developed with pop singer Avril Lavigne, Make 5 Wishes; the graphic novel In Odd We Trust, by Dean Koontz and Queenie Chan; the first-ever graphic novel set in the world of Terry Brooks' Shannara universe, Dark Wraith of Shannara; original manga starring Marvel characters in X-Men: Misfits and Wolverine: Prodigal Son; and a four-color original graphic novel set in the Outlander universe, scripted by author Diana Gabaldon herself.

The next comic is...

Posted: October 14, 2008, 00:23:29

It looks like The Talisman is the next King book to become a comic...


Del Rey, an imprint of Random House US’ Ballantine Books, has acquired the comic book and graphic novel rights to The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. A monthly comic, with “at least 24 issues”, is planned for late summer/early fall 2009.

“Illustrating The Talisman in the depth that it deserves will involve at least 24 issues of comics, probably more,” said Del Rey editor in chief, Betsy Mitchell, who acquired the project from agent Ralph Vicinanza. “It’s a tremendously visual story, filled with images that burn in memory long after the book has been closed.”

Thanks to Larry Fire