NEWS - THE DARK TOWER COMIC

The Prisoner #3 Teaser

Posted: September 25, 2014, 12:26:37

Here is a teaser of issue #3 of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner.

Prisoner Excerpt

Posted: August 9, 2014, 05:31:18

Here is an excerpt from Prisoner #1.

Cover For Prisoner #3

Posted: July 22, 2014, 01:56:14

Here is the cover for the 3rd issue of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – Prisoner #3. It's done by Julian Totino Tedescofor.

The Prisoner #1 Art

Posted: July 8, 2014, 00:02:34

Some artwork from The Dark Tower: Drawing of the Three - The Prisoner #1 has been revealed. Head over to StephenKing.com to see them all.

Cover For Prisoner #2 Revealed

Posted: June 17, 2014, 09:01:12

Here is the cover for The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three - The Prisoner issue #2, released September 2nd.

The Cover For The Prisoner

Posted: May 13, 2014, 00:51:05

On September 17th Marvel will release the five-issue comic book miniseries: The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three–The Prisoner. The Prisoner explores the troubled life of Eddie Dean in New York City. Here is the cover artwork by Piotr Kowalski.

New Comic Focusing on Eddie Dean

Posted: April 25, 2014, 23:03:31

EW has an update on the new Dark Tower comic.


It’s been seven years since Marvel first adapted Stephen King’s dark fantasy saga The Dark Tower into comic book form. Since then, writers Robin Furth and Peter David have explored the story of Roland, last of the Gunslingers, in several miniseries mostly focusing on the hero’s younger days. But this September, Marvel will release the first issue of a new series that will delve into a new corner of King’s Dark Tower saga.

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three–The Prisoner is a five-issue miniseries focusing on Eddie Dean, a character first introduced in King’s second Dark Tower book. And as drawn by artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk), it’s also a departure from the post-apocalyptic Western setting of the previous comic books.

We’ll have more information to share with you about The Prisoner on Sunday — and Marvel will be discussing their future plans for the series this weekend at C2E2 — but for now, EW is excited to share the cover and the first seven pages of inked artwork from The Prisoner. Click on each picture for a larger image — and some eagle-eyed Dark Tower fans might find some embedded references to King’s work.

Read more and see some pages here

The Drawing of the Three Comic

Posted: March 31, 2014, 19:15:09

Comic Book Resources reports that Marvel will turn The Drawing of the Three into a comic.

During his Emerald City Comicon Secret Origins panel, Peter David was asked by a member of the audience whether he enjoyed the collaboration with his co-creators on the "Dark Tower" comics. Rather than answer directly, he revealed the Marvel adaptations of Stephen King's fantasy epic will resume with "Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three." He also provided the 'secret origin' of how the project was greenlit.


"We are going to be doing more 'Dark Tower.' 'The Drawing of the Three' will actually be happening in comic book form," David stated. "We are very, very pleased about that. I literally just got an email about this, two days ago. And it's really funny -- would you like to know why we're doing more 'Dark Tower?' OK, no -- well, yes, but -- OK. Funny story! [Laughs]

"I had a stroke about a year and a couple months ago, and I was in a recovery center down in Jacksonville, FL, because I had the stroke down in Orlando, FL, during our vacation to Disney World," David continued. "Go to Disney World, have a stroke and then go see Goofy! [Laughter] Because you're both going [imitates Goofy's laugh]! At any rate, so -- I get an email from Robin Furth, who is my co-writer on 'Dark Tower,' and she says, 'Stephen would like your email. Can I give him your email address?' So I go, 'Sure!' So I get an email from Stehen King, and Stephen says, 'I'd like to come up and visit you, you know, up in the hospital. I'm down in Florida.' And I went, 'OK - sure!' And he drove up. And I thought that he was in Jacksonville. No -- he was five hours away. He did a five hour drive to come up and see me, because I think he was really relating to the concept that I was having to teach myself how to walk again. Because he had to go through the same thing when he got hit by that van, so this was really his wheelhouse. And while he was there, I said to him, 'You know, we should really do more 'Dark Tower,' 'cause I get a lot of people coming up to me, saying, "I want to see 'The Drawing of the Three.' I want to see the next book."' And Steve said, 'Really?' And I went, 'Yeah!' and he says, 'OK -- we'll do that!' And then he contacted Marvel Comics, and... Marvel went, 'OK!' And lo and behold, now we're doing 'Dark Tower' again, so thank God I had a stroke!"

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Dark Tower comics coming to an end...

Posted: May 6, 2013, 22:55:10

The end for The Dark Tower is here. As it looks now this will be the last arc.


Marvel concludes its Dark Tower saga with this all-new one-shot!

How does the Gunslinger’s quest echo the legendary battle between a young Arthur Eld and a towering Lord Perth? Find out here!

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - Sheemie's Tale

Posted: November 10, 2012, 23:56:34

The next Dark Tower comic will be...


DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - SHEEMIE’S TALE #1 (of 2) ROBIN FURTH (W) • RICHARD ISANOVE (A) Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE THE TALE OF ONE OF THE DARK TOWER’S MOST BELOVED CHARACTERS, SHEEMIE, IS FINALLY TOLD! • Kidnapped by Marten Broadcloak, Sheemie’s become a prisoner in End-World. • The Crimson King’s servants are forcing him and the other psychic Breakers to destroy the Beams that hold the Dark Tower in place. • Will the dim-witted but big-hearted Sheemie, be able to foil his captor’s plans in time? 40 PGS./Parental AdvisorySLC …$3.99

Released in January 2013.

Thanks to Ari and Cristian Coppola.

Cover for Man in Black

Posted: June 19, 2012, 07:47:31

Here is the cover for the first issue of The Man in Black. You can find it in stores on June 20.

Richard Isanove coloring Dark Tower

Posted: November 9, 2011, 14:40:42

Here is a clip of Richard Isanove coloring an issue of a The Dark Tower comic.



Thanks to Bev Vincent

DARK TOWER: The Way Station

Posted: September 26, 2011, 21:06:54

Next Dark Tower comic announced:


DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - the way station #1 (of 5)
Plot by ROBIN FURTH
Written by Peter David
Pencils & Cover by Laurence Campbell
Roland’s pursuit of the elusive Man in Black across the endless Mohaine desert becomes even more treacherous when he is attacked by a ravenous pack of desert dogs and vampiric dust devils when he is at his weakest!
It’s the start of a new chapter in the life of the last gunslinger of Gilead as he struggles to remain alive and achieve his destiny! Don’t miss the wonders of: The Way Station!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

Thanks to Daniel Taylor

Dark Tower Omnibus

Posted: August 11, 2011, 00:35:34

Here are some photos of the omnibus edition of The Dark Tower comics being released on September 7.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Thanks to Ari

The Dark Tower omnibus

Posted: March 31, 2011, 08:48:31

Marvel is about to release the complete first series of The Dark Tower comic in an omnibus edition (2 volumes) in September:


DARK TOWER OMNIBUS HC SLIPCASE – DARK TOWER OMNIBUS
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
“The Man in Black fled across the desert…and the gunslinger followed.” With those words from a short story published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Stephen King launched one of the most seminal characters in his lifetime of writing into a destiny fraught with danger, death, triumph and loss. In the almost thirty years since that momentous occasion, King introduced millions of readers to the densely textured realm of Mid-World through his magnum opus, the Dark Tower series of novels. King joined with Marvel in 2007 to bring his masterwork of fantasy to a new generation of readers. Adding stunning new textures to the mythos of Roland and Mid-World for four years, the initial arc of King and Marvel’s union is now complete, and the entire run is collected here. Collecting DARK TOWER:
THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1-7,
THE LONG ROAD HOME #1-5,
TREACHERY #1-6,
SORCERER #1,
THE FALL OF GILEAD #1-6,
THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1-5.
928 PGS./All Ages …$150.00
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5541-6
©2011 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

DARK TOWER OMNIBUS HC SLIPCASE – COMPANION HC
Written by ROBIN FURTH & ANTHONY FLAMINI
Art by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by JAE LEE
Chock full of essential short stories, bonus material and apocrypha, this volume is a must-read for Stephen King enthusiasts. Three guidebooks overseen by Dark Tower: A Concordance author Robin Furth unlock the many secrets of Roland Deschain, the Gunslingers, Gilead and the dark forces of Farson — bringing readers greater insight into the people, places and things of Mid-World. And supplemental material from the first thirty issues of Marvel’s Dark Tower series shed even more light on King’s epic — with short stories by Furth, and a tour through artists Jae Lee and Richard Isanove’s sketchbooks, and more! Collecting DARK TOWER:
GUNSLINGER’S GUIDEBOOK,
END-WORLD ALMANAC,
GUIDE TO GILEAD,
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: DARK TOWER,
Material from DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1-7,
THE LONG ROAD HOME #1-5,
TREACHERY #1-6,
SORCERER #1,
THE FALL OF GILEAD #1-6
THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1-5
600 PGS.
©2011 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

Thanks to Marco Lammers

The Battle of Tull in June

Posted: March 14, 2011, 15:36:10

The next arc will be called The Battle Of Tull and begin in June.


Click for a larger imageThis June, acclaimed artist and Eisner Award nominee Michael Lark (Daredevil, Gotham Central) joins the superstar writing team of Peter David & Robin Furth for Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle Of Tull #1 (of 5). Lark joins the acclaimed team of Peter David, Robin Furth and Richard Isanove in the select group of creators entrusted by Stephen King himself to bring the adult adventures of his most personal creation to life in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle Of Tull! Longtime fans and newcomers alike are sure to be amazed as Lark’s take on the grit and grandeur of Mid-World this June with an outright merciless tale that sets in motion the fateful journey of Roland Deschain.

“I have nothing but respect and admiration for Stephen King and the chance to work on the Dark Tower is a wonderful privilege,” said Lark. “I only hope that I can come close to conveying his vision – a daunting task, but a challenge that I'm enjoying tremendously. It has allowed me to explore the darker aspects of my art and really start pushing some of the boundaries of my own style. And who doesn't love drawing cowboys and horses?!”

The Man in Black has lured Roland to a barren saloon town and, once there, he’ll realize than even a stone cold killer is no match for the horrors of the Dark Tower! Why does a dead man still walk the streets of Tull and, why are this town’s living, breathing citizens a far greater threat? The baddest man in Mid-World is about to find out that the true price of his quest can only be paid in spent shells and innocent blood this June in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle Of Tull #1 (of 5)!

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE BATTLE OF TULL #1 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL LARK
Parental AdvisorySLC …$3.99

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Artwork from the Little Sisters

Posted: December 9, 2010, 10:35:07

Here are some artwork from Little Sisters of Eluria.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Two covers part 2

Posted: December 8, 2010, 13:39:55

Here are the covers for issue #2 and 3 of Little Sisters of Eluria.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image


Thanks to Marco Lammers

Ask Robin

Posted: October 19, 2010, 09:27:46

I got a mail from Shawn over at and he told me that he is seeing Robin Furth next week for a video interview.

And because of this he wants to give you, King and Dark Tower fans the chance to get your questions answered. And to do that, just send an email with your question to shawn@signedpage.com.

The Little Sisters of Eluria to be next

Posted: September 21, 2010, 08:45:10

The Little Sisters of Eluria will be the next story ARC for Marvel.


Click for a larger imageMarvel is pleased to announce the next series in the New York Times best-selling line of Dark Tower adaptations with Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Little Sisters Of Eluria! Join renowned scribes Robin Furth and Peter David as they welcome acclaimed artist Luke Ross into the ka-tet of creators entrusted by Stephen King himself to bring the adult adventures of his most personal creation to life! After being terribly wounded from a vicious battle with a band of slow mutants, Roland Deschain is taken in by a group of hideous creatures known as the Little Sisters of Eluria and must battle for his life in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Little Sisters Of Eluria! Now’s your chance to jump onboard the acclaimed Dark Tower series with this new blockbuster series!

Roland’s journey has been long and treacherous and now there is nothing he can do to fend off the Little Sisters and whatever they have in store for him. Will the Gunslinger live to see the light of day? Find out in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Little Sisters Of Eluria #1!

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA #1
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by LUKE ROSS
Parental Advisory …$3.99
ON SALE THIS DECEMBER!
©2010 Stephen King. All rights reserved

Sheemie is a stand alone issue

Posted: August 20, 2010, 08:35:51

Looks like the info about Sheemie's tale got a bit mixed up. Grzesiek Tupikowski talked to Robin Furth who told him that it's not new arc but a one shot issue. There will be a total of five of these stand-alone comics.

Thansk to Grzesiek Tupikowski.

Interview with Robin Furth

Posted: August 19, 2010, 13:55:20

Here is a new interview with Robin Furth about The Dark Tower, in almost every format...

The next one is about Sheemie

Posted: August 18, 2010, 23:04:05

Looks like the next arc of The Dark Tower will be about Sheemie.


DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - SHEEMIE'S TALE #1
Written by Robin Furth & Peter David Art & Cover by Richard Isanove

This is the story of one of the more powerful breakers in Thunderclap: The mentally handicapped, formerly mute young man known as Sheemie. He possesses the awesome power to shatter the very Beams that hold the Dark Tower in place—the fulcrum of existence itself. But Sheemie does not want to destroy the underpinnings of reality. He is in the prison of Devar-Toi and all he wants is his friends—his ka-tet to come for him. And one of them is coming for him even now. One of them known as the last gunslinger, Roland Deschain. And not all the horrors of Thunderclap will stand in his way! Presented by those twin titans of Marvel's Dark Tower books—writer Robin Furth and artist Richard Isanove. It's a journey of searching and salvation you won't soon forget.

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Cover for issue #4 of Gunslinger

Posted: May 19, 2010, 11:29:58

Here are the cover for issue # 4 of Gunslinger.

Thanks to @Jmrenaudie

Cover for Gunslinger

Click for a larger imagePosted: April 28, 2010, 15:58:51

Here is the cover for issue #3 of Gunslinger.

Preview of issue #1 of The Journey begins

Posted: April 24, 2010, 00:14:16

Here you can check out a preview of issue #1 of The Journey begins

My review of The Battle of Jericho Hill

Posted: April 23, 2010, 00:55:44

Here is my review of The Battle of Jericho Hill.

Issue #2

Click for a larger imagePosted: March 24, 2010, 13:57:57

Here are the cover for issue #2 of The Gunslinger.

Cover for issue #5

Posted: March 4, 2010, 22:47:32

Click for a larger imageHere is the cover for issue #5 of The Battle of Jericho Hill.


It has all led to this: The climactic battle for all the Mid-World marbles! On one side, with their backs to Jericho Hill are Roland, his ka-tet and the surviving members of his father's Affiliation. Arrayed against them, thousands of soldiers and slow mutants armed with the most horrific selection of weapons that the Good Man, John Farson could provide them. A few will live and many will die, and no reader will ever forget the intensity of the struggle or its heart-wrenching outcome. You must not miss the shattering conclusion that will alter the balance of power in Mid-World in unthinkable ways. You have been warned.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

Jae Lee steps aside

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 26, 2010, 00:09:38

Jae Lee steps aside for a new artist on the upcoming Gunslinger series

February 24, 2010 - Marvel is proud to announce that Eisner Award-winning Sean Phillips (Incognito, Criminal, Marvel Zombies) has joined the New York Times best-selling Dark Tower creative team! Philips joins the acclaimed team of Peter David, Robin Furth and Richard Isanove in the select group of creators entrusted by Stephen King himself to bring the adult adventures of his most personal creation to life in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger! Philips exclaims, "Well, I've bought the hat and the gun and holster. And I've got the lead pencil right here that'll do the job!"

Phillips' fellow Dark Tower collaborators couldn't be more pleased with their new teammate. "Here's to the beginning of our new Dark Tower adventure! Sean is a wonderful artist, so I can't wait to see his depictions of Mid-World. We will all miss Jae [Lee], but we're really lucky to have Sean. Peter and Richard will continue their amazing work, so I think Roland is ready to saddle up and move forward to the Mohaine Desert. Readers, bring plenty of sunscreen. You're going to need it" said Robin Furth.

Peter David added, "I'm very much looking forward to seeing Sean's depiction of Mid-World and the superb manner in which he'll be telling Robin's stories. Jae left him sizable boots to fill, but I have every confidence that Sean is more than up to the challenge, and I'm looking forward to dialoguing his peerless pencils."

"The past four years spent in Midworld have been the most enjoyable and creatively fullfiling of my professional life. Jae has taken me further than I thought possible in the artistic field and I am ecstatic to now have Sean along for the ride. I'm sure he'll quickly feel at home within our little functional family, with the wise guidance of Robin, Peter's perfect prose and under Ralph's despotic thumb" explained Richard Isanove.

Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel's Senior Vice President, Development & Planning, Print, Animation and Digital Media, said, "Marvel is absolutely psyched to have Sean Phillips join the Dark Tower creative team. Though Jae's artistry will be missed, Sean's gift of phenomenal storytelling and visual fireworks will keep the Dark Tower: The Gunslinger compelling, stunning, and true to its canon. Fans will have much to rave about in the coming months."

A bold new chapter in Stephen King's Dark Tower saga begins in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger #1, as Sean Phillips brings you a vision of Gilead like you've never seen before!

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER #1 (of 5)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art & Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Parental Advisory …$3.99
ON-SALE MAY 2010

Variant cover for issue #5

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 24, 2010, 00:21:59

Here is the cover for issue #4 of Battle of Jericho Hill.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

Review

Posted: December 27, 2009, 23:47:04

Here is my review of issue #6 of Fall of Gilead.

Preview of issue #1 of The Battle of Jericho Hill

Posted: December 7, 2009, 23:05:01

Marvel announced a preview of the new arc, The Battle of Jericho Hill, plus some pics. You can find it here.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

Interview and preview

Posted: November 26, 2009, 16:24:48

Here is an interview with Robin Furth talking about The Dark Tower and there are also a preview of Battle of Jericho Hill.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

Fall of Gilead covers

Click for a larger image Click for a larger imagePosted: November 25, 2009, 01:35:46

Here are the regular and sketch cover for issue #6 of Fall of Gilead.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

DT covers

Click for a larger image Click for a larger imagePosted: October 27, 2009, 00:56:31

Here are the regular and variant cover for issue #3 of Battle of Jericho.

Variant cover for issue #1

Click for a larger imagePosted: October 24, 2009, 00:29:09

Here is the cover for the variant cover for Battle of Jericho Hill by Brandon Peterson.

30 more issues

Posted: October 14, 2009, 14:28:02

King's Dark Tower site reports that there will be 30 new issues of the comic.

One more arc...

Click for a larger imagePosted: October 13, 2009, 08:55:36

Marvel has just announced an aditional story ARC of The Dark Tower comic. It's called The Gunslinger and here is what they say about it:


Marvel, in collaboration with Stephen King, is proud to announce a new chapter in the Dark Tower graphic fiction adaptation-DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER. Beginning in 2010, The New York Times Best-Selling creative team of Peter David, Robin Furth and Richard Isanove return for a new arc exploring the life of Roland Deschain, revealing how and why he began his pursuit of the man in black across Mid-World's Mohaine Desert!

Read more here.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm.

Fall of Gilead #5

Posted: October 8, 2009, 11:30:23

Here are my thoughts on issue #5 of Fall of Gilead.

Dark Tower comic

Posted: October 6, 2009, 00:51:24

Marvel has published a nice article about what has happened so far in The Dark Tower series and added some black/white sketches of the upcoming #6. Check it out here

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

Gilead preview

Posted: October 2, 2009, 08:04:27

Here is a preview of issue #5 of Fall of Gilead that can now be found in stores.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm.

Covers for issue #5

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Posted: September 24, 2009, 23:36:22

Here are the variant and sketch covers for issue 35 of Fall of Gilead.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

Jericho Hill cover

Click for a larger imagePosted: September 22, 2009, 23:03:15

Here is the cover for issue #2 of The Battle of Jericho Hill. No sign of the cover for issue #1 yet though...

Comic HB

Posted: September 10, 2009, 00:16:50

Amazon.com has The Fall of Gilead and American Nightmare listed in hardback now. The dates hasn't been confirmed by Marvel but here is what Amazon says:

The Dark Tower : The Fall of Gilead HC
Release Date: March 9, 2010

The Stand : American Nightmare
Release Date: January 6, 2010

More when I find out if this is correct.

Thanks to Donovan Maguigan

The Battle Of Jericho Hill cover

Posted: September 4, 2009, 13:11:01

Click for a larger imageHere is a first look at the cover for issue #1 of The Battle Of Jericho Hill. I don't however know if it's a sketch of any of the covers or the sketch cover.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm.

My review

Posted: August 31, 2009, 14:41:14

Check out my review of issue #4 of Fall of Gilead.

Some new covers

Posted: August 24, 2009, 10:53:44

Here are some new covers for you. From left to right: Fall of Gilead #4 (sketch), Fall of Gilead #6 (variant) and sole survivors #2 (regular).

Click for a larger imageClick for a larger imageClick for a larger image
Thanks to Sebastian.

Fall of Gilead cover

Click for a larger imagePosted: July 31, 2009, 02:09:01

Here is the sketch cover for issue #4 of Fall of Gilead.

Covers for issue #3 of Fall of Gilead

Posted: July 24, 2009, 19:08:05

Here are the covers for issue #3 of Fall of Gilead.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Preview of issue #3

Posted: June 26, 2009, 17:54:06

Now you can check out a preview of issue #3 of Fall of Gilead online. You will find it here.
Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Cover for issue #5

Click for a larger imagePosted: June 18, 2009, 00:07:12

Here is the cover for issue #5 of Fall of Gilead.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

My review of issue #2

Posted: June 18, 2009, 00:05:08

Here is my review of Fall of Gilead #2 that is released today.

Cover for issue #2 of Fall of Gilead

Posted: May 28, 2009, 23:49:13

Here are the covers for issue #2 of Fall of Gilead.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm

Fall of Gilead cover

Click for a larger imagePosted: May 21, 2009, 00:11:18

Here is the cover for issue #4 of Fall of Gilead.

My review of Fall of Gilead

Posted: May 13, 2009, 10:56:35

Here is my review of The Fall of Gilead #1.

Guide to Gilead review

Posted: April 29, 2009, 23:37:23

Here is my reivew of Dark Tower: Guide of Gilead.

Fall of Gilead covers

Posted: April 23, 2009, 23:15:45

Here are the variant and sketch covers for The Fall of Gilead #1.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

And here is an article called Dark Tower: Before the Fall.

Thanks to Georgia

Fall of Gilead cover

Click for a larger imagePosted: April 22, 2009, 14:27:53

Here is the cover for issue #3 of The Fall of Gilead.

Reviews

Posted: April 14, 2009, 23:01:49

Tomorrow The Dark Tower: Sorcerer, American Nightmare issue #2 and Dark Tower: Guide to Giliad are released. Here are my reviews of the first two.

Dark Tower: Sorcerer
American Nightmare

Preview of Sorcerer

Posted: April 14, 2009, 00:13:14

Here is a preview of The Dark Tower: Sorcerer.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

New interview with Robin

Posted: March 11, 2009, 00:17:25

Here is a new interview with Robin Furth about Treachery and The Dark Tower: Sorcerer. There are also previews from The Dark Tower: Sorcerer.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Treachery #6 review

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 24, 2009, 14:13:00

Tomorrow the last issue of Treachery is released but here is my review of it if you want to check it out.

Treachery 6 preview

Posted: February 23, 2009, 00:41:33

Here is a preview of the sixth issue of Treachery.

Click for a larger image
Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Thanks to Sonia Rodriguez Riveiro

Sketch cover

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 21, 2009, 00:19:33

Here is the sketch cover for issue #6 of Treachery.

No Lee for The Fall of Gilead

Posted: February 20, 2009, 00:21:05

For the 4th arc of The Dark Tower, The Fall of Gilead, Jae Lee's artistic partner in the series from the beginning, Richard Isanove, is doing the art by himself. No reason for this has been given by Marvel at this time.

The Fall of Gilead

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 18, 2009, 00:43:18

Here is the cover of the first issue of the 4th story arc in The Dark Tower series. This arc is called The Fall of Gilead.


A horrified Steven Deschain learns that the deadly seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit has been stolen from his chambers! Far worse, when he enters his wife’s rooms to arrest her for the theft, his son Roland is standing over her body with a gun in his hand. The youngest gunslinger has perhaps committed the most hideous crime of all!

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Variant cover for Treachery #6

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 15, 2009, 22:13:07

Here is the variant cover of issue #6 of Treachery.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Robin Furth signing

Posted: February 14, 2009, 20:08:19

The Signed Page has added an online signing with Robin Furth.

She will be signing the regular collected hardcover editions of The Gunslinger Born, The Long Road Home, and Treachery. As you might remember, Dark Tower comic book colorist Richard Isanove held an online signing for Dark Tower fans at The Signed Page, signing all seven issues of The Gunslinger Born. Robin wanted a similar way to bridge the gap between her and the fans and she thought this would be a fun way to do it.

Robin will only sign 100 copies of each hardcover arc, making this a rare opportunity for Stephen King and Dark Tower collectors.

Treachery HB

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 9, 2009, 20:29:36

Here is the cover for the hardback of Treachery. It's released on April 8.

Treachery 5

Posted: January 28, 2009, 00:10:11

Here is my review of issue #5 of Treachery as well as some previews from the issue.

Treachery covers

Posted: January 12, 2009, 00:11:02

Here are two new covers from Treachery. The first one is the sketch version of issue #5 and the second is the variant cover of the same issue.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Treachery 5 review

Posted: January 7, 2009, 00:09:04

Here is a preview of six pages from issue #5 of Treachery.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger imageClick for a larger image

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Cover for issue #4

Posted: December 22, 2008, 00:50:18

Here is the sketch cover for issue #4 of Treachery.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

The Dark Tower: Sorcerer

Posted: December 15, 2008, 23:27:54

Here is the cover for a special issue of The Dark Tower comic called Sorcerer.


DARK TOWER: SORCERER #1
Written by ROBIN FURTH
Art & Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE

A very special stand alone issue probing deeply into the incredible life of Marten Broadcloak. We learn his deadly secret agenda and true goal is not to serve the Crimson King, but to climb to the top of the Dark Tower itself and become the overlord of all existence! Written by Robin Furth, the guiding force behind the Dark Tower series and illustrated by Richard Isanove whose stunning coloring on Dark Tower has helped make every issue a work of art. This is an instant collector's item no Stephen King fan can afford to be without!

Thanks to Ari

Treachery #4

Posted: December 15, 2008, 00:47:20

Here is the variant cover for Treachery #4.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Cover for issue #6

Posted: November 18, 2008, 12:02:56

Here is the cover for issue #6 of Treachery.

Guide to Gilead

Posted: November 18, 2008, 12:01:50

A new speciall issue about The Dark Tower is on the way. This one is released in February and called The Dark Tower: Guide to Gilead and you can read a description and see the cover below.


Written by ANTHONY FLAMINI & ROBIN FURTH
Illustrated by DAVID YARDIN and JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Since the Golden Age of Eld — when Gilead was first named the capital of the fledgling Kingdom of All-World — the city has served as Mid-World's most influential urban center. In the latest DARK TOWER handbook, explore Gilead's seedy Lower Town and its affluent West End corridor! Learn about the religions of Buffalo Star and the Queen o' Green Days! Marvel at the legend of Lord Perth! Beware the threats posed by the Blue-Faced Barbarians and Kuvian Night Soldiers! The GUIDE TO GILEAD is the only way to navigate the past, present and future of this magnificent metropolis!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

Treachery 3 review

Posted: November 12, 2008, 00:03:41

Here are the covers and my review of issue 3 of Treachery.



Treachery cover

Posted: October 17, 2008, 21:43:49

Here is a photo of the special midnight editon of the first issue of Treachery. This version was only sold in the stores that participated in the midnight special release of the series and not sold elsewhere.

The cover folds out and reveal the rose you can see below.


More Long Road variations

Posted: October 14, 2008, 14:37:53

A fourth versions of the hardcover of The Long Road Home has appeared. This time it's from Borders and here is it's cover.

The Long Road Home in hardback

Posted: October 2, 2008, 23:29:30

Here are the three different versions of the hardcover of The Long Road Home:



Regular


Amazon variant


Barnes & Noble variant

The Long Road Home, now out in hardback

Posted: October 1, 2008, 23:58:41

The Long Road Home is now out in hardback and you can check out the first pages for free here. You can also order your copy of it here.

Amazon cover for The Long Road Home

Posted: September 24, 2008, 23:40:47

Amazon.com claims to have their own exclusive cover for the hardback edition of The Long Road Home. It looks just like the variant cover of issue #5 though so I'll look into this some more and let you know what's up with this.

Thanks to Herbert West and Marco Lammers

Interview with Robin Furth and Peter David

Posted: September 24, 2008, 23:34:54

Here is an interview with Robin Furth and Peter David about Treachery.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Two more Treachery covers...and more

Posted: September 20, 2008, 00:00:58

Here are two new covers for Treachery. The one to the left is the variant cover for issue #2 and the one to the right is the cover for issue #4.

Click for a larger image          Click for a larger image


Also, here are two reports about the Midnight Launch:

On the Scene: Treachery Midnight Launch

Dark Tower: Talking with Robin Furth Pt. 2

Thanks to Ziebal de Gilead and Herbert West

New Treachery covers

Posted: August 22, 2008, 00:11:16

Here are some new covers for Treachery. The one to the left is the sketch version of issue #1 and the right one is the regular one for issue #3.

Click for a larger image          Click for a larger image

Pre-order Captain Trips and Treachery

Posted: August 16, 2008, 00:16:58

If your looking for a place to pre-order all parts of Captain Trips and Treachery you can now do just that over at Tales Of Wonder.

Midnight Opening Variant

Posted: August 6, 2008, 23:13:50

Here is the cover for the Midnight Opening Variant of Treachery. It will only be available exclusively at comic book stores participating in the September 10th midnight opening.

Treachery preview

Posted: August 1, 2008, 20:44:04

Today I got a mail from Marvel with the following interesting stuff attachec.

The cover is the Dell’Otto variant version for issue #1 of Treachery .

Here are the first three pages from issue #1:

Click for a larger image  Click for a larger image  Click for a larger image


And here is the press release:

The critically-acclaimed comic book series, inspired by Stephen King’s seminal Dark Tower, returns with the follow up to this year’s national best selling sequel with Dark Tower: Treachery #1 (of 6). After every best-selling issue of the fan-favorite Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, the all-star team of writers Robin Furth & Peter David, artists Jae Lee & Richard Isanove, joined by special guest variant cover artist Gabriele Dell’Otto, present Roland Deschain and his ka-tet after they’ve safely returned back to Gilead. However, all is not well on the homeward front. Roland has held onto the evil Maerlyn’s Graprefruit and grown obsessed with gazing into its pinkish depths regardless of the negative effects it has taken on his body. And what the young gunslinger sees brings may be more frightening than the darkest of nightmares! Meanwhile, Roland’s father and a posse are hunting down John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters after they threatened the life of his son. And when he finally finds them, all may not go as well as expected.

To celebrate the release, Dark Tower: Treachery #1 goes on sale at 12:01 am, September 10th, at participating comic stores around the nation. Plus, Marvel is proud to announce they will be releasing a special top-secret gatefold midnight variant which is bound to please all Dark Tower fans.

Don’t dare to miss the series that everyone’s anticipating and never fails to wow the critics!

“The Dark Tower is some of Marvel's best work…They're delivering the next chapter in September. As the comics continue to venture farther out of King's original realm, my excitement continues to grow.” –Jesse Schedeen of IGN.com

“Jae Lee's haunting artwork and Stephen King's crumbling, dusty postapocalyptic world make for a powerful experience” – E.A. Solinas of TheFullReview.com

“The scripting by David is very strong, with a great sense of character…The artwork by Lee and Isanove remains spectacular as always…I'm really looking forward to the next announced Dark Tower series, to see what comes next in this gripping and thrilling tale.” – Adam Chapman of Comixtreme.com

It’s the next exciting chapter in the Dark Tower epic and no comic fan can afford to miss Dark Tower: Treachery #1 (of 6)! And be sure to check out Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born Premiere HC, collecting the best-selling, critically acclaimed Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7, in stores now!

Cover of issue #2

Posted: July 23, 2008, 13:52:44

Here is the cover of issue #2 of Treachery as well as the description of issue 1 and 2.


Issue #1
The ka-tet of Roland, Alain and Cuthbert have returned safely to their home in Gilead. But all is not well. Roland has kept the evil Maerlyn’s Grapefruit and has become obsessed with peering into its pinkish depths despite the deadly toll it’s taken on his health. And what the young gunslinger sees brings him the darkest of nightmares. Meanwhile, Roland’s father has led a posse in search of those who threatened his son’s life in Hambry—John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters. And in this encounter, Stephen Deschain’s life may be forfeit.

Issue #2
With the battle between the evil John Farson's Big Coffin Hunters and Steven Deschain and his gunslingers finally over, the true death toll is revealed. Will Roland's father be among the dead? Meanwhile, in Gilead, as Roland suffers from the after-effects of his multiple encounters with Maerlyn's Grapefruit, his ka-tet desperately requires his presence at the all-important coming-of-age feast the next night, or the consequences will be dire. Worse still, Cort, the gunslingers' mentor, has chosen his niece, Aileen, to become the betrothed of young Roland…and Cort rarely takes no for an answer.

Two Dark Tower comic reviews

Posted: July 1, 2008, 07:56:33

Tomorrow Marvel released the last issue of The Long Road Home as well as Dark Tower: End-World Almanac. I’ve had the chance to read them and if you click on the covers below you can see what I think of them.

          

Long Road Home covers

Posted: June 18, 2008, 23:04:33

Here are all three covers for the fifth issue of The Long Road Home

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Thanks to Takeo Harada

Review of issue #4

Posted: June 5, 2008, 23:05:16

Issue #4 of The Long Road Home is out and here is my review of it.

Dark Tower: End-World Almanac preview

Posted: June 4, 2008, 00:11:04

Here are some artwork previews and a description of the upcoming Dark Tower: End-World Almanac. It’s being released on July 2.


Your Guide to the Dark Tower Universe
End-World, full of unexpected surprises, can change at any minute and shows no mercy to its inhabitants. Dark Tower: End-World Almanac, written by Anthony Flamini and Dark Tower: The Long Road Home writer, Robin Furth, is your one stop shop for anything End-World related. Traversing through the destitute dream realm is no pleasant walk in the park for anyone—but what secrets does it hold? Serving as an eye opening experience to the potential dangers that face Roland Deschain and his ka-tet, this book features all new, never before seen artwork by fan favorite David Yardin (Storm) and a cover by the Eisner nominated Dark Tower team of Jae Lee and Richard Isanove. Dark Tower: End-World Almanac, covering such locations like the torn landscapes of Thunderclap, the bitter cold heights of Empathica and other End-World hotspots, is your only chance to fully understand the Dark Tower universe!



Covers for issue #4

Posted: June 2, 2008, 20:18:51

Here are the three different covers for issue #4 of The Long Road Home.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Pre-order The Long Road Home

Posted: May 29, 2008, 16:17:58

Now you can pre-order the hardcover of The Long Road Home.

Thanks to Marco Lammers

Long Road Home covers

Posted: May 23, 2008, 00:47:01

Here are two Long Road Home covers. The one to the right is the sketch version for issue #4 and the left one is from the second printing of issue #2.

My review of issue #3

Posted: May 7, 2008, 00:00:32

Here is my review of issue #3 of The Long Road Home.

Dark Tower: Treachery #1

Posted: April 24, 2008, 00:34:05

It has now been revealed that the third story arc in The Dark Tower comic will be called Dark Tower: Treachery #1 and the first issue will arrive in September 2008.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

More covers

Posted: April 18, 2008, 01:01:29

Here are some new covers for the upcoming issues of The Long Road Home. To the left is the sketch version of issue #3 and to the right is the regular cover for issue #5.

You can find more covers here.


I also have the release dates for the last three issues for you:

Issue #3 - May 7
Issue #4 - June 4
Issue #5 - July 2
Dark Tower: End-World Almanac - July 2

Dark Tower: The End-World Almanac

Posted: April 16, 2008, 23:58:53

As with the Gunslinger's Guidebook there will be a special issue released for The Long Road Home series as well. It's titled Dark Tower: The End-World Almanac and here is a description and cover:


Did you ever want to know more about End-World?

Dark Tower: The End-World Almanac

Woe unto those who traverse beyond the cursed Borderlands into End-World! ’Tis a twisted and desolate realm where it seems as if the world passed ages ago. From the blasted landscapes of Thunderclap to the frozen heights of Empathica, End-World shows no mercy to unwary young Gunslingers. In a world where information – and a bit of luck – is the key to survival, the End-World Almanac serves as your guide to the Badlands, Le Casse Roi Russe and beyond!
CARDSTOCK COVER/Parental Advisory . . . $3.99
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved

PRICE: 3.99
IN STORES: July 2, 2008

You can also see more covers here

New official Dark Tower site

Posted: April 16, 2008, 23:53:18

There is now a new official Dark Tower site online. You can find it here

The Long Road issue #2

Posted: April 2, 2008, 11:29:07

Today the second issue of The Long Road Home is published and here you can check out my review of it.

Long Road Home issue #4

Posted: March 23, 2008, 21:17:34

Here is the cover for the 4th issue of The Long Road Home.

Thanks to Jenny Goguen and Mike Cahill

King on NPR

Posted: March 13, 2008, 08:43:23

Here you can listen to NPR's interview with King.

Thanks to Larry Fire

King on the radion on Wednesday

Posted: March 10, 2008, 08:42:53

King will appear live on NPR's esteemed program Talk of The Nation this Wednesday:


STEPHEN KING TO TALK "DARK TOWER" COMIC SERIES ON NPR
by CBR News Team, Editor
Posted: March 9, 2008 —
Official Press Release

Legendary author Stephen King will give a live interview to discuss the state of comics tied to the release of Marvel Comics’ Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, the second story arc in his ground-breaking epic series Dark Tower on NPR’s esteemed program Talk of The Nation this Wednesday, March 12th from 2:30-3:00 PM EST.

“Marvel Publishing is grateful to Stephen for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk about The Dark Tower comic series and comic books as a whole,” says Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel Entertainment Vice President of Development. “We’re excited that this will offer a chance to introduce this phenomenal epic---and medium of entertainment--- to NPR’s listeners as well as reward loyal Dark Tower fans with some highly entertaining radio!”

The second installment of the best-selling, critically acclaimed comic book series hit stores on March 5th with the continuing saga of the last Gunslinger in Dark Tower: The Long Road Home. The series reunites the all-star creative team of Dark Tower expert Robin Furth, The New York Times best-selling author Peter David, Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and fan favorite illustrator Richard Isanove, who turned the first series Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born into the comic book event of 2007 -- making it one of the year’s top selling series.

Exploring a chapter in Roland's life that is only hinted at in the novels, Dark Tower: The Long Road Home is the must-have that no comic book or Dark Tower fan can miss, and no fan of comics can afford to miss King’s live interview on NPR!

To check local listings, please visit http://www.npr.org.

Thanks to Rocky Wood

Two day's until Long Road hits the stores

Posted: March 3, 2008, 07:40:09

It’s only two day’s left until the first issue of The Long Road hits the stores but if you can’t wait, here is my review.

The Long Road Home #3

Posted: February 20, 2008, 00:52:54

THE DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #3 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Sketch Cover by JAE LEE
With Roland’s consciousness trapped within Maerlyn’s Grapefruit, his ka-tet companion, Alain, enters the mystical todash space in an attempt to rescue his friend. But as he and Roland flit in and out of alien dimensions, Cuthbert, the last member of their ka-tet, desperately tries to stave off a pack of slavering mutant wolves who have come to devour the unconscious Roland and Alain!

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Long Road Home covers

Posted: February 13, 2008, 17:40:07

Here is the sketch and variant cover of the first issue of The Long Road Home.

Black and white

Posted: February 3, 2008, 23:41:21

Here is a black and white version of the cover of the first issue of The Long Road Home.

The Long Road Home preview

Posted: January 23, 2008, 21:44:14

News about The Long Road Home from King's site:


Marvel is proud to present your first full-color look inside Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1, arriving in stores at 12:01 AM, March 5th, 2008 (at participating comic stores)! The best-selling, chart-topping team of writers Robin Furth & Peter David, artists Jae Lee & Richard Isanove, joined by special guest variant cover artist (and Marvel Editor-In-Chief) Joe Quesada, present the second limited series inspired by Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series. Overseen by Stephen King himself, Dark Tower: The Long Road Home explores a chapter in Roland's life only hinted at in the novels!
The Long Road Home #1, goes on-sale in stores at 12:01AM, March 5th, 2008 (at comic stores participating in the midnight launch)! Otherwise the issue will hit shelves at your local comic and book stores during normal business hours.

For an exclusive look at the artwork for this new series, click here:

View the exclusive artwork here

The Long Road Home #2

Posted: January 22, 2008, 22:54:13

THE DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #2 (of 5)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO, JR.
Sketch Variant by JAE LEE

Roland’s spirit is trapped inside Maerlyn's sinister Grapefruit and is taken on a terrifying journey to the outer reaches of End-World...to the harsh domain called Thunderclap! Back in Mid-World, Roland’s ka-tet is pursued by the Hambry posse which intends to kill them all before they are able to cross the Xay River on their journey home. Revenge will soon be at hand for Eldred Jonas and the Big Coffin Hunters.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

The Long Road Home

Posted: December 20, 2007, 15:34:37

DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #1 (of 5)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE

It's the return of the best-selling comic book series, inspired by Stephen King's epic The Dark Tower! Gunslinger Roland Deschain has seen the death of his lover Susan Delgado. And the Big Coffin Hunters who burned her at the stake are now in pursuit of Roland and his ka-tet Cuthbert and Alain. The friends are forced to flee into the desert with the deadly posse in hot pursuit….and Roland is in a coma! Don't miss this opening chapter starring the Gunslinger whose quest for the Dark Tower will shake the foundation of reality itself!

48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/T+ …$3.99

The Long Road Home cover

Posted: November 20, 2007, 21:17:08

Here is the cover for issue one of The Long Road Home

Thanks to Shawn Speakman

The Long Road Home in March 2008

Posted: November 19, 2007, 23:08:57

Here is a first promotion item from the upcoming Dark Tower comic. It’s a bookmark and as you can see it indicates that the release of the first issue has been pushed forward from February to March 2008.

Gunslinger Born hardcover

Posted: October 23, 2007, 22:53:26

Today I got the hardcover edition of Gunslinger Born and while I won’t review it until later I have to tell you that there is an open letter from King. In it he talks about his ideas for upcoming comics and let me tell you, they sound mighty fine!

Interview with Jae Lee

Posted: October 5, 2007, 10:07:25

Here is an interview with Jae Lee in which he talks about how he feels about doing The Dark Tower and how he got the job of illustrating it.

Marvel talks King

Posted: October 3, 2007, 08:19:30

Here is an article in which the Marvel’s Dark Tower team talks Stephen King.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Gunslinger Born hardcover

Posted: October 1, 2007, 23:46:23

Here are some info about the upcoming hardcover of Gunslinger Born. It will contain the following:

- A cover gallery (showing all of the covers)
- 2 of the maps
- Pencils of Jae Lee's artwork

I don't know if there will be more but this is what's confirmed as of now.

You can order your copy from Tales of Wonder.

A first look at The Long Road Home

Posted: September 14, 2007, 22:06:25

Here is a first look at The Long Road Home. These illustrations have not been published anywhere else until now so enjoy. They look very promising if you ask me.

Click for a larger image

Click for a larger image

Robin talks about The Long Road Home

Posted: September 11, 2007, 23:12:29

Robin Furth talks about The Long Road Home with Newsarama.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Gunslinger Born omnibus

Posted: September 9, 2007, 01:43:27

Here are some info about the omnibus edition of Gunslinger Born:


On November 7, the year's biggest comic book event will be chronicled in graphic novel format for the first time as Marvel Comics launches an epic, 240-page hard cover edition of "Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born," adapted from the master of modern horror Stephen King’s magnum opus.

The graphic novel will bring together the complete, initial 7-issue story arc of the comic book series that ranks as one of the year’s biggest sellers and generated huge media attention and significant acclaim. The graphic novel will be available for a suggested retail price of $24.99.

Under the direction and guidance of King himself, collaborating with the all-star creative team of "Dark Tower" expert Robin Furth (Stephen King's "The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance"), The New York Times-bestselling author Peter David, and Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and fan-favorite Richard Isanove, "Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born" expands the saga of King's epic hero, Roland Deschain, whose quest to save the Dark Tower is captured in seven best-selling novels published over the course of twenty-five years.

King's unparalleled storytelling power presents new tales that delve into the life and times of the young Roland, revealing the trials and conflicts that lead to the burden of destiny he must assume as a man, the last Gunslinger from a world that has moved on. The graphic novel works in conjunction with the actual novels, further supplementing and defining the saga's mythology.

In addition to presenting the complete initial story arc, "Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born" will also present fans with exciting bonus material. Leading the way is a series of all-new illustrations from Lee.

"As a lifelong fan of Marvel comic books, and as an adult reader who’s seen comics 'come of age' and take their rightful place in the world of fantasy and science fiction, I'm excited to be a part of Roland's new incarnation," said Stephen King earlier this year when announcing the actual comic book series.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Guidebook delayed

Posted: August 2, 2007, 00:02:16

Marvel tells me something happened with the printing of The Gunslinger Guidebook so it is now scheduled for an August 8 release.

The Long Road Home in February 2008

Posted: August 1, 2007, 00:09:18

The title of the second story arc based on King’s The Dark Tower is The Long Road Home and the first issue in that arc will be released in February 2008.

And here you can find some previews from issue #7 of Gunslinger Born.

My review of issue #7 and the Guidebook

Posted: July 26, 2007, 23:55:27

Here are my reviews of Gunslinger Born issue 7 and the Gunslinger Guidebook.

Cover for issue #7

Posted: July 15, 2007, 23:09:05

Here is the sketch and variant cover for issue #7 of Gunslinger Born. This is the last issue in the first story arc.

New Gunslinger covers

Posted: July 6, 2007, 09:08:56

Click for a larger image

Here is the cover of the 3rd printing of issue #1 (it’s done by Jae Lee), the cover of the 3rd printing of issue #2 (also done by Jae Lee) and the cover of the 2nd printing of issue #3 (done by John Romita Jr) of Gunslinger Born.

Thanks to Hubert Spandowski

No Guidebook released yet.

Posted: July 5, 2007, 23:22:51

In issue #6 of Gunslinger Born there is an ad saying that The Gunslinger Guidebook now is out. That is not the case. The book moved after the ad was printed. The Gunslinger Guidebook is released on August 1st.

My review of issue #6

Posted: July 3, 2007, 00:01:00

Here is my review of issue #6 of Gunslinger Born.

Covers for issue #6

Posted: June 27, 2007, 23:30:33

Here is the sketch and variant cover for issue #6 of Gunslinger Born.

Preview from issue #6

Posted: June 12, 2007, 15:26:12

Here are some previews from issue #6 of Gunslinger Born.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Cover for the 2nd printing

Posted: June 8, 2007, 19:38:31

Here is the cover of the 2nd printing of issue #4 of Gunslinger Born. It’s done by Philip Tan and will be on sale July 4th. Strangely enough issue #3 has not yet sold out.

Thanks to Brant W. Fowler

Omnibus cover

Posted: June 7, 2007, 13:01:17

Here is the cover for the omnibus edition of Gunslinger Born.

It's being released on November 7 and you can pre-order your copy here.

Review of issue #5

Posted: June 5, 2007, 19:52:06

Tomorrow the 5th issue of Gunslinger Born are released but today you can read my review of it.

Gunslinger Born omnibus ed.

Posted: June 1, 2007, 00:47:52

The omnibus edition of Gunslinger Born will be out November 7. Check back for a look at the cover soon.

Covers for issue #5

Posted: May 29, 2007, 19:22:12

Here is the sketch and variant cover for issue #5 of Gunslinger Born.

Cover for issue #7

Posted: May 23, 2007, 09:07:27

Here is what you need to know about issue #7 (the last issue in arc 1):


DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #7
Creative and Executive Director Stephen King
Written by Peter David & Robin Furth
Art and Cover by Jae Lee & Richard Isanove
Variant Cover by J. Scott Campbell
Sketch Variant by Jae Lee


It’s the final chapter in the first arc of this top-selling title from the mind of Stephen King. Roland and his ka-tet have their long-awaited showdown with Eldred Jonas and the Big Coffin Hunters. And on the outcome of this fateful confrontation rests the future of Mid-world itself! Plus—the tragic conclusion of Roland Deschain’s love affair with Susan Delgado and much, much more!

Thanks to Brant W. Fowler

Gunslinger Born translation

Posted: May 21, 2007, 00:18:10

Here are some news about the forigne translations of Gunslinger Born:

King’s German publisher Heyne plans to release all the first seven issues in a complete edition and names it Der Dunkle Turm - Graphic Novel. Their will also be a limited edition containing a poster (see image). Release date will be October this year.

Thanks to Andreas Hesse

Pages from issue #5

Posted: May 18, 2007, 09:26:37

Here are some pages from issue #5 of Gunslinger Born.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image


Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Thanks to Silver Bullet Comic

Released dates for DT comic

Posted: May 7, 2007, 23:34:40

I can now give you the release dates for issue 5, 6 and 7 of The Dark Tower comic.

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #5: June 6
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #6: July 4
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #7: August 1

Variant covers for issue #4

Posted: May 3, 2007, 22:51:55

Here are the two variant covers for issue #4 of Gunslinger Born.

Click for a larger image       Click for a larger image

Thanks to Ari

Variant cover for issue 4

Posted: May 3, 2007, 00:10:42

Here is the variant cover of The Gunslinger Born issue #4. It's done by Steve McNiven.

Thanks to Mike Cahill

Gunslinger Born issue #4

Posted: April 25, 2007, 01:17:36

Here are some previews from issue #4 of The Gunslinger Born. You can also check out my review of issue #4 here.

The Dark Tower Comic Week Day 7

Posted: April 23, 2007, 00:11:20

The second contest in The Dark Tower Comic Week is now over and here are the right answers:

Question: What other King story was Ralph Macchio involved in turning into a comic?
Answer: The Lanwmower Man for Bizarre Adventures

Question: What was Robin’s first assignment for King?
Answer: It was to sort through the thousands of responses King had gotten to the On Writing story competition.

Question: What date is issue #4 of The Dark Tower comic released?
Answer: May 2nd 2007

And the five winners of a set of issue 1-7 are:
Hannah Beck from the US
Le Cerf Philippe from Belgium
Marco Lammers from The Netherlands
Lauren Roberts from the UK
Michael Emerson from the US

And the winner of a signed (by Jae Lee) copy of one of the issues in the series are:
Linda Kinder from the US.

Congratulations! Some of you were very lucky. Of the original 6 winners I picked only 2 where members on my list so the other 4 (including the grand prize winner) where disqualified…

This ends the The Dark Tower Comic Week but I want to thank you all for doing this a success. I have gotten a lot of mails about it and it’s been 100% positive. So Thanks!

Oh, and I’ll soon have another contest for you...

The Dark Tower Comic Week Day 6

Posted: April 21, 2007, 00:00:00

Today the time has come to listen to what Peter David, who is doing the scripting on The Dark Tower comic, has to say. In the interview you can also see previews from issue #4, enjoy!

The Dark Tower Comic Week Day 5

Posted: April 20, 2007, 00:00:52

Read an interview with Richard Isanove who is the colorist on The Dark Tower comic here.

The Dark Tower Comic Week Day 4

Posted: April 19, 2007, 00:00:00

The first contest in The Dark Tower Comic Week is now over. Here are the right answers:

Question: How many covers for The Dark Tower comic has Joe Quesada done?
Answer: He has done two. He did variant cover for issue #1 but also the one for issue #1’s second printing.

Question: How many story arcs has Marvel announced for The Dark Tower comic so far?
Answer: The number or story arcs is 5 and the total number of issues in those arcs are 30

Question: Who was it that said no to doing two versions of the comic, one as it is today and one with Jae Lee’s sketches uncolorized?
Answer: It was Jae Lee himself after seeing Richard Isanove's coloring

And the two winners of a set of issue 1-3 are:
Tom Twinem from the US
Bob Ireland from the US

And the three winners of a random selected variation cover are:
Gabriel Vaianella from Argentina
Spencer Chestnutt from the US
Khoi Tran from the US

Congratulations! Don’t forget though that The Dark Tower Comic Week is only halfway. As of right now there is a second contest up and running. Don’t forget to enter that one, and yes, you can enter that one if you entered or won in the first contest.

The Dark Tower Comic Week Day 3

Posted: April 17, 2007, 23:59:39

Read an interview with Robin Furth who write the storylines for The Dark Tower comic here.

The Dark Tower Comic Week Day 2

Posted: April 17, 2007, 01:02:00

Read an interview with the editor of The Dark Tower comic Ralph Macchio here.

Robin interviewed

Posted: April 17, 2007, 01:01:09

Robin Furth was interviewed on Comic Geek Speak #242, which is live today. Check it out here.

Thanks to Brant W. Fowler

The Dark Tower Comic Week Day 1

Posted: April 16, 2007, 00:02:52

Read an interview with Marvel’s editor-in-chief Joe Quesada here.

Cover for issue #6

Posted: April 15, 2007, 19:16:55

Here is the cover for issue #6 of The Dark Tower comic.

Thanks to Herbert West

Interview with Jae and Robin

Posted: April 13, 2007, 20:59:47

Here is a video interview with Jae Lee and Robin Furth.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Second printing cover

Posted: April 5, 2007, 21:06:12

Here is a first look at the second printing cover to The Dark Tower issue #2. The second issue has also sold out completely, so Marvel are going back to press with this new cover by Stuart Immonen.

My review of issue #3

Posted: April 4, 2007, 00:22:59

Tomorrow issues #3 of Gunslinger Born hits the stores, here are my review.

DT comic clip

Posted: April 2, 2007, 18:35:24

Here is a clip from when The Dark Tower comic was released.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Preview of issue #3

Posted: March 26, 2007, 23:37:55

Here are a preview from issue #3 of The Gunslinger Born that Marvel sent me.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

Click for a larger image

Issue #1 with a new cover

Posted: March 24, 2007, 11:31:37

The first issue of The Gunslinger Born gets a second printing with a new cover by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada.

Thanks to Steve Wain

Cover for issue #5

Posted: March 18, 2007, 23:13:22

Here is the cover for issue #5 of The Gunslinger Born

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Reason for Guidebook push

Posted: March 16, 2007, 01:45:10

As reported yesterday the Gunslinger's Guidebook has been pushed back to August. Co-author Anthony Flamini posted this on the Marvel DT board:


"Yeah, the Gunslinger's Guidebook was originally envisioned as a handbook focusing on Roland's Hambry adventure and everything that occurred prior to that. But as Robin Furth and I discussed things in greater detail, we decided that we also wanted to feature profiles on the all-new Mid-World characters who would be debuting for the first time in the comic adaptation following the Hambry story arc . . . characters such as the ferocious General Grissom (of the blue-faced barbarians). So that's the primary reason for the book's delay -- but you'll be getting a superior product packed with much more original content! The wait will be worth it!"

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Guidebook pushed forward

Posted: March 14, 2007, 22:59:39

Marvel just told me that the Gunslinger Guidebook has been pushed forward to August.

Variant cover for issue 3

Posted: March 10, 2007, 00:20:10

Here (for the first time) is the variant cover for issue #3 of The Gunslinger Born. It's done by Leinil Yu.

Thanks to Marvel

More DT comic news

Posted: March 3, 2007, 00:37:14

These pages from issue #2 was shown on Comic Book Resources so I guess I can do the same.

Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

My thoughts on The Gunslinger Born #2

Posted: March 1, 2007, 21:04:58

Now you can check out my review of The Gunslinger Born #2. The issue is released on March 7, don't miss it!

Images from Comic Con...finally

Posted: February 26, 2007, 12:09:37


Finally there are some images available from The Dark Tower panel at Comic Con. Thanks to Dread Central we can now see what the event looked like. Read about the event and check out their photos here.


Thanks to Johnny Butane

Even more Comic Con

Posted: February 25, 2007, 23:57:38

Here you can read about the panel discussion about The Dark Tower

More from Comic Con

Posted: February 25, 2007, 19:12:44

Here is more from Comic Con. Quint over at AICN has done an interview with King that will be published tomorrow but he also has a report about the panel discussion about The Dark Tower:


-Right now there are no plans to bring on any other artist for the Dark Tower comics. King loved Jae Lee's work and says that these books are firmly Lee's, Furth's and David's vision.

-The comics will follow Roland through Mejis (all Book 4 stuff), but it definitely WILL go past Book 4 and all the way up to Jericho Hill, which King demanded a giant splash page from Lee.

- Regarding further Dark Tower comics, King said, "There's always more stories."

- Hal from 2001 inspired Blaine the Mono (and that is the truth).

- When King writes, he doesn't see his characters, he doesn't tend to visualize them. "It's like I'm behind their eyes... maybe if they looked in a mirror..."

- King views the Dark Tower series as a first draft and plans to rewrite the entire series, but he promises he won't make them the Special Editions. The originals will always be out there.

Now for the two biggest newsworthy bits to come out of the panel:

- When asked if he'd turn another one of his books into a comic series with Marvel, King said he and Quesada were just beginning to talk about doing a version of The Stand as a Comic series. That made me perk up. How cool would that be?

- And the JJ Abrams bit. King said that Damon Lindelof and JJ Abrams did express interest, especially Damon, and wanted to develop the project. King said he was resistant to everybody in the past, but trusted Abrams and Lindelof. He said he trusted Frank Darabont, too, but he felt Frank always had too much on his plate. When Abrams and Lindelof approached King about trying to make the project work, King responded, "I'll tell you what... you can option the books and see what you can do with it." Nothing is set up, but they have the option... and if it doesn't work out, then no harm no foul, yeah? How much did Abrams and Lindelof pay for the option? $19, of course.

Report from The Dark Tower panel

Posted: February 25, 2007, 11:42:45

Here is a report from The Dark Tower panel at Comic Con

The Special Events Hall at the 2007 New York Comic Con was filled to capacity for the Marvel Comics “Dark Tower” panel on Saturday afternoon. And the man everyone was there to see was the last to take the stage. Marvel EIC Joe Quesada moderated the panel, and introduced artist Jae Lee, Robin Furth, Peter David, Ralph Macchio, Richard Isanove and Chris Eliopoulos. Quesada then welcomed to the stage “one of the greatest creators of the last 50 years, maybe ever,” Mr. Stephen King. The vaunted novelist took the stage to thunderous applause, and a standing ovation, and a pair of Imperial Stormtroopers were forced to keep order with the mountain of photographers. “If you keep calling me Mr. King, I’m gonna kick your ass,” King warned Quesada.

As part of Quesada’s initiative to divest comic books from the stigma of “children’s literature” and prove that it is a “serious artform,” Quesada is proud to be telling “Dark Tower” stories at Marvel. Quesada recalled a convention panel prior to the development of “Dark Tower” when he cited King as the one person from other media he’d like to bring into the fold at Marvel. Quesada is also proud of the “wonderful marriage” they’ve facilitated between comics and novels, with fans of the book who’ve never read a comic picking up an issue for the first time, and comic fans going out and buying King’s novels in turn.

The first question asked of King was if the comic series contained spoilers for people who haven’t read the novels. “There are no spoilers!” King exclaimed. “You might as well say “I’m never gonna watch ‘Wizard of Oz’ again because I know how it comes out.’” In short: “The comic book just kicks ass.”

Veteran comics scribe Peter David admitted that it was daunting putting his stamp on the work of a living legend like Stephen King. “You just do the best job you can,” David said. David went on to say that all of his fellow creators were doing just that. “I tell people that I’m a professional liar,” David said. “I make stuff up and people pay me money.” Of his collaboration with Peter David, all King had to say was, “I am not worthy.”

King admitted that he never really had a picture in his head of the character in the “Dark Tower” world when he was writing the books, and he’s been blown away by all of his collaborators on this project. “I can’t draw a stick figure,” King lamented. “I’m just in awe of what these artists have done.” King referred to the comic series as “Roland, the lost years.”

King admitted that he’s a very intuitive writer and doesn’t work from outlines. As a result, his stories unfold as he writes them. “You job is just to stand back and let it be what it is.” As far as he’s concerned, the “Dark Tower” series is just a “first draft,” because now that he’s finished it he sees things that he wish he’d done differently in the earlier books. Lee jokingly admitted that he’s still doing revision on the already-released first issue of “Dark Tower.” David invoked the famous words of Leonardo DaVinci: “Art is never finished, it’s only abandoned.”

Quesada, for his part, said that licensing properties from other mediums “is usually a mammoth pain in the keister.” But all throughout the process, he found himself saying, “It can’t be this easy.” Quesada said he knew that King was onboard when, at the end of their first meeting, the novelist requested to keep the oversized Jae Lee art boards.

Jae Lee took a few minutes to talk about the book’s look. Originally, he and painter Richard Isanove were going to produce two versions: one with traditionally inked comic pages, and one in which Isanove painted right over Lee’s pencils. “But when I saw what Richard did with painting directly over pencils, I just said, ‘This is it.’”

When the project was first in development, King and his Marvel collaborators decided that “Wizards and Glass” was the ideal novel to use for the comic adaptation because it’s a “self contained novel” with a beginning, middle and an end. Additionally, there was a large gap between the innocence of Roland’s youth and the man who showed up at the battle of Jericho Hill.” Speaking of which, that battle of Jericho Hill is the scene that King is most looking forward to seeing Jae Lee realize on the comics page.

Of a possible movie adaptation, King said he’d turned down most offers to date. “This is my life’s work, in a sense,” King said of his 30-year-in-the-making opus. King called the comics project “the best of all possible worlds” because “this will look the way it’s supposed to look.” And the comic has rekindled interest in a film franchise. King, who has a great deal of trust in the abilities of J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindeloff, did agree to sell them an option on the material for $19, so a “Dark Tower” for film or TV may well be on the way as well.

King cited Garth Ennis’ “Preacher,” Alan Moore’s “V for Vendetta” and Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” as three of his favorite comics. King also said that while his two sons were still in diapers, he read them all of his old “Plastic Man” comics. On the chances of him writing a character in the Marvel universe proper, King said, “I never say never to anything. If something comes upon my mind, these would be the people I’d go to.” King also said they were kicking around the idea of adapting “The Stand” to the comics form. On the possibility of additional “Dark Tower” comics, King said, “There’s always more stories.”

Thanks to Rocky Wood

Released dates for DT comic

Posted: February 20, 2007, 23:34:24

I can now give you the release dates for issue 2, 3, 4 of The Dark Tower comic and the Gunslinger's Guidebook.

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #2: March 7
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #3: April 4
Gunslinger's Guidebook: April 11
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #4: May 2

Variant cover for issue 2

Posted: February 15, 2007, 19:39:32

Here is David Finch's variant cover for issue 2 of The Dark Tower comic.

Thanks to Jenny G

Cover of issue 4

Posted: February 12, 2007, 23:58:15

Here is the cover for issue 4 of The Dark Tower comic.

Thanks to Shawn Speakman

Jae Lee’s original drawings for sale

Posted: February 8, 2007, 09:31:01

Do you want to own Jae Lee’s original drawings from the first issue of The Dark Tower comic? here is you chance.

Thanks to John Scoleri

Dark Tower issue #1 out today

Posted: February 7, 2007, 23:09:33

Today the first issue of The Dark Tower comic was released. There is also a new blog online over at Marvel. There you can also see a page from issue #2.

You can also download wallpapers here.





Thanks to Bev Vincent and Ari

More covers...

Posted: February 6, 2007, 09:07:52

More Dark Tower covers coming:


The midnight release of Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1 at nearly 150 retailers across the country is almost here and Marvel wishes all of the retailers participating the best of luck. Marvel is equally as excited as all the retailers and fans across the country and wants to wish unqualified success to every store participating.

"The response we have received from retailers participating in the midnight opening has been overwhelmingly positive. The mainstream attention it has drawn to the direct market and to this first issue is unrivaled in the recent history of the industry. Should this prove as successful as it appears it will be, I think we'll see more of this type of mainstream event happening in the future," said Marvel Senior VP of Sales David Gabriel.

The night of Tuesday, February 6th, comic stores across the United States will be opening their doors for a midnight release for the first time in comics’ history. In a landmark moment for comics, Stephen King fans and comic fans will ring in Wednesday (also known as New Comics Day to comic fans) at 12:01 to get the premiere issue of Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born.

Marvel also wishes to announce that due to the tremendous popularity of the variant cover program, each issue of Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born will feature a sketch cover, as chosen by Jae Lee, and an all-new variant cover by one of the top artists in the industry. Issue #2 will feature a variant cover by superstar artist David Finch (New Avengers, Moon Knight) and the sketch cover by Jae Lee seen for the first time here. Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more on who the other variant cover artists will be.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

My thoughts on The Gunslinger Born #1

Posted: February 5, 2007, 00:09:16

Now you can check out my review of The Gunslinger Born #1. The issue is released on Feb. 7, don't miss it!

Dark Tower in L.A. Times

Posted: February 2, 2007, 23:14:16

Silver Bullet Comics reports about the media coverage of The Dark Tower Comic and about an article in the L.A. Times.

Thanks to Brant W. Fowler

Two review of Gunslinger Born

Posted: February 1, 2007, 23:33:47

Here are two early reviews of The Dark Tower comic.

Newsarama
Comic Book Resources

Thanks to Bev Vincent and Ari

The Dark Tower in other languages then English?

Posted: January 31, 2007, 12:53:01

Here is some indications that The Dark Tower comic will be released in other languages then English. This is from a mail sent out from King's official site:


The foreign translated version deals are being worked through now and when we have more information we will let you know in which languages and territories they will available.

Podcast with Robin Furth

Posted: January 30, 2007, 08:55:58

Here is a pre-recorded conference call with Robin Furth about The Dark Tower comic done by silverbulletcomics.com.

Thanks to Brant W. Fowler

Get The Dark Tower comic at midnight

Posted: January 25, 2007, 08:53:46

Every week comic book fans look forward to Wednesdays, the day new issues go on sale. On Feb. 7, one of those comics will be the first issue of a new seven-part series based on the Stephen King novel “The Dark Tower,” from Marvel Entertainment. To commemorate the event, almost 150 comic book retailers across the country will begin selling the issue at the stroke of midnight. A list of participating stores can be found at www.marvel.com/news/comicstories. Fans who flock to Midtown Comics in Manhattan will see a couple of special guests: Peter David, who writes the dialogue for the series, and Jae Lee, the book’s artist. The store will open for one hour.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Robin Furth on The Dark Tower

Posted: January 23, 2007, 09:01:55

Here is an interview with Robin Furth about The Dark Tower comic.

King at the Comic Con

Posted: January 22, 2007, 10:10:35

As reported earlier King will be at Comic Con in NY this February. The moderator on King's board has now confirmed that he will be there on February 24th and probably at 12 or 1 PM.

The Dark Tower comic in Daily Bugle

Posted: January 22, 2007, 10:08:13

The Dark Tower comic is on the front cover of Marvel's "Daily Bugle".
Inside, there's a full page story with some quotes and some basic info on
the series. It's the Wednesday, January 24, 2007 edition and it's $.25 and
available at most comic book stores.

Thanks to Jenny Goguen

More from issue 1

Posted: January 18, 2007, 00:18:43

Here are more info about the first issue of The Dark Tower comic.



As if the premiere of this new comic series wasn’t enough, the first issue is jam-packed with extras and supplemental materials—including an exclusive prose short story written by Robin Furth! In addition to 31 pages of story by the main team of Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee, and Richard Isanove, the issue boasts a map of New Canaan, a preview of issue #2 and an exclusive story of Roland and his friends as they learn how their worlds came into being-- all accompanied with spot-illustrations by Jim Calafiore and June Chung.

Weighing in at 48 pages, this first issue features all content, with no outside advertising, and the kind of features Dark Tower fans will not want to miss. Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1 is a unique experience for fans of King, the Dark Tower, and comics. Do not miss this instant classic!

Click for a larger image   Click for a larger image   Click for a larger image   Click for a larger image

You can read more over at Silver Bullet Comics.

Thanks to Brant W. Fowler.

New Dark Tower comic column out

Posted: January 17, 2007, 23:28:37

A new Dark Tower comic column by Nicole Boose is now online. This one is called The Error That Almost Was and you can read it here.

Dark Tower: Gunslinger's Guidebook

Posted: January 15, 2007, 20:05:50

More Dark Tower...



DARK TOWER: GUNSLINGER’S GUIDEBOOK
Written by ANTHONY FLAMINI
Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE

May luck rise to meet you, sai. Dark days have befallen the once powerful Affiliation. As the Good Man’s revolutionaries continue their assault on the civilizations of the Inner Baronies, young Gunslinger Roland Deschain of Gilead and his loyal ka-tet embark eastward on an undercover mission to the distant Outer Barony of Mejis on behalf of the Affiliation. The Gunslinger Guidebook serves as your essential guide for Gilead to Mejis and all points in between – featuring profiles on the Big Coffin Hunters, Sheemie Ruiz, and Rhea of the Coos.
48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Parental Advisory …$3.99
©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Joe Quesada's cover for issue #1

Posted: January 13, 2007, 14:18:30

Here is Joe Quesada's cover cover for issue #1 of The Dark Tower comic.

Thanks to Jenny G.

More Dark Tower interviews

Posted: January 12, 2007, 01:52:56

Part three in the interview series about The Dark Tower comic is out. Now it's Richard Isanove's turn. Read what he has to say here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Sketch cover for issue #1

Posted: January 11, 2007, 09:10:17

Here is the sketch variant cover for issue #1 of The Dark Tower comic. Part two in the interview series is also out. Today it's Jae Lee's turn. Read what he has to say here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Cover for issue #3

Posted: January 10, 2007, 08:29:19

Here is the cover for issue #3 of The Dark Tower comic. You can also read an interview with Peter David here.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Signed Gunslinger Born comics

Posted: January 8, 2007, 23:27:49

Richard Isanove, the digital painter and colorist on The Gunslinger Born comic has offered to sign a limited amount of all seven issues for fans who visit The Signed Page. The price is $11 + shipping for each issue.

Dark Tower screensaver

Posted: January 4, 2007, 22:21:29

Over at Marvel.com there is now a screensaver for The Dark Tower comic that you can download.

More in The Dark Tower Blog

Posted: January 4, 2007, 22:18:53

Here is a new entry in the The Dark Tower blog on Marvel.com. This time we get to see some cool maps of New Canaan.

Peter David on The Dark Tower

Posted: January 3, 2007, 11:25:20

Here is an article about how Peter David feels about him writing the scripts for The Dark Tower comic.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Dark Tower Blog

Posted: December 29, 2006, 21:06:04

Here is a link to The Dark Tower blog on Marvel.com. The latest posting details the initial stages of putting together The Dark Tower comic.

Thanks to Ryan Penagos

Gunslinger trailer

Posted: December 19, 2006, 22:51:53

Here is a trailer for The Dark Tower comic. I must say that it's one of the coolest I have seen.

Thanks to Borg SPeon

New Dark Tower illustrations

Posted: December 19, 2006, 13:12:57

USA Today has a Q&A with King about The Dark Tower comics today as well as an article…AND more art from it.



Click for a larger image  Click for a larger image


Thanks to Bev Vincent

King to attend the New York Comic Con

Posted: December 18, 2006, 22:59:57

With only about 50 days left until issue #1 of The Dark Tower comic is to be released Marvel now has an official site for the comic. One of the first news reported on the site is that King himself will attend the New York Comic Con taking place February 23-25, 2007. You can read the press release here.

Thanks to Rocky Wood

The Dark Tower comic promo items is here

Posted: December 14, 2006, 23:33:48


Here is a photo of the Sketchbook, the door poster (rolled up), a Marvel preview and a promotional postcard.

Thanks to Ari

The Gunslinger Born #2

Posted: December 12, 2006, 23:44:51

Here is the cover and a description for The Gunslinger Born #2:


DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #2 (of 7)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Roland has incurred the wrath of the evil sorcerer Marten, and must flee his home in Gilead with two of his young friends. But arriving in the supposedly friendly town of Hambry may be no safer, for the dreaded agents of Marten are abroad—The Coffin Hunters! Though it’s not all completely bleak as Roland meets the woman who will become the love of his young life—the beautiful Susan Delgado. Plus: Learn more about the land of the Dark Tower with exclusive bonus material!
48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Parental Advisory …$3.99
©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

Thanks to Paul Poroshin.

Limited versions of The Gunslinger Born

Posted: November 22, 2006, 23:25:39

Marvel’s top 3,000 accounts will each receive at least one bundle of 100 oversized The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born Tickets. These oversized postcards are expected to arrive in stores December 13."

Besides the regular cover there will also be two limited versions. For every 25th regular issue there will be one with a cover by Joe Quesada (different from the regular cover) and for every 75th regular issue there will be one with a cover by Jae Lee (sketch version of the regular cover).

There will also be a door poster with the cover art by Jae Lee for $12.99.

Thanks to Jenny Goguen over at silverbulletcomics.com

Two covers for The Gunslinger Born

Posted: November 20, 2006, 00:47:44

There seems to be two different cover for the first issue of The Gunslinger Born. One sketch variant cover by Jae Lee and one variant cover by Joe Quesada.

The Gunslinger Born cover

Posted: November 17, 2006, 08:27:14

Here is the cover for issue one of The Dark Tower comics. The first issue is called The Gunslinger Born and will be released on February 7th.
Thanks to Ari

First issue of The Dark Tower comic

Posted: November 16, 2006, 00:01:33

Here is some info about the first issue of The Dark Tower comic:


DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1 (of 7)
COVER BY: JAE LEE
WRITER: ROBIN FURTH
PETER DAVID
PENCILS: JAE LEE
COLORED BY: RICHARD ISANOVE
LETTERED BY: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

THE STORY:
“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

PRICE: 3.99
IN STORES: 2007-02-07

Thanks to Bev Vincent

More DT comic news

Posted: November 2, 2006, 00:30:45

Here is a new interesting image from The Dark Tower Comic. Don't know who the one on the right is though. The cover is from Marvel Spotlight: Dark #14 by Marvel that will be on sale January 17 and cost $2.99.


WRITER: JOHN RHETT THOMAS
PENCILS:
THE STORY:

In this month's issue of MARVEL SPOTLIGHT, we’ll shine the light on STEPHEN KING'S DARK TOWER! We'll talk to the creative team that will unite Marvel Comics with the concepts of one of the giants of modern fiction, getting an inside look at Robin Furth, Peter David and Jae Lee and we'll even talk to Stephen King himself! So if you're a longtime fan of DARK TOWER or curious as to what it's all about, you'll want to check out this issue of
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Thanks to Mike Cahill

#1 of The Dark Tower Comic out Feb. 7

Posted: October 31, 2006, 20:52:05

Here are some news about The Dark Tower Comic. Seems the first issue will be out on February 7.


On-Sale Date Set for The Dark Tower Comic
The latest news from Marvel is that the first issue of The Dark Tower comics will be on-sale on February 7, 2007.

The Dark Tower Sketchbook, featuring character designs, penciled pages, commentary, and a primer on the world of the Dark Tower, will be available free at your local Marvel retailer on December 13, 2006.

For more information about the sketchbook, please Click Here .

Free taste of The Gunslinger

Posted: September 19, 2006, 23:10:51

It seems we will get a taste of the upcoming The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born for free:


DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN SKETCHBOOK
Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE

THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN is two short months away. Get a first look at the most eagerly anticipated comics release ever in this exclusive sketchbook featuring character designs, penciled pages, commentary, and a primer on the world of the Dark Tower. Best of all, much like CIVIL WAR: OPENING SHOT, this is FREE to get everyone prepared for the coming year's biggest event! In 2007, a Gunslinger will be born; will you be ready?
16 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$0

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born

Posted: September 13, 2006, 08:20:45

Some very good news about the upcoming Dark Tower Comic where released today. It seams the title of the first set will be Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born. Here is the full report:


Panels from Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series were shown to an enthusiastic group of retailers during the conference. The full series name is "Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born" and the series will play a significant role in Marvel's new reader outreach programs. Fans worried about delays on this series shouldn't, as EiC Joe Quesada revealed Saturday during the Baltimore Comic-Con that series artist Jae Lee is already hard at work on the fifth issue of the series. The first issue ships February, 2007.

Thanks to Ari.

The Dark Tower poster

Posted: August 10, 2006, 20:47:04

Here is a teaser poster for the upcoming Dark Tower comic book from Marvel.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Peter David to script The Dark Tower

Posted: April 6, 2006, 08:39:14

Marvel has selected writer Peter David to script the first seven issues of The Dark Tower Comic.


The comics will work in conjunction with the novels, further supplementing and defining the saga’s mythology under the direction of the acclaimed author himself.

The first issue is set for February 2007. Here is the full press release.

Thanks to Nate Hammer and Joseph Reid.

Interview with Robin Furth

Posted: February 28, 2006, 20:13:26

Today I have the promised interview with Robin Furth for you. Robin is the author of The Dark Tower Concordance volume 1 and 2 but she is also providing scene-by-scene plotting and maintaining the continuity and consistency of each story arc in the upcoming Dark Tower comics. In the interview she reveals some very interesting things about the comics…and other things as well. Check it out!

Five batches of The Dark Tower comic

Posted: February 27, 2006, 21:41:45

I talked to Robin Furth about the upcoming Dark Tower Comic and she had really interesting things to tell me about it. Among the things she told me was that the plan is that Marvel will do five batches of Dark Tower comics. The first one will be released next year and contain seven issues (later published collected in a hardcover). Of the other four batched one will contain five issues and the other three six issues. However, this may change as the comics evolve. Check back tomorrow for the full interview with Robin.

King's involvement in The Dark Tower comic

Posted: December 7, 2005, 22:17:00

Here are some info about King's involvement in The Dark Tower comic:


King is the Executive Editor and Creative Director of Marvel's much-awaited Dark Tower comic book series and graphic fiction collections," said Diamond's press release. "King is directly involved in the creative aspects of this project, supervising all editorial and visual content. Robin Furth, author of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower: A Concordance,' is outlining the 'Dark Tower' comic book series, providing scene-by-scene plotting, and maintaining the continuity and consistency of each story arc."

While the above implies heavy editorial involvement, many have taken note of the curious absence of King's credit as "writer" or even "scripter," as he is merely mentioned as being involved in editorial capacities. Marvel Comics has made no comment since the press release, but stay tuned to CBR News for more on this developing story.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Bad news about The Dark Tower comic

Posted: December 2, 2005, 22:16:00

Bad news about Marvel's Dark Tower comics. This was published on King's site today:


Marvel Dark Tower Update
Stephen and Marvel have decided to push back the launch of the Dark Tower comic books to 2007. "Given the size of the project and all the creative talent involved, I want to give the Marvel series all the room to breathe it needs and deserves," said Stephen. "I've got so much else going on in 2006 - two novels coming out, CELL and LISEY'S STORY, and the work with John Mellencamp on 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.' The Marvel series is going to be a blast, and I want to have the time to enjoy it."

The 1st issue of the yet-to-be-named first arc of the Dark Tower comic series will be shipping in February 2007. The last issue of this six-issue series will be shipping in July 2007. The first hardcover collection will be shipping in October 2007.

Interview with Richard Isanove

Posted: November 3, 2005, 22:14:00

Here is an interview with the colorist of Marvel's The Dark Tower, Richard Isanove.

Interview with Jae Lee

Posted: October 31, 2005, 22:12:00

Here is an interview with Jae Lee, the man who is drawing The Dark Tower for Marvel.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

The Marvel issue is now solved

Posted: October 28, 2005, 21:55:00

The Marvel issue is now solved. Here is a part from the press release:


The comic series will mark the first time Stephen King has produced original content for an ongoing comic book project. The series will expand the saga of King's epic hero, Roland Deschain, whose quest to save the Dark Tower is captured in seven best-selling novels published over the course of twenty-five years. King's unparalleled storytelling power will inform new stories that delve into the life and times of the young Roland, revealing the trials and conflicts that lead to the burden of destiny he must assume as a man, the last Gunslinger from a world that has moved on. The comics will work in conjunction with the novels, further supplementing and defining the saga's mythology under the direction of the acclaimed author himself.

There will be 6 issues. One issue each month starting in April 2006. The at Christmas next year all 6 parts will be released together in a hardback edition.


You can read the entire press release here.

Over at Newsarama, in Joe Fridays Joe Quesada reveal a lot about the upcoming comics.

Marvel has also started their promotion of the comics. These bookmarks will soon appear in stores.



Thanks to everyone that sent me info about this. It's not often my mailbox is as full as it was today :)

Comments on King and Marvel

Posted: October 27, 2005, 21:51:00

PN Online reported the following today:
Horror King's graphic novel


STEPHEN KING IS writing a graphic novel for Marvel Comics. Illustrated by Jae Lee, well-known American illustrator of comic books, it will form the eighth volume in King’s Dark Tower series, published by Simon & Schuster in the States and Hodder in the UK. Marvel is distributed worldwide by Diamond Book Distributors and publication is scheduled for next autumn.

Publishers Weekly reported the following:

Publisher Weekly is also reporting that Stephen King will bring the Dark Tower series to Marvel. In a recent article, Publisher Weekly wrote:

"In a move that can only continue to elevate the literary and commercial cachet of the graphic novel format, sources say that bestselling novelist Stephen King has agreed to write a new installment of his Dark Tower series as a graphic novel to be published in 2006.

"A spokesperson for Marvel Comics, which will announce the deal on Friday, confirmed that they will publish a King work, although they didn't disclose details. Marvel was dropping hints about a possible King book at this year's Comic-con in July. Sources say that the new Dark Tower installment will be published first as a comic book periodical beginning in April and later released as a Marvel hardcover in the fall of 2006. The artist on the book will be veteran comics illustrator Jae Lee and the colorist is Richard Isanove, who won a recent Quill Award for his work on Marvel's 1602."

To add a little more proof to the fire, we went to Jae Lee, asking him if the rumors had any merit. He would not comment on the subject.

Marvel then later gave the following statement:

When asked to comment on the report, a Marvel spokesman said, "Marvel will be releasing the correct info of what 'King' is on Friday."

Thanks to IGN, Rocky Wood, Ariel, David Blais and Nick Bolanos.

Marvel Comics' Editor-in-Chief talks King

Posted: October 7, 2005, 21:50:00

More info about King's possible collaboration with Marvel:

Marvel Comics' Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada had this to say when a fan noted that novelist Stephen King had said in a web interview he'd be doing some work for Marvel.


"Let's say, hypothetically, that we were doing business with Steven King. Would that be cool?" The crowd responded enthusiastically "Yes" and Quesada replies "Let's leave it at that, then."

Thanks to Ari.

Confirmation of King and Marvel?

Posted: September 18, 2005, 21:49:00

It seams that in the latest Italian Spiderman comic issue, there is news about the collaboration between King and Marvel. They just said that they will give more info in a month but they confirmed that King would collaborate with Marvel. More info to come.

Thanks to Matteo.

King writing for Marvel?

Posted: July 18, 2005, 21:39:00

There is a rumor running around the Net saying that King is going to write for Marvel. I contacted King's office and their comment was "no comment", interesting... Read more here.

Thanks to Aaron J Schultz, Ari and Mark Sylva.