Marvel has announced that artist Sean Phillips has joined the Dark Tower creative team.
Phillipsâ€™ fellow Dark Tower collaborators couldnâ€™t be more pleased with their new teammate. â€œHereâ€™s to the beginning of our new Dark Tower adventure! Sean is a wonderful artist, so I canâ€™t wait to see his depictions of Mid-World. We will all miss Jae [Lee], but weâ€™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. Youâ€™re going to need itâ€ said co-writer Robin Furth.
â€œThe 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 thumbâ€ explained fellow artist Richard Isanove.
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger #1 arrives in May 2010.