This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew cracks open the adaptation of Stephen King’s first Dark Tower Book.

“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 bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth 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! Collects Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7.

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1 Comment

  1. Maceblade
    December 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    One of my favorite series of novels and the adaptation does it justice. The art is phenomenal, with both the character design and the the scripting truly evoking the amazing universe that Mr King created. I anticipated this series since reading the first novel 15 years ago and seeing Micheal Whelan’s illustrations in that edition. I knew the world and the story lended itself to visual medium.

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