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Publisher Comments:

A BOLD NEW CHAPTER IN STEPHEN KING'S THE DARK TOWER SAGA! Twelve years have passed since the fateful Battle of Jericho Hill and the fall of the gunslingers. Since the Affiliation's resistance against John Farson became little more than a faint memory. Since the friends that stood by young Roland Deschain burned to ash in the Good Man's razing of Gilead. But Roland survived...and now he stalks the desert, hunting the spectral Man in Black in his quest for the Dark Tower. Join Robin Furth, Peter David and Richard Isanove as they welcome superstar artist Sean Phillips (INCOGNITO) into the ka-tet of creators entrusted by Stephen King himself to bring the adult adventures of his most personal creation to life!

COLLECTING:

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger #1-5

Review:

"The early life of Roland Deschain, last surviving gunslinger hero of Stephen King's series of novels, is once more revisited in this latest graphic novel prequel. Writers Furth and David tell several stories of Roland, ranging from his childhood to the years between the fall of his home of Gilead and his decision to set out on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Loosely connected, the series of flashbacks show Roland's early experiences with betrayal and with losing his companions and others he had promised to protect. The stories do not feel strongly connected, save for the fact that they all show early incidents that influenced Roland's personality, and so are not much more than a collection of short tales shared around a fire. The art by Phillips and Isanove ably depicts the harshness of Roland's world, the strange mix of the familiar and the fantastic to be found in the setting, and the hard lives lived by Roland and the people he meets. And it's that glimpse of a beloved fantasy setting which the book has the most to offer. (Jan.) In the introduction to this SF, action-adventure romp, coauthor actor Jackson explains that hero Mulberry is ultimately driven by his love of money more than love or valor or typically heroic pursuits. Set in the year 4012, the space pirate, escaping the police, crashes into a moon; soon he is in the midst of a simmering gang war and conniving to use the situation to line his own pockets. The setting, such as the World's End Saloon, combines elements of futuristic fantasies and the Wild West. While none of it is terribly original, Jackson and Calderon have created a fun set of characters, with enough absurdity (a kissing squid?), suspense, and snappy dialogue to keep reader interest. Rock draws the supercool, mercenary, morally ambiguous space pirate to resemble (a young) Jackson, and it is hard not to hear the actor's deep voice when reading Mulberry's dialogue, which adds to the story's appeal. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Twelve years have passed since the fateful Battle of Jericho Hill and the fall of the gunslingers. But Roland Deschain survived . . . and now he stalks the desert, hunting the spectral Man in Black in his quest for the Dark Tower. This volume collects "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger" #1-5.

Synopsis:

The Barony of Gilead has fallen to the forces of the evil John Farson, as the Gunslingers are massacred at the Battle of Jericho Hill. But one Gunslinger rises from the ashes: Roland Deschain. As Deschain's limp body is tossed onto a funeral pyre ... he's not dead yet. Roland escapes; as the last of the Gunslingers, he sets out in search of the mysterious Dark Tower - the one place where he can set the events of his out-of-synch world right. Along the way, Roland will battle the Not-Men, the Slow Mutants and more as he trails the Man in Black, the sorcerer who holds the key to Roland's finding the Dark Tower.

COLLECTING: DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER 1-5

About the Author

Peter David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television (Babylon 5), film (Trancers), books (Star Trek: New Frontier series), and comic books (Incredible Hulk, X-Factor, Dark Tower).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780785147091
Subtitle:
The Journey Begins
Author:
Furth, Robin
Illustrator:
Phillips, Sean
Author:
David, Peter
Author:
King, Stephen
Author:
Isanove, Richard
Author:
Phillips, Sean
Publisher:
Marvel
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20121114
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 10 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
10.5 x 7.25 x 0.5 in 1.03 lb
Age Level:
from 15 up to 99

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The early life of Roland Deschain, last surviving gunslinger hero of Stephen King's series of novels, is once more revisited in this latest graphic novel prequel. Writers Furth and David tell several stories of Roland, ranging from his childhood to the years between the fall of his home of Gilead and his decision to set out on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Loosely connected, the series of flashbacks show Roland's early experiences with betrayal and with losing his companions and others he had promised to protect. The stories do not feel strongly connected, save for the fact that they all show early incidents that influenced Roland's personality, and so are not much more than a collection of short tales shared around a fire. The art by Phillips and Isanove ably depicts the harshness of Roland's world, the strange mix of the familiar and the fantastic to be found in the setting, and the hard lives lived by Roland and the people he meets. And it's that glimpse of a beloved fantasy setting which the book has the most to offer. (Jan.) In the introduction to this SF, action-adventure romp, coauthor actor Jackson explains that hero Mulberry is ultimately driven by his love of money more than love or valor or typically heroic pursuits. Set in the year 4012, the space pirate, escaping the police, crashes into a moon; soon he is in the midst of a simmering gang war and conniving to use the situation to line his own pockets. The setting, such as the World's End Saloon, combines elements of futuristic fantasies and the Wild West. While none of it is terribly original, Jackson and Calderon have created a fun set of characters, with enough absurdity (a kissing squid?), suspense, and snappy dialogue to keep reader interest. Rock draws the supercool, mercenary, morally ambiguous space pirate to resemble (a young) Jackson, and it is hard not to hear the actor's deep voice when reading Mulberry's dialogue, which adds to the story's appeal. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Twelve years have passed since the fateful Battle of Jericho Hill and the fall of the gunslingers. But Roland Deschain survived . . . and now he stalks the desert, hunting the spectral Man in Black in his quest for the Dark Tower. This volume collects "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger" #1-5.
"Synopsis" by , The Barony of Gilead has fallen to the forces of the evil John Farson, as the Gunslingers are massacred at the Battle of Jericho Hill. But one Gunslinger rises from the ashes: Roland Deschain. As Deschain's limp body is tossed onto a funeral pyre ... he's not dead yet. Roland escapes; as the last of the Gunslingers, he sets out in search of the mysterious Dark Tower - the one place where he can set the events of his out-of-synch world right. Along the way, Roland will battle the Not-Men, the Slow Mutants and more as he trails the Man in Black, the sorcerer who holds the key to Roland's finding the Dark Tower.

COLLECTING: DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER 1-5

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