Synopses & Reviews
"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 #17.
"David's script is faithful and King's story is powerful, but the most striking part of the package is the incredibly vivid, starkly detailed but gorgeously colored art....A bonus section in the back of the hardback collection shows how it's done, layer by beautiful, complicated layer... (Grade: A)" The Onion AV Club
"Tower is a spectacular achievement, both in terms of narration and visuals....This is one of the best books of the year. (Rating: 9.5/10)" IGN.com
"The jury will be out for a while on whether Marvel can equal King's sweeping vision over the long haul (a daunting task, to be sure) but, from the look of The Gunslinger Born, they're definitely on the right track." UGO.com
Roland's past is finally revealed in this comic book series personally overseen by Stephen King. Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by Robin Furth (author of Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance), and scripted by Peter David, this series delves into Roland's origins. Books #17 are collected in this volume.