Marvel & Stephen King Announce New Dark Tower Series

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42368 posts) - - Show Bio

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Like a lot of people, I really dug Stephen King's The Dark Tower series.  I've been enjoying the comic adaptions and the good news is there will be more.  Marvel has announced that beginning in 2010, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger will debut.  
The New York Times Best-Selling creative team of Peter David, Robin Furth and Richard Isanove will return for a new arc that will explore the life of Roland Deschain.  It will also reveal how and why he geban his pursuit of the Man in Black across Mid-Wolrd's Mohaine Desert!

 “We are extremely excited to continue our epic journey into the Dark Tower universe with The Gunslinger,” says Ruwan Jayatilleke, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development-Acquisitions & Licensing. “And we are equally ecstatic to continue our collaboration with Stephen King as well as keeping comic book fans on their toes!” 

Have you read the Dark Tower novels?  How about the comics?  They're definitely worth checking out.
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#1 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19149 posts) - - Show Bio

Does any one still read these?
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#2 Posted by ryanwh (370 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
"Does any one still read these? "

A lot of people tagged out after Steven pulled an M Night and literally wrote himself into the story.
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#3 Posted by jakob187 (1030 posts) - - Show Bio

I recently read The Gunslinger Born.  I like Peter David's writing a lot on that, as it really fits with the books.  However...I don't know how I feel about Jae Lee's art.  Too much contrast and shadow in it, and a lot of the panels just didn't feel like they fit with what's going on.  It didn't feel like it was moving, more like it was literally just pictures in a book.  =  / 
I'm gonna pick up the others, though, just because I loved all the original DT books.

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#4 Posted by goldenkey (3033 posts) - - Show Bio

Jae Lee is a phenom.  his art is so good it's silly.  the noirish contrast is is something fresh to look at after reading traditional comics.  there are so many good artists out there, and im by no means calling jae the best, it's just something fresh when fresh is needed once in a while. I really enjoyed his work on Inhumans, and ultimate FF, but he did make Reed Richards look more like bubble gum then strechy. and he draws great fight scenes, which I think a lot of artists lack. 
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#5 Posted by TheBug (1121 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm midway through the second book, so I'm trying to avoid the comics. Don't want any spoilers.
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#6 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't had a chance to read this series yet.

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#7 Posted by Moomin123 (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks cool. I love Stephen King novels.
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#8 Posted by Tyler Starke (4328 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheBug said:
" I'm midway through the second book, so I'm trying to avoid the comics. Don't want any spoilers. "
I just finished all seven, so good luck with those, Some of the books I really enjoyed others not so much, as far as the comics, I think they are pretty good, but the latest arc with Richard penciling instead of Jae kinda left a bad taste in my mouth, there is nothing wrong with Richards art it's just a really hard act to follow Jae's work. I noticed they didn't mention Jae's name in the new series which is a big let down. I'll probably still check them out being a fan of anything Dark Tower but I won't be as excited for them.

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