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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born. Better than the original? Stephen King's legendary series comes to Marvel Comics. Conventional comic book industry wisdom suggests that if you want mature, non-superhero comics, you don't buy books made by Marvel. And that's not meant to be any sort of slight - the publisher just hasn't traditionally focused in that area. For non-spandex genres, one would hit up Vertigo, Image, Dark Horse or any number of independent companies. Point taken about the Max imprint, but quite frankly that line has only recently grown despite existing for several years.
The Dark Tower , first published in , is a series of comic books originally published by Marvel Comics and later republished by Gallery 13 based on Stephen King's The Dark Tower series of novels. Overall, it is plotted by Robin Furth and scripted by Peter David. Stephen King serves as Creative and Executive Director of the project. The first chapter run of the series, originally entitled simply The Dark Tower , launched February 7, , and consisted of thirty issues that made up five volumes illustrated primarily by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove. In addition to the five primary story arcs , the chapter run also included the one-shot , The Sorcerer. This series was re-titled The Dark Tower: Beginnings to clarify its prequel status when Gallery 13 took over as publisher. It consisted of another thirty issues across five additional volumes written by Furth and David.
It might, in terms of production value, be the finest hardcover that Marvel have ever produced in their prestigious omnibus line. It seems to exist not to adapt the story into another medium, but to develop and expand certain plot points. It covers the teenage years of his protagonist, Roland Deschain the eponymous Gunslinger , following the character to the point where he began in the novels.