I ran across a poster for this at Wizard World Chicago, and I gotta say, I’m intrigued.
This from the Marvel site:
World Fantasy Award-winning writer Stephen King, long acknowledged as the master of modern horror, and Marvel Comics join forces this spring to launch a ground-breaking new comic book series adapted from King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower.
The comic series will mark the first time Stephen King has produced original content for an ongoing comic book project. The series will expand the saga of Kingâ€™s epic hero, Roland Deschain, whose quest to save the Dark Tower is captured in seven best-selling novels published over the course of twenty-five years. Kingâ€™s unparalleled storytelling power will inform new stories that delve into the life and times of the young Roland, revealing the trials and conflicts that lead to the burden of destiny he must assume as a man, the last Gunslinger from a world that has moved on. The comics will work in conjunction with the novels, further supplementing and defining the sagaâ€™s mythology under the direction of the acclaimed author himself.
I’m a big fan of King’s Dark Tower stuff, although I’ve found it hard to find the time to read the last three or so. I’m really curious to see how this pans out.
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