With last week’s announcement that Stephen King would once again walk through the door of Roland Deschain’s world and write another Dark Tower novel, I thought I would do a bit of research and pull up what else was new.
My favorite poll so far? Who should illustrate the next novel?
On the movie front, the Ron Howard film adaptation seems stalled, at least for the moment. I would wager Javier Bardem is trying to figure out if the role of a lifetime is worth the sacrifice of many years of creative control.
Tough choice. Hope he decides soon. The fate of the movie adaptation likely teeters in his pistol-wielding hands.
Nah, what I found was news on the comic book adaptations. Just announced, the next comic book story arc for the Dark Tower series is the story of The Battle of Tull!
Those who have read The Gunslinger know the small, dusty town of Tull is the site of one of the largest gunslinger massacres. Amazing scene. And one I can’t wait to see brought to life, even in comic book form.
Now that story is going to be told in a five-part monthly mini-series! Here is more about it:
This June, acclaimed artist and Eisner Award nominee Michael Lark (Daredevil, Gotham Central) joins the superstar writing team of Peter David & Robin Furth for Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle Of Tull #1 (of 5). Lark joins the acclaimed team of Peter David, Robin Furth and Richard Isanove in the select group of creators entrusted by Stephen King himself to bring the adult adventures of his most personal creation to life in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle Of Tull! Longtime fans and newcomers alike are sure to be amazed as Lark’s take on the grit and grandeur of Mid-World this June with an outright merciless tale that sets in motion the fateful journey of Roland Deschain.
“I have nothing but respect and admiration for Stephen King and the chance to work on the Dark Tower is a wonderful privilege,” said Lark. “I only hope that I can come close to conveying his vision – a daunting task, but a challenge that I’m enjoying tremendously. It has allowed me to explore the darker aspects of my art and really start pushing some of the boundaries of my own style. And who doesn’t love drawing cowboys and horses?!”
The Man in Black has lured Roland to a barren saloon town and, once there, he’ll realize than even a stone cold killer is no match for the horrors of the Dark Tower! Why does a dead man still walk the streets of Tull and, why are this town’s living, breathing citizens a far greater threat? The baddest man in Mid-World is about to find out that the true price of his quest can only be paid in spent shells and innocent blood this June in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle Of Tull #1 (of 5)!
DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER – THE BATTLE OF TULL #1 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL LARK
Parental AdvisorySLC …$3.99
Dark Tower fans are going to have a great next two years or three years. A new novel. New comic books! And possibly a movie and mini-series set of adaptations!
Let the Wheel of Ka spin and spin and spin…