The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

The Gunslinger Born

Graphic Novel - 2007
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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. Collects Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7.
Publisher: New York : Marvel, c2007.
ISBN: 9780785121442
0785121447
Branch Call Number: GN KING S
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.

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janajee
Oct 26, 2017

I probably should have read the book series first because it was confusing and jarring to read in the beginning. That's what I get for relying on a graphic novel to tell me the story instead of reading it from the book in the first place.

Having said that, I'm quick at the pick-up and managed to grasp what the story was about and look forward to reading the next volume of this story.

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Venley
Oct 01, 2015

Looks great, reads great, and is great. These Grapic Novels are a must for any Dark Tower Fan.

KateHillier Jun 27, 2013

I think I appreciate this version, truncated though it may be, of "Wizard and Glass." I love that already this series doesn't choose to just pick up right up after Wizard and Glass left off. What happens in Mejis is essential to Roland in the novels and will certain affect him in the issues to come.

The story is boiled down to its key elements, which is a nice change from the novel, and it hits you hard and fast. The art is fantastic, the narrator's voice is great, and it is all very visceral. I cannot wait to see what happens on the way back to Gilead.

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danielestes
Aug 07, 2012

I cannot imagine experiencing The Gunslinger Born for the first time without being well-versed in Stephen King's Dark Tower universe, or specifically having completed the seven-volume series. This one is for the fans, and starting your journey on the road to the Dark Tower with this book may result in bewildered head-scratching. This first volume of the Dark Tower graphic novels is an expedited retelling of the back stories from The Gunslinger (book #1) and Wizard and Glass (book #4).

The literary landscape of King's Mid-World creation is a mess of contradictory imagery and events, which eventually evolved into part of the series' hypnotic charm. The collaboration of Peter David's writing, Robin Furth's story adaptation, Jae Lee's drawings and Richard Isanove's colors brings King's magnum opus to life in a way that is nothing less than a gift. Say thankee.

foundonmars Jun 04, 2012

In the end the hero discovers that Darth Vader is his father.. oh.. wait.. That's a different story. Yet there is a lot in common. The hero is an anti-hero who listens to no one, slaps his mother, is betrayed by love and loses in the end. The graphics, however, are stunning and create a permanent echo of this alternate universe.

lasertravis Aug 01, 2011

This is an exceptional title in every way. Fantastic artwork, story and dialogue. The action is top notch. I will be reading all of the installments in this series, but I have faith they will all be of the highest quality. Stephen King should be very proud of this adaption.

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