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Stephen King Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #7 August 5, 2007

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THE END?

After seven issues Roland finally becomes the Gunslinger.

This issue is all about action cover to cover; glorious art cover to cover and may well be the best issue of the 7 issue set.

Finally Roland’s Ka-tet takes action. Finally they shoot their guns..and as we all knew would happen poor Susan Delgado meets her unfortunate end. This is the issue that we have been waiting for since the series first started. The art in his series has always been spectacular in this issue it gets kicked up a notch.

Though it is Peter David and not Stephen King himself who writes this tale the prose reeks of Kings melancholy; sheer brilliance and a must read for fans of the English language.

This is not the end though…Marvel has decided to continue the prequel in February; so more visual brilliance is yet to come.

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Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #6 – ONE MORE… July 19, 2007

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If this were a Stephen King novel i’d certainly have raced through this issue to reach the end. IN comic book format we don’t get that luxury – we have to wait a month.

This is a decent issue but doesn’t really have any really extraordinary revelations or artwook. Sure it’s good but…issue 6 in a 7 issue series is just a stepping stone to the grand finale.

I know..we said that about issue #5 

Will issue 7 be a let down? of course it will. Dark Tower fans already know what the first book has so it’s just a question of filling in the gaps.

Stephen King Dark Tower Born Gunslinger #5 June 19, 2007

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Now this is starting to drag a bit. Basic plot stuff moves along in this issue with Roland revealing himself to his lover and big coffin hunters figuruing out a bit more about who he is.

Beyond that not a particularly good issue. The artwork is o.k, but not as stunning as issue #4 or earlier.

With two issues to go I really hope they pick up the pace. Otherwise this series that started out so well will not end so well

Stephen King Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #4 May 16, 2007

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Young Roland Deschain seems willing to put his friends in deadly danger by staying in Hambry when his relationship with the beautiful Susan Delgado deepens. Meanwhile, the evil Marten Broadcloak’s agents-a.k.a. the Big Coffin Hunters-are zeroing in for the kill on Roland and his ka-tet

Though still visually glorious this issue is the weakest of the set so far. That shouldn’t be too surprising though since issue #3 was so awesome.
It’s difficult to put your finger on what makes a series like this work or not other than to say that certain issues just ‘grab’ you more than others. This issue was basic plot developments nothing too crazy and no overly dramatic scenes that really stick out.
Sure it’s still a fine read..but hey across a seven issue set we can’t expect every issue to be spectacular can we?

Stephen King Dark Tower Gunslinger Born issue #3 review April 11, 2007

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I don’t remember my father’s face.

That is, it’s been along time since i picked up a Stephen King Dark Tower book. Thanks to the new Marvel Comics Dark Tower Gunslinger Born series I’ve become a fan (again).

First off Gunslinger Born has what is arguably the best artwork ever seen in a modern comic book. Each page is visually glorious.

It’s always a challenge trying to visualize what Stephen King writes, the comic does a fantastic job of showing one vision of it…Gunslinger Born is not a sequel to Dark Tower but it is a prequel.

The third issue is as good (if not better than the first two) with young Roland meeting his future love and coming face to face with the big coffin hunters.

Beyond the awesome story in the front part of the book, Marvel has also included a text heavy appendix in this issue which explains the world in which Dark Tower occurs. I had always thought of it to be some sort of other universe – but it turns out that the world of Dark Tower is a post-apocalyptic Earth (and thus clearly SciFi material).

This is the best comic book series yet produced by Marvel and proof positive that comics truly are Art.

Stephen King’s Dark Tower coming to the Big Screen February 26, 2007

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First it was the books, now a comic book prequel and sometime soon…..A MOVIE.

Stephen King has confirmed that the Dark Tower movie is a go ahead.

According to a published report on SciFi.com King reportedly announced the news at the new york comic con.

I said no to everybody until recently, because I didn’t think much of the chances of it being a good movie,” King said in a panel discussion launching Marvel Comics’ new Dark Tower comic books at the New York City Comic Con on Feb. 24. “I mean, this is my life’s work, since the time I was 22 years old. It’s very important to me. Usually, with the other [books], I don’t give much of a s–t. My attitude is, ‘Go make a movie, and if it’s good, that’s terrific, and if it’s bad, then it will go to the video stores and back shelves of Blockbuster, and I still get royalties on the book.'”

The task of converting the Dark Tower saga will fall to Lost co-creators J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof. Considering how massive each of the Dark Tower books are and how ridiculously complicated and intertwined the story is i can hardly imagine how Dark Tower can become a single movie.

I can’t even imagine it becoming a three movie trilogy setup like Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings.

So how are they gonna do it?..Here’s my suggestion the prequel comic book series looks to be totally self contained..maybe the movie could be the prequel?