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This book ties up the Gunslinger story of the Dark Tower Graphic Novel series. It is a compilation of three short stories that take place in the Dark Tower world. I really enjoyed Sheemie’s story, but the final two stories didn’t add a lot to the overall series for me.

This book features three stories. The first is Sheemie’s Tale which tells about what happened to Sheemie and how he ended up in the world where Roland faced off with the Spider King. The second is Evil Ground where an older Roland has a dream about when he was younger and him and his friends almost got eaten by ghouls. The third is The Fall of Lord Perth; in this story Roland tells a dying Eileen the story of the Fall of Lord Perth...which is basically the story about how one man can make a big difference against evil.

I really loved Sheemie’s tale; the illustration was really excellent and this story does a great job of filling a major gap in the Dark Tower Graphic Novel series. I had always wondered what happened to Sheemie and this tale answers that question.

The second story is okay, but pretty much just a flashback into some other horrors Roland has faced in his past. It was okay, but didn’t really add a lot to the world or the story.

The third story starts out sweetly as Roland tries to offer what comfort he can to a dying Eileen. The story itself though is pretty standard “ordinary man takes out extraordinary evil”, basically it’s a story about how one man can make a huge difference if they are smart and have the right skill set. Roland is using this story as an explanation to Eileen about how he thinks he can make a huge difference in the quest for the Dark Tower. Again, it was okay but not great.

Overall this was an okay collection of stories. Sheemie’s Tale is definitely worth reading, the other two are okay. If you are a fan of the series I would definitely pick it up and give it a read through. This wraps up the Gunslinger graphic novel adaptation. However, the story isn’t over. The first book in The Drawing of the Three graphic novel adaptation released earlier this year. I definitely plan on picking it up and overall have been very happy with the graphic novel adaptations of the Dark Tower series. I would recommend this whole series to graphic novel fans who enjoy dark fantasy. ( )
  krau0098 | Sep 26, 2015 |
Last Shots is a collection of three Dark Tower stories that needed a home since they did not easily fit in with the Gunslinger or Gunslinger Born story lines. "Sheemie's Tale" is my vote for the superior winner due to its style of artwork that I would describe as "maniacal carnival nightmare." Brilliant.

The other two, "Evil Ground" and "So Fell Lord Perth," are illustrative additions as well. The Dark Tower universe seems boundless when it comes to the characters and their stories. I doubt I'll ever tire of them. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | Jul 28, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785149414, Paperback)

The mentally handicapped young Sheemie possesses the awesome power to shatter the very Beams of the Dark Tower - the fulcrum of existence itself. But Sheemie doesn't want to destroy reality. He is in the prison of Devar-Toi, and all he wants is his friends to rescue him. Roland Deschain is coming for him even now, but Sheemie must evade animal-headed guards and the monstrous Great Old Ones while he waits! Plus: traveling through the Desatoya Mountains, Roland comes across a haunted camp. There, he relives one of his past adventures in which he and his ka-tet were trapped by supernatural enemies. How will the young Gunslinger survive the sinister assault? And how does it relate to his current quest? Find out in this exciting prequel to The Little Sisters of Eluria!

COLLECTING: Dark Tower : The Gunslinger - Sheemie 's Tale 1-2; Evil Ground 1-2; The Fall of Lord Perth 1

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The mentally handicapped young Sheemie possesses the awesome power to shatter the very Beams of the Dark Tower - the fulcrum of existence itself. But Sheemie doesn't want to destroy reality. He is in the prison of Devar-Toi, and all he wants is his friends to rescue him. Roland Deschain is coming for him even now, but Sheemie must evade animal-headed guards and the monstrous Great Old Ones while he waits! Plus: traveling through the Desatoya Mountains, Roland comes across a haunted camp. There, he relives one of his past adventures in which he and his ka-tet were trapped by supernatural enemies. How will the young Gunslinger survive the sinister assault? And how does it relate to his current quest? Find out in this exciting prequel to The Little Sisters of Eluria!… (more)

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