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1vancelot
May 2, 2010, 5:23pm

Is anybody besides me reading any of the comics that are out based on SK's books? I'm buying the Stand, The Dark Tower, and N. Just wondering if anybody else is reading them.

2Starmap
Edited: May 2, 2010, 5:44pm

Well I read The Gunslinger Born, the artwork is brilliant but the story I already knew so it fell short there and I didn't try any other since. It's like that with movies etc adapted from Stephen King books for me, in that if I know the story I can't get into it fully.

But I'm following the current American Vampire vol.1 series hes doing with Scott Snyder which is sooooo good and the story is an original piece. I'm surprised N has been made into a comic book. Is it any good?

3vancelot
May 2, 2010, 6:32pm

Well, it's basically the story, adapted for comics, so it's nothing new, but I am a comics fan in general, and obviously a King fan, so I may be biased when I say it's good. LOL.

4vancelot
May 2, 2010, 6:35pm

The Gunslinger Born covered a lot of stuff that was directly out of the Dark Tower books, but the other series that followed delved into the areas not directly covered in the books. They go into the fall of Gilead, and more of the details of the history. I love them.

51dragones
Edited: May 2, 2010, 7:06pm

I am not a comics fan in general, and because I know the stories on which most graphic novels and/or comics are based, I just don't bother with the extra format. I mainly collect hardcover novels. The only exception I've made in format so far was to get Just After Sunset Collector's Set of hardcover book and DVD. The DVD format of "N" is the same as the 25 video segments which were posted on the web before the book was released, except that all parts were spliced together in the correct order, which made following the story on the DVD a little easier. And yeah, it's pure King... spooky. I loved it. Interestingly enough, I have not yet read the book, so I will withhold my judgement on the other stories until I can read that collection.

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6jldarden
Feb 4, 2011, 2:54am

Not since I was a kid have I enjoyed comic book/graphic novel format. I don't like the idea of taking a novel I have pictured unspooling in my head and turning it into a series of static pictures. A movie, to me, is different since it flows from beginning to end. I guess my brain is just not wired to take still frame moments and allow them to flow coherently.