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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born

by Peter David (Afterword), Robin Furth (Author), Richard Isanove (Illustrator), Jae Lee (Illustrator)

Other authors: Stephen King (Contributor)

Series: The Dark Tower Graphic Novel Series (1), The Dark Tower Comics (gunslinger born omnibus 1-7), The Dark Tower (prequel graphic novel 1)

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Young Roland Deschain takes the first steps towards his eventual fate as the implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, as he uncovers a plot to destroy the network that maintains the world's uneasy peace.
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Enjoyable recap to the Dark Tower series. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the language King made up for this alternate reality. Great artwork. ( )
  AChild | Aug 30, 2022 |
A faithful and quality interpretation of the beginning of Roland's life, if not the beginning of the actual Dark Tower series, if ye kennit. It was so good, I asked for the next one for Christmas from my parents. I may be a thirty-something geek, but I'm not living in their basement. And I asked them anyway. :) ( )
  dcrampton | Apr 20, 2022 |
Excellent artwork, and you can't go wrong with the story really.
  hierogrammate | Jan 31, 2022 |
The art is very good and the story is entertaining and engaging. I have read Gunslinger I-IV, so I was familiar with much of the material, and it appears to be faithful to the original source, which is a big plus. This volume itself appears to cover the story in Volume IV. There is some character development, mostly of Roland, but some of other characters in the series. ( )
  quinton.baran | Mar 29, 2021 |
I've always liked Stephen King's Dark Tower series - [b:The Gunslinger|43615|The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1)|Stephen King|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1170132027s/43615.jpg|46575] was the first King story I ever read, and is probably still my favorite book of his - so I was somewhat biased in favor of this book going into it. That said, it was even better than I had expected it to be.

For those who already know the story of Roland Deschain's ascent to gunslingerhood and the tragedy of his love for Susan Delgado, the main story arc will bring no surprises. It follows fairly faithfully the gunslinger's back-story as told primarily in [b:Wizard and Glass|5096|Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, Book 4)|Stephen King|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1165517584s/5096.jpg|750558] (and perhaps snippets from other books in the series as well). However, there are also some very intriguing additions to the story, especially in the appearances of both The Good Man (John Farson) and the Crimson King.

The artwork is fantastic. It's dark and gruesome and fits King's style of writing, which oscillates between excruciatingly specific detail and expansive archetypal cliche (in a good way). The appendix of alternative covers, sketches and concept drawings provides an extra bit of fiber for the connoisseur to gnaw on. ( )
  octoberdad | Dec 16, 2020 |
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David, PeterAfterwordprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Furth, RobinAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Isanove, RichardIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, JaeIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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See this now. See it well. A man, dressed all in ebony, sprinting across a white, blinding and waterless desert.
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Graphic novel series based on the novels in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Includes plot elements taken from several books, primarily books #1 The Gunslinger and #4 Wizard and Glass.
This is an omnibus edition and should not be combined with the individual issues of the comics series.
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Young Roland Deschain takes the first steps towards his eventual fate as the implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, as he uncovers a plot to destroy the network that maintains the world's uneasy peace.

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Horror, Fantasy and thrills is what you would experience with this novel. One of the best books ever written. Simply a must have on your shelves..
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