Comics

The Dark Tower, first published in 2007, is an ongoing series of comics by Marvel Comics based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series of novels. It is plotted by Robin Furth and scripted by Peter David. Stephen King serves as Creative and Executive Director of the project.

The first chapter run of the series consists of 30 issues that make up five volumes illustrated by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove. The first volume, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, is based primarily on flashbacks from The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger and The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass; the later ones are new content.

As stated by Peter David’s afterword to The Long Road Home, the series will detail Roland Deschain’s “progress from callow youth to gunslinger,” starting with his adventures in Mejis from Wizard and Glass and ending with the Battle of Jericho Hill (as detailed in The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla and The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower).

The second chapter run consists of another 30 issues broken up into volumes under the title of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. The first volume of the second chapter run is The Journey Begins and it takes place twelve years after the Battle of Jericho Hill. The final volume, The Man in Black, is largely an adaptation of the latter portion of the first Dark Tower novel, namely the novellas “The Slow Mutants” and “The Gunslinger and the Dark Man”.

Marvel has been publishing hardcover collections for each story arc, and on September 21, 2011, it was published as an omnibus hardcover collection.

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Items with their own pages:

Story arcs

#TitleIssuesDates
The Dark Tower
1The Gunslinger Born7February 7, 2007—August 1, 2007
2The Long Road Home5March 5, 2008—July 2, 2008
3Treachery6September 10, 2008—February 25, 2009
*The Sorcerer1April 15, 2009
4Fall of Gilead6May 13, 2009—November 25, 2009
5Battle of Jericho Hill5December 3, 2009—April 21, 2010
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
6The Journey Begins5May 19, 2010—September 22, 2010
7The Little Sisters of Eluria5December 8, 2010—April 13, 2011
8The Battle of Tull5June 1, 2011—October 5, 2011
9The Way Station5December 14, 2011—April 25, 2012
10The Man in Black5June 20, 2012—October 17, 2012
*Sheemie’s Tale2January 2013—February 2013
Evil Ground2April 2013—May 2013
So Fell Lord Perth1July 2013

 

Notes
  • The Sorcerer is a one-shot that serves as a prelude to The Fall of Gilead
  • Sheemie’s Tale, a one-shot that was meant to serve as an interlude between The Journey Begins and The Little Sisters of Eluria, was originally scheduled for publication in November 2010, then postponed to January 26, 2011, and later put on indefinite hiatus. The final issue of The Man in Black announced that Sheemie’s Tale will be next in the series. While originally solicited as a one-shot, when finally released in 2013, it was announced as a two-issue limited series.

Other releases

TitleDates
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born SketchbookDecember 13, 2006
Marvel Spotlight: The Dark TowerJanuary 27, 2007
The Dark Tower: Gunslinger’s GuidebookAugust 1, 2007
The Dark Tower: End-World AlmanacJuly 2, 2008
The Dark Tower: Guide to GileadApril 8, 2009

Collections

#TitleRelease dateCollected material
1The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger BornNovember 7, 2007The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1–7
2The Dark Tower: The Long Road HomeOctober 7, 2008The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1–5
3The Dark Tower: TreacheryApril 21, 2009The Dark Tower: Treachery #1–6
4The Dark Tower: Fall of GileadFebruary 23, 2010The Dark Tower: The Sorcerer and Fall of Gilead #1–6
5The Dark Tower: Battle of Jericho HillAugust 18, 2010The Dark Tower: Battle of Jericho Hill #1–5
6The Dark Tower: The Journey BeginsJanuary 25, 2011The Dark Tower: The Journey Begins #1–5
7The Dark Tower: The Little Sisters of EluriaJune 22, 2011The Dark Tower: The Little Sisters of Eluria #1-5
*The Dark Tower OmnibusSeptember 21, 2011Collections 1–5
*The Dark Tower Omnibus CompanionBonus material not included in the first five collections
8The Dark Tower: The Battle of TullJanuary 25, 2012The Dark Tower: The Battle of Tull #1-5
9The Dark Tower: The Way StationJune 27, 2012The Dark Tower: The Way Station #1-5
10The Dark Tower: The Man in BlackJanuary 15, 2013The Dark Tower: The Man in Black #1-5
11The Dark Tower: Last ShotsOctober 8, 2013The Dark Tower: Sheemie’s Tale #1-2, Evil Ground #1-2 and The Fall of Lord Perth #1

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born (Hardcover)


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