Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: The Battle of Tull

The Battle of Tull was first published on June 1, 2011 with the last issue being published on October 5, 2011; there are five issues. The hardback version was released on January 25, 2012 in Canada and is due for publication on July 25, 2012, in the U.S., containing the entire comic collection. This series of comics take place after The Little Sisters of Eluria (an unknown time after). It is the first comic to be based on the actual novel series, in this case The Battle of Tull mentioned in The Gunslinger.

Roland comes to Tull and meets Allie, a bartender, who in exchange for sex, gives Roland information on the Man in Black and Nort, the local devil-grass eater raised from the dead. Meanwhile the Man in Black already has the local preacher, Sylvia Pittston, believing that Roland is the Interloper.

Publication dates

  • Issue #1: June 2011
  • Issue #2: July 2011
  • Issue #3: August 2011
  • Issue #4: September 2011
  • Issue #5: October 2011

Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle of Tull (Dark Tower (Marvel Paperback)) (Paperback)


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Plot Summary

While following the trail of the Man in Black across Mid-World’s endless desert, Roland stumbles into the rundown town of Tull. Despite the hostility of the townsfolk, Roland stays a while, becoming the lover of Allie, the local honkytonk’s barkeep. But unbeknownst to Roland, the Man in Black has filled the town with traps. First, there is the weedeater named Nort, whom the Man in Black has raised from the dead and whose mind contains a secret horror. But worse yet is the town’s poisonous preacher woman named Pittston. She believes that the Man in Black has impregnated her with a divine child, and that Roland is the Interloper who has come to destroy it.

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