“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower.
Now, in the graphic novel series adaptation Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland’s troubled past and ongoing saga is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Richard Isanove, Sean Phillips, Luke Ross, and Michael Lark, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, The Gunslinger adaptation is an extraordinary and terrifying journey—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures transformed from his blockbuster novels.
Two incredible tales on the road to the Dark Tower! 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; trapped in the prison of Devar-Toi, all he wants is for his friends to rescue him. Roland is coming for him even now, but Sheemie must evade hideous guards and the monstrous Great Old Ones while he waits...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 guest?