THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER #5 - THE MAN IN BLACK by Stephen King - FIRST EDITION GRAPHIC NOVEL
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“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.
Roland closes in at last on his elusive nemesis, the Man in Black. At Roland’s side is his newest ka-tet-mate, Jake Chambers—a boy from some strange other Earth of subways, turnpikes, and fluorescent lights. But to reach the Man in Black—and save the Dark Tower—Roland is prepared to risk it all. His life...his very soul...and even Jake on this final leg of a treacherous journey, to the destiny Roland has pursued for many long years....