Who is Stephen King?
Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American horror author. Besides writing novels under his own name, King has written many books using the pen names Richard Bachman and John Swithen. King’s books have sold over 350 million copies and many of them have been adapted into movies, both big-budget and television films, or short films. King has stated that he wants all of his books to be made into films, although some of them may be impossible to adapt due to their content.
“The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born”:
“The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born is an episodic comic book series based upon Stephen King’s fantasy series of the same name. It was previously published as a five-issue miniseries. There is also one issue added in which explains the back-story of the comic and the man in Black.
What is a graphic novel?
A graphic novel, or graphic novel, is a book that is made up almost entirely of pictures. The pictures are usually drawn and/or inked by the author. As with a comic book, the artwork is an integral part of the story. Unlike a comic book, however, there are no speech balloons and everyone who sees the book must read it. The graphic novel was a big trend in the early 1990s, and many are still published, but these days they are in the minority. [TO USE AS KNOWLEDGE IN HIGHLIGHT TEXT] Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series consists of eight novels: Wizard and Glass (c. 1997)
The Gunslinger (c. 1982)
The Drawing of the Three (c. 1987)
The Waste Lands (c. 1991)
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Why Stephen King Based a Comic Book Story on Roland Deschain’s Quest for the Dark Tower?
Stephen King, who is a big fan of comic books, decided to write a graphic novel – a comic book that contains more than the standard three to five issues, but one that tells an entire story. The story takes place in the world of King’s The Dark Tower series. The graphic novel is told in pictures, instead of written words. It’s called The Gunslinger and contains the first six issues of the comic.
The story is based on Roland Deschain’s quest to find The Dark Tower, a skyscraper that is said to be the last remnant of an advanced technological society. It was built to help keep their world safe from “the man in black.” Along his path, he encounters three key characters: Jake Chambers, a boy who has come back in time from the future. Walter O’Dim, a convenience store owner who is in possession of the Ka-tet (a collection of seven people; King’s friends, Roland Deschain and his sworn enemy Marten Broadcloak.
This is your story, and this is your quest. [Roland Deschain] has been chosen to be a protector – a true gunslinger for the universe. He must find The Dark Tower and carry it back around the universe so that all evil can be banished from existence.
#1 Review of The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The Gunslinger is the first installment of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Series. It begins Roland Deschain’s quest for the dark tower, which he believes holds the key to understanding everything. This comic version is a wonderful rendition of Stephen King’s novel. But, if you are an avid reader of graphic novels, be advised that this is Stephen King’s style, not necessarily that of the graphic novel writer and artist Mike Kunkle. Mike, a veteran of the comic world, did a remarkable job with this novel and gave it new life. He told the story so well that King fan’s of this book, as well as those who have never heard of the book will be able to follow along. The art is very well done and Mike captured the dark spirit that exists throughout the novel. The graphic novel includes the complete novel in a single volume and also includes five short comics by Mike portraying different stages of Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower and in his previous life which he lived before he began his quest. The only complaint I can offer is that the book was much too short. For a five dollar investment, one should expect to see at least another chapter or two. I rate this book five stars.
Title:#1 Review of The Dark Tower by Stephen King
REVIEW : The Gunslinger [by Stephen King]