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“A must read for any comic book fan. Especially Stephen King and Dark Tower fans.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Great read...the Dark Tower is a perfect match for graphic novels. One thing I would do differently for the rest of the graphic novels is that will not read them on Kindle (or any eBook reader). The screen is too small and the flow of the pictures is not as goof as reading it on paper.”Doug G wrote this review Thursday, September 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I picked this up because as much as I like King I have never really taken to the DT series. I thought that the graphic version of it might entice me. I guess it did give I finished this book which is more than I can say for any other DT book. What I can't say is whether or not I will be picking up the second. It honestly depends on what else is available when I go to the library.”WVRedReads wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've always wanted to read the Dark Tower series but never had the time too. Now that I read one of the comics, I REALLY want to start the series. ”Jessica T wrote this review Monday, July 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great as a follow-up to the Dark Tower books, but never as a substitute for the Dark Tower books.”Mary F wrote this review Sunday, September 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well-condensed and brilliantly illustrated, and a reminder that the coffee-klatsch idea to adapt King's magnum opus for the graphic-novel format was, as it turns out, a brilliant one. I handle it like I'm being offered a peek at a Shakespeare folio.”The Bishop Of Calculus wrote this review Saturday, April 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“so awesome having a visual medium to relive my favorite story of all time. until now, the imagery and illustration of the story had taken place in my mind, what my brain makes up as i read the books....now it is printed in a graphic novel(s) and my reaction to it is similar to a kid's on christmas...so ecstatic seeing & reading these...cant wait to get the next one in my hands!”PJ wrote this review Friday, February 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“Great Graphic novel”Eric Houston A.K.A Tom Fitzgerald A.K.A Leroy Jenkins A.K.A That Russian Guy from Direct TV wrote this review Thursday, November 4, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fantastic art by Jae Lee, gripping story adapted by Peter David and Stephen King. In the far-flung future what we know as modern life has been relegated to the dustbin of history. Some unknown and unnamed event destroyed much of civilization and what has emerged from its ashes is a sort of wild-west society tinged with magic and mystery. We follow Roland Deschain as he becomes a young gunslinger and, beset by his father's enemies, sets out with his band of forsworn companions (referred to as a Ka-Tet -- a group of fate) to combat the encroaching armies of "The Good Man" John Farson. "The Good Man" (as he calls himself) seeks to conquer the world using ancient war machines powered by refined oil, a technique lost to most of mankind. Roland and his Ka-Tet, scarcely more than boys, must combat all manner of witch, murderer and may even come face-to-face with "The Good Man" himself...”Ghost Dog wrote this review Monday, October 4, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Let me just start off by saying that what piqued my interest in this series is that it is being made into a movie and television series simultaneously. The graphic novel put out by Marvel Comics has many hands in its production and creation, here goes: Stephen King- Creative & Executive Director, Peter David –Script, Jae Lee & Richard Isanove- Art. The number of novels I have read by Stephen King is zero; this is my first one. He is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I am trying to get into the mystical, paranormal, mythological genres more and more, so I thought if Opie (Ron Howard) can direct the movie and television show, I can certainly read it.
I like what he has done here in conjunction with Marvel. He has taken a very original concept and made a very nice series of graphic novels with it. I am a big fan of authors that cross over mediums to get their stories told; this is no exception. The written word is a powerful thing, but added to the artwork for me, makes it that much more tangible and lifelike. I can now see in a clearer sense the author’s vision of the world he created. Stephen King has created a gritty, mystical cowpoke in Roland the Gunslinger. The path and his journey are an interesting one in The Gunslinger Born. Is he better than his father or just an insolent youth trying to make his way? Can he be an asset for the good guys or is the dark force too strong and easy? The trials and tribulations he goes through make for some excellent reading. The characters are original, the dialogue is fresh and witty, and the action is intense. The plotline he has crafted and the world which these characters inhabit can go on for a very long time without getting tired and old.
Do I plan on starting to read Stephen King now? Maybe, but I think I will follow this story first before moving on to others. The Dark Tower has captured my interest and I am curious to find out where the story goes and what happens to Roland in future stories. Besides that, they are making both movies and a television series out of the story so I want to get up to speed as much as I can on this. I am a fan of Ron Howard’s work, both in front of and behind the camera. Here is a link with more info on the different pending platforms for Stephen Kings The Dark Tower:
What are some of your favorite Stephen King novels? If I were to start reading his work, what should be my first novel?
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