While the long-gestating feature film adaptation of The Dark Tower continues to hang in limbo, Marvel’s comic adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower novels continues chugging along with this September’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of Three – The Prisoner, bringing drug-addict and future gunslinger Eddie Dean into the path of Roland.
That’s kind of a spoiler for the novels – just pretend you didn’t read that if you haven’t read them… and probably this next part.
More than even Roland’s surrogate son, Jake, Eddie is a fascinating character whose journey toward the Dark Tower has the most twists and changes. You can see bits and pieces of King’s own addiction issues pop out in the character (King has been public about his past struggles with alcohol and cocaine), and it’s Eddie’s trip from junkie to loyal and loving badass that helps form the spine of some of the later books.
From the publisher:
“Marvel, in collaboration with Stephen King, is excited to release a FIRST LOOK at color art of the newest chapter in the Dark Tower series – DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE PRISONER #1. Beginning in September 2014, New York Times Best-Selling writers Peter David & Robin Furth along with critically acclaimed artist Piotr Kowalski and colorist Nick Filardi bring the action from Mid-World to our world as the epic series returns!
THE DARK TOWER: DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE PRISONER marks another milestone for the graphic fiction sensation that’s captivated fans worldwide as the saga moves to the second volume of King’s magnum opus. And as the action shifts from the dusty plains of Mid-World to the mean streets of New York City – old and new fans alike will experience the rich and vibrant world of The Dark Tower in new and interesting ways.
As this tale of urban crime opens, you’ll meet Eddie Dean as an innocent child who grows into a troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds. Can he survive family tragedy, a haunting addiction, and the deadly forces that conspire to stop him from challenging the Man in Black? Eddie faces trials and tribulations at every turn – and the badlands of Mid-World can’t hold a candle to the dangers of Brooklyn in the 1960s! Witness the story of a young man on the path to an unlikely destiny and the most important journey of his life.
“The artistic team of Piotr Kowalski and Nick Filardi will take you on a bone-chilling visual journey into the depths of one man’s soul,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “Crafted to satisfy even the most experienced constant reader, but also created to be completely accessible for new readers, this series delivers all the drama, pathos, humor, and horror you’ve come to expect from master storyteller Stephen King.”
A bold new chapter begins as the landmark series makes its historic return to comic shops this September in Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE PRISONER #1 on sale September 3rd.
See more art from issue #1 at StephenKing.com!”
DARK TOWER: DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE PRISONER #1 (JUL140679)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art by PIOTR KOWALSKI
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Teaser Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN WARD (JUL140680)
FOC – 08/11/14, On-Sale – 09/03/14
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