‘The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.’ With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s Roland – an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower. Now, in a comic book Roland’s past is revealed!
If someone said to me, “Where do I start with the Dark Tower series?” I would point them to this book and say “this is where your should begin.” Everything about this adaption is amazing, the artwork especially has nailed down exactly what Roland should look like.
This was my first exposure to the Dark Tower series. I am in no way a Dark Tower fanatic neither do I claim to be a expert on the series in any way. As I write this review I can only suggest to newcomers of the Dark Tower, that this is a excellent place to start and ease into their way into the epic.
This is basically the origin of the Character named Roland who is the main protagonist of the first Dark Tower novel The Gunslinger. I recommend reading this book before The first novel, because a lot of the information is just explained better. So much of Roland’s past is only hinted at in The Gunslinger and the language of Mid-World is thrown at the new reader’s head without given any kind of crash course.
That being said the graphic novel’s story continues on for four more novels. So it can be a bit pricey if you don’t have a friend to let you borrow them. However if you are a huge fan of Stephen King’s work, I would say it is worth every penny!