The Dark Tower 10: The Gunslinger—The Man in Black

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8.0 Overall Score
Story: 8/10
Art: 8/10

A conclusion to Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

The ending is still strange

 
Comic Info

Comic Name:  Dark Tower:  The Gunslinger—The Man in Black

Publisher:  Marvel Comics

Writer:  Robin Furth/Peter David

Artist:  Richard Isanove

# of Issues:  5

Release Date:  2013

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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger–The Man in Black #3

Reprints Dark Tower:  The Gunslinger—The Man in Black #1-5 (June 2012-December 2012). Roland, now travelling with Jake Chambers, finds his quest to find the Randall Flagg…the Walking Man…the Man in Black coming to the end.  Journeying close on his tale into the mountains, Roland and Jake realize that Roland once again must make the ultimate sacrifice for his obsession and quest.

Written by Robin Furth and Peter David, Dark Tower 10: The Gunslinger—The Man in Black follows the events of Dark Tower 9:  The Gunslinger—The Way Station.  The series continues to have positive reviews and with this collection ends Stephen King’s first Dark Tower novel The Dark Tower:  The Gunslinger.

The Dark Tower continues to be one of Marvel’s better comics.  The series at this point has finally completed the second (of seven…eight if you count The Wind Through the Keyhole:  A Dark Tower Novel) of Stephen King’s series.  The comic’s first series Dark Tower:  The Gunslinger Born adapted the fourth novel flashback The Dark Tower:  Wizard and Glass.  With the last few series, King’s The Gunslinger has finally been fleshed out.

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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger–The Man in Black #5

I always have liked the relationship between Roland and Jake though it is quite strange.  Here, Roland is willing to give up Jake for the Dark Tower, but he gets a second chance with him in The Dark Tower:  The Drawing of the Three.  The last issue of this collection presents the rather strange portion of the novel that I always found difficult to follow in the original story.  Furth and David try to clear it up, but it is still difficult and tricky to determine what is occurring.

I am pleased that The Dark Tower continues to go strong.  I hope that with the continued possibility of a film adaptation, that the series will reach an end.  I look forward to an adaptation of The Dark Tower:  The Drawing of the Three which really starts the go deep into the adventure and mythos presented in the novels.  The Dark Tower: The Man in Black is followed by the two issue mini-series The Dark Tower:  Sheemie’s Tale.

Related Links:

The Dark Tower 1:  The Gunslinger Born

The Dark Tower 2:  The Long Road Home

The Dark Tower 3:  Treachery

The Dark Tower 4:  The Fall of Gilead

The Dark Tower 5:  The Battle of Jericho Hill

The Dark Tower 6:  The Gunslinger—The Journey Begins

The Dark Tower 7:  The Gunslinger—The Little Sisters Of Eluria

The Dark Tower 8:  The Gunslinger—The Battle of Tull

The Dark Tower 9:  The Gunslinger—The Way Station

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