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Marvel Picks Up "The Dark Tower"

Stephen King once said that his "Dark Tower" series of books won't be turned into movies during his lifetime, but fans of the gunslinger saga will rejoice at the announcement from Publishers Weekly that a comic book version is on its way. That's right, next year Marvel Comics will release a series of funnies based on King's epic world and will eventually re-release them in a single hardback volume.

It's anyone's guess as to whether this loosening of King's grip on the strange darling of his career augurs his eventual giving in on the movie rights issue, but at least it's a goodish soup bone for slavering "Tower" nerds. I suppose opinion will be divided on Marvel and King's decision to make the comics not a direct adaptation but rather an extension of the books, but beggars can't be choosers.

The six-issue series of "Dark Tower" comics is set to begin running in April of 2006, and the hardcover collection will follow in the fall of the year.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on October 30, 2005 1:43 PM
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