Stephen King and Marvel Comics have joined forces to launch a new comicbook series adapted from King's magnum opus, THE DARK TOWER. Kings first foray into comics will begin its first issue April 2006.
The series will expand the saga of Kings epic hero, Roland Deschain, whose quest to save the Dark Tower is captured in seven best-selling novels published over the course of 25 years. King will inform new stories that delve into the life and times of the young Roland, revealing the trials and conflicts that lead to the burden of destiny he must assume as a man, the last Gunslinger from a world that has moved on. The comics will work in conjunction with the novels, further supplementing and defining the sagas mythology under the direction of King.
"As a lifelong fan of Marvel comicbooks, and as an adult reader whos seen comics come of age and take their rightful place in the world of fantasy and science fiction, Im excited to be a part of Roland's new incarnation," said Stephen King.
The series will be illustrated by Eisner-award winning artist Jae Lee.
King continued, "I love Jae Lee's work, and I think this is going to be a dynamite partnership. Frankly, I cant wait."