The initial arc of Stephen King and Marvel’s Dark Tower series is now complete and the entire run is collected in this double hardcover slipcased collected edition. Slated for a September 2011 release, The Marvel Dark Tower Omnibus Hardcover Slipcase edition ($150) is written by Peter David, Robin Furth, Anthony Flamini with art by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.
For those unfamiliar with the books:
“The Man in Black fled across the desert…and the gunslinger followed.” With those words from a short story published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Stephen King launched one of the most seminal characters in his lifetime of writing into a destiny fraught with danger, death, triumph and loss. In the almost thirty years since that momentous occasion, King introduced millions of readers to the densely textured realm of Mid-World through his magnum opus, the Dark Tower series of novels. King joined with Marvel in 2007 to bring his masterwork of fantasy to a new generation of readers. Adding stunning new textures to the mythos of Roland and Mid-World for the past four years.”
Book 1 is 296 pages and contains: Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7, The Long Road Home #1-5, Treachery #1-6, Sorcerer #1, The Fall of Gilead #1-6 and The Battle of Jericho Hill #1-5.
Book 2 is 600 pages. This edition is chock full of essential short stories, bonus material and apocrypha, this volume is a must-read for Stephen King enthusiasts. Three guidebooks overseen by Dark Tower: A Concordance author Robin Furth unlock the many secrets of Roland Deschain, the Gunslingers, Gilead and the dark forces of Farson — bringing readers greater insight into the people, places and things of Mid-World. And supplemental material from the first thirty issues of Marvel’s Dark Tower series shed even more light on King’s epic — with short stories by Furth, and a tour through artists Jae Lee and Richard Isanove’s sketchbooks, and more! Collecting Dark Tower: Gunslinger’s Guidebook, End-World Almanac and Guide to Gilead, Marvel Spotlight: Dark Tower and additional material from the first 5 graphic novels.