The Dark Tower series

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The Dark Tower series

Postby Eric on Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:59 am

I just got the first issue. Has anyone else picked it up yet?
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Postby val04463 on Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:37 am

Picked up what?
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Postby grasking on Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:52 am

Yes, I picked it up last week. Jae Lee's art and Richard Isanove's colors were amazing.
My favorite comic is "Fables" by Bill Willingham, and I'm really digging "Spiderman; Reign" mini by Kaare Andrews.
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Postby Lloyd on Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:52 pm

I didn't realize it was out! I guess I'm going to the store tomorrow...

EDIT: Picked up DT #1 and Moon Knight #7 Sunday.
I was blown away by the Dark Tower book. Seeing the way it's presented and reading the story in chronological order is a great way to experience the tale. When Roland calls out Cort, I was moved the way I had been reading the book! I can't wait for the rest of the series. Any chance Stephen King will write a bit in the last issue about the experience?
Also, if you like Moon Knight or writer Charlie Huston, check out his run on the title. It's just come out in a Marvel hardcover that collects issues 1-6. Great stuff.
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Postby grasking on Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:38 pm

In "Marvel Spotlight Dark Tower" Stephen King talks about the experience, other books of his he'd like to see adapted, some ideas for stories, and the Marvel character he'd like to write.

I don't know if you'll be able to find a copy at your local comic shop. They sold out the day they were released at the shop I frequent.
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Postby texasT on Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:32 am

i picked up several copies including several of the variant covers.
also picked up a couple of jae's original drawings- including the one used for page 19 of the comic and a prelim sketch for susan.
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Postby texasT on Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:42 am

here's the page 19 original:

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Postby texasT on Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:44 am

and here's the prelim for susan d...
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Postby Mike_Lowrie on Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:40 am

Dark Tower 1 was amazing from first page to last especially the extra history lesson at the end of the comic. A rare treat for the hunger starved Dark Tower Fans...I still can't believe the story is overwith.
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Postby Jane on Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:33 pm

I also picked up the Marvel Spotlight and really enjoyed the interview with Robin Furth..soo interesting to hear about how SK ended up the DT series and all the ways he tried to tie up loose ends. It always bothered me how he wrote himself into the story I must admit. But the way she explained that the story had a life of its own made sense. Obviously the accident he suffered had a lot to do with the way the story went. It's good to know that for a little while it made his pain endurable.

If any DT fans are interested, I recomment this Marvel Spotlight!

oh and the drawings are spectacular, Jae Lee does it again!
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Postby Patrick on Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:15 am

I love these comic books!
"Open your mind to the endless possibilities of the human soul."
- Joe Hill, Heart Shaped Box

"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
- Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
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Postby Mike_Lowrie on Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:33 pm

Just had to order #2 online from MidtownComics.com cost me $8 and change. My local comic shop made a mistake, some rookie put out all of their copies on the shelf and sold all but 2 (of course I didn't get one) in his 6 hour shift and screwed all the people with comic savers. :roll:
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Postby LauraK on Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:32 pm

Oh man, that sucks Mike.

The art is tremendous. I love everything about them- the lettering, the flow of the story- I just wish they were weekly. :) Great work on everyone's part.

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Postby jodi on Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:09 am

Question for die hard comic fans!

Does it really matter where you buy your comics from? I ask because my husband says you have to buy them from a comic book store, not a book store. He will only buy from one dealer because he says they care about their stuff, always have it wrapped and backed with card board. And he always buys 2, one to read and one to put away.
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Postby Patrick on Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:42 pm

jodi wrote:Question for die hard comic fans!

Does it really matter where you buy your comics from? I ask because my husband says you have to buy them from a comic book store, not a book store. He will only buy from one dealer because he says they care about their stuff, always have it wrapped and backed with card board. And he always buys 2, one to read and one to put away.

I believe this series is only available from comic dealers, not general bookstores, so you don't have much choice there. How you handle it and store it is completely up to you.
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