Amph "Go then, there are other worlds than these." The Dark Tower series discussion;

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jedi_Master_Anakin, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. DVader316 Jedi Knight

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    Yea, I was digging back in this thread and the original announcement said that the first TPB would be out in October. Hopefully that will be confirmed with a definite street date soon.
  2. wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master

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    Just finished the last issue of The Gunslinger Born. It only goes up to the battle at the thinny and Susan being killed on the Charyou Tree. The next series will be The Long Road Home which I assume is about Roland, Bert, and Alain's journey back to Gilead and will conclude with Roland killing his mom. Starts in February. Can't wait!


    BTW, Marvel has their comics up to the end of October on their website, but no TPB listed. Hopefully November. Either way, it should be out before the next series.
  3. DVader316 Jedi Knight

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    Cool, thanks for the update, dude.
  4. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    strange how this dreaded story fills us with so much anticipation :p
  5. DAR Jedi Master

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    Isn't there a new volume for the comic coming soon?

    And I just saw February. I need sleep.
  6. Zaz Jedi Knight

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    If I were to start on this series, what book is first to read?
  7. soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master

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    The Gunslinger is the first novel in the series; there are at least two versions: the original, and the later revised edition. King thinks the later version is an easier, less pretentious read. I've not read the original, so I don't know how they compare.
  8. Epicauthor Jedi Master

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    I was just asked this not too long ago and i think it depends if you just want the story, or the whole DT experience...and it depends on how much SK you've read.

    The DT books are:

    The Gunslinger
    The Drawing of the Three
    The Waste Lands
    Wizard and Glass
    The Wolves of the Calla
    Song of Susannah
    The Dark Tower.

    If you want the Entire experience, read these books in this order (I've seen others, but this one works best for me)

    1. The Gunslinger
    2. Bag of Bones (goes into the number 19 a little bit)
    3. Eyes of the Dragon
    4. The Drawing of the Three
    5. The Stand
    6. Rose Madder
    7. The Waste Lands
    8. Skeleton Crew (The Mist)
    9. Wizard and Glass
    10. Salem's Lot
    11. Wolves of the Calla
    12. From a Buick 8
    13. It
    14. Insomnia
    15. Hearts in Atlantis
    16./17. Desperation/The Regulators
    18. Everything's Eventual (The Little Sisters of Eluria and Everything's Eventual)
    19. The Talisman
    20. Black House
    21. Song of Susannah
    21. The Dark Tower

    That's a grand total of....13888 pages (approx)

    Also you could add Pet Semetary, Tommyknockers and Dream catcher to bring the total to 15836 pages (approx). They best fit in between It and Insomnia.

    It's a huge series, but SOOOOOO worth it in the end.

    Definately read the newer Gunslinger as it makes more sense in regards to the entire series, but the original is fun if you want to see where he started.

    The series has one of the best opening lines in history: "The Man in Black fled across the desert and The Gunslinger followed."
  9. snap-hiss Jedi Master

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    Any new word on the TV series that was rumored to be in the works?

    !snap
  10. wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master

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    [image=http://www.marvelcomics.com/comics/onsale/covers/0308/DARKTWRV201.jpg]

    DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #1

    COVER BY: JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
    WRITER: ROBIN FURTH
    PETER DAVID
    PENCILS: JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
    LETTERED BY: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

    THE STORY:
    It?s the return of the best-selling comic book series, inspired by Stephen King?s epic The Dark Tower! Gunslinger Roland Deschain has seen the death of his lover Susan Delgado. And the Big Coffin Hunters who burned her at the stake are now in pursuit of Roland and his ka-tet Cuthbert and Alain. The friends are forced to flee into the desert with the deadly posse in hot pursuit?.and Roland is in a coma! Don?t miss this opening chapter starring the Gunslinger whose quest for the Dark Tower will shake the foundation of reality itself!

    Rated T+ ?$3.99
    ©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved.


    PRICE: 3.99
    IN STORES: March 5, 2008
  11. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    I can't wait for this next run to start. I think the first seven issues were really well done. I think they captured the look I imagined when reading the books.
  12. wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master

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    The Gunslinger Born was my fave comic of '07, just barely beating Buffy S8.
  13. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    Me too.

    I loved both, but The Gunsliner Born was a little better.

  14. DVader316 Jedi Knight

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    I finally got a copy of The Gunslinger Born for XMas. Hopefully Ill have some to read it sometime in the next month or so.
  15. wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master

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    [image=http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/covers/0408/DARKTWR002.jpg]

    DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #2

    COVER BY: JAE LEE
    WRITER: PETER DAVID
    ROBIN FURTH
    PENCILS: JAE LEE
    COLORED BY: RICHARD ISANOVE
    THE STORY:
    Roland?s spirit is trapped inside Maerlyn's sinister Grapefruit and is taken on a terrifying journey to the outer reaches of End-World...to the harsh domain called Thunderclap! Back in Mid-World, Roland?s ka-tet is pursued by the Hambry posse which intends to kill them all before they are able to cross the Xay River on their journey home. Revenge will soon be at hand for Eldred Jonas and the Big Coffin Hunters.
    Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory?$3.99


    PRICE: 3.99
    IN STORES: April 2, 2008
  16. wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master

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    Out this week!!!!!!!!!
  17. wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master

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    Great issue, brought me right back into the story. Can't wait for more!
  18. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    yay! i was going to check with the shop but now i'll just stride in and demand!
  19. Saintheart Jedi Grand Master

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    One thing I'm interested in is the connection with "Eyes of the Dragon" and how, in Gunslinger I think, Roland supposedly ran across the brothers who were chasing down Randall Flagg. Does anyone know whether there's any plans to put this thread into the comic series at some point? It was never resolved in the books as far as I know...

    Personally, reading Stephen King's stuff after he figured out everything links into the Tower puts the hairs on the back of my neck up. All those lovely little references--

    "He's called the Crimson King."
    "And who's this at the bottom?"
    "His name's Roland. He's a king, too."

    "Gunslinger? Pah!"
    "And yet Roland and his ka-tet have reached End-world. Interesting."
  20. Hammurabi Jedi Master

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    Apparently JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof have begun work on a script for the potential film adaptation.
  21. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    i just thought of something funny...

    i keep thinking of the gunslinger as star wars before it developped into a series. then stuff got added, the empire strikes back, the return of the jedi...

    and now we're having the prequels added in the shape of the comic books!
  22. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    let me be the first person here to say that new issues of the long way home have arrived (and i nearly missed it!)

    the cover is really quite scary.
  23. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Hey, Dark Tower even has its own Palpatine-Flagg.


    Roland is turning to the ways of the Sith :p
  24. darth_frared Jedi Grand Master

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    yeah, i got quite scared over the images of mutants in the last issue from the last series as well.

    i'm very curious about what will happen after he leaves gilead. it seems to positively go on forever.
  25. Nevermind Jedi Knight

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