Peter David already revealed that new additions to Marvel’s adaptation of Stephen King’s epic The Dark Tower saga would be a question of when, not if. As it turns out, that “when” is only a few months away.
Marvel announced today that The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #1 (yes, that full title is a mouthful!) will go on sale this September, changing the setting from the Mid-World to 1960s Brooklyn as the comic takes a different approach to introducing the character of Eddie Dean.
“To borrow some successful branding, this is the ‘All-New Marvel NOW’ version of The Dark Tower,” editor Bill Rosemann said in a press release. “As we now travel from The Gunslinger to The Drawing of The Three, we are refocusing our spotlight to explore the histories and events that led to the formation of the Ka-Tet that aided the gunslinger Roland Deschain on his quest to defeat the Man in Black and the Crimson King. But instead of encountering Eddie Dean later in his life, as you do in the novel, we zoom back to 1964 and meet him as a toddler, so while we are adapting the second novel, we’re weaving together events in a new way that will hopefully surprise and entertain everyone who has already read the book.”
David is joined once again by King’s personal research assistant Robin Furth to assist in crafting the story, while Piotr Kowalski (What If Age of Ultron and Marvel Knights: Hulk) handles the art duties. You can join them as they “‘assemble the Avengers’ of the Dark Tower universe” when The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Prisoner #1 hits comic stores and digital this fall.
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