50 Word Friday: The Gunslinger Born

Stephen King's Dark Tower Vol. 1: The Gunslinger Born

The Gunslinger Born (Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – Graphic Novel series #1)
Author: Robin Furth


“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s Roland – an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic. Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland’s past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert Robin Furth (author of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Concordance) and scripted by New York Times bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth into Roland’s origins – the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world; while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature! Collects Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7.


I like King but I have never taken to Dark Tower. I thought maybe the graphic novel might entice me. On the plus side, I finished this book. I never got through any of the novels. So, what did I discover? Westerns makes almost all things completely unpalatable for me.