Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #1 is going to be released this coming Wednesday. Here’s the press release from King’s website:
To celebrate the launch of the ground-breaking new comic book series adapted from Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, Marvel Comics will offer a first-ever midnight release of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1 the night of Tuesday, February 6, 2007. Nearly 150 retailers across the United States will open at midnight on Tuesday (effectively 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2007) so Stephen King fans can get their hands on the debut issue of this historic comic.
Want to know how close you are to any of the nearly 150 stores who’ve signed up to participate in the midnight launch of Stephen King’s Dark Tower The Gunslinger Born #1? Check out the full list here, organized by state and store name. Also visit Marvel’s Dark Tower site for all things related to the Gunslinger!
The English version of The Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #1 are available to retailers around the world, but the retailer must have already ordered copies. If your local comic book dealer hasn’t ordered it, your best bet may be to search out U.S. retailers that ship internationally. The foreign translated version deals are being worked through now.
I won’t be at the one Minnesota comic shop participating in the event at midnight, but will certainly pick up a copy Wednesday. I am still a little apprehensive about the project, but it sounds as if this will be more than just an adaptation of the Wizards and Glass book as I was afraid it was from earlier reports. Maybe it will provide more backstory. I’ll post a review after I check it out.
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