Title: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
Author: Script by Robin Furth and Peter David, Illustrated by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove
Production/Bibliographic Information Marvel, 2007, unpaged but approximately 100 pages
Part of a Series: Yes, first in the Dark Tower graphic novel series
Book tie-in: based on the Dark Tower series by Stephen King
- Comic Book, strip, etc
- Fantasy comic books, strips, etc (
- Fate and fatalism
- Graphic novels
Plot Summary: In a world where no one ever feels safe and only a few are courageous enough to take on the evildoers, Roland and his fellow gunslingers set out on a journey to prevent a plot to take over the world’s oil and create a business monopoly. This event is just one of the many journeys that Roland will take guided by his ka, or destiny, in order to fulfill the ultimate goal of finding the Dark Tower.
Appeal: Tone: dark, menacing; Plot: good vs. evil; Pace: quick paced due to the format- reads similar to a comic strip; Style/Language: uses a unique language similar to that found in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Features: vivid and detailed illustrations; alternate cover illustrations, maps of the world in which the book takes place, really nice website found at: http://www.stephenking.com/darktower/the_graphic_novels.html
Prizes or Awards: YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2009
Preacher vol. 1: Gone to Texas by Garth Emmis – graphic novel, supernatural, western, fantasy fiction
Reviewer’s Name: Taryn Kingery
Form adapted from Fiction Annotation Form in Saricks, Joyce G. and Nancy Brown. Readers’ Advisory Service in thePublic Library 2nd. Chicago: ALA, 1997.