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 the next chapter in the saga of the Gunslinger whose quest for the Dark Tower will shake the foundation of reality itself! Collect Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1-5.
This is a great book and a must for any reader of Stephen King TDT books or lover of graphic novels. Great hardcover and exclusive cover if you want your collection to have something cool. Art work is incredible like always.
The Long Road Home begins immediately where The Gunslinger Born left off, with Roland and his friends Alain and Cuthbert -- known as a ka-tet -- facing the horrible murder of Roland's first and only true love, Susan Delgado, at the subtle instigation of Farson, the "Good Man". The Long Road Home describes the events that take place as Roland and his ka-tet attempt to return to Gilead, with the mysterious orb known as Maerlyn's Grapefruit in tow. The way is fraught with terrible danger, behind and ahead, within and without. The ka-tet are pursued by the remnants of the Big Coffin Hunters, fired with a bloodthirsty rage that is fed by the enigmatic Clay Reynolds. The terrain around them is mountainous and unfriendly to all, whether on horseback and on foot. The creatures indigenous to the area are eaten from within by a hunger and bloodlust that is never satisfied. Worst of all, the numbers of the ka-tet are effectively diminished by one when Maerlyn's Grapefruit steals Roland's soul and consciousness. Alain and Cuthbert are thus forced to travel the increasingly hostile terrain while preserving Roland's body and attempting to find some way to recapture his soul. Their only salvation may lie in Sheemie, an unfortunate soul of diminished physical and mental capacities who may be the unlikely key that rescues the ka-tet. Yet Sheemie is much more than he appears to be; guided by Farson and the mysterious Red King, Sheemie has unwittingly unleashed an evil and terrible force on the land, one that portends grave consequences with its ultimate manifestation.
The story here is all that it should be: exciting, breathtaking, heartbreaking, and terrifying. Furth and David have captured Stephen King's language, his rhythm, his style, and made it, if not their own, a part of them. The cinematic vision of Jae Lee's and Richard Isanove's cinematic art is enthralling. Each panel is worth lingering over. Lee's pencils are exquisitely detailed in The Long Road Home, while Isanove's inking and shading provide a dark, brooding atmosphere to each page, panel, and--yes--each word. It is concept brought as close to life, to reality, as one will find on the printed page.
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Marvel Comics; 2nd edition (October 21, 2008)
Condition: Brand New