Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Dark Tower comics -- not dead yet?

In this week's issue of Comic Shop News, an interesting item appears in the previews for comics scheduled to be released in April.

I quote:

In Dark Tower: The Gunslinger -- Evil Ground #1 by Robin Furth, Peter David, & Richard Isanove, Roland relives one of his past adventures, in which he and his ka-tet fought Farson's forces, only to be trapped by supernatural enemies.

Hmm...

I'd been assuming that the series was folding its tent after Sheemie's Tale concluded, but it seems that there are still a few more issues upcoming.  Having never heard of Evil Ground, I decided to do a little Googling and see what it turned up.  At thedarktower.org, I found this:

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - EVIL GROUND #1 (of 2)

ROBIN FURTH and PETER DAVID (W)
RICHARD ISANOVE (A/C)

While traveling through the Desatoya Mountains towards Eluria, Roland comes across a haunted camp. While there, he relives one of his past adventures, in which he and his ka-tet fought Farson's forces, only to be trapped by supernatural enemies. A fascinating prequel to THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA, and also a return to Roland's much-loved early adventures, EVIL GROUND is a must-read for all Dark Tower fans.

It even had an image!


The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: Evil Ground #1

I borrowed that description and image from this page, incidentally.

I've been hard on the Dark Tower comics on occasion, but never without feeling it was merited, and on the whole, I'd say the needle is still pointing toward "like" moreso than "dislike."  I kinda loved the first issue of Sheemie's Tale, and I'm onboard for the idea of another two-parter.  Especially if Richard Isanove is doing the art.

Stay tuned: an upcoming "Bryant Has Issues" will happily offer you a review of the comic when it hits shelves in April.

1 comment:

  1. "In which he and his ka-tet fought Farson's forces, only to be trapped by supernatural enemies."

    Riff: The execs who enforced the popular demand and supply law on this comic?

    ChrisC

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