The Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead #1

Writer: Peter David, Robin Furth Artist: Richard Isanove Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 13, 2009 Critic Reviews: 4
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A horrified Steven Deschain learns that the deadly seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit has been stolen from his chambers! Far worse, when he enters his wife’s rooms to arrest her for the theft, his son Roland is standing over her body with a gun in his hand. The youngest gunslinger has perhaps committed the most hideous crime of all! Continuing the epic saga based on the best-selling Dark Tower novels by the master Stephen King. It’s the first chapter in the most incredible storyline yet. Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99 ©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski May 15, 2009

    My advice: if you’ve been reading it thus far, you should keep on doing so. And if you are unfamiliar with the Dark Tower series, go to your local library and check ‘em out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G May 16, 2009

    Question for readers of the Dark Tower novels and comics: Would you want to see a comic adaptation of Roland's adventures post-Gilead, i.e., his journey to the Dark Tower? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 13, 2009

    Issue #1 gets off to a somewhat slow start. Between that and the lack of Jae Lee's pencils, I simply can't rate this issue as high as some other Tower installments. While the art will likely remain the same, past stories have given me no reason to doubt the plot will pick up in pace soon enough. Whatever pitfalls it may face, Dark Tower is still one of the best series Marvel is putting on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace May 12, 2009

    The extras also include some illustrations by Dennis Calero (including one of Furth herself) and some page breakdowns and black-and-white pages from Isanove (which are even more impressive-looking in this monochrome form). Read Full Review

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