roland sought the tower, and he found his way home
the comics : story

A comic book series detailing Roland's trials before we join him in The Gunslinger novel was released by Marvel beginning in 2007. There are 15 titles to the series, released during a 10 year span, from February 2007 to February 2017. Within these 15 titles are a number of comics contained within each series.

These comics were written by Peter David and Robin Furth, and featured artwork by Jae Lee (who also created the artwork for the IV.V. Dark Tower novel The Wind Through the Keyhole), Richard Isanove, and several other talented artists. (view the complete credits)

This comic book series was eagerly welcomed by fans of The Dark Tower, as many long for more stories and anything Dark Tower related. And these works did not disappoint. The comics are filled with rich, full-colored, beautiful illustrations and amazing story progressions.

And with many readers wondering about Roland's early years, the comics delivered a cure. Personally, my favorite novel was Wizard & Glass, the fourth novel in The Dark Tower series, and these comics were able to expand further on Roland's years before The Gunslinger, which I loved to see in the fourth novel.

The Dark Tower: Beginnings
February 2007 - May 2010

The Gunslinger Born (Books #1-7)
released February - June 2007

The Long Road Home (Books #1-5)
released March - July 2008

Treachery (Books #1-6)
released September 2008 - February 2009

The Fall of Gilead (Books #1-6)
released May - October 2009

Battle of Jericho Hill (Books #1-5)
released December 2009 - May 2010


The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
May 2010 - October 2012

The Journey Begins (Books #1-5)
released May - September 2010

The Little Sisters of Eluria (Books #1-5)
released December 2010 - May 2011

The Battle of Tull (Books #1-5)
released June - October 2011

The Way Station (Books #1-5)
released December 2011 - April 2012

The Man in Black (Books #1-5)
released June - October 2012


The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three
September 2014 - February 2017

The Prisoner (Books #1-5)
released September - December 2014

House of Cards (Books #1-5)
released March - July 2015

Lady of Shadows (Books #1-5)
released September 2015 - January 2016

Bitter Medicine (Books #1-5)
released April - August 2016

The Sailor (Books #1-5)
released October 2016 - February 2017