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It's a pleasure to be able to recommend 1408, the Dimension Pictures adaptation of my story. It stars John Cusack and opens this Friday. This is a genuinely disquieting movie--the damn thing gets under your skin and just CRAWLS there. For one thing, what could be more terrifying than a man haunted by The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun?" I doubt if you'll hear much screaming in the theater (I could be wrong about that), but a lot of people are going to be sleeping with the lights on when it's over.
The end begins here with Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #6, the penultimate chapter of the groundbreaking Marvel Comics limited series, adapting the classic Stephen King story. The Affiliation, a force of men gathered by Roland’s father, advance further into the Shaved Mountains, however unbeknownst to them, Farson and his Coffin Riders have lured them into a trap. Now, with Hambry’s oil powering the Old Ones’ weapons, the Affiliation stands to be wiped out unless Roland can get there in time. Writers Peter David and Robin Furth, and series artist Jae Lee and Richard Isanove bring you another issue of the acclaimed limited series that has the critics buzzing.
Richard George of IGN.com says “I’m mesmerized,” and calls Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born a “masterpiece”.
Luke Paton of SilverBulletComicbooks.com calls Jae Lee and Richard Isanove’s art “fantastic… Each panel is so meticulously detailed and beautifully rendered that you could just look at them all day.”
Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #6 will also feature a stunning variant cover by Greg Land and fans can also expect to see more exclusive behind the scenes pages, as featured previous issues of Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born. For more info on Dark Tower, please visit http://www.marvel.com/darktower and see Dark Tower like you’ve never seen it before!
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A long story entitled “The Gingerbread Girl” will be the centerpiece of Esquire Magazine’s July issuPosted: May 23rd, 2007 12:34:23 pm
In the emotional aftermath of her baby’s sudden death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf and out to the loneliest stretch of Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a conch shack he has kept there for years. Em keeps up her running—barefoot on the beach, sneakers on the road—and sees virtually no one. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences….
Keep track of all the latest news on The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born series from Marvel. Our new Release Log includes press releases, cover art, links to online resources and other items of interest.
The smash hit limited series exploring the early days of Stephen King's notorious gunslinger Roland (from the Dark Tower series of novels) continues this month, as Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #4 arrives in stores this Wednesday, May 2nd. Young Roland has met Susan Delgado and like many good times in his life, danger looms large...and dangerously close. The town of Hambry holds many secrets, but for Roland, the most intriguing new discovery is that of the equally enamored Susan. But will forces greater than both conspire to tear apart this blossoming young love?
The critics continue to laud praise upon this bold story, as ComicsShouldBeGood's Brian Cronin raved, "The control that David has over the dialogue in this work is expertly done. With the beautiful artwork of Jae Lee, it is almost like watching a stage play being performed for me, with the dialogue and the artwork mixing together wonderfully."
With each issue selling out at Diamond, and continued interest from the mainstream media, Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born is one of the most talked about series in years! For more information and art, please visit www.marvel.com/darktower
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The April selection of a signed book through The Haven Foundation will be Black House (Hardcover signed by both Stephen King and Peter Straub). The price will be $80 plus shipping. The books will go on sale beginning at 12 noon Eastern Time on April 17th. We have a total of 25 copies available and will be offering them in small lots at random times throughout the day so that they will not sell out within the first 2 minutes of going on-sale as they did in January. We do not take pre-orders or telephone orders.
PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who has purchased a signed Stephen King book through The Haven Foundation will not be eligible to purchase another signed copy. We have a one signed book per household lifetime limit in order to give as many people as possible the opportunity to get a signed book.
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The first chapter of Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower, arrived last month in graphic fiction form from Marvel Comics to great response across the country. Despite an incredibly healthy overprint, the demand for this issue has been greater than anticipated and the issue has sold out. But fear not, King fans, Marvel is pleased to announce that we will be going back to press on the first issue, with a brand new cover by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada.
Following the adventures of young Roland, Stephen King's Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born continues to win over fans both new and old. Says Quint of AintItCool.com, "Get to the comic store and pick this up!" Issue 3 of the series will be in stores on April 4th.
Please note, the first printings of this title may still be available at the retailer level. To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-COMICBOOK.
Picking up from last issue's startling cliffhanger, DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #2 keeps the action going as well as gives readers their first glimpse at some of the epic's most popular- and important- characters. Learn the fate of Roland and his ka-tet as they head East to avoid the scheming of Marten, fear the introduction of the deadly Big Coffin Hunters, and meet the young woman who will always be in Roland's heart- Susan. But it is the first terrifying glimpse of the deadly Crimson King that will truly haunt you after reading! All of this, plus a map of the Barony of Mejis, a short story describing the creation of Maerlyn's Rainbow, and an open letter from the Master himself, Stephen King!
Don't miss DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #2, on sale Wednesday, 3/7.
Call 1-888-COMICBOOK to find a retailer near you!
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- Filming began this week in Louisiana on the long-awaited movie adaptation of The Mist. Frank Darabont, who directed Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, is also heading this project.
Cast members include:
Andre Braugher as Norton
Jeff DeMunn as Dan Miller
Marcia Gay Harden as Mrs. Carmody
Laurie Holden as Amanda
Thomas Jane as David
Toby Jones as Ollie
Bill Sadler as Jim
Dimension has this currently scheduled for release in theaters in November.
We will continue to bring you updates as they become available.