Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Length: 136 pages
Release Date: June 27, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 9th volume in the Dark Tower graphic novel series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the 9th book in the Dark Tower graphic novel series based on Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. This was an excellent book and really brought the old, rugged gunslinger and his trials to life.
Roland continues his pursuit of the Man in Black across the treacherous wasteland. He encounters vicious dogs and vampiric dust devils and is desperate for some sort of water source. Finally his journey takes him to a Way Station where he meets the boy Jake. Jake is from New York and has no idea how he ended up in this wasteland. Jake and Roland journey closer and closer to the Man in Black. As Roland nears his goal he must ask himself, what will he give to reach his final goal?
This was an excellent addition to the Dark Tower graphic novel series. I really enjoyed seeing Roland as his tough and rugged Gunslinger self wandering the wastelands of his world. I love the relationship that develops between Roland and Jake; it was nice to see the somewhat sensitive side to this rugged old Gunslinger.
In this book Roland makes a lot of progress toward catching the Man in Black and finally gets to speak with him some. It was great to see that progress being made. As with all of these, the story is dark and a bit twisted, but incredibly engaging.
I continue to enjoy the illustration throughout these books. They have been easy to follow, done in beautiful full color, and have excellent detail.
Overall an absolutely outstanding addition to the Dark Tower graphic novel series. I would definitely recommend this whole series to those who enjoy dark fantasy graphic novels.