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The Dark Tower (SPOILER WARNING)

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I can't wait until Eddie, because Eddie is twenty kinds of badass.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I actually always wanted to see the inside of Blane. That could be awesome. Especially the trip itself...
    I don't know if anyone here is a huge stephen king fan, but if you read that trip, there's one part where King describes a creature like the one that came out of the trunk in From A Buick 8


    Just a little factoid... one of the best things about the Tower series is how it ties together...

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I always imagined it as what the inside of a Japanese/European train would look like, with their dirty communism and their efficient mass transit systems.

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  • saint2esaint2e Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Blaine is such a pain.

    And I love how the Dark Tower hinges all his other books together, it seems. Check out the following URL for a pretty solid list of tie-ins.

    http://www.thedarktower.net/connections/roadmap

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  • jimenexjimenex Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I can't wait until Eddie, because Eddie is twenty kinds of badass.

    Eddie? I thought the comic book series were going to be the origins of roland, ending with the start of book 1, is this true?

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    On the interview on Newsarama, King talks about how Jack Sawyer needs a third book.

    Goddammit make him stop with the teasing

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    jimenex wrote: »
    I can't wait until Eddie, because Eddie is twenty kinds of badass.

    Eddie? I thought the comic book series were going to be the origins of roland, ending with the start of book 1, is this true?

    They can fit him in. It'll be all plot related, except one full-page picture of Eddie yelling "IM EDDIE DEAN, BITCH"

    Because that's Eddie's backstory, right?`

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  • siliconenhancedsiliconenhanced __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2007
    I believe it wasn't just Roland's origins, but so called "other stories" that were about Roland and his ka-tet, but that King couldn't fit into the series. The "Little Sisters of Elluria" would be one such example.

    So God knows, we could see Roland blowing his horn before leading bizzaro world Eddie, Jake, and Susananah into battle with low men in the Terrorities.

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I believe it wasn't just Roland's origins, but so called "other stories" that were about Roland and his ka-tet, but that King couldn't fit into the series. The "Little Sisters of Elluria" would be one such example.

    So God knows, we could see Roland blowing his horn before leading bizzaro world Eddie, Jake, and Susananah into battle with low men in the Terrorities.

    Don't you mean Susannah-Prime?

    Susannah-Prime:She's asian now.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I believe it wasn't just Roland's origins, but so called "other stories" that were about Roland and his ka-tet, but that King couldn't fit into the series. The "Little Sisters of Elluria" would be one such example.

    So God knows, we could see Roland blowing his horn before leading bizzaro world Eddie, Jake, and Susananah into battle with low men in the Terrorities.

    Don't you mean Susannah-Prime?

    Susannah-Prime:She's asian now.

    Is he armless?

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  • siliconenhancedsiliconenhanced __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2007
    I believe it wasn't just Roland's origins, but so called "other stories" that were about Roland and his ka-tet, but that King couldn't fit into the series. The "Little Sisters of Elluria" would be one such example.

    So God knows, we could see Roland blowing his horn before leading bizzaro world Eddie, Jake, and Susananah into battle with low men in the Terrorities.

    Don't you mean Susannah-Prime?

    Susannah-Prime:She's asian now.

    Are you kidding? D :

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Septus wrote: »
    I believe it wasn't just Roland's origins, but so called "other stories" that were about Roland and his ka-tet, but that King couldn't fit into the series. The "Little Sisters of Elluria" would be one such example.

    So God knows, we could see Roland blowing his horn before leading bizzaro world Eddie, Jake, and Susananah into battle with low men in the Terrorities.

    Don't you mean Susannah-Prime?

    Susannah-Prime:She's asian now.

    Is he armless?


    That'd make gunslinging a lot harder.

    And by 'harder' I mean 'HILARIOUS'

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I do not aim with my foot... he who aims with his foot has forgotten the face of his father...

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • jimenexjimenex Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    #2 is out now

    All things serve the beam

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  • JudasJudas Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Issue 2 is fantastic, no real surprise there.

    Question; has the backstory that we're getting at the end of each comic been covered by King anywhere else? I've never seen the story of Myerlin and Arthur discussed in this much detail before. Not to mention the origin of the Crimson King.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    As far as I know (and it's admittedly not that much), those extra short stories are original. Robin Furth writes them based on ideas from King, and he approves whatever she writes. I have to say that the extra stuff at the end of the issues is really good. I haven't yet read the novels, but that stuff is helping me understand what's going on.

    And, yeah, the issue was great. Jae Lee's art is off the chain.

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  • AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    oh damn why did i spent all my budget on eden scott pilgrim and american gods how did i miss this on the stands

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The Crimson King is so evil that when he speaks babies die.

    HOLY FUCK

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I hope that means the end-of-issue stories are canon

    Because holy fuck I had no idea the Great Old Ones were that stupid
    "HAY GUYS LET'S KNOCK DOWN THE TOWER AND BUILD A NEW ONE HURRRR"

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  • jimenexjimenex Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Ok, so on this issue SK mentions the possibility of a TV mini series based on the dark tower novels, and on Comicon there was also some talk of J.J. Abrahams being involved. The style of "Lost" is perfectly suited to a stories like this so I'm getting pretty excited...

    ...and I'm bored so, despite the following being considered nerdy mental masturbation, I want to especulate about cast :D, I'm not going here on looks only but on the personality they would bring

    For Roland...I have no fucking idea, the only choice would be Clint Eastwood in the seventies so I'm not going to insult anybody by saying another option.
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    For Eddie:
    The dude from lost:
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    Susanna:
    two choices actually,
    Zoe from Firefly
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    or Rosario Dawson,
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    I have no idea about Jake.

    I would love to see Lance Henriksen as Father Callahan, Anthony Hopkins reprising his role as Ted Brautigan (although the original movie was a travesty IMO). I'm also thinking Gary Oldman for Marten (especially after seeing him in the comic). Just for the hell of it I would at least like to see clint eastwood as Eldred Jonas (might be too old though) or some other small role, like Mort the weed-eater from Tull. So, any other ideas?

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Stephen Lynch is the one true Eddie Dean

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  • Ethan SmithEthan Smith Origin name: Beart4to Arlington, VARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Who the FUCK are you?

    The guy who played Sawyer is the one true Eddie, or at least he's Eddie's bro.

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Who the FUCK are you?

    The guy who played Sawyer is the one true Eddie, or at least he's Eddie's bro.

    Okay, as Henry, maybe

    But there is no way Josh Holloway would make a convincing junkie-turned-gunslinger

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  • jimenexjimenex Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Green wrote: »
    Who the FUCK are you?

    The guy who played Sawyer is the one true Eddie, or at least he's Eddie's bro.

    Okay, as Henry, maybe

    But there is no way Josh Holloway would make a convincing junkie-turned-gunslinger

    This kinda made me wonder...would he pull off a good Roland?

    What do you guys think about Abrahams helming the whole thing? I kida like his style. I HATED the Mission Impossible movies, but 3 was awesome. It brought a lot of new things to the franchise, the opening sequence alone is worth the price.

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    jimenex wrote: »
    Green wrote: »
    Who the FUCK are you?

    The guy who played Sawyer is the one true Eddie, or at least he's Eddie's bro.

    Okay, as Henry, maybe

    But there is no way Josh Holloway would make a convincing junkie-turned-gunslinger

    This kinda made me wonder...would he pull off a good Roland?

    What do you guys think about Abrahams helming the whole thing? I kida like his style. I HATED the Mission Impossible movies, but 3 was awesome. It brought a lot of new things to the franchise, the opening sequence alone is worth the price.

    I love LOST, so I am pretty happy with Abrams taking on the rights

    And it's cliche as hell, but Viggo Mortenson could probably make a satisfactory Roland
    I vote Bruce Campbell

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  • SASA Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Clint Eastwood 20 years ago is the only man who can play Roland.

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Crap, I don't do the comics thing at all but I do the Dark Tower thing. I didn't even know this whole series was happening. I'm not having a lot of luck finding issue #1 online. Anyone point me in a good direction?

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited March 2007
    You are, of course, talking about buying the first issue online, not downloading it, correct?

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  • AximAxim Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    be honest now monkey mother is not pleased

    i just got through the second and really and i'm still reeling over how awesome this is turning out. art is exactly where i would like it to be at, characters are great, and it's basically my favourite time period in the dt universe. also these little backstories behind the tower, the orbs etc is awesome. it's great because it gives them an outlet for building all the extra mythos around the world that king can't really do unless it's dressed up in a short story about something else (low men in yellow coats etc).

    it really is the lotr of our times and still so many people are not aware of it. if anything king's letter in vol 2 shows that he's not worried about shows turning out badly and is more than willing to let abrahams give this a spin..

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    So I was recently in my local shop and wanted to pick up the second Dark Tower book. As I checked out I saw a varient cover for it. I wanted to buy it and than realized the price tag was 70 bucks! Is this a common thing for a cover varient to be wrth that much on such a new comic?

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  • GrifterGrifter BermudaModerator mod
    edited March 2007
    Doodmann wrote: »
    So I was recently in my local shop and wanted to pick up the second Dark Tower book. As I checked out I saw a varient cover for it. I wanted to buy it and than realized the price tag was 70 bucks! Is this a common thing for a cover varient to be wrth that much on such a new comic?

    That's basically somebody trying to gouge you. A new book shouldn't be priced that high unless it's been out for a few weeks and a price guide confirms it. Fresh on the shelf should be cover price.

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  • ChaosandQuietChaosandQuiet Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Wait, so are these comics hard to find? Because where I live, I found out about them after the 2nd one was already released, walked into my local comic shop, and picked the 1st and 2nd one up. Is that unusual?

    Also, love the books and these comics are really nice so far. The art is amazing.

    My gamertag on live is RolandtheWhite (RolandDeschain was already taken....)

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    They've sold out... but that just means that distributers sold out, individual shops might still have some issues.

    But they aren't like worth anymore then what's on the cover. Buying comics thinking they might be worth something is a suckers bet.

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    My comic store still had oodles of both.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Grifter wrote: »
    Doodmann wrote: »
    So I was recently in my local shop and wanted to pick up the second Dark Tower book. As I checked out I saw a varient cover for it. I wanted to buy it and than realized the price tag was 70 bucks! Is this a common thing for a cover varient to be wrth that much on such a new comic?

    That's basically somebody trying to gouge you. A new book shouldn't be priced that high unless it's been out for a few weeks and a price guide confirms it. Fresh on the shelf should be cover price.

    well I mean I obviously bought the 3 dollar version. I was just wondering if alternate covers were a "thing"

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    Whippy wrote: »
    nope nope nope nope abort abort talk about anime
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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Grifter wrote: »
    Doodmann wrote: »
    So I was recently in my local shop and wanted to pick up the second Dark Tower book. As I checked out I saw a varient cover for it. I wanted to buy it and than realized the price tag was 70 bucks! Is this a common thing for a cover varient to be wrth that much on such a new comic?

    That's basically somebody trying to gouge you. A new book shouldn't be priced that high unless it's been out for a few weeks and a price guide confirms it. Fresh on the shelf should be cover price.

    well I mean I obviously bought the 3 dollar version. I was just wondering if alternate covers were a "thing"

    It sorta depends on a couple of things. First, variants are generally produced in far lower quantities than the normal, so the scarcity raises the price. Second, if the book you saw was in a hard plastic cover, it was probably CGC graded, which raises the price significantly. CGC pretty much guarantees the quality of a book, assuming it's still in it's sealed plastic case. If you really want that variant, you could probably wait for the trade, where I'm sure they'll include the variant covers.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    most comic shops immediately raise the price on Varient covers, regardless of the comic. It sucks... I really wanted the Jae Lee cover of GS:R 1... but not for 70 freaking dollars.

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Green wrote: »
    jimenex wrote: »
    Green wrote: »
    Who the FUCK are you?

    The guy who played Sawyer is the one true Eddie, or at least he's Eddie's bro.

    Okay, as Henry, maybe

    But there is no way Josh Holloway would make a convincing junkie-turned-gunslinger

    This kinda made me wonder...would he pull off a good Roland?

    What do you guys think about Abrahams helming the whole thing? I kida like his style. I HATED the Mission Impossible movies, but 3 was awesome. It brought a lot of new things to the franchise, the opening sequence alone is worth the price.

    I love LOST, so I am pretty happy with Abrams taking on the rights

    And it's cliche as hell, but Viggo Mortenson could probably make a satisfactory Roland
    I vote Bruce Campbell
    SA wrote: »
    Clint Eastwood 20 years ago is the only man who can play Roland.

    Yes, but sadly we do not possess a time machine or the ability to clone the badass gene, so we are left with Viggo.

    That's who I thought should play him 5 years ago, and that's who I still vote for today.

    He proved he can play a cowboy in Hidalgo, and he proved he can play a stone cold killer in A History of Violence.

    Just consider the two movies as a single audition tape, and he's got the chops for the role.

    PLUS, unlike many other big name actors Viggo still has the ability to not play a role just as "Viggo doing Roland". If you put anyone else in that role, say Bruce Willis, he's grown to the point where he is simply "Bruce Willis as Roland" rather than actually becoming Roland.

    But if they do make a mini-series or whatever, I'd kill to have Clint, Bruce Willis, Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot and Sam Jackson have roles in it. Gary Oldman as Marten was a good call, btw

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  • jimenexjimenex Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Ringo wrote: »
    But if they do make a mini-series or whatever, I'd kill to have Clint, Bruce Willis, Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot and Sam Jackson have roles in it. Gary Oldman as Marten was a good call, btw

    a Young Val Kilmer would make a great older Cuthbert (battle of Jericho Hill?).

    My life would be complete just by listening to Sam Eliot saying: "The Man in Black fled accross the desert, and the gunslinger followed". But I don't think the film/tv adaptation would work with a narator.

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  • jimenexjimenex Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    what the hell people?, seriously....

    Volume 3 is out...<3 <3<3<3<3<3<3

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