Official Press Release
NEW YORK – To celebrate the launch of the second story arc of the comic book series adapted from Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, Marvel Comics will offer a midnight release of Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1 the night of Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Participating retailers across the country will open at midnight on Tuesday (effectively 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008) so Stephen King fans can get their hands on the next issue of this historic comic. A full list of participating retailers can be found at: http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.2663.
“The nationwide midnight release will continue the huge momentum and impression that this comic book series has made–and continues to have–on Dark Tower enthusiasts, comic book fans, and just about anyone who enjoys a compelling storytelling,” says Ruwan Jayatilleke, Vice President of Development, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. “Marvel is extremely grateful to comic book retailers as a whole for supporting this series—and this event!”
Under the direction and guidance of King himself, Dark Tower: The Long Road Home picks up directly after the events of Dark Tower: Gunsliger Born, with Roland Deschain and his ka-tet fighting for their very survival. After the death of Susan, Roland and his companions try to make their way home, but after life changing events, one can never really go home again. With the Big Coffin Hunters on their trail and visions of Susan’s death dancing in Roland’s head, seemingly nothing else can go wrong. The danger increases and Roland is forever changed when he falls into a coma and the people who burned Susan are determined to make him their next victim.
To learn more about the Dark Tower: The Long Road Home comic book series please visit www.marvel.com/darktower.
Fans can catch up on the first installment of the Dark Tower series with the hard cover, 240 page graphic novel exploring the origins of the infamous Gunslinger Roland Deschain in Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born. The national best-selling graphic novel features the entire initial story arc, including the first seven issues, as well as exciting bonus material. A cover gallery including all covers and variant covers and several new pieces of art from renowned illustrator Jae Lee are featured in the graphic novel.
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Marvel Comics is a division of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a leading global character-based entertainment company that has developed and owns a library of more than 5,000 characters, which have entertained generations around the world for over 60 years. Marvel’s operations are focused in entertainment and consumer product licensing and comic book publishing. Marvel Studios supports the development of feature films, DVD/video products and TV series. Marvel’s creative team also supports the development of video games and toy lines based on its characters as well as for a broad and growing range of consumer products and services including apparel, collectibles, foods and promotions. Marvel’s comic book division is a leading publisher in the global marketplace while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property. Marvel’s Toy Biz division is a recognized creative force and leader in toy design, sales and marketing, developing and overseeing both licensee and in-house toy lines.