Stephen King to talk "Dark Tower" comic series on NPR

Official Press Release

Legendary author Stephen King will give a live interview to discuss the state of comics tied to the release of Marvel Comics' Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, the second story arc in his ground-breaking epic series Dark Tower on NPR's esteemed program Talk of The Nation this Wednesday, March 12th from 2:30-3:00 PM EST.

"Marvel Publishing is grateful to Stephen for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk about The Dark Tower comic series and comic books as a whole," says Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel Entertainment Vice President of Development. "We're excited that this will offer a chance to introduce this phenomenal epic---and medium of entertainment--- to NPR's listeners as well as reward loyal Dark Tower fans with some highly entertaining radio!"


The second installment of the best-selling, critically acclaimed comic book series hit stores on March 5th with the continuing saga of the last Gunslinger in Dark Tower: The Long Road Home. The series reunites the all-star creative team of Dark Tower expert Robin Furth, The New York Times best-selling author Peter David, Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and fan favorite illustrator Richard Isanove, who turned the first series Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born into the comic book event of 2007 -- making it one of the year's top selling series.

Exploring a chapter in Roland's life that is only hinted at in the novels, Dark Tower: The Long Road Home is the must-have that no comic book or Dark Tower fan can miss, and no fan of comics can afford to miss King's live interview on NPR!


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