WoW! I can't wait to see this. I know that King likes to experiment with different forms of publishing - but I Never expected a graphic novel (comic books!)In a move that can only continue to elevate the literary and commercial cachet of the graphic novel format, sources say that bestselling novelist Stephen King has agreed to write a new installment of his Dark Tower series as a graphic novel to be published in 2006.
A spokesperson for Marvel Comics, which will announce the deal on Friday, confirmed that they will publish a King work, although they didn't disclose details. Marvel was dropping hints about a possible King book at this year's Comic-con in July. Sources say that the new Dark Tower installment will be published first as a comic book periodical beginning in April and later released as a Marvel hardcover in the fall of 2006.
What's more I never expected to hear anything else from the Baronies again. I do hope that this is Not a continuation of the last book, I hope it's some of the stories that he hinted at in many of the Tower books. So many tantalizing threads, so many short stories left to the imagination. Something like "The Little Sisters of Eluria" would be just fine.
I haven't bought graphic novels since the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers!