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    Hey Folks,
    just got a mail from my beloved comic book dealer, that said the following:

    "i found out marvel is not doing any more dark tower comics.
    i wonder if the license was too much with the movies coming. "


    Anybody any further news on that ?
    Would be a shame if they should stop right after the sailor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Priest View Post
    Hey Folks,
    just got a mail from my beloved comic book dealer, that said the following:

    "i found out marvel is not doing any more dark tower comics.
    i wonder if the license was too much with the movies coming. "


    Anybody any further news on that ?
    Would be a shame if they should stop right after the sailor.
    On Twitter, Robin merely said they are "on hold" for now.

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    It's funny how much this was a huge deal when it first came out and now it's like a non-entity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    It's funny how much this was a huge deal when it first came out and now it's like a non-entity.

    I know, right? I remember, getting on a line for a midnight issue of "Treacherous"!!! LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Priest View Post
    Hey Folks,
    just got a mail from my beloved comic book dealer, that said the following:

    "i found out marvel is not doing any more dark tower comics.
    i wonder if the license was too much with the movies coming. "


    Anybody any further news on that ?
    Would be a shame if they should stop right after the sailor.
    On Twitter, Robin merely said they are "on hold" for now.
    Did she ?
    Ok thanks, missed that obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    It's funny how much this was a huge deal when it first came out and now it's like a non-entity.

    I know, right? I remember, getting on a line for a midnight issue of "Treacherous"!!! LOL
    Yea, it sometimes felt as if I would be the only reader left ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    It's funny how much this was a huge deal when it first came out and now it's like a non-entity.

    I know, right? I remember, getting on a line for a midnight issue of "Treacherous"!!! LOL
    I think a lot of it had to do with Stephen King actively promoting the comics and making it seem like if he was not actually writing them he was still actively supplying the storyline behind it.

    Then it turns out not only did he have nothing to do with the series besides putting his name on the masthead and cashing in the paychecks, but he was actively avoiding them because he didn't want them to "junk up his head" (and then goes ahead and writes a DT novel that effectively dismantles the entire mythology of the comics). So the whole thing was basically Robin Furth writing fanfic right down to her self-insert character with Allie.


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    I was VERY into DT comics when they had just started. Regular edition, colour variant, black and white variant, second print variant...you name it. First three, maybe four arcs were solid and then Furth started liberally adding her own ideas and quality took a dive. I haven't even read the last two arcs. I don't think I'd take the books even if they were free.

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    Second arc where Roland faced off against CK and Marten in the Grapefruit was where it peaked for me. After that it was just tepid.

    I ended up dropping the comics after what Furth did with Walter's backstory in Sorcerer. That was the last straw.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
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    It's funny how much this was a huge deal when it first came out and now it's like a non-entity.

    I know, right? I remember, getting on a line for a midnight issue of "Treacherous"!!! LOL
    I think a lot of it had to do with Stephen King actively promoting the comics and making it seem like if he was not actually writing them he was still actively supplying the storyline behind it.

    Then it turns out not only did he have nothing to do with the series besides putting his name on the masthead and cashing in the paychecks, but he was actively avoiding them because he didn't want them to "junk up his head" (and then goes ahead and writes a DT novel that effectively dismantles the entire mythology of the comics). So the whole thing was basically Robin Furth writing fanfic right down to her self-insert character with Allie.
    Almost true. From the very beginning (2005) he did provide story ideas and rewrote some of the scripts for the first two issues (The Gunslinger Born and The Long Road Home)...according to himself, he tinkered with the dialogue and added a few rewrites. From the third issue (Treachery) and onward, he backed off and let Marvel do their own thing, sometimes approving, other times not seeming to care.

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