Originally published in 2008
as a five part series from Marvel Comics. Writers: Robin Furth (adaptation), Peter David (script). Art by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove. Hardcover.
Treading uncharted territory in the Dark Tower mythos, The Long
Road Home finds Roland’s ka-tet intact but unraveling. In the
shadow of the shocking murder of Susan Delgado — the young woman
who had won Roland’s heart and carried his child — the trio of
young gunslingers track a road out of Hambry fraught with peril.
While Alain and Cuthbert try to keep ahead of the pursuing Big
Coffin Hunters and cut through the formidable menaces that stand
in their way, Roland lies in a coma, his consciousness trapped
in Maerlyn’s Grapefruit, a mystical sphere inside of which many
important secrets are locked; its revelations may bring death —
And while Roland’s ka-tet is absorbed in its own drama, a great evil is emerging in the Dogan, as the boy Sheemie accidentally stirs a long-slumbering spirit that portends great evil.
Robin Furth is the personal research assistant to Stephen King and the author of Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance (2006). It is a compilation of her two previous encyclopedic books dealing with King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower: A Concordance, volume I – which explores the first four books in King's series – and A Concordance II, which gives the reader definitions and explanations of pivotal terms used over the course of the final three books of The Dark Tower.
Furth was raised in Upper Darby and along the coast of Maine. She illustrated the maps that appear in the novel The Dark Tower. Furth plotted the comic book spin-off miniseries The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, which serves as a counterpart to the series of novels written by Stephen King.