Originally published in 2011 as a five part series from Marvel Comics. Writers: Robin Furth (adaptation), Peter David (script). Art by Richard Isanove, Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano. Hardcover.
While following the trail of the Man in Black across Mid-World’s endless desert, Roland stumbles into the rundown town of Tull. Despite the hostility of the townsfolk, Roland stays a while, becoming the lover of Allie, the local honkytonk’s barkeep. But unbeknownst to Roland, the Man in Black has filled the town with traps. First, there is the weedeater named Nort, whom the Man in Black has raised from the dead and whose mind contains a secret horror. But worse yet is the town’s poisonous preacher woman named Pittston. She believes that the Man in Black has impregnated her with a divine child, and that Roland is the Interloper who has come to destroy it.
Collects Dark Tower : The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull #1-5.
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.