Peter David on ‘Dark Tower: The Long Road Home’
The subject of Marvel.com’s weekly interview this time around is Peter David, co-writer of last year’s Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born and its upcoming sequel, Dark Tower: The Long Road Home.
According to the Long Road Home interview, the sequel picks up where its predecessor left off… with a slight twist: Roland, the main character, is effectively out of commission:
Marvel.com: Roland’s in a coma—how are Alain and Cuthbert, the other members of the Ka-Tet, responding to the Big Coffin Hunters chasing them while they’re trying to get Roland’s body safely back to Gilead?
Peter David: Well, not to sound flip, but they’re responding in the way that one would expect: They’re running like hell. Their job at this point is to survive and return home to tell of everything and everyone they’ve encountered. Goals don’t get much simpler than that.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the series is worth buying simply for the beautiful work of artists Jae Lee and Richard Isanove – the great story is just a bonus. Marvel.com has posted some of the art from Long Road Home with the interview
The first issue of the five-issue miniseries hits shelves Feb. 27.