Stephen King will be teaming up with Marvel to create a new series based off of the main character from his epic Dark Tower series. The comic will launch April of 2006 and will be illustrated by Jae Lee (Marvel seems to have a fixation on guys with the last name Lee).
If you’ve read my past articles, or listened to the recent podcasts, you know that I have a distaste for Marvel. I’m not a huge Stephen King fan either. The few stories I’ve read of his were OK, but I didn’t find him to be the most eloquent writer. When his books are translated in to movies, they are just terrible (Secret Window, case in point) as is oft the case with any book. Stephen King’s ideas are good though, and I’m interested in seeing what he can pull off when he turns his talents to a comic book.
I really doubt this will give a massive boost to Marvel. For that to happen they need to scrap their writers and start fresh.