The Portalist's Guide to The Dark Tower

A spoiler-free guide to Stephen King's The Dark Tower—one of the most unique and rewarding fantasy sagas ever.

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  • Idris Elba (left) as Roland Deschain and Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers in the upcoming movie adaptation of The Dark Tower.

    Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures.

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed: the history of The Dark Tower. 

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  • Clint Eastwood as an early Roland inspiration: the Man With No Name from Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

    Photo Credit: PEA

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Remember the face of your father: Where to start with The Dark Tower

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  • Cover of book seven.

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  • Illustration from The Little Sisters of Eluria.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Dada Chum, Dada Chee, Advanced Study 

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  • Odetta Holmes (aka Susannah) from Marvel Comics’ The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three—The Lady of Shadows #1.

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  • Cover of The Lady of Shadows #1.

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  • Yikes.

All things serve the beam: a note on the movie

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  • Map created by production company MRC for the Wizard and Glass TV show.

    Photo Credit: MRC.

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