Interior illustration for THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER. Michael's portrayal of the the young Roland in this scene suggests a young Stephen King. This was somewhat prescient on his part as the character Stephen King appears in the last book and someone else remarks that "he could have been in Roland's family."
This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations – The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of a lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier western legend.
The Gunslinger’s quest involves the pursuit of The Man in Black, a liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, and a friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, here is stunning proof of Stephen King’s storytelling sorcery.