Once again this is definitely a graphic novel for long time readers of The Dark Tower. No real surprises here, it’s still “The Drawing of the Three” but now we have the big shootout with Eddie/Roland and Balazar and his gang. The main reason why I gave this four stars is once again I don’t like how Roland and Eddie are illustrated in this. Eddie feels/looks too short and not like I had him in my head. I went eh about Roland too.
So this graphic novel follows Eddie has fallen into Roland’s world. He has heroin strapped to him and he has to either believe that Roland is real and so is the door or just go and get caught by the airlines. We quickly follow
So Eddie is getting a little of the groove that we see in the later books. And Roland (our gunslinger) drawing the first that will be his new ka-tet is less than impressed. But we quickly see the grudging respect between them build.
I did feel for Henry in this one. Heck, even Jack (not that much, but just a smidge).
The writing is great and even though I know what is going to happen, I was still nervous. I will say that the scene we read about in books with Roland/Eddie taking on Balazar was a bit off and then I realized why. Eddie wasn’t naked (LOL).
I don’t know why the illustrations are not grabbing me for all of the characters. Maybe because we saw some of these characters depicted in some of The Dark Tower standalone books. I will look up later to see if it is the same illustrators for that or what.
The novel ends with Roland ready to meet the lady of shadows.