The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born is a seven-issue, comic book miniseries, the first arc of a limited series of comic books published by Marvel Comics, based on the The Dark Tower series of novels by Stephen King, who is overseeing the project. It is plotted by Robin Furth, dialogued by Peter David, illustrated by Jae Lee, and colored by Richard Isanove.
The series was originally due to begin in April 2006, but was delayed for unspecified reasons. The first issue of The Gunslinger Born was released at midnight on February 7, 2007, and because of its connection with King, David, Lee, and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada appeared at a midnight signing in at a Times Square, New York comic book store to promote it. There will be 7 total issues in this arc, released in monthly installments. The entire Dark Tower comic book series comprises four additional arcs: one containing 5 issues (Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, 2008) and the other three containing 6, for a total of 30 issues.
The Gunslinger Born is a prequel to The Dark Tower series, starting from Roland Deschain's manhood test against Cort and ending with the last events of the flashback sequences in Wizard and Glass. Later arcs will "cover the time period between Roland leaving Hambry and the fall of Gilead".