Marvel has announced that Peter David will script the first seven issues of The Dark Tower, a new comic series based on the work of Stephen King and illustrated by Jae Lee (see 'Marvel Announces Three Projects by Best-selling Authors').  The book is currently scheduled to launch in February (see 'Dark Tower Comics Delayed').


David has been a long-time King fan.  'You have to understand,' he said.  'To me, it was yesterday that I was standing on line at a Stephen King book signing, telling him that I was an aspiring writer, and he inscribed a copy of Danse Macabre with 'To Peter:  Best of luck on your writing career.'  ...I'm extremely excited to be a part of such a highly anticipated event.'