Howdy, folks. Apologies for the delay in posting. I took a slight break from The Truth Inside The Lie to do my latest entry over at my other blog, the James Bond-centric You Only Blog Twice. Over there, I've been slowly working my way through the Bond films again and trying to rank them according to this nutso grading scheme I came up with. It's grand fun, for me if for nobody else, and I spent the better part of the day writing about Goldfinger, which, of course, is one of the better entries in the series.
But you didn't come here to read about that, now didja? No! You came here to read some more about Marvel's "The Little Sisters of Eluria." Specifically, today, I'm going to talk for a bit about Robin Furth's prose contributions to the issues, which are even better than usual this time out.
For the back of issue #1, Furth contributed an essay entitled (somewhat misleadingly) "My Most Memorable Dark Tower Moments," and for the back of issue #2, another essay; that one is called "The Little Sisters of Eluria and the Language of the Unformed."
I don't have a huge amount to say about either of these essays (apart from suggesting that you read them because they are very, very good) ... but both contain some nuggets that help to illustrate some interesting things, about both this arc of the comics and about the larger tale -- in both its prose and graphic iterations -- of the Dark Tower. What I'm going to do is just present my thoughts on various matters in the essays, in roughly the same order they would spring up as I was reading them, with quotations from Furth's essays to help give my own comments the proper context.
So, why not let's us get into it. Whattaya say?