Sdcc Talisman Issue 0 - Front Cover
Del Rey has announced that Massimo Carnevale will be the cover artist of THE TALISMAN, their adaptation of the Stephen King/Peter Straub novel. A #0 issue will be released at San Diego.

The epic saga of The Talisman debuts with Issue 0, a never-before-told prequel to the story, to be published by Del Rey Comics this Fall. The Talisman novel, originally published in 1984, is the story of a young teen named Jack Sawyer, who can save his dying mother only by retrieving a magical talisman. To find it he must cross back and forth between our world and the frightening and dangerous landscape of its “twinner” counterpart. Issue 0 explores the separate lives of Jack’s father—in our world, and the mysterious realm known as the Territories—and how evil scheming will forever change Jack’s peaceful life. The series is being adapted by Robin Furth and illustrated by Tony Shasteen. The Talisman Issue 0 will be available in comic book stores everywhere on October 21, 2009.

A limited, black-and-white convention edition of Issue 0 will be available for free exclusively at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, taking place July 22-26. The special issue will be distributed by Del Rey at Booth #1129.


  1. Stephen King is on record for his love of the comics medium since he was a kid.

    As for this adaptation though (looking at the solicitation above) “Young teen” while technically accurate is stretching it for a 12-year old. I hope they don’t “age” him for the graphics. I miss the days of actual adolescents in an action adventure (Leave it to Chance, Harry Potter’s early days…)

    I hope political correctness doesn’t ruin the character.

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