Apr 21, 2009
The Dark Tower: Treachery was released with a midnight signing and celebration. When you started the series, did you expect it would get this kind of reaction?
Peter David: If by reaction you mean critical reaction, I was confident that we were putting out a quality book. The work that Robin, Jae, and Richard have done is superb. So I was reasonably sure that we’d get positive notices. In terms of actual audience numbers, I honestly had no idea what to expect. It was, after all, not a superhero title. I knew if we could pull in the Stephen King fans, we’d have a ball game. The point at which I finally became confident of the audience interest was when I showed up at one of the Marvel midnight openings to launch the very first issue of Dark Tower. It was at Midtown Comics at Times Square, it was February, midnight (of course), and an arctic wind was blasting down the street, rendering it practically subzero. Yet well over a hundred people showed up to stand there, freezing, in order to be part of the event. And I thought, “Okay. We’ve got something here.”