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The TalismanComic books based on Stephen King's novels have almost become a genre of their own lately, with adaptations and spin-offs of both "The Stand" and his "Dark Tower" series finding new life in the world of graphic novels.

This November, King's 1984 novel "The Talisman" (co-written with Peter Straub) goes the same route with a new graphic novel adaptation published by Del Rey Comics.

The story follows a teenager tasked with retrieving a magical talisman in order to save his dying mother. He must cross back and forth between our world and its alternate—and more dangerous—"twinner" counterpart. Read More...

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Stephen KingDel Ray Manga has acquired the comic and graphic novel rights to Stephen King and Peter Straub's 1984 horror title, "The Talisman." While the creative team who will be producing the monthly comic has not been announced yet, the series is set to hit shelves in late summer/early fall of 2009.

"The Talisman" follows Jack Sawyer, a teenager who must retrieve a magical Talisman in order to save his dying mother's life. However, in order to obtain the magical relic, he must travel back and forth between the real world and a horrifying landscape known as the "twinner." The original hardcover publication of the book spent an astounding 12 weeks at #1 on the New York Times best seller list, and a television series based on the property is in the works with Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy attached. Read More...

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