Stephen King is being sued over his Dark Tower series by the comic book creator of The Rook form


According a lawsuit has been filed in which it's claimed King's main character, the gunslinger Roland Deschain was based on The Rook's protagonist Restin Dane.


The complaint alleges that both are 'time-traveling, monster-fighting, quasi-immortal, romantic adventure heroes.'


Both characters dress like cowboys and both books have towers that are similar, it's claimed.


The creator of The Rook comics is seeking more than $500 million in damages and compensation, TMZ reported.


According to the legal documents seen by the website, the character of Restin Dane was featured in more than 5 million comics between 1977 and 1983 and King has acknowledged that he read those stories.


The horror writer's first book in the Dark Tower series was published in 1982.


Meanwhile, a Hollywood movie of The Dark Tower is heading to theatres this July starring Idris Elba in the lead role.


The first footage from the film, which also stars Matthew McConaughey, was just released by Sony at CinemaCon 2017.


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