The Journey Begins was first published on May 19, 2010 with the last issue being published September 22, 2010; there are five issues. The hardback version was published January 25, 2011 containing the entire comic collection.
The main story is told after Roland rests in Brown's hut located in the Mohaine Desert. The story begins where The Battle of Jericho Hill left off: with Roland lying amidst his fellow companions (all of which have been killed by not-men) and chronicles his escape.
Along the way he finds Aileen still alive, and a Billy-Bumbler, as he makes his way back to Gilead. Along the way Not-Men, a Dogan and a Susan Delgado look alike (also named Susan) all await Roland on his journey.
See also Chapter Summaries: