Stephen King’s THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS Debuts On September 10th!
I had good thoughts about this series when it was first announced. Marvel's adaption of the Dark Tower has been really good. After looking at these preview images, I am even more convinced this is going to be good.
Looking below, we're going to see the virus affecting the population. It doesn't appear that they're simply going to rush past it. I think it is important to see the populace before and after the hit. Also check out that last image. It's not the most comforting thing to look at. I'm sure some people will object or complain at seeing an infant in that state. I think that just makes it more "real." You can't tip-toe around certain imagery or topics in a Stephen King adaption. That wouldn't be fair to the source. This isn't going to be a comic for children so I applaud Marvel at not treating those of us interested in this as such.
World Fantasy Award-winning writer Stephen King, and Marvel Comics join forces once again to launch a new ground-breaking comic book series adapted from King's apocalyptical novel, The Stand! Acclaimed writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four, Angel Revelations) brings the first of several limited series to life this September in The Stand: Captain Trips #1 (of 5)! The Stand, which is commonly deemed as King's most popular novel, is a story of Biblical proportions; after a government-made virus mows down majority of the human race, the few survivors must band together in order to survive. With visually stunning interiors from Eisner-nominated artist, Mike Perkins (Captain America, House of M: Avengers), the human race is going make their last stand! Plus, a mind blowing, sketch variant from acclaimed artist Lee Bermejo and the first of five connecting variant covers from Perkins!
To celebrate the release, The Stand: Captain Trips #1 (of 5) goes on sale at 12:01 am, September 10th, at participating comic stores around the nation.
Quint of AintItCool.com gushes, “This is looking like a really fine series from the fantastic source of material.”
Don’t miss 2008’s most highly anticipated new series from the master of horror, Stephen King, in The Stand: Captain Trips #1 (of 5)! And be sure to get your first in-depth look with the sketchbook online at http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/titles/The_Stand_Sketchbook.2008.1!
For more on The Stand, please visit StephenKing.com or http://www.marvel.com/comics/The_Stand
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5) (JUL082245)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5) PERKINS VARIANT (JUL082246)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5) SKETCH VARIANT (JUL082247)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled & Inked by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Sketch Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO
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The STAND POSTER (JUN082450)
24x36 Color Poster…$7.99
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