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It doesn’t arrive until September, but Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at its adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.  The first arc follows the first 19 days of the Captain Trips outbreak that kills 99.4% of the population.  As good as the Dark Tower series was, I think The Stand is going to be the King adaptation everyone will want to read.

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

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!

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The Stand: Captain Trips #1 arrives September 10, 2008 for $3.99.

via Marvel

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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3 Comments

  1. Josh P.
    August 5, 2008 at 10:41 am — Reply

    Wow. The page of the wife and baby is creepier than anything I could have imagined.

  2. August 5, 2008 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Yeah, the Dark Tower is losing me. I’ve read about 2/3 of the Gunslinger, and figured that the comics would help me out in understanding what exactly Roland was about. The first Dark Tower mini was really good, but this recent one has been kinda meh for me. However, being that The Stand is probably my favorite novel EVAR, I’m going to be all over this.

    M-O-O-N ….

  3. tank
    August 6, 2008 at 12:08 pm — Reply

    Looks good.

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