It doesn’t arrive until September, but Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at its adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.Â The first arc follows the first 19 days of the Captain Trips outbreak that kills 99.4% of the population.Â 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.Â 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!Â Plus, a mind blowing, sketch variant from acclaimed artist Lee Bermejo and the first of five connecting variant covers from Perkins!
The Stand: Captain Trips #1 arrives September 10, 2008 for $3.99.