In stores right now is the fifth issue in The Stand: American Nightmares arc.Â Things are starting to pick up for the survivors of the Captain Trips virus, and you can get a look at the issue after the jump.
In stores today is the latest installment of Marvel’s adaptation of The Stand.Â Take the jump for a peek, and if it gets you excited, be sure to visit your local comic store to pick up a copy.
“I hear DC has Gotham City Sirens coming out in June…” “Oh yeah?” “Yup.” “I bet we can top ’em with Marvel Divas…” I’m not sure that’s exactly how the conversation went down at Marvel went when this series was dreamed up, but the duo of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning hype it up on this week’s My Cup of Joe.
The Stand: Captain Trips is over, and it’s time for the survivors begin to adapt to the changes in the world. Marvel is ready to kick off the second chapter of the series with The Stand: American Nightmares #1, that arrives March 11, 2009. The superstar creative team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Perkins and Laura Martin, who brought you one of the most critically acclaimed series of last year, The Stand: Captain Trips, reunites to deliver a shocking tale of despair and destruction unlike any other before! The few, brave survivors must adapt to a reality they never thought possible.
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.
If you haven’t guessed, Marvel is in the midst of a huge company wide story featuring those wrinkled chin baddies – the Skrulls. Yeah, duh… If you are eager to snag up every single issue, Marvel has sent the cover images of the upcoming tie-in issues for you to check out and possibly drool over.Â All of the issues ship between now and August 13, 2008. Personally, I don’t have the time or money to buy every single tie-in, but I’m thinking of giving that Greg Horn, Ms. Marvel issue a chance.
As if you can’t already get enough Skrullerific images from the Who Do You Trust? campaign, Marvel has gone and done it to Marvel’s First Family (with a little help from Mike McKone). Mavel has sent Major Spoilers the variant cover image to Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #1 that arrives May 14, 2008.