I’m only new to the world of Stephen King, so I’m still not 100% versed in his works. However, according to Marvel, The Stand is â€œoften noted as Stephen King’s best work.â€ And now, it’s coming to Marvel Comics, this September.
And to celebrate, nearly a month out, Marvel has released a trailer, which you can watch here below.
Something has gone wrongâ€¦terribly wrong. Imagine if what you thought was just a common cold ends up as an epidemic that has the potential to wipe out the entire Earth’s population! The apocalyptic battle between good and evil based on the classic best-seller by Stephen King, beginning in The Stand: Captain Trips #1 (of 5) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins, is almost here.
The Stand, originally written by King and published in 1978 as a rework of the original short story, Night Surf, was rereleased and published as the novel The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition in 1990. And coming to Marvel under King’s direction, the comic series will be released as 5 arcs, totaling 30 issues. The first arc will be called Captain Trips.
You can check out The Stand Sketchbook #1 for free right now at Marvel Digital Comics. Hard copies of this issue were given out for free at San Diego Comic Con last month.
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5) (JUL082245)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 PERKINS VARIANT (JUL082246)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 BERMEJO 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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