Official Press Release
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 and the red-hot trailer at http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.4432!
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
(c)2008 Stephen King. All rights reservedc
The STAND POSTER (JUN082450)
24×36 Color Poster…$7.99
(c)2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
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