NEWS - THE STAND

Stand review

Posted: May 4, 2012, 00:50:31

Here is a rather wonderful, succinct and well-thought out review of The Stand comic from Comic Heroes Magazine:


"Over the course of 31 issues, collected in six volumes, Marvel has produced arguably the finest novel-to-comics adaptation ever. Not only does Stephen King's The Stand remain utterly faithful to the source material, it manages to convey almost all of the power of King's apocalyptic epic and as much of the depth of characterisation as can reasonably be expected.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has expertly filleted the original text; a true flavour of King's literary 'voice' seeps through in every caption. He also retains the novel's many quiet, reflective interludes rather than trying to hone it down to a series of action sequences and moments of horror. This is particularly evident in No Man's Land, in which the good guys begin re-establishing some kind of societal normality after the death and devastation caused by a lethal flu plague. The talking-head character interplay is as tense and compelling as the violence and self-sacrifice in the final volume.

Fine though the scripting is, the art is even better. Mike Perkins' calm, naturalistic style - illuminated by Laura Martin's understated colouring - is perfect for a story about ordinary people grappling with threats both supernatural and mundane"

The Stand Omnibus in June

Posted: March 16, 2012, 22:58:00

I just found this on Talk Stephen King:


Marvel's The Stand has posted the following at their facebook page:

Due out in June:
STAND OMNIBUS HC SLIPCASE $150
(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (A) Mike Perkins (CA) TBD
The Stand is a classic tale of good vs. evil, loss weighed against redemption and despair pitted against hope. It is an apocalyptic vision of man’s battle to save life against a worldwide plague of death. When the viral strain dubbed “Captain Trips” works its way across the face of the country, the painfully few survivors are launched into a nightmare that’s only just begun – but for the Dark Man, Randall Flagg, it’s a dream come true. Based on the masterpiece of apocalyptic horror by celebrated author Stephen King, this lavish adaptation is packed with extras in a two-volume slipcased set!
Collecting

•THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1-5,
•THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #1-5,
•THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #1-5,
•THE STAND: HARDCASES #1-5,
•THE STAND: NO MAN’S LAND #1-5,
•THE STAND: THE NIGHT HAS COME #1-5
•THE STAND SKETCHBOOK.

My interview with Mike Perkins

Posted: December 12, 2011, 23:25:15

The last issue of The Stand comic is done so what better time to talk to its illustrator Mike Perkins? Here you can see what he had to say.

Preview of Stand comic

Posted: August 23, 2011, 23:45:23

Talk Stephen King fond some really cool previews for The Stand: The Night Has Come #2. Check them out on the comics facebook page.

Two covers part 1

Posted: December 8, 2010, 13:36:14

Here are the covers for issue # 1 and 2 of the new arc of The Stand called No Man's Land. The issues are released January 5th and February 2nd.

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Thanks to Marco Lammers

Cover for Hardcases #4

Click for a larger imagePosted: July 29, 2010, 15:33:49

Here is the cover for issue #4 of Hardcases.

Interview with Mike Perkins

Posted: July 19, 2010, 01:05:13

Here is an interview with Mike Perkins that he did with StephenKing.pl.

Introducing The Kid

Posted: June 4, 2010, 00:13:33

Here's a sneaky peak at some of the artwork in the new issue of The Stand (posted on The Stand's Facebook page) - on sale 3rd June. Introducing...The Kid!

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The Stand hits Facebook

Posted: June 1, 2010, 21:01:42

Mike Perkins has started a page on Facebook dedicated to Marvel's adaptation of The Stand - appropriately titled Marvel's The Stand. He'll be posting artwork and release info up there - and if any one has any questions about the series that'd be the place to ask them.

Cover for issue #3 of Hardcases

Posted: May 19, 2010, 11:31:32

Here is the cover for issue #3 of Hardcases.

Thanks to @Jmrenaudie

Cover for Hardcases

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Here is the cover for issue #2 of Hardcases.

My review of Soul Survivors

Posted: March 24, 2010, 23:17:51

Here is my review of the third Stand story arc; Soul Survivors.

Stand covers

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Here are the variant cover for issue #5 of Soul Survivors and issue #1 of Hardcase (the fourth arc).

Cover for issue #5

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Here is the cover for issue #5 of Soul Survivors.

Cover

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Here is the variant cover for issue #4 of Soul Survivors.

Advertising for Stand and DT

Posted: January 17, 2010, 22:14:44

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Thanks to Bev Vincent

Soul Survivors covers

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Here are the varian cover for issue #2 and the regular cover for issue #4 of Soul Survivor.

Captain Trips in hardback

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When Marvel released the hardback version of Captain Trips it was only sold online. Next year they will release a new version that you will be able to buy in any bookstore that wants to carry it. Today I got a copy and the cover looks really, really nice.

An exclusive

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Here is an exclusive look at the cover for issue #3 of Soul Survivors by Lee Bermejo and Laura Martin.

Stand cover

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Here is the variant cover for issue #3 of Soul Survivors.

My thoughts #2

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Here is my review of issue #1 of Soul Survivor that was released today as well as the regular and variant covers for the issue.

Hardback of American Nightmares

Posted: September 14, 2009, 00:20:42

Marvel now has the hardback edition of American Nightmares listed on their site. It's due to be released on November 11th.

Review of issue #5

Posted: August 19, 2009, 14:16:52

Today the last issue (issue #5) of American Nightmares is released. Here is my review of it.

Cover for issue #5

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Here is the variant cover for issue #5 of American Nightmares.

Stand arc 3

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The third arc of The Stand comic will have the title Soul Survivors and premier October 21st. Here is the cover for issue #1.

Issue #4 review

Posted: July 11, 2009, 00:19:03

Here are my thoughts on issue #4 of American Nightmares

Covers for issue #4

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Here is the variant and sketch covers for issue #4 of American Nightmares.

American Nightmares #3 review

Posted: May 24, 2009, 00:22:16

Here is my review of the third issue of American Nightmares. An issue that I feel is one of the best so far.

American Nightmares covers

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Here are the variant cover for issue #3 and the regular of issue #5 of American Nightmare.

Interview and preview

Posted: April 23, 2009, 23:21:47

Here is an interview with Mike Perkins and some previews of issue #3 of American Nightmares.

Thanks to Georgia

American Nightmares cover

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Here is the cover for issue #4 of American Nightmare.

Preview of American Nightmares

Posted: April 14, 2009, 00:11:32

Here is a preview of issue #2 of American Nightmares.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

American Nightmares cover

Posted: April 7, 2009, 00:36:26

Here are the three coves for issue #2 of American Nightmare:

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Preview of issue #2

Posted: March 20, 2009, 00:07:21

Here is an interview with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and some sketch previews of issue #2 of American Nightmare.

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Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

The Stand Week is over...

Posted: March 16, 2009, 09:12:43

OK, The Stand Week here at Lilja’s Library is over. It seems to have been a huge success and before we get on with the winners of the contest and the correct answers. Here is all the interesting stuff that happened during the week:

Interview with Chris Eliopoulos
Interview with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Interview with Laura Martin
Interview with Mike Perkins
My review of issue #1 of American Nightmares

And the correct answers are...

Question 1: Who (of Mike Perkins, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Laura Martin and Chris Eliopoulos) does what with The Stand comic?
Answer 1: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Script), Mike Perkins (Art), Chris Eliopoulos (lettering) and Laura Martin (Colors)

Question 2: Has Chris Eliopoulos lettered another King comics?
Answer 2: Yes, The Dark Tower comics

Question 3: What’s so special with the variant covers for Captain Trips?
Answer 3: Put together they make one image

Question 4: How many different covers has there been for all the five issues (if you sum them all up)?
Answer 4: 16 (you can see them all here.

Question 5: What King fan site has appeared in The Stand: Captain Trips?
Answer 5: Lilja’s Library (sorry but I couldn’t help myself…)

And the winners are:

Monday:
Charley Turner

Tuesday:
Stan Timmons

Wednesday:
Tom Twinem

Thursday:
Ariel Bosi

Friday:
Tracey Byram

The Stand Week on Lilja's Library

Posted: March 9, 2009, 00:00:00

It’s theme week here at Lilja’s Library. This time we focus on The Stand and the release of the hardback edition of Captain Trips and the first issue of American Nightmare. To celebrate this I have put together a week for you that I hope you will enjoy. Here is what you’ll get:

Monday:
Interview with Chris Eliopoulos
The contest starts and the first winner is drawn

Tuesday:
Interview with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
The second winner is drawn

Wednesday:
My review of issue #1 of American Nightmares
The third winner is drawn

Thursday:
Interview with Laura Martin
The forth winner is drawn

Friday:
Interview with Mike Perkins
The fifth and last winner is drawn

Lilja’s Library is also working with Tales Of Wonder to give you the best price possible on The Stand comic even if you don’t live in the US. They are offering to sell the hardback of The Stand: Captain Trips (the regular cover) for $28 (retail price is $25) and that includes postage outside the US which is otherwise much higher than $3. US customer get 30% off plus shipping. Shipping is $1.99 plus $0.79 per book (free shipping above $99).

And as if that isn’t enough they are also offering to throw in a random selected variant cover (from one of the five issues of Captain Trips) to those customers who buys the hardback for as long as their supplies last. How about that? Just go here to order. And while there, check out their signed copies of The Stand: Captain Trips hardback as well.

Comments, questions or thoughts about the week? Don’t hesitate to let me know.

New covers for The Stand

Posted: February 19, 2009, 22:55:26

Here are three new covers for The Stand: American Nightmare.

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From left to right: Sketch variant of issue #1, a second variant cover for issue #1 and the regular cover for issue #3.

If you want to see more covers for The Stand: American Nightmare you can do so here.

Captain Trips issue #1 for free

Posted: February 8, 2009, 23:21:38

On King's official site you can now download the complete first issue of Captain Trips.


Marvel has announced that The Stand: Captain Trips Premiere Hardcover will be available exclusively at comic shops and TalesOfWonder.com. The highly anticipated collection includes all five issues of the first arc.

To celebrate, Marvel is offering visitors of StephenKing.com a complimentary digital version of the complete first issue. This download also includes the Captain Trips Sketch Book. - A must have file for The Stand's constant readers.

Thanks to Larry Fire

American Nightmares cover

Click for a larger imagePosted: February 4, 2009, 00:34:53

Here is the variant cover for the first issue of the second story arc of The Stand: American Nightmares

Captain Trips #5

Posted: January 28, 2009, 00:25:22

Here is my review of the last issue (#5) in the first story arc of Captain Trips as well as some previews from the issue.

Mike Perkins about The Stand

Posted: January 27, 2009, 19:53:32

Mike Perkins writes on the official Stephen King message board:


That's right....this week sees the release of the fifth issue of Marvel's adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand.

This was my favourite issue to illustrate so far. It's the FLAGG issue, of course.

Need I say more?!

By the way - next weekend ( Feb 6th-8th) I'll be attending the New York Comic Convention where I'll be chatting, sketching and selling pages of artwork - Stand pages among them - including all the pages from Issue 5. If you're in the area please pop by and say hello.

Cheers,
Mike

Limited cover

Posted: January 22, 2009, 00:26:17

Here is the full cover for the limited edition of The Stand: Captain Trips in hardback. And if you order it over at Overlook Connection Dave will you 10% off. Just give him the coupon code LiljaStand when you order.

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Cover of issue #2

Posted: January 20, 2009, 00:31:33

Here is the cover for issue #2 of American Nightmare.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Captain Trips in HB

Posted: January 14, 2009, 15:36:27

Marvel has just announce it’s release of the hardcover of The Stand: Captain Trips. The difference this time is that it will be sold exclusively to direct market retailers.

Here is Marvle’s press release:


Marvel is proud to announce the highly-anticipated The Stand: Captain Trips Premiere Hardcover, collecting the first critically-acclaimed graphic fiction adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal novel, will be released EXCLUSIVELY to direct market retailers on March 10th at a special Stand Advance Release Opening at 9pm local time. This hardcover collects the entire The Stand: Captain Trips limited series by the superstar creative team of writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four, Angel: Revelations),Eisner-nominated artist Mike Perkins (Captain America, House of M: Avengers) and Eisner-winning colorist Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men) with two stunning covers—one by the red-hot Lee Bermejo and a limited edition gatefold cover by Perkins. King fans should know that both editions are available ONLY in comic shops across the country, and through online comics and collected editions sellers.

In the tradition of Civil War and Secret Invasion, The Stand: Captain Trips Premiere HC will debut amid a flurry of mainstream and hobby market press, with Marvel providing retailers an array of complimentary promotional tools.

“Marvel is excited to present this unique opportunity to our partners in the direct market who’ve helped make The Stand such a success,” explained David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales. “We appreciate their overwhelming support for The Stand: Captain Trips and want to thank them with the option of either the regular cover or the limited edition gatefold cover.”

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Stand cover

Posted: January 12, 2009, 00:09:03

Here is the sketch cover for issue #5.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Stand preview

Posted: January 6, 2009, 01:55:45

Here is a preview of three pages from issue #5 of The Stand.

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And here is an interview with writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Lilja's Library in The Stand

Click for a larger imagePosted: January 3, 2009, 16:05:12

How is this for cool news? In the last issue of Captain Trips (issue #4) one of the store signs says Lilja's Library. Click on the page to see it in a bigger version.

Comic reviews

Posted: January 3, 2009, 01:03:28

Here are my reviews of the fourth issue of Treachery and Captain Trips.

Advanced release variant

Posted: December 26, 2008, 20:44:32

There will be an advanced release variant edition of the first issue of American Nightmare that will only be sold at the midnight release of the issue. More info to come.

American Nightmares issue #1

Posted: December 16, 2008, 13:11:09

Here’s the cover for the first issue (of five) of the second story arc of The Stand. The arc’s title is American Nightmares and the first issue is released in March 2009.


The second arc begins! The deadly super flu Captain Trips has devastated the country and now the few survivors must pick up the pieces and go on. Larry Underwood seeks escape from New York City. Lloyd contemplates an extremely unsavory dinner option in jail, and Stu Redman makes a desperate bid for freedom from his interrogators. Most ominous of all, the stange being called Randall Flagg continues his dread journey across the devastated landscape of America. You must not miss it!

Thanks to Marco Lammers

Captain Trips #5

Posted: December 15, 2008, 00:49:21

Here is the variant cover for Captain Trips #5.

This cover finishes the image that all five covers make.

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Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Cover for issue #4

Posted: December 9, 2008, 00:35:02

Here is the sketch cover for issue #4 of Captain Trips.

Captain Trips 2 review

Posted: November 12, 2008, 00:08:51

Here are the covers and my review of issue 3 of Captain Trips.

Stand #3 preview

Posted: October 23, 2008, 21:55:30

Here is a preview of three pages from issue #3 of The Stand.

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Two new covers

Posted: October 22, 2008, 00:02:17

Here are the regular cover for issue #5 of Treachery and Captain Trips.

Mike Perkins interview

Posted: October 7, 2008, 15:46:03

Here is an interview I have done with Mike Perkins, illustrator of Captain Trips.

Comic reviews

Posted: October 7, 2008, 15:39:41

I have spent some time with the latest comics and here are my reviews for the second issue of Captain Trips and Treachery.

Captain Trips #2 preivew

Posted: October 7, 2008, 00:38:57

Here are some previews of issue #2 of Captain Trips.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

More covers

Posted: September 26, 2008, 23:44:08

Here are the lastest covers from Treachery and Captain Trips.

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Left to right:
- Treachery issue #2 sketch cover
- Captain Trips issue #3 sketch cover
- Captain Trips issue #2 variant cover
- Captain Trips issue #3 variant cover
- Captain Trips issue #4 variant cover

2nd printing of Captain Trips

Posted: September 23, 2008, 23:56:25

Here is the cover for the 2nd printing of the first issue of Captain Trips.


The first chapter of Stephen King’s acclaimed horror epic, The Stand: Captain Trips, debuted this month in graphic fiction form and was an instant hit with fans. After a quick sell out at Diamond, Marvel is pleased to announce that they will be going back to the press with The Stand: Captain Trips #1 (of 5) Second Printing Variant! The Stand, which is commonly deemed as King's most popular novel, is a story of Biblical proportions; after a virus produced by the government spreads across the country, destroying the human race, the few survivors left alive must band together and make their final stand! Written by acclaimed scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four) and featuring the visually stunning interiors of Eisner-nominated artist, Mike Perkins (Captain America, House of M: Avengers), comes the beginning of the end of the world! Plus, check out the all new variant cover featuring the mind-blowing art of Mike Perkins!

Cover for issue #2 and #4

Posted: September 21, 2008, 01:07:05

Here is the sketch cover for issue #2 and the regular cover of issue #4 of The Stand.

Thanks to Herbert West

Preview of issue #2

Posted: September 19, 2008, 23:54:09

Here is a preview of the first six pages from issue #2 of The Stand.

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Comic mania...

Posted: September 9, 2008, 20:37:58

...is here. Tomorrow the first issues of both Captain Trips and Treachery is released but if you want you can check out what I think about them today.

            


Captain Trips
Treachery

Midnight Openings for Captain Trips and Treachery

Posted: September 9, 2008, 09:13:10

Don’t miss the midnight openings on September 10th. Mike Perkins (artist for The Stand: Captain Trips) and Peter David (writer for Treachery) for The Stand: Captain Trips, will be doing several signings. For more information about the events, visit this link.

Two more and an interview

Posted: August 26, 2008, 23:24:00

Here is an interview with Mike Perkins as well as two more pages from the first issue of The Stand.

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Here is the order in which I think they should be:

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More previews

Posted: August 26, 2008, 13:56:16

Here are two new previews from the first issue of The Stand.

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Cover for issue #3

Posted: August 17, 2008, 00:09:46

Here is the cover for the third issue of Captain Trips.

The covers for The Stand

Posted: August 6, 2008, 23:08:00

Here are all the three different covers for the first issue of The Stand. From left to right, standard cover, sketch cover and variant cover.

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Stand trailer

Posted: August 4, 2008, 23:46:27

A trailer for the upcoming The Stand comic is now out. Check it out here.

The Stand preview

Posted: July 24, 2008, 23:58:39

Here is a preview of the first three pages of the first issue of The Stand.

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And here is an interview with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, writer for The Stand.

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Perkins interview

Posted: July 24, 2008, 00:26:47

Here is an interview with The Stand artist Mike Perkins

Thanks to Anders Jakobson

The Stand illustrations

Posted: July 22, 2008, 15:33:43

Ain't it Cool gave us this images from The Stand today. The right one is the cover for issue #2.

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Thanks to Anders Jakobson

Captain Trips #1 variant cover

Posted: July 10, 2008, 15:54:45

Here is the variant cover for the first issue of Captain Trips.

Sketchbook review

Posted: July 3, 2008, 00:23:41

Here are my review of The Stand sketchbook.

Sketch cover for The Stand

Posted: July 2, 2008, 08:27:53

Here is the sketch cover for the first issue of The Stand.

Sketch teaser

Posted: July 1, 2008, 07:54:57

Here is a taste from The Stand sketchbook I told you about yesterday. I got this page from the eminent blog and if you go there you’ll find even more.

Thanks to Larry Fire

Interview and sketchbook

Posted: June 30, 2008, 11:54:38

Here is an interview with Mike Perkins, who's illustrating The Stand comic. In it (among other things) he mentions a sketchbook that will be released within a week and (like with The Dark Tower sketchbook) it'll be free.

In other words; Go hunt for it now!


The sketchbook introduces you to the initial characters through the design work I've done. There's also some cover roughs and finished designs from myself and Lee Bermejo, as well as the promo piece that was teased in New York at Comic Con.

Captain Trips #1

Posted: June 18, 2008, 08:05:21

Here is some info about The Stand comic:


THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5)
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

It begins here: the apocalyptic epic battle between good and evil based on the classic bestseller by master of horror Stephen King! On a secret army base in the Californian desert, something has gone horribly, terribly wrong. Something that will send Charlie Campion and his wife and daughter fleeing in the middle of the night. Unfortunately for the Campion family--and the rest of America--they are unaware that all three of them are carrying a deadly cargo: A virus that will spread from person to person like wildfire, triggering a massive wave of disease and death, prefacing humanity's last stand! Be there as writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four) teams with artist Mike Perkins (Captain America) for the first arc in the next great Stephen King event!

32 PGS./ Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99

Thanks to Takeo Harada

Video interview with Mike Perkins

Posted: June 9, 2008, 10:02:18

Here is a video interview with Mike Perkins who is the artist for The Stand.

Even more about The Stand

Posted: June 2, 2008, 15:10:45

Here is an interview with the editor of The Stand Ralph Macchio.

More The Stand

Posted: June 2, 2008, 10:39:53

More info about The Stand has been revealed.

The plan is to release it as six five-issue miniseries, or thirty issues in total. The first issue is scheduled for release in September.

To the right is what might be the cover for the first issue.

The Stand announced

Posted: June 1, 2008, 21:07:25

Yesterday Marvel announced their new King project and it didn’t come as a big surprise that it’s The Stand that’s getting adapted. The comic will be edited by Bill Rosemann who also brings with him an impressive pool of talent to produce this top notch adaptation. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa handles scripting duties while Mike Perkins draws, inks and provides variant covers. Colorist Laura Martin, letterer Chris Eliopolus and cover artist Lee Berjemo round out this creative juggernaut.

Here is a first look:


And you can see and read more here and here

Thanks to Larry Fire

The Stand as a graphic novel

Posted: March 18, 2008, 16:51:57

As King mentioned in my interview with him Marvel will turn The Stand into a graphic novel.

Here is an article about it.

Thanks to everyone that has mailed me about this.