Stephen King’s The Stand – Marvel Newest King Comic Adaptation

June 7, 2008

Stephen King‘s “The Stand” (along side “The Dark Tower” masterpiece of course) are considered by fans as Mr. Kings Magnum Opus.

The recent news has it that after the highly adaptation of “The Gunslinger” into a graphic novel, Marvel will be doing the same for the classic apocalyptic novel “The Stand”

The production will oversee the whole project being the acting as a creative supervisor, and it’s going to be written by Roberto Sacasa, with art by Mike Perkins and covers by Lee Berjemo.

The first issue will be released by September of this year

There are unanswered question still:

  • How many issues will the series run?
  • Is this going to be a direct adaptation?
  • Or is it going to be like The Dark Tower in that it will be a kind of spin-off?

Stephen King fans are surely excited about this! Including me! I have my own set of The Gunslinger marvel comics myself! 😀

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4 Responses to “Stephen King’s The Stand – Marvel Newest King Comic Adaptation”

  1. […] I might greased it), and now Marvel is planning in production of making Stephen King’s “The Stand” graphical novel – […]

  2. […] the news are all over the internet that Marvel Comics will again make another graphical novel. Another Stephen King masterpiece, the apocalyptic […]

  3. Here is some more information about the upcoming Steven King/Marvel comic it, the first issue will be called STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS and will be released
    September 10th,2008.

    There will not only be a regular cover available but also two variant covers, a 1:125 color variant and a 1:75 sketch variant.

    I have given the details of the first issue below.

    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
    ©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
    This comic series is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

    Formore information visit http://www.mailboxheroes.com

  4. thecrimsonking said

    Are you sure about the 1:125 color variant? I know that with the Dark Tower series they had a 1:25 color variant. I was just wandering if the 1:125 was a mistake… Thanks

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