What kid didn’t read a Stephen King novel or two when they were in High School? I’ve actually read King’s mammoth tome “The Stand”, about a plague that kills pretty much most of the world’s population, leaving the survivors to start over with the help of a stereotypical kind old black lady from the South, while some dude in black stalks them. The book was made into a mini-series a while back starring a then-unknown Gary Sinese and Rob Lowe, but it was, uh, kind of sucky. Not least of which because, like all of King’s movies, the ending looked like something he had come up with during a late night of drinking — that is, it was lamer than the lamest guy name Lame. But that’s a Stephen King story for ya — the build up is tremendous, the middle is pretty awesome, and the ending … well, not so much.
Anyways, Marvel Comics is now taking a stab at a comic book version of “The Stand”, and they’ve even made a trailer for it. Yes, that’s right — a trailer for an upcoming comic book series. I bet you didn’t know they did that now, huh? Yeah, me neither. The whole thing is kinda weird, if you ask me, and probably should stop right now.
Something has gone wrong…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 and now you can see an exclusive look at this breath-taking series in a new online trailer you can watch right here.
As the anticipation builds to a fever pitch for this new series, Marvel is pleased to debut this exciting trailer! The Stand, often noted as Stephen King’s best work, takes fans on a breathtaking roller coaster ride of events leaving them craving more!
The next big Stephen King event starts now and be sure to head on over to Marvel.Com for a preview of this soon-to-be classic series before it goes on-sale September 10th at midnight openings across the country!
Yeah, what the press release said.