Marvel releases list of retailers hosting "The Stand" store events

Tue, September 9th, 2008 at 8:49am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release


"The Stand: Captain Trips" #1

Marvel is proud unveil the complete list of retailers participating in the landmark midnight opening to commemorate the release of THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1. Click over to http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.4757 to see which retailers are hosting this event at their stores, beginning the next epic comic book series from Stephen King and Marvel Comics!

Acclaimed writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four, Angel Revelations) brings the first of several limited series to life this month 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!

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
Parental Advisory...$3.99
(c)2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
On-Sale--9/10/08

The STAND POSTER (JUN082450)
24x36 Color Poster...$7.99
(c)2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
On-Sale NOW!
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Marvel Comics is a division of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a leading global character-based entertainment company that has developed and owns a library of more than 5,000 characters, which have entertained generations around the world for over 60 years. Marvel's operations are focused in entertainment and consumer product licensing and comic book publishing. Marvel Studios supports the development of feature films, DVD/video products and TV series. Marvel's creative team also supports the development of video games and toy lines based on its characters as well as for a broad and growing range of consumer products and services including apparel, collectibles, foods and promotions. Marvel's comic book division is a leading publisher in the global marketplace while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property. Marvel's Toy Biz division is a recognized creative force and leader in toy design, sales and marketing, developing and overseeing both licensee and in-house toy lines. For additional information visit http://www.marvel.com.

TAGS:  marvel comics, stephen king, the stand, captain trips, mike perkins

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