"The Stand" sells out, second printing variant cover edition announced

Tue, September 23rd, 2008 at 10:25am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

"The Stand: Captain Trips" #1, second print

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!

“The Stand is one of the most realistic comics ever released,” gushed Benjamin Birdie of ComicBookResources.Com. “Mike Perkins and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa do a fantastic job of adapting King's work here. The character designs are spot on, and they inhabit the page perfectly.”

Marvel also advises that retailers check their orders for all upcoming issues of The Stand as the series continues to generate mainstream buzz!

Don’t dare miss your second chance to pick up a copy of this year’s most highly anticipated series from the master of horror, Stephen King, in The Stand: Captain Trips #1 (of 5) Second Printing Variant! And don’t forget to check out the next exciting chapter in The Stand: Captain Trips #2 (of 5), on sale next month!

THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (AUG088063)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Pencils & Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
FOC—10/02/08, On-Sale—10/22/08

THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (of 5) (AUG082299)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (of 5) PERKINS VARIANT (AUG082301)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (of 5) SKETCH VARIANT (AUG082300)
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
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
On-Sale—10/08/08

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