World Fantasy Award-winning writer Stephen King, and Marvel Comics join forces once again to launch a new ground-breaking comic book series adapted from King's apocalyptical novel, THE STAND! Acclaimed writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SECRET INVASION: FANTASTIC FOUR, ANGEL: REVELATIONS) brings the first of several limited series to life this September 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: AAVENGERS), 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! To celebrate the release, THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5) goes on sale at 12:01 am, September 10, at participating comic stores around the nation. Quint of AintItCool.com gushes, "This is looking like a really fine series from the fantastic source of material." Don't miss 2008's most highly anticipated new series from the master of horror, Stephen King, in THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5)! And be sure to get your first in-depth look with the STAND SKETCHBOOK online here and the red-hot STAND trailer right here! For more on THE STAND, please visit StephenKing.com or 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 ©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved FOC—8/7/08, On-Sale—9/10/08 The STAND POSTER (JUN082450) 24x36 Color Poster…$7.99 ©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved On-Sale—8/20/08 To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook ©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.