[NOTE FROM CHUCK: this press release from Marvel strikes me as a bit odd, as on March 11, 2009, they released a Direct Market version AND a Book Market Version of this hardcover. It’s almost as if they are saying the Book Market Version wasn’t sold in book stores.]
Media Release — Marvel is pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming demand, THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS PREMIERE HARDCOVER will be available for purchase wherever books are sold as of January 2010. Previously available only to comic shop retailers, this critically acclaimed hardcover collects THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS limited series by the superstar creative team of writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SECRET INVASION: FANTASTIC FOUR, ANGEL: REVELATIONS), Eisner-nominated artist Mike Perkins (CAPTAIN AMERICA, HOUSE OF M: AVENGERS) and Eisner-winning colorist Laura Martin (ASTONISHING X-MEN).
It all begins here: the epic apocalyptic battle between good and evil. On a secret army base in the Californian desert, something has gone horribly, terribly wrong. Something will send Charlie Campion, 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. Don’t miss the beginning of this epic story in THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS PREMIERE HC!
For more on The Stand, please visit the Marvel.com Stand mini-site or StephenKing.com.
Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS PREMIERE HC (978-0-7851-3620-0)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Covers by MIKE PERKINS & LEE BERMEJO
Parental Advisory SLC …$24.99