The Stand

American Nightmares

by Aaron Sagers

17 December 2009

 

Stephen King’s The Stand is one of the most epic, disturbing and uniquely American tales of horror. And the Marvel Comics’ faithful adaptation only adds to the value of King’s story. In the not-too-distant future, after a government-created super virus wiped out 99 percent of the country’s population (covered in The Stand: Captain Trips), the one percent that survived are on a path through a dead nation towards the end of the world - with a battle between good and the evil Randall Flagg waiting for them there. This is good horror and there’s nothing funny about the funnybook medium it’s presented in.

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