Marvel Comics 09.10.08 | Stephen King’s The Stand arrives, and Dark Tower continues

stand-header.jpgHot on the heels of their hit continuation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, Marvel once again teams with the master of horror in The Stand: Captain Trips #1 while the creative team behind DT: Gunslinger Born and DT: The Load Road Home return for Dark Tower: Treachery #1. By the same token, Marvel adaptation of award-winning author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness gets the hardcover treatment, and we have a look at the covers.

 

 

Stephen King’s THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS Debuts On September 10th!

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: 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!

To celebrate the release, The Stand: Captain Trips #1 (of 5) goes on sale at 12:01 am, September 10th, 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 sketchbook online at http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/titles/The_Stand_Sketchbook.2008.1 and the red-hot trailer at http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.4432!

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

©2008 Stephen King. All rights reservedc
FOC-8/7/08, On-Sale-9/10/08

The STAND POSTER (JUN082450)
24×36 Color Poster…$7.99

©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved

On-Sale-8/20/08

 

Dark Tower: Treachery Debuts In September

The critically-acclaimed comic book series, inspired by Stephen King’s seminal Dark Tower, returns with the follow up to this year’s national best selling sequel with Dark Tower: Treachery #1 (of 6).  After every best-selling issue of the fan-favorite Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, the all-star team of writers Robin Furth & Peter David, artists Jae Lee & Richard Isanove, joined by special guest variant cover artist Gabriele Dell’Otto, present Roland Deschain and his ka-tet after they’ve safely returned back to Gilead.  However, all is not well on the homeward front.  Roland has held onto the evil Maerlyn’s Graprefruit and grown obsessed with gazing into its pinkish depths regardless of the negative effects it has taken on his body.  And what the young gunslinger sees brings may be more frightening than the darkest of nightmares!  Meanwhile, Roland’s father and a posse are hunting down John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters after they threatened the life of his son.  And when he finally finds them, all may not go as well as expected.

To celebrate the release, Dark Tower: Treachery #1 goes on sale at 12:01 am, September 10th, at participating comic stores around the nation.  Plus, Marvel is proud to announce they will be releasing a special top-secret gatefold midnight variant which is bound to please all Dark Tower fans.

Don’t dare to miss the series that everyone’s anticipating and never fails to wow the critics!

"The Dark Tower is some of Marvel’s best work…They’re delivering the next chapter in September. As the comics continue to venture farther out of King’s original realm, my excitement continues to grow." -Jesse Schedeen of IGN.com

"Jae Lee’s haunting artwork and Stephen King’s crumbling, dusty postapocalyptic world make for a powerful experience" – E.A. Solinas of TheFullReview.com

"The scripting by David is very strong, with a great sense of character…The artwork by Lee and Isanove remains spectacular as always…I’m really looking forward to the next announced Dark Tower series, to see what comes next in this gripping and thrilling tale." – Adam Chapman of Comixtreme.com

It’s the next exciting chapter in the Dark Tower epic and no comic fan can afford to miss Dark Tower: Treachery #1 (of 6)! And be sure to check out Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born Premiere HC, collecting the best-selling, critically acclaimed Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7, in stores now!

For more on Dark Tower, please visit http://www.stephenking.com/ and http://www.marvel.com/darktower  

DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #1 (JUL082248)
DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #1 DELL’OTTO VARIANT (JUL082249)
DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #1 LEE SKETCH VARIANT (JUL082250)
DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #1 MIDNIGHT GATEFOLD VARIANT (MAY088317)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE
Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
FOC-8/07/08, On-Sale-9/10/08

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN PREMIERE HC (SEP072167)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Parental Advisory…$24.99
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
ON SALE NOW!!!

Covers Revealed To Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Lords Of Avalon HC

Marvel is pleased to unveil the covers to Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness Hardcover, collecting the acclaimed Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #1-7!  Based on the best-selling novels by award-winning Sherrilyn Kenyon (written originally under her penname of Kinley MacGregor), comes a thrilling limited series adapted by Robin Gillespie, with art by Tommy Ohtsuka, with the collecting featuring two variant covers by the red-hot interior artist, Tommy Ohtsuka, including one exclusive to comic book shops!

 

Welcome to a world where Camelot is ruled by the Lord Kerrigan and the peasant known as Seren is a pawn between the rulers of light and darkness. However, the beautiful peasant is faced with a problem once she is kidnapped by Lord Kerrigan. Is he truly the demon others think him to be, or is he her savior in disguise?

 

The sensation adored by fans all over the world, Lords Of Avalon is a modern fantasy classic-and now’s your chance to find out why in this stunning adaptation! #1 New York Times best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s work comes to life like never before in the action-packed fantasy, Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness Hardcover!

LORDS OF AVALON: SWORD OF DARKNESS HC (JUL082251)

Written by SHERRILYN KENYON & ROBIN GILLESPIE

Penciled by TOMMY OHTSUKA

Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA

Parental Advisory …$19.99

On-Sale-9/10/08

LORDS OF AVALON: SWORD OF DARKNESS HC VARIANT (JUL082252)

Written by SHERRILYN KENYON & ROBIN GILLESPIE

Penciled by TOMMY OHTSUKA

Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA

Parental Advisory …$19.99

On-Sale-9/10/08

 

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