The Stand: American Nightmares #1
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The Stand: American Nightmares #1

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2
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The second arc begins! The deadly super flu Captain Trips has devastated the country and now the few survivors must pick up the pieces and go on. Larry Underwood seeks escape from New York City. Lloyd contemplates an extremely unsavory dinner option in jail, and Stu Redman makes a desperate bid for freedom from his interrogators. Most ominous of all, the stange being called Randall Flagg continues his dread journey across the devastated landscape of America. You must not miss it! Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99

  • 8.5
    IGN - Daniel Crown Mar 11, 2009

    Largely from the benefit of Mike Perkins pencils, American Nightmares continues to capture and highlight the spirit of the novel while taking risks mostly unheard of in the world of adaptations. Instead of pushing through the quiet moments of the novel in order to win readers over with more visceral action, Aguirre-Sacasa continues to celebrate the heart of King's story. And while the pacing might frustrate the impatient reader, the rest of us can continue to celebrate the book's painfully intricate examination of the human spirit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Mar 10, 2009

    Since I haven't read Stephen King's original novel, I can't comment on how faithful an adaptation this is -- but in its own right, this is a well-written series with fully-realised characters and an interesting concept, even if it is taking a while to come together. It just feels as though it hasn't been conceived with the medium of comics in mind. I'm not very familiar with the story of The Stand, so it could be that I'll be surprised, and the story will suddenly become a lot more visually exciting at some point soon. However, after the similarly muted visuals of the first miniseries, I'm not getting my hopes up. I'll probably still continue to read this series, but more for the writing than for the artwork. Maybe I should just check out the original novel instead. Read Full Review

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