The Stand: American Nightmares #4

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 8, 2009 Critic Reviews: 3
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The penultimate chapter of the second volume based on Stephen King's horror epic! The survivors of the Captain Trips plague have started to team-up. Stu Redman and Glen Bateman trade origin stories--and horror stories about their mutual nightmares--while Randall Flagg sets out to recruit his first soldier in the ultimate battle between Good and Evil: Lloyd Henreid. But will the starving madman accept the dark man's offer? And either way, will he or his soul survive? Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99 ©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random H more

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 8, 2009

    Mike Perkins' art continues to hold up well, in turn. His sequence depicting the spread of the plague in Captain Trips was easily one of the visual highlights, and the script this month allows him to revisit that sequence with a slight twist. Also very effective are his renditions of the prison meeting between Lloyd and Flagg. The only real complaint I have involves Perkins' rendition of Harold. His design seems to forcibly induce hatred of Harold, lending him an almost sinister, evil aura. And while that's not technically inaccurate given Harold's role in the story, I still feel a more even-handed visual approach to the character would have been better. But overall, both Aguirre-Sacasa and Perkins are firing on all cylinders in this series. As long as you don't expect much, if any, deviation form the source, The Stand: American Nightmares continues to please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jul 7, 2009

    My only real complaint with the book continues to be the relaxed pacing that will probably be more effective in the collected editions than in individual monthly chapters. However, the final page's closing suggestion that "Things are going to begin moving very, very fast" implies that the creators may be aware of this. I look forward to seeing them make good on this promise as they continue to weave their intricate tapestry of individual character-based stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jul 13, 2009

    American Nightmares #4 is very good, but it's also pretty slow. If you've been following The Stand from the beginning, then you should already know what to expect. Read Full Review

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