The Stand: Captain Trips

The Stand: Captain Trips

Exclusive hardcover edition, collects The Stand: Captain Trips series of comics (#1-5) into one Hardcover volume. 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. Unfort...

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Title:The Stand: Captain Trips
Author:Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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The Stand: Captain Trips Reviews

  • Becky

    The Stand has always been one of my all time favorite books, and this adaptation was fantastic. "Captain Trips" covers probably about the first 8th of the book, if that, but and it manages to show a large chunk of the details and story that happen in that section of the book, and does it in a way that doesn't feel like there are huge gaps. I was quite impressed. I knew that there would be a lot left out, and I had prepared myself to be disappointed in the way it was done, but obviously, I was fa

    The Stand has always been one of my all time favorite books, and this adaptation was fantastic. "Captain Trips" covers probably about the first 8th of the book, if that, but and it manages to show a large chunk of the details and story that happen in that section of the book, and does it in a way that doesn't feel like there are huge gaps. I was quite impressed. I knew that there would be a lot left out, and I had prepared myself to be disappointed in the way it was done, but obviously, I was far from disappointed, and actually loved it. The only thing that I felt was missing was Harold Lauder, but I am quite sure that he will be introduced in the next installment.

    The artwork was amazing. I loved the representation of the characters, and this was another area where I'd been nervous - I've known these characters for half of my life! If they are depicted in a way that doesn't mesh with the characters I know, it could be very bad. But, while they did look different than they do in my head (and in the 1994 mini-series adaptation), they represented their characters well. In a couple of frames, Larry Underwood even looked a little like Hugh Laurie, that sexy beast. ;)

    Sticking with the artwork, this is definitely not what you want to be reading when dinner is served. It's quite graphic, and doesn't sugar-coat or gloss over the illness caused by the superflu. There's phlegm and grossness EVERYWHERE. It was awesome. :D

    I loved this, and am headed to read the second installment right now. The 3rd is on my Christmas wishlist!

  • Marc-Antoine

    The Stand was my first Stephen King novel and reading the graphic novel sure brings me back. I hope I don't get the sniffles again this time around! Well done.

  • Calista

    I know this is only the graphic novel and I like graphic novels. Still, this has the power of the full novel and I got so engrossed. I want to read them all. They did an amazing job with one of the greatest stories of the 20th century.

    The art is amazing. It can also be disturbingly gross, which fits the story. The characters are there and the story shines off the page. I am needing to finish this whole thing. Whoever decided this would work in graphic novel format was a genius and thank you tha

    I know this is only the graphic novel and I like graphic novels. Still, this has the power of the full novel and I got so engrossed. I want to read them all. They did an amazing job with one of the greatest stories of the 20th century.

    The art is amazing. It can also be disturbingly gross, which fits the story. The characters are there and the story shines off the page. I am needing to finish this whole thing. Whoever decided this would work in graphic novel format was a genius and thank you that we can read this story in a quick way and still get the story. 4 more parts. I'm in.

    Does this replace the novel? No. This is a great add on to the novel when you don't have 50 hours to read it. Does anyone know if there is a graphic novel for IT? That would be nice too.

  • Matthew

    When it comes to being true to the source material, this is about as good as it gets! I have read The Stand twice and this volume faithfully follows the first 100 to 150 pages or so.

    And, not only is it faithful, but the adaptation is very good is well. Being true to the original book does not necessarily mean that the transition is smooth, followable, etc. But, this was done very well.

  • Nicolo Yu

    The Stand: Captain Trips is the first of a set of miniseries that adapts Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Stand. This review centers on the hardcover collection of the series which include sketchbook material, creator comments and sample scripts. It is should be noted that I haven’t read the original novel and I aim to do when opportunity presents itself, so in order to gauge if this is a faithful adaptation of the source material, I rely on the various synopses available online.

    The Stand: Captain Trips is the first of a set of miniseries that adapts Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Stand. This review centers on the hardcover collection of the series which include sketchbook material, creator comments and sample scripts. It is should be noted that I haven’t read the original novel and I aim to do when opportunity presents itself, so in order to gauge if this is a faithful adaptation of the source material, I rely on the various synopses available online.

    The story, as adapted and scripted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa introduces the characters and sets up the events that lead to the depopulation of the continental United States by “Captain Tricks”, a biological warfare agent that is a mutated strain of the human influenza virus. It is an excellent starting point as Aguirre-Sacasa fleshes out the background of the characters who are soon to have major roles as this adaptation progresses from this initial miniseries.

    The art is a revelation. I didn’t know Mike Perkins is this good. He usually has a secondary role in Captain America by Ed Brubaker where he supports main artist Steve Epting with inks and the occasional pencils in maintaining consistent visuals with their similar styles. Perkins provides art with an emphasis that is almost photorealistic and the figures move with a grace that is not static or posed that often plagues realistic art. His depictions of the phlegm bloated corpses of the plague victims are both vividly gruesome and fascinating because of the detail. The standout chapter of this collection is the Randall Flagg-centric one where the line art and colors unite beautifully to give you a tale of the story’s evil force. Reading it gives you a feeling of the malevolence that emanates from the character and gives a chill to your bones.

    This is shaping out to be an excellent adaptation of a Stephen King book and an excellent starter to one of his more acclaimed novels. I have no problem of buying the succeeding chapters, if they do somehow end up in the bargain bookstore where I got his copy.

  • Brandon

    The first five issues in Marvel's adaptation of Stephen King's famous novel

    , are contained within the first collection,

    . A virus is let loose from a top secret government facility causing people to exhibit symptoms in line with the flu. However, this strain is 100% fatal. Following the lives of a few select individuals who appear to be immune, King lays the groundwork for the ultimate battle between good and evil.

    Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa does a fine job adapting the source

    The first five issues in Marvel's adaptation of Stephen King's famous novel

    , are contained within the first collection,

    . A virus is let loose from a top secret government facility causing people to exhibit symptoms in line with the flu. However, this strain is 100% fatal. Following the lives of a few select individuals who appear to be immune, King lays the groundwork for the ultimate battle between good and evil.

    Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa does a fine job adapting the source material. The story moves along well considering the length of book. It's been two years since I originally read it but I'm not really getting the feeling a whole lot is being left out.

    The characters match up pretty well with how I envisioned them, which is always a nice touch when moving from a novel to a more visual medium. A lot of credit to Mike Perkins and Laura Martin for their excellent artwork which I really enjoyed.

    I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of Trashcan Man the most so hopefully I can get my hands on Volume 2 a lot sooner than I hope.

  • Licha

    This is Vol.1 of The Stand in graphic novel format. I was wondering how this was going to be pulled off in just 5 volumes, being that this is a 1000+ page novel, but so far I’m impressed with the introduction to the story and some of the main characters. It seems to be covering the main chapters quite well. That being said, I think this format is an excellent visual supplement for someone who has read the novel. Anyone reading The Stand this way will miss so much of what makes this such a Stephe

    This is Vol.1 of The Stand in graphic novel format. I was wondering how this was going to be pulled off in just 5 volumes, being that this is a 1000+ page novel, but so far I’m impressed with the introduction to the story and some of the main characters. It seems to be covering the main chapters quite well. That being said, I think this format is an excellent visual supplement for someone who has read the novel. Anyone reading The Stand this way will miss so much of what makes this such a Stephen King classic.

    Was the illustrator trying to draw Stephen King into some of the scenes? Some of the random people in the crowds look an awful lot like SK.

    Rating this 4 stars for how well the introduction was pulled off in this format and how fun it was to read this way.

  • Paul Nelson

    After reading the uncut version of The Stand by the king last year and being totally blown away by it, I decided to seek out the graphic novels to see if they portrayed the overall feel of the original novel. Captain Trips is the first edition and collects the first 5 comics of the series.

     

    And yes this does just rock, it’s tightly bound to the king’s masterpiece and the artwork is pretty awesome. Flagg or the walkin’ dude stands out significantly looking truly evil and as far a

    After reading the uncut version of The Stand by the king last year and being totally blown away by it, I decided to seek out the graphic novels to see if they portrayed the overall feel of the original novel. Captain Trips is the first edition and collects the first 5 comics of the series.

     

    And yes this does just rock, it’s tightly bound to the king’s masterpiece and the artwork is pretty awesome. Flagg or the walkin’ dude stands out significantly looking truly evil and as far away from that Billy Ray Cyrus lookalike from the TV series as possible. Fran’s giggles are there, although not when the superbug hits home and her mother still wants a good slap. Larry’s home after everything goes Pete Tong and I want to listen to his song, I’ve seen the words that many times. Maybe the King should’ve released a single ‘Baby, can you dig your man’, number 1 for sure.

     

    Nick takes his beating, Lloyd does his killing and Stu is locked up as the muppets in hazmat suits inject him with the virus. Trashcan man is not there yet, neither is Harold but there is a big character list to this and theysa comin’.

    It’s all cool bring on the next one.

     

    If you want to see the pictures

  • PUMPKINHEAD

    Stephen King's stuff in graphic novel form is just a wicked good combination. Love, love, love the artwork in this, and I can't wait to read the rest in the series. The visuals are fantastic and the pace moves a lot quicker than the novel (for obvious reasons).

    Randall Flagg is such a creepy character, a villain who one day walks out of the night and into everyone's nightmares. I loved seeing him drawn in comic book form.

  • Kandice

    I can't believe how quickly images can get across a story that takes hundreds of pages in words. O_o

    The Stand is one of my favorite Kings so I have put off reading this comic series, but after devoting most of a year to all manner of Dark Tower everything, including the comics, I figured it was time. Much like the mini-series, I have problems with the way some of the characters are drawn, but find others perfection. Perfect: Frannie, Larry, Nick. Not so great: The Walkin' Dude (his p

    I can't believe how quickly images can get across a story that takes hundreds of pages in words. O_o

    The Stand is one of my favorite Kings so I have put off reading this comic series, but after devoting most of a year to all manner of Dark Tower everything, including the comics, I figured it was time. Much like the mini-series, I have problems with the way some of the characters are drawn, but find others perfection. Perfect: Frannie, Larry, Nick. Not so great: The Walkin' Dude (his pants are supposed to be PEGGED for one!), Stu and Lloyd.

    Even with those small complaints I can't wait to continue.

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