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    I'd love to see Flagg die on the john.
    A perfect throne for that would-be king.

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    Flagg:


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    I'm excited about this a lot, although I'd rather see new material from King than adaptations of his previous work, like Joe Hill is doing right now.

    Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa did a fantastic job on Sensational Spider-Man. He had a great respect for the continuity of the title and knew how to spin a great yarn. He's pretty underrated too from what I could grasp, so I'm glad he's getting a high-profile project like this. He deserves it.

    Anyone wanna bet that Stephen King's going to revise the ending of The Stand and have Flagg get eaten by Kojak or die sitting on the toilet?
    Why would King have to revise the ending? Not saying the hand of god was the best way to go, just wondering.

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    King won't revise the ending. I doubt he's doing very much beyond signing off on things. The interviews I've read say they intend to be very faithful to the uncut version of the novel. I don't expect anything new--nothing we haven't seen before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    King won't revise the ending. I doubt he's doing very much beyond signing off on things. The interviews I've read say they intend to be very faithful to the uncut version of the novel. I don't expect anything new--nothing we haven't seen before.
    I think this is one reason I'm not too excited about this series. I like to see NEW King material, such as we're getting in the Dark Tower series. I don't know how The Stand can be condensed into a graphic novel without losing much of the characterizations and other story points that make it such a great read.

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    You have a very good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    Why would King have to revise the ending? Not saying the hand of god was the best way to go, just wondering.
    I was joking about King's recent characterization of Flagg more than anything else. I don't think (or want) that King will change the book.

    On a more serious note, I'd love King to do something completely NEW for Marvel with no ties whatsoever to any previous work. Again, Joe Hill is doing a fantastic job with his original work at IDW, and IMO its blowing anything King's done with Marvel out of the park.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    I was joking about King's recent characterization of Flagg more than anything else. I don't think (or want) that King will change the book.
    Oh in that case, Flagg will choke to death on Jell-O while watching Golden Girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    Oh in that case, Flagg will choke to death on Jell-O while watching Golden Girls.
    No, he wont.
    He'll die on the shitter, a look of both relief and surprise on his face.
    And ka will smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladysai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    Oh in that case, Flagg will choke to death on Jell-O while watching Golden Girls.
    No, he wont.
    He'll die on the shitter, a look of both relief and surprise on his face.
    And ka will smile.
    Well could he at least be eating Jell-O, and be watching Golden Girls while in the bathroom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    I think this is one reason I'm not too excited about this series. I like to see NEW King material, such as we're getting in the Dark Tower series. I don't know how The Stand can be condensed into a graphic novel without losing much of the characterizations and other story points that make it such a great read.

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    From the blurb I've read, they're going to adapt the Stand adapted with the same amount of issues that they are doing for the Dark Tower. Think about that. One novel (granted a very big one) with the the same amount of issues as all the arcs for the Dark Tower comics. Maybe they'll cover a lot more detail than is often the case with comics.

    I imagine many things will change with translation, but as an adaption, I've got high hopes for this.

    Again, I'm not sure I'll go for this as I'd prefer new material. I have to say though, those pictures of Flagg above are amazing. Pretty close to my mental image of him in that novel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladysai View Post
    He'll die on the shitter, a look of both relief and surprise on his face.
    And ka will smile.
    That'd be better than how King finished him.


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    oO!

    ive just noticed that there is a date for the project:

    SEPTEMBER 2008! (i didnt see anyone on this forum mentionning the date!)

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    Default The Stand: Captain Trips #1 *spoilers*

    THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (of 5)


    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

    It begins here: the apocalyptic epic battle between good and evil based on the classic bestseller by master of horror Stephen King! On a secret army base in the Californian desert, something has gone horribly, terribly wrong. Something that will send Charlie Campion and his wife and daughter fleeing in the middle of the night. Unfortunately for the Campion family--and the rest of America--they are unaware that all three of them are carrying a deadly cargo: A virus that will spread from person to person like wildfire, triggering a massive wave of disease and death, prefacing humanity's last stand! Be there as writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four) teams with artist Mike Perkins (Captain America) for the first arc in the next great Stephen King event!
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    this is gonna be so freakin' cool!

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    Kind've disappointing that the entire first issue (judging by the solict) is just going to be about the Campions...


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    Oh man, I need to get this on the comics site page.

    Thanks for posting it.
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    I'm sure I missed it somewhere, but when is this coming out?



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    Spoiler:
    If the first arc concerns only the Campions, I wonder how many arcs the entire series will be.


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    Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    Spoiler:
    If the first arc concerns only the Campions, I wonder how many arcs the entire series will be.


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    I believe I read somewhere it would be 5.

    It'll be the same amount as the Dark Tower comics anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    Spoiler:
    If the first arc concerns only the Campions, I wonder how many arcs the entire series will be.


    John
    Well, its not the first arc featuring the Campions, just the first issue. But I have a feeling that the first arc will basically just focus on the plague and the end of the world and will probably just be setting things up. Although its been a long time since I read it.


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    That makes more sense!

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    Shit I've still to get all the Gunslinger Born comics and now this is coming out. Going to have to hit Forbidden Planet in Dublin shorty and get them the ones I'm missing.

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