The end of the world has happened. 99% of the population is dead, killed off by the mysterious superflu nicknamed Captain Trips. The remaining one percent chose sides. Those drawn to Mother Abagail and her light have founded a community called the Boulder Free Zone, in Colorado. Those drawn to Randall Flagg and his darkness have congregated in Las Vegas.
Now, the war between Good and Evil has been fought. The final stand has been taken. And an epic catastrophe has occurred in Las Vegas—but its fallout has yet to reach all those whose futures still hang in the balance. Their greatest hope rests on two survivors who struggle to make their way home to tell the story, and to reunite with their loved ones, against nearly impossible odds.
"Marvel's vision of The Stand remains one of the most faithful on the market... Aguirre-Sacasa and and Perkins are firing on all cylinders."
Based on the popular apocalyptic novel celebrated author Stephen King, The Stand brings together critically acclaimed writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Sensational Spider-Man, Angel: Revelations, HBO's Big Love) and the gritty visuals of artist Mike Perkins (Captain America) to tell a tale which begins at the end of the world.