Marvel Comics and Stephen King are working together to bring The Stand to the world of comics.
The Stand presents a post-apocalyptic world in which a band of unlikely heroes must come together to fight one of the most memorable villains in any genre: Randall Flagg.
The series will be adapted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Mike Perkins will illustrate the series.
"There's nothing more interesting--and more fun--than seeing an old work take on new life in a new medium," King said in a statement. "I've enjoyed working with Marvel on the Gunslinger series and am excited about this collaboration regarding The Stand, which will bring Stu Redman, Frannie Goldsmith, Lloyd Henreid and Randall Flagg to a new audience."
The comics will be presented as a limited series based on The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition. The comic series will be available in stores across the country, with the first installment due in September. The entire saga will be overseen by King as the creative and executive director on the comic-book series.