- Series: Stephen King's The Stand (Book 2)
- Hardcover: 136 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Books (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785142746
- ISBN-13: 978-0785142744
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.5 x 10.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Nightmares Hardcover – 2010
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American Nightmares begins a heartbeat after Captain Trips, leaves off, with the Captain Trips designer plague advancing exponentially throughout the American population and leaving bodies all over the place in it grisly wake. It is grimly effective, killing some 99 percent and change of the population, with the rounding error consisting of folks who survive and who are gradually and unknowingly gravitating toward each other from all corners of the country. One of the original novel's most compelling vignettes occurs in American Nightmares wherein Larry Underwood, an immune whose first and only hit record began its rise up the charts even as Captain Trips began moving through the population, makes a terrifying journey on foot through the Lincoln Tunnel. Congested with automobiles both deserted and unfortunately occupied, jammed with the bodies of the plague victims, the Lincoln Tunnel in the hands of the creative team here becomes not only a dark model of a carnival funhouse but also a claustrophobic microcosm of the country at large.Read more ›
The strange thing I found about this book was the pacing. It's fairly quick and is moving the story along at a good pace. I thought the original The Stand was too slow & not going anywhere too often. This is a lot more fast paced but I miss the level of detail in the book. It's just a strange feeling. I wanted the book to be quicker but when it is in this format I sort of miss the detail.
Overall, any fan of The Stand should give this a read & make up their own mind. It's always interesting to see characters that you have read brought to life in the form of illustrations and see if this is what you imagined.
--"Baby Can you Dig Your Man?"
This graphic novel contains story arc #2 – the deadly plague, Captain Trips, has devastated the country, and left a group of shell-shocked survivors wondering what future there is for them, if any. But, there is one man who has definite plans for the future, Randall Flagg, and he is going to bring those plans to fruition!
This is an excellent graphic representation of the novel. The artwork was excellent, much better than a lot of comic books. And, the story moved along quite well. I think that this book captured very well the feeling of the original novel. So, if you enjoyed reading The Stand, then you will enjoy this graphic novel (and the others in the collection!). And if you want to use these graphic novels to give you a condensed and easy-to-read version of the novel, you can do that too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great addition to my "The Stand" collection. Beautifully terrifying illustrations. This is my absolute favorite King story and I'm so glad he decided to give it new depth... Read morePublished on September 19, 2013 by Caroline Hope
I was very happy with the graphic novel I bought from these guys. Quick and great! It was in great shape too.Published on January 30, 2013 by deadraisin
Marvel and Steven King are a good mix. The art in it is great as well, they used actual locations from New York. Can't wait for the next one.Published on January 16, 2013 by Mando
I would recommend this series/graphic novel to anyone who loves Stephen King's books especially if they love The Stand. The artwork is amazing and the story is awesome.Published on December 27, 2012 by Crystal