Cool news that following on from the success of Marvel's Dark Tower comics, they are to adapt Stephen King's (updated expanded version of) The Stand into a series of six five-issue arcs by writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, artist Mike Perkins and colourist Laura Martin with Lee Bermejo on covers. This is probably King's most epic work, constantly listed as his best and most popular book and is the linchpin to his earlier books. It also ties in significantly with the Dark Tower books.
If this follows the success of the DT comics, other linked books such as The Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman(and while not mentioned, hopefully its sequel as that explicitly links in to the DT arc) and The Little Sisters of Eluria (linking back into the aforementioned sequel).
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