Coming in 2013. After reading the synopsis, not real sure what to expect out of this. The original book was great to me, but this one sounds...bad. I won't judge it 'til I read it, but I don't like the sounds of it.
I was thinking when I read this, man, if there's a book that doesn't need anything added to the story, it's The Shining. Still, The Talisman written by King and Straub was an excellent book, and they made a sequel, The Black House, that wasn't as good... but far from bad.
The only good thing here, is that if anyone could pull this off, it's King.
I think the dude is just running out of things to write about, but doesn't want to stop. His son's work is great, as is a lot of work from up and comers. I love Kings work for the most part, particularly his short stories.
But some of his novels feel like he's just reaching, and this sounds like another one to me.
Oops, I goofed. The comics are an ADAPTION of the unabridged novel, not a continuation. Sorry.
The Stand is a Marvel Comics adaptation of Stephen King's epic novel of the same name. It consists of thirty issues divided into six story arcs, and is overseen by King, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and illustrated by Mike Perkins. The adaption is based on the unabridged version of The Stand first released in 1990.
The collected editions:
1 The Stand: Captain Trips 2 The Stand: American Nightmares 3 The Stand: Soul Survivors 4 The Stand: Hardcases 5 The Stand: No Man's Land 6 The Stand: The Night Has Come