Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled & Inked by MIKE PERKINS Cover by LEE BERMEJO. It begins here: the apocalyptic epic battle between good and evil based on the classic bestseller by master of horror Stephen King! On a secret army base in the Californian desert, something has gone horribly, terribly wrong. Something that will send Charlie Campion and his wife and daughter fleeing in the middle of the night. Unfortunately for the Campion family–and the rest of America–they are unaware that all three of them are carrying a deadly cargo: A virus that will spread from person to person like wildfire, triggering a massive wave of disease and death, prefacing humanity’s last stand! Be there as writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four) teams with artist Mike Perkins (Captain America) for the first arc in the next great Stephen King event! 32 PGS./ Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory. ©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. This comic series is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King. PRODUCT UPDATE (081308): The Stand: Captain Trips #1, originally solicited with a Parental Advisory, will now carry a specific Parental Advisory – for Strong Language and Content.