A Review of The Stand: Soul Survivors (The Stand: Graphic Novels #3) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Adaptor), Mike Perkins (Illustrator), Laura Martin (Illustrator), Stephen King (Story)

Graphic Novel Review

M-O-O-N. That Spells a Great Third Act

RATING
4/5

The Stand: Soul Survivors

by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Adaptor), Stephen King (Story), Mike Perkins (Illustrator), Laura Martin (Illustrator)

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance…logic can be happily tossed out the window.― 

Stephen KingThe Stand

“You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar.”― 

The Stand by Stephen King

Stats

Hardcover, Premiere HC, 136 pages
Published July 21st 2010 by Marvel
ISBN
0785136223 (ISBN13: 9780785136224)
Edition Language
English
 

Images From the Graphic Novel

Story Synopsis

M-O-O-N spells the start of the third volume of Marvel’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King’s horror epic. Nick Andros has hit the road and teamed up with the child-like Tom Cullen. After the horrors of Captain Trips, a bike trip through Oklahoma and Nebraska sounds like fun, right? Except it’s tornado season, True Believers, and not everyone Nick and Tom meet is on the side of the angels. Hell hath no fury like Julie Lawry, another survivor of the plague… Collects The Stand: Soul Survivors #1-5. 

My Thoughts

We finally meet one of my favorite character’s Tom Cullen. M-O-O-N that spells favorite character. Tom is almost angelic in his innocence. Tempered with a fierce love of his friends and a true moral compass. Much in The Stand hinges on Tom, as you will see if you continue to read the graphic novels or better yet check out the original novel. Again Aguirre-Sacasa did a bang up job of adapting. The dialog is spot on and the illustrators (Mike Perkins, and Laura Martin) make Tom come to life.

It is just gorgeous. 

“She couldn’t be on his wavelength all the time. That’s all. When you could recognize that and deal with it, you were on your way to an adult relationship.”
― Stephen King, The Stand 

Procurement

I checked this out from the library

If You Like This, You will Love That

Pretty much any King book. They all have something to give. 

About the Adapter

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee, Big Love, Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. He is Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics
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