‘The Stand’ Gets Even Darker This Summer With The Newly Announced ‘Hardcases’!

Arguably the most literary, and engrossing series going on right now from horror legend Stephen King is his continuing spin-offs of his equally legendary novel “THE STAND”. So it should come as absolutely no surprise that today Marvel Comics revealed plans to continue the series with yet another original arc titled “HARDCASES”. Inside you can find all the details on the new arc set to begin its run this June. “The stage is now set for the final confrontation as the two camps become aware of one another, and each recognizes the other as a threat to its survival, leading to the “stand” of good against evil. There is no pitched battle, however. Instead, at Mother Abagail’s dying behest, Stu, Larry, Ralph and Glen set off on foot towards Las Vegas on an expedition to confront Randall Flagg. Stu breaks his leg en route and drops out. He encourages the others to leave without him, telling them that God will provide for him. Glen’s dog stays behind with Stu. Glen, Ralph, and Larry soon encounter Flagg’s men, who take them prisoner. When Glen rejects an opportunity to be spared if he kneels and begs Flagg, he is shot by Lloyd Henreid, on Flagg’s direct order. Flagg gathers his entire collective to witness the execution of the other two, but before it can take place, Trashcan Man arrives with a nuclear warhead and a giant glowing hand—”The Hand of God”—detonates the bomb, destroying Flagg’s followers and the two remaining prisoners.”

WRITTEN BY: ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
ILLUSTRATED BY: MIKE PERKINS
COVERS BY: TOMM COKER
VARIANT COVER BY: MIKE PERKINS

“The Trashcan Man was spared for a reason. To join the Dark Man Randall Flagg’s swelling army and to set the world on fire. It’s a dream come true for the pyromaniac, but he has to reach Flagg’s compound in Las Vegas first–and, somehow, survive crossing paths with “the Kid,” a hardcase who’s even crazier and more dangerous than Trashy is! The villains are front-and-center as we cross the mid-point of this epic adaptation of Stephen King’s horror masterpiece!”

“THE STAND: HARDCASES #1″ Drops This June From Marvel Comics! (MSRP-$3.99)