US-only bookray for the graphic novel version of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel The Stand in 6 parts; this was also a TV miniseries.
A deadly flu-like disease escapes from a secret government facility and quickly wipes out over 99% of the population. The survivors find themselves drawn to one of two leaders: the Dark Man, sometimes known as Randall Flagg, and the centenarian Mother Abigail. The two have radically different philosophies, and conflict is inevitable.
I'm offering this as a US bookray. The volumes are nice glossy pages and quite heavy: all together they weigh over 4#, so they're best sent by media mail. Since it *is* six volumes, I figure 2 months per person is a reasonable time frame.
Especially when The Stand is one of my favorites? I would love to join! I'm in NY.
Also, should there be a rule you must mail with delivery confirmation with media mail? Since it is six books? Maybe it will be less likely to be lost if there is tracking on it. But I'm not even sure if you can have delivery confirmation on media mail? Just an idea!
I happened on a used copy of volume 1 and got sucked in: gorgeous, full-color artwork, etc.. If you like the book, you should definitely read the graphic novels. You will see the influence of the TV miniseries as well (but then, I liked that, too).
I saw this thread on Friday and have been thinking whether to sign up. I read manga, but I have never tried graphic novel. I do like Stephen King and watched TV mini-series, but I've never read it. After thinking it over this weekend, I decided to sign up. It'll be my very first graphic novel to read! And it's King! I hope there will be more people sign up:)
I tried to pace myself when reading these; part of me wanted to gobble them up, but I tend to find reading graphic novels more tiring than regular books (I think it's because they're so visual), and these are fairly intense. On the other hand, as the story builds, it's hard not to keep going..