The Stand: Captain Trips #3
The Stand: Captain Trips #3 (Marvel Comics)
By Stephen King, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Perkins & Laura Martin
I’m starting to feel a little put off by this book. Where the Dark Tower comics have been magnificent adaptations of the world Stephen King created, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa isn’t going far enough in the “adapting” department. The long chunks of captions are getting tedious, especially in scenes where they replace dialogue that would be more accessible. The story, of course, is still strong — we get a heartbreaking scene with Frannie and her parents, nice development with Larry and Nick, and the violent introduction of Lloyd Henreid. The artwork, too, is wonderful. Perkins and Martin give this book a fantastic visual style. The only downside here is in the scripting. There are times where it feels like I’m reading an illustrated novel rather than a comic book, and that’s just not what I’m paying four bucks an issue for.