This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King's The Stand

This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King's The Stand

  • Author: Andy Burns
  • Artist: Vincent Chong
  • Page Count: 208
  • Pub. Date: January 22, 2019
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-682-6
  • Status: Out of Print

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This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King's The Stand
by Andy Burns

Introduction by Chris Ryall, Editor-in-Chief at Skybound Entertainment and the co-founder and Editorial Director of Syzygy Publishing.

About the Book:
In September 1978, Stephen King published The Stand, a massive, post-apocalyptic story that captured the imagination of his growing legion of Constant Readers, introducing them to his ultimate villain, Randall Flagg. Over the course of time, the tale of good and evil only gained in popularity, leading to the 1990 publication of The Stand: Complete and Uncut, which gave audiences the author's original vision for his novel.

In This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King's The Stand, Andy Burns (Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, tells the story behind the story of King's enduring opus and delves deep into its various incarnations — the unfilmed George A. Romero adaptation; the 1994 ABC mini-series; the audiobook; and Marvel Comics' adaptation.

Included are exclusive interviews with Stephen King experts Bev Vincent, Robin Furth, Mick Garris, Jamey Sheridan, WG Snuffy Walden, Grover Gardner, Ralph Macchio, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins.

This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of The Stand delivers a complete and uncut look into one of Stephen King's most enduring achievements.

Published as a Hardcover Signed Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 1,000 signed copies
• Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Featuring a high-end binding with colored head and tail bands
• Printed and bound with custom endsheets
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price just $40!

"Andy Burns has crafted an in-depth and essential companion to one of the greatest works of American fiction. Fascinating background and interviews, along with Burns' personal insights about the story, provide a wealth of context to King's opus. A must-have for any Constant Reader." 
— Mike Flanagan (Writer/Director - Gerald's Game, Doctor Sleep, The Haunting of Hill House)

"Get your walking boots on because Andy Burns is going to take you on a fascinating journey through the forty-year history of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic masterwork. I devoured this book. So will you."
— Josh Boone (Writer/director - The Fault In Our Stars, The New Mutants, The Stand)

"A sharp, incisive, and thoroughly entertaining look into one of horror's—and literature's—finest achievements. Whether you've read The Stand once or a dozen times, This Dark Chest of Wonders will take you on a fascinating journey through the King's vast, mesmerizing, post-apocalyptic world."
— Michael Moreci (Curse, Wasted Space, Black Star Renegades)

"An amazing journey through one of Stephen King's most important works."
— Dave Alexander (Untold Horror)

"This Dark Chest of Wonders is a brilliant, insightful and insanely entertaining look into Stephen King’s magnificent landmark novel, THE STAND. Andy Burns dives deep and delivers on every page."
— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-WARS and GLIMPSE

"(Andy Burns has) dug new trenches around this ravaged landscape and unearthed wondrous trinkets, interesting trivia, and lovely details that enhance the entire reading experience."
— from the introduction by Chris Ryall

Andy Burns is the author of the book Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks (ECW Press) that topped multiple Amazon charts upon its release in January 2015. He is a founder and publisher of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop!, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018. A former staff writer for Rue Morgue, Andy wrote cover stories on Twin Peaks, American Psycho, and Swamp Thing. Currently, he is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada. Andy lives in Toronto with his daughter, Anya, and their cats, Riff-Raff and Stampy.