“The Couple Are Dead, Their Lymph Nodes Swollen to Golf Ball Size and Their Throats Full of Mucous.” My 2019 Book Review of Pandemic Horror Fiction has Aged VERY Badly.

The Captain Trips virus spreads rapidly in the graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” Image copyright Stephen King / Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa / Mike Perkins / Laura Martin / Marvel Comics

Back in 2019 I wrote a book review of the graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. This was the pre-pandemic era, of course. Highly contagious deadly diseases were merely horror movie amusements…

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