The Stand: American Nightmares
Marvel, Nov 25, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 144 pages
The deadly super flu Captain trips had devastated the country and now the few survivors must pick up the pieces and go on. Larry Underwood seeks escape from New York City. Lloyd contemplates an extremely unsavoury dinner option in jail, and Stu Redman makes a desperate bid for freedom from his interrogators.
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Well, it's pretty interesting, but one question came to mind as I followed these survivors.
What is happening in the rest of the world? Nobody bothers to say one way or the other. Obviously, there's no more news, but still, look at it this way:
If Al Qaeda is not dying from the influenza superflu bug, then guess who's coming to dinner? Or the Japanese, or better the Chinese, or Muslims in general. With only about 1% of American left alive, don't you think the rest of the world would see this as a lucky break for them?
So, since no Chinese military people, or Al Qaeda, have showed up, I assume the rest of the world has also been decimated by the superflu. What is your guess, or did I miss something saying what happened in other countries. For example, Larry is on his way to Maine, before he turns around. Does he think it might be safe in Canada?
It did say, I think in volume 1, that there were some cases in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. But, hey, those places are prone to illnesses anyway. What about England, France, Germany, and Scandinavia. What about China and Japan, for that matter, and Russia. All dead or dying?
Boy, the Walking Dude, Randall Flagg, he gets around, considering he goes everywhere on foot. Or does he fly when he has to go to China from America and back?