If you can’t get enough of R.L. Stine‘s ‘Goosebumps‘ than you should be thrilled to hear that IDW Publishing is bringing a new comic series based on the books to shelves this October! This year is the 25th anniversary of the franchise that came out through Scholastic and we’ll be seeing IDW bring us a combination of new stories as well as re-visiting “some familiar and frightening faces.” It sounds like a perfect mix of mixing new and old.
Personally, I can’t wait!
We’re set to see stories come in three-issue arcs that each “feature a brand-new, self-contained story with rotating creative teams.” Also, we’ll be seeing “variant covers by artists such as Derek Charm, Drew Rausch, CP Wilson III, Cat Farris, and more!”
The first of these stories will be “Monsters at Midnight” and is being penned by Jeremy Lambert (‘Attack on Titan Anthology’) with artist Chris Fenoglio (‘X-Files: Origins’) taking on the book. In this tale, we’ll be sent to a place a few of you might recognize called Horrorland which is “a world of terrifying possibilities originally introduced in the Goosebumps novels.” We’ll be following Mia and Ginny who were going to be spending their summer at their Grandmother’s house. When they stumble upon an old bookshop, they find themselves trapped in Horrorland and suddenly that “sleepy, suburban town they left behind” might not have seemed like such a boring place to spend their summer after all.
According to R.L. Stine:
“My first reading thrill when I was a kid were the EC horror comics, Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. They introduced me to the excitement of reading. Now all these years later, I have another thrill–seeing my stories and characters come to life in a comic book series of their own.”
Fans of Stine’s work will clearly be just as exciting. Name dropping some of these classic horror comics also makes me curious as to if we might see some styles from them adapted here.
Are you looking forward to new stories being told in the world of ‘Goosebumps’? Do you think that R.L. Stine will pen any of the stories himself? Share your thoughts below!