Goosebumps fans, your wishes have finally come true — and with no negative consequences!
The beloved book series penned by best-selling author R.L. Stine is getting a comic book series, thanks to IDW Publishing, which is releasing the first issue later this October.
Though the Fear Street author (and admitted comic book fan) recently wrote a limited comic series for Marvel Comics featuring the character Man-Thing, he won’t be writing the Goosebumps comics. Instead, the first of three story arcs — fittingly titled “Monsters at Midnight” — will be penned by Jeremy Lambert (Attack on Titan Anthology;). X-Files: Origins‘ Chris Fenoglio will provide the art for the first arc, which will take readers back to Stine’s HorrorLand. Sisters Mia and Ginny stumble upon the terrifying theme park after stepping through a mysterious door in an old bookshop when they’re spending a boring summer at their grandmother’s house.
“My first reading thrill when I was a kid was the EC horror comics, Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror,” said R.L. Stine in a statement. “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.”
The first Goosebumps comic hits stores this October. See the first cover above.