RL Stine, the creative horror genius behind Goosebumps and Fear Street, reinvents classic monsters in a new comic book series from BOOM! Studios.
For all who read Goose bumps Where street of fear child, author R. L. Stine was an integral part of their childhood and more than likely contributed to an unhealthy borderline affinity for horror-related content in adulthood – and now the brilliant mind behind some of the most iconic scary stories for kids turns up. delves into the adult-horror genre across the world of comics like the Goose bumps‘ the author will reimagine classic monsters in an all-new BOOM! studios series: Nightmare stuff.
Nightmare stuff will be a four-issue miniseries written by the master of horror himself, RL Stine and will feature the spectacularly terrifying illustrations of AL Kaplan, who is best known for his work on books such as Mouth and Jim Henson’s Storytellerwith eat the richof Roman Titov as colorist for the series. The first issue will feature the main cover of Afterlife with Archieby Francesco Francavilla as well as a number of collectible variant covers of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers“Miguel Mercado, Immortal Hulkthis is Adam Gorham, wonder womanis Jenny Frison, and savage spidermanis Kyle Holtz. A rare variant cover made by something kills childrenby Björn Barends and signed by RL Stine will also be available as well as two phosphorescent sleeves by Francavilla and originals Goose bumps cover artist Tim Jacobus.
In a press release from BOOM! studios Announcing this new series, RL Stine talked about the tone of his upcoming comic and how it’s different from his previous work. “FINALLY I’m free to let out my most horrible fantasies“said Stine in the interview, “This is my first horror comic written for adults. Horrible, gory, and hopefully good stomach-churning fun!”. Unlike the works of horror fiction that made him one of the most iconic authors in history, Nightmare stuff won’t be suitable for children as RL Stine holds nothing back from this gruesomely terrifying tale – and Stine isn’t the only member of the creative team thrilled to bring this horror story to life. “As a lifelong horror fan, and RL Stine in particular, it was an exciting experience working with him on this dark and twisted series about the monsters that fuel our nightmares.“said series artist AL Kaplan,”I hope readers get as much shivers down their spines as I did when they read this series for the very first time!”.
While little is known about the specifics of this all-new horror series, the preview released by BOOM! Both studios and the brief description of the comic indicate that the miniseries will be a retelling of the classic story of a mad scientist obsessed with creating life in the most grotesque way imaginable. This is not surprising since RL Stine’s earlier work, notably Goose bumps– seems to draw heavily on elements of classic horror. The reason RL Stine stands out, however, is due to his ability to take familiar elements of classic horror and twist them into new, original stories that are vastly entertaining and decidedly chilling.
From the premise revolving around the unholy exploits of deranged scientists, to the excitement within the creative team itself about the gruesome horror to come, R. L. Stineit is Nightmare stuff promises to be an adult series Goose bumps fans won’t want to miss.
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BOOM! Studio’ Nightmare stuff #1 will be available in comic shops and on BOOM! studios‘ as well as on digital platforms such as comiXology, iBooks, Google Play and Kindle in September 2022.
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