Goosebumps Scares Up a Comic Book Series at IDW

This fall, IDW Publishing will get downright spooky. The publisher has announced the launch of a new comic book series based in the world of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps, a popular line of children's horror books. The comic book series will be divided into three-issue arcs with original, self-contained stories written by rotating creative teams.

"My first reading thrill when I was a kid were the EC horror comics, Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror,” Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine said 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."


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Attack on Titan Anthology writer Jeremy Lambert and X-Files: Origins artist Chris Fenoglio will helm the first story arc. According to the synopsis for the first storyline, titled "Monsters at Midnight," the story will be set in Horrorland, "a world of terrifying possibilities originally introduced in the Goosebumps novels":

Mia and Ginny were planning on spending a thoroughly dull summer at Grandma’s house with nothing but mothballs to entertain them. Enter a spooky, old bookshop and a door left slightly ajar, and soon these sisters find themselves trapped in a Horrorland drastically different from the sleepy, suburban town they left behind.


Each issue will feature multiple variant covers by artists such as Derek Charm, Drew Rausch, CP Wilson III and Cat Farris.

Though IDW's Goosebumps series does not have an official release date, it is expected to release in October.

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