GOOSEBUMPS: MONSTERS AT MIDNIGHT promises to bring new and nostalgic thrills
R.L. Stine is a man that transcends time. Against all odds, the man who struck terror into the hearts of every nineties kids, opening the gateway into horror, has managed to stay relevant for over twenty years. Not just that, with the debut book in the Goosebumps series debuting in 1992 (the powerhouse premiere Welcome to Dead House), we are here in 2017 with a sequel on it's way to the hit Goosebumps film that charged into theaters in 2015.
Now fans have another new avenue to devour content with Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight, the new comic book series from IDW Publishing. Dropping just a scant few weeks ago, the new series is celebrating 25 years of the spine tinglers with the aid of the creator of the series. Hoping to recall horror comics of yesteryear such as EC comics, Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horrors.
Stine is hopeful that writer Jeremy Lambert and artist Chris Fenoglio will be able to tap into these eerie yarns for the first arc, covering a trip to every fan's favorite horror themed amusement park, Horror Land. The series will see three issue arcs that see different teams tackling Goosebumps monsters and legends. Each issue will also have fun variant covers from artists such as Derek Charm, Drew Rausch, CP Wilson III, Cat Farris and others to be announced.
Like the book series, hopefully this comic can prove to be a welcome entry into the world of kid friendly horror as well as serving as a fun trip down memory lane for returning fans. I'm personally pulling for an Attack of the Mutant arc.