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Stuff of Nightmares: Goosebumps Creator RL Stine Reveals His First Horror Comic

When it comes to comic books with Hollywood star power, it’s hard to top BOOM! BRZRKR from studios, co-created by Keanu Reeves himself. But the publisher might just rival that book with its latest announcement, a new monthly horror comic written by none other than Goosebumps creator RL Stine.

The series in question is Stuff of Nightmares, Stine’s first original horror comic book series. This four-issue limited series sees Stine deliver his own take on various iconic monsters from folklore and pop culture, with the first issue featuring a new twist on the tragedy of Frankenstein. The creative team also includes artist AL Kaplan and colorist Roman Titov.

Check out the slideshow gallery below for a preview of the covers and several pages of interior art for Stuff of Nightmares #1:

RL Stine’s Stuff of Nightmares #1: Exclusive Preview

Tonally, Stuff of Nightmares is anything but kid-friendly, with BOOM! describing the series as closer to Stine’s Fear Street novels than its Goosebumps series. Here is the official description of the series:

In the premiere of Stine’s reanimated reimagining, the monster you encounter isn’t who you thought it would be – you might be familiar with the classic tale of a mad scientist bent on creating life, but what these two demented brothers have created is something else entirely! Get ready for a darker, more gruesome, and even more terrifying series for horror fans ready to face their fears in…STUFF OF NIGHTMARES!

“FINALLY, I am free to let my most horrible fantasies come out! Hey kids, stay away from STUFF OF NIGHTMARES,” Stine said in Boom’s press release. “This is my first horror comic book work for adults. Horrifying, gory, and hopefully good stomach-churning fun!”

“As a lifelong horror fan, and especially of RL Stine, it was an exciting experience working with him on this dark and twisted series about the monsters that fuel our nightmares,” Kaplan said. the truly gruesome and creepy elements of the characters Stine created on the page, so I hope readers get as much chills down their spines as I did when they read this series for the very first time!”

Stuff of Nightmares #1 is scheduled for release in September 2022.

The Stine’s Fear Street books recently spawned a horror movie trilogy on Netflix. Check out IGN’s full breakdown of the end of the Fear Street trilogy, and learn more about director Leigh Janiak’s plans to build an MCU-style shared universe.

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