R.L. Stine's Goosebumps celebrates its 25th year in 2017, and to mark the occassion, IDW Publishing is launching a new comic book title based on the venerable youth-oriented horror series. The series will feature rotating creative teams telling individual stories, in the style of an ongoing anthology. The first arc is entitled Goosebumps: Monsters At Midnight, written by Jeremy Lambert with art from Chris Fenoglio.
"My first reading thrill when I was a kid were the EC horror comics Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror. They introduced me to the excitement of reading," Stine said in a statement (viaThe Hollywood Reporter). "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. Thanks to my new friends at IDW!"
Stine's lifelong love of comics led him to write a Man-Thing series for Marvel Comics earlier this year. Stine also alluded to the possibility of a Goosebumps comic book in a conversation with Newsarama about Man-Thing which took place back in March.
Goosebumps has previously received a short-lived comic book adaptation in three Goosebumps Graphix books from publisher Scholastic.
More information regarding IDW's Goosebumps is expected during Comic-Con International: San Diego, which takes place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 20-23.
Goosebumps #1 will hit shelves on October 25 - just in time for Halloween.