Boom! Studios has announced that it is teaming with YA horror icon R.L. Stine for the author’s first ever creator-owned comic book series, with the Goosebumps and Fear Street writer presenting a chilling new take on iconic creatures from horror legend with Stuff of Nightmares.
“AT LAST I’m free to let my most horrific fantasies out! Hey, kids– stay away from Stuff of Nightmares,” said R.L. Stine, who is teaming with artist A.L. Kaplan (Maw, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller) and colorist Roman Titov (Eat the Rich). “It’s my first horror comic book work for grownups. Ghastly, gory, and I hope, good stomach-churning fun!”
“As a lifelong fan of horror, and especially R.L. Stine, it’s been an exciting experience to work with him on this dark and twisted series about the monsters that fuel our nightmares,” added Kaplan. “It was thrilling to get a chance to bring the truly macabre and creepy elements of the characters that Stine created onto the page so I hope readers get just as many chills down their spine as I did when they read this series for the very first time!”
“For all of us who grew up reading R.L. Stine’s work, we now have something terrifying to sink our teeth into as adults, especially those who have a sordid love for Fear Street, EC Comics, and classic horror,” said Bryce Carlson, VP, Editorial & Creative Strategy BOOM! Studios. “I can’t wait for the Nightmare Keeper to lead everyone into this horrifying new series that is truly the Stuff of Nightmares!”
In the premiere of Stine’s reanimated reimagining, the monster you enounter isn’t the one you thought it’d be—you might be familiar with the classic tale of a mad scientist hell-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 who are ready to face their fears in … STUFF OF NIGHTMARES!
Stuff of Nightmares #1 will go on sale in September 2022.