Goosebumps by author R.L. Stine will always be the kid's horror series that helped shape many modern horror fans. And it continues to do so...
...IDW Publishing has announced today that Marieke Nijkamp, New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends and writer of DC’s The Oracle Code graphic novel, is writing the latest entry in the long-running children’s horror series, Goosebumps, entitled Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp, a monthly comic-book mini-series coming in September that's based on Stine's well-known Fever Swamp location!
In Secrets of the Swamp:
"The five-issue 'Secrets of the Swamp' introduces Blake, a twelve-year-old girl who is shipped away to her weird aunt’s home in Fever Swamp for the summer. Expecting her weeks to be filled with video games, mosquito bites, and a whole lot of nothing, she instead finds herself in a spooky turf war between wolf hunters and werewolves. With monsters on both sides, it’s up to Blake to use all of her gaming skills to escape alive."
Said Nijkamp, “I have fond memories of 'Goosebumps' terrifying me as a kid, and I'm thrilled to get to play around in 'Fever Swamp' now. 'Secret' is a story all about finding your place in a new town, figuring out who your friends are, and dealing with the deadly monsters that lurk in the shadows. With Yasmin bringing the characters to life in such a wonderful way, I hope you'll get caught in its snare too. Of course, in 'Fever Swamp', all secrets have sharp teeth, so best be careful you don't get bitten."
The series will feature artwork by Yasmin Flores Montanez and colors by Rebecca Nalty.
It will be edited by Chase Marotz and Elizabeth Brei.
Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Bill Underwood and a Retailer Incentive edition by Clara Meath.
By Matt Konopka