Award-winning horror author R.L. Stine, creator of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series, has signed a multi-book original graphic novel agreement with BOOM! Studios. This agreement will see the author bring new concepts to the comic book medium for the first time; Stine will be producing four middle-grade supernatural horror original graphic novels for the publisher.
The first graphic novel in this series will be available in fall 2019 and will be published under BOOM!’s middle grade imprint, KaBOOM!.
“I’m so lucky to have been able to scare so many generations of kids,” Stine said in the press release. “Now I feel lucky to be going just beyond Goosebumps to a whole new medium of fright and chilling laughs. I’m hoping that BOOM! is the sound of an explosion of fun in a whole new world for me.”
Stine established himself as one of the defining voices of horror in the 1980s, with the release of Blind Date and the further establishment of Fear Street. With Goosebumps beginning in the 1990s, Stine became a household name. Goosebumps was later adapted into a television series and, more recently, as a 2015 film starring Jack Black.
“As a lifelong fan of R.L. Stine, I couldn’t be more excited to see him scare a whole new generation with a series of original horror graphic novels at BOOM! Studios,” said Bryce Carlson, VP of Editorial & Creative Strategy. “His work changed my life as a reader and I can’t wait for today’s young readers to share that experience as R.L. Stine takes the graphic novel format and sends everyone just beyond the limits of their imaginations.”