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Goosebumps is a horror anthology comic book series based on the Goosebumps franchise. The first issue of the series was released in October 25, 2017, and the series is published by IDW Publishing.

The series currently consists of four story arcs, and the creative team in charge of the comics changes with each new arc.[1]

Comics

Monsters at Midnight

Main article: Monsters at Midnight

Mia and Ginny were planning on spending a thoroughly dull summer at their grandmother's house. Enter a spooky, old bookshop and a door left slightly ajar, and soon these sisters find themselves trapped in HorrorLand, which is drastically different from the sleepy, suburban town they left behind.[2]

Download and Die!

Main article: Download and Die!

In the tradition of the classic Say Cheese and Die! story, this spiritual successor takes that concept and puts a digital spin on it for the iPhone generation. Today's kids will now have to contend with a smartphone app that snaps filtered pictures which depict nightmarish outcomes. In true Goosebumps fashion, the danger is real! [3]

Horrors of the Witch House

Main article: Horrors of the Witch House

When young tech entrepreneur Veruca Curry buys the old Whaley House, the kids in town are worried the ghosts who haunt it will get her. But when they discover Veruca's horrible secret, it will turn their world upside-down![4]

Secrets of The Swamp

Main article: 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.[5]

Trivia

  • Although these stories are part of the Goosebumps franchise, none of them are based on Stine's work. Instead, they use characters originally from the franchise and even introduce new ones.
  • Monsters at Midnight introduces the series' first LGBT characters; a female couple.

References

  1. 'Goosebumps' Launching as Anthology Comic Series in October (Exclusive)
  2. “Goosebumps” Comic Books Creeping into Stores This October
  3. New Goosebumps Mini From Jen Vaughn And Michelle Wong Explores The Horrors Of Instagram
  4. Official preview from Previews Magazine
  5. Marieke Nijkamp, New York Times Bestselling Author, Pens New 'Goosebumps' Comic Book Series
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