The cover artwork depicts a pair of purple gloves reaching out from a dark area surrounded by purple curtains, as a pair of large orange eyes look on from the shadows.
During an interview, Stine revealed some details of this book's plot: "...a boy is at a superhero museum, and he runs into this superhero. And the superhero says "I'm sick of this. I don't want to do this anymore." And he gives his costume to the boy, and the boy becomes The Night Howler."
- The title of this book is a possible reference to They Call Me Creature and The Howler, two books from the The Nightmare Room series, which were also written by R. L. Stine.
- Additionally, the concept of a kid unwillingly becoming a superhero is similar to Shadow Girl.
- According to Stine's editor, Susan Lurie, Dr. Maniac makes an appearance in this book.
- ↑ https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Goosebumps+they+call+me+the+night+howler&i=stripbooks-intl-ship&ref=nb_sb_noss
- ↑ R. L. Stine answers questions from young readers [2:21]
- ↑ https://twitter.com/SusanLurie2/status/1228373348830318592
|Goosebumps SlappyWorld series|
|#01 Slappy Birthday to You||#06 The Ghost of Slappy||#11 They Call Me the Night Howler!|
|#02 Attack of the Jack||#07 It's Alive! It's Alive!||#12 My Friend Slappy|
|#03 I Am Slappy's Evil Twin||#08 The Dummy Meets the Mummy!||#13 Monster Blood Is Back|
|#04 Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo||#09 Revenge of the Invisible Boy|
|#05 Escape from Shudder Mansion||#10 Diary of a Dummy|