R.L. Stine, famous horror author of the Fear Street and Goosebumps series, has signed a multi-book deal with BOOM! Studios to launch Fall 2019
BOOM! Studios today announced that R.L. Stine, the award-winning, bestselling horror author and creator of Goosebumps and Fear Street, has signed a multi-book original graphic novel agreement with the publisher. Under this historic agreement, which sees the author bring new concepts to the comic book medium for the first time, Stine will produce a brand-new series of four middle-grade supernatural horror original graphic novels for BOOM! Studios.
The first original graphic novel in this series from R.L. Stine and BOOM! Studios, released through the company’s middle-grade imprint KaBOOM!, will be available everywhere books are sold in Fall 2019. There have been no further details released regarding the artist of the book, nor any story details.
As he told BOOM! Studios in their press release, “I’m so lucky to have been able to scare so many generations of kids.” He continued, “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 began his career in 1981 with the release of Blind Date, establishing himself as an important new voice in horror for the next generation of readers and beyond. Stine followed up Blind Date with the release of the Fear Street line of books in 1989 and the Goosebumps books in 1992. While Fear Street remains one of the best-selling YA series of all times, Goosebumps made Stine a worldwide celebrity, and the Goosebumps books were adapted into a tv series and later a film starring Jack Black. One of the most successful American novelists of all-time, Stine has continued to creating exciting new horror concepts for younger audiences each year, even revisiting his Fear Street series with a few new recent stories.
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…”
BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint is home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Rugrats, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Dodo by Felipe Nunes, Mega Princess by Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
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