IDW Publishing has announced its line of Goosebumps comic books, based on R.L. Stine's novels, will begin in October.
The first Goosebumps storyline, "Monsters at Midnight," will kick off with writer Jeremy Lambert and artist Chris Fenoglio, who will transport readers to a hauntingly familiar setting called Horrorland -- a world of terrifying possibilities originally introduced in the Goosebumps novels.
Here's how IDW describes the story:
"Mia and Ginny were planning on spending a thoroughly dull summer at Grandma's house with nothing but mothballs to entertain them. Enter a spooky, old bookshop and a door left slightly ajar, and soon these sisters find themselves trapped in a Horrorland drastically different from the sleepy, suburban town they left behind."
Each three-issue arc will feature a new, self-contained story with rotating creative teams. Each single issue will have variant covers by artists such as Derek Charm, Drew Rausch, CP Wilson III and Cat Farris.
"My first reading thrill when I was a kid were the EC horror comics, Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror," Stine said. "They introduced me to the excitement of reading. Now all these years later, I have another thrill -- seeing my stories and characters come to life in a comic book series of their own."