Announcing the STUFF OF NIGHTMARES series – BOOM! studios

Horror master RL Stine puts his spin on legendary monsters in STUFF OF NIGHTMARES

Check out the first original comic series from the author of ‘Fear Street’ and ‘Goosebumps’ in September 2022

BOOM! Studios announced today NIGHTMARE TRICKSan all-new four-issue comic book limited series from RL Stine, the legendary author of street of fear and Goose bumpswho’s back with a spooky new take on horror legend’s iconic creatures in his first creator-owned comic book series, featuring spooky artwork by AL Kaplan (Maw, Jim Henson’s Storyteller), and the colors of Roman Titov (eat the rich). Available in September 2022.

In the premiere of Stine’s reanimated reimagining, the monster you encounter isn’t who you thought – you may be familiar with the classic tale of a mad scientist bent on creating life, but what these two brothers madmen have created is quite another thing! Get ready for a darker, more gruesome, and even more terrifying series for horror fans ready to face their fears in… NIGHTMARE TRICKS!

RL Stine is one of the best-selling children’s authors in history. Now in its 30th year, Goose bumps has sold over 400 million books. The Goose bumps The series made RL Stine a global publishing celebrity (and Jeopardy’s answer). His other popular series of children’s books include street of fear(recently relaunched as a feature film trilogy), The Garbage Pail Kids, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and rotten school. His latest Disney+ TV series is just beyond, based on his graphic novels for BOOM! Studios. Other titles include: It’s the first day of school forever, a midsummer night’s cry, Young Scroogeand two picture books, with Marc Brown—The little monster shop and Mary McScary. RL lives in New York with his wife Jane, an editor and publisher.

“FINALLY, I am free to let out my most horrible fantasies! Hey kids, stay away from NIGHTMARE TRICKSsaid RL Stine. “This is my first horror comic book work for adults. Horrifying, gory, and hopefully stomach-churning fun!”

AL Kaplan is an American cartoonist and horror enthusiast who lives, draws, and blasts doom metal to his cats in the Wild West. He is best known for his work as an artist on Jude Ellison S. Doyle’s original series. Mouthas good as Jim Henson’s Storyteller of BOOM! Studios. He also self-published the comic Full spectrum therapy.

“As a lifelong horror fan, and especially of RL Stine, it was an exciting experience working with him on this dark and twisted series about the monsters that fuel our nightmares,” Kaplan said. “It was exciting to get the chance to bring the really gruesome and chilling elements of the characters Stine created to the page, so I hope readers get as much chills down their spines as I did when they read this. series for the very first time!”

Fans won’t want to miss celebrating the series premiere NIGHTMARE TRICKS #1 with a main cover by acclaimed artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie) and highly collectible covers by illustrators Miguel Mercado (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Adam Gorham (The Immortal Hulk), Jenny Frison (wonder woman), and Kyle Holtz (savage spiderman), as well as an incredibly rare variant cover by artist Björn Barends (something kills children) signed by RL Stine and not one but two extra creepy phosphorescent covers by Francavilla and original Goose bumps cover artist Tim Jacobus!

“For all of us who grew up reading the work of RL Stine, we now have something terrifying to chew on as adults, especially those with a sordid love for street of fear, EC Comics, and classic horror,” said Bryce Carlson, Vice President, Editorial & Creative Strategy BOOM! Studios. “I can’t wait for Nightmare Keeper to pull everyone into this horrifying new series which is truly the NIGHTMARE TRICKS!”

NIGHTMARE TRICKS is the latest version of BOOM! Studios’ eponymous brand, home to critically acclaimed original series including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt and Ron Garney; something kills children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; past and future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We only find them when they’re dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; seven secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; The many deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Standby by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; Basil by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Unfair by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Alice forever by Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta, and Dark by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers by Ryan Parrott, Mat Groom, Moises Hidalgo and Marco Renna; and Magic by Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of NIGHTMARE TRICKS #1 will be available for sale in September 2022 exclusively at local comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at BOOM! Studios online store. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

Lucas E. Kelly