BOOM! Studios announced back in July that they’d signed a deal with R.L. Stine, now Entertainment Weekly has an eight-page preview of the first book, titled The Scare School, part of a new series called Just Beyond.
“That’s how I started out, doing comic books,” Stine tells EW. “When I was a kid I was a comic book freak, me and all my friends used to carry around big stacks of comics and read them and compare them. Plus, when I was a kid, there were those great EC horror comics, Tales From the Crypt and The Vault of Horror, which were major influences on me I think. They were horrifying and scary and funny at the same time. I had so much fun doing the Marvel stuff, I couldn’t really believe I had spent so long not doing comics.”
R.L. Stine is best known for his popular series of fiction novels Goosebumps and Fear Street, but only recently wrote his first published comic with last year’s Man-Thing for Marvel. Will Just Beyond be the next Goosebumps?
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