Next month, BOOM! Studios will release Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1. The one-shot is the latest entry in legendary writer R.L. Stine‘s Stuff of Nightmares series from the publisher, and is written by Stine, illustrated by Adam Gorham, colored by Francesco Sagala, and lettered by Jim Campbell. Today, ahead of the issue’s final order cutoff, The Beat is pleased to offer an early preview of the one-shot.

Here’s how BOOM! Studios describes Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1:

Comic creator Alex Oxaca has been out of the spotlight for decades, and he’ll wish he’d remained in obscurity soon enough. A real ax murderer, cosplaying as the titular hatchet-wielding killer in his early 2000’s smash hit series, Red Murder, starts chopping down equally real victims at a horror convention!

Along with the main cover by Francesco Francavilla seen above, Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1 will also sport variant covers by Gorham, Miguel MercadoA.L. KaplanBecca Carey, and Reiko Murakami.

In a statement back when Red Murder was announced, artist Adam Gorham spoke about teaming with R.L. Stine for the one-shot:

“The works of R.L. Stine and illustrations of Goosebumps cover artist Tim Jacobus formed pillars of my pop culture DNA while growing up in 1990’s Canada. Their novels were staples of any school book fair or library and coveted by many fifth graders, myself especially,” said Adam Gorham. “The Goosebumps television show (filmed in Canada) was appointment viewing for me, and I have fond memories of drawing any spooky thing I could imagine while watching that program. If you told me then that nearly 30 years later, I would be working with the legendary author on a comic book of our own… actually, that is exactly the kind of opportunity I’d have hoped for as a kid, which makes this project all the more exciting.”

Check out the unlettered preview for Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1, along with the many variant covers for the issue, below. The one-shot is due out in stores and digitally on Wednesday, September 27th. The issue has a final order cutoff date of Monday, August 28th.