R. L. Stine to Helm a Sarcastic, L.A.-based Man-Thing Comic

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We were pumped/frightened to hear that Goosebumps and Fear Street author R. L. Stine was writing a series for Marvel, his first comic ever. The author didn’t give many details when it was first announced, but it was revealed today that he would be working on a five issue Man-Thing miniseries with art by German Peralta, Daniel Johnson and Rachelle Rosenberg.

Man-Thing is a swamp monster that was first introduced by Marvel Comics in 1971. Stine, a big comic fan and lover of swamp monsters, plans on giving the character a “sarcastic” voice as he heads to Burbank, California, “wondering why he is not starring in a major motion picture.” He says, “I’m going to do a lot of action and a lot of great violence and make it creepy, but I’m going to make it funny at the same time. It’s what I try to do in my books.” As if that wasn’t thrilling enough, each issue will also include a short horror story written by Stine and illustrated by a guest artist.

You can read more about the series and Stine’s relationship with comics over at the New York Times. The series launches March 2017, are you going to check it out?

(via Comics Alliance)
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