Fear Street and Goosebumps author R.L. Stine is stepping outside of Shadyside and into the swamp to bring fear to the pages of Marvel Comics in a new Man-Thing comic book series.

Initially mentioned this past Halloween as a secretive project for Marvel, The New York Times and EW reported today that Stine's Man-Thing comic book series will consist of five issues and feature artwork by German Peralta and other talented artists.

According to Marvel (via EW), the new Man-Thing series will follow the titular monster as he goes up against “an ancient and mysterious danger” while outside the familiar confines of his swamp.

Regarding the tone of the series, Stine told The New York Times what readers can expect from his take on the creature that was created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Gray Morrow back in 1971:

“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.”

The first issue of the new Man-Thing series is slated for a March 2017 release, and you can get a tease of what's to come in the art preview pages and cover below (via The New York Times and EW).

Source: The New York Times via EW
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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.