As previously reported, the world of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps will come to life in comic book form this Halloween season, but the frightening, nostalgic fun will continue on the paneled page next year, too, as IDW Publishing has announced another three-issue Goosebumps comic book story, "DOWNLOAD AND DIE!", that will be released in 2018:
Press Release: San Diego (October 5, 2017) – IDW Publishing, in association with Scholastic, is releasing the second three-issue arc in R.L Stine’s Goosebumps comic series. “DOWNLOAD AND DIE!” is a brand-new self-contained story set in the Goosebumps universe from the talented duo of writer Jen Vaughn (Adventure Time) and artist Michelle Wong (Tomboy).
In the tradition of the classic “Say Cheese and Die!” story, this spiritual successor takes that concept and puts a digital spin on it for the iPhone generation. Today’s kids will now have to contend with a smartphone app that snaps filtered pictures which depict nightmarish outcomes. In true Goosebumps fashion, the danger is real!
"This Goosebumps tale is going to delve into what makes friends tick and what can drive them apart,” said Vaughn. “What's that saying, 'you can always make new friends?' Well, not when people find out what you did to your last ones. Michelle brought my characters to life so well...too well. They laugh, they cry, they dream, and bleed through the power of her lines. I'm terrified to read the comic now.”
"Creepy stories are my favorite, and Jen is making this one so much fun to work with,” said Wong. “I love drawing cute characters, and I love drawing monsters - it's a dream come true."
“DOWNLOAD AND DIE!” will follow on the horrifying heels of the highly anticipated debut series, Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight, from writer Jeremy Lambert and artist Chris Fenoglio, launching on 10/25, just in time for Halloween!
Comic readers, beware, you're in for a scare when “DOWNLOAD AND DIE!” launches in February.
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