This Looks Cool: R.L. Stine Brings The Stuff of Nightmares

It’s fun to sometimes play with fiction and turn stuff of our nightmares into something a bit more exciting than what our nightmares already are. As the day-to-day grind continues to go increasingly sideways I find a particular amount of solace in when I can curl up with a good book of fiction. Often, those stories lately have tended to be of the horror genre loosely, or, at minimum, of a side-eyed scary-fringed nature.

Imagine my delight when I found to be known that Goosebumps creator himself would be scripting a comic series with BOOM! alongside visual storyteller A.L. Kaplan.

The publisher had this to say of the series:

BOOM! Studios revealed today a first look at STUFF OF NIGHTMARES #1, the premiere issue of a brand new four-issue limited comic book series from R.L Stine, the legendary author of Fear Street and Goosebumps, who’s back with a chilling new take on iconic creatures from horror legend in his first creator-owned comic book series, with chilling art by A.L. Kaplan (Maw, Jim Henson's The Storyteller), colors by Roman Titov (Eat the Rich), and letters by Jim Campbell (Black Badge). Available in September 2022.

In the premiere of Stine’s reanimated reimagining, the monster you enounter isn’t the one you thought it’d be—you might be familiar with the classic tale of a mad scientist hell-bent on creating life, but what these two demented brothers have created is something else entirely! Get ready for a darker, more gruesome, and even more terrifying series for horror fans who are ready to face their fears in … STUFF OF NIGHTMARES!

I have thoroughly been enjoying the horror coming from all the facets of our societal collectives creative outlets. This truly is a great time to be a fan of fright.

No longer are we forced to wait for Halloween so as to justify a good fright of fiction. Nowadays, one need not wait for such things. Simply go to the movies, or to the comic shop.. hell, or even the bookstore to find something new and noteworthy and ready to scare you silly and shake you up a bit.

I’m particularly looking forward to R.L. Stine’s Stuff of Nightmares. Not only because it is his first creator-owned series, but because I remember reading Goosebumps paperbacks as a kid until the spines gave up trying to keep the book closed at all. 

I anticipate this miniseries being a hit, folks. Proceed with incredible caution as you approach the register. Especially if you happen to find one of those gimmicky (albeit, freakin cool!) glow-in-the-dark covers by Francesco Francavilla or original Goosebumps cover artist Tim Jacobus.

Don’t skip on this one!

Print copies of STUFF OF NIGHTMARES #1 will be available for sale on September 21, 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

Stuff of Nightmares 1 (of 4)
W: R.L. Stine
A: A.L. Kaplan 
CA: Francesco Francavilla
In Shops 9-21-22