News is everywhere, folks. RL stine is writing his own comic book series for Marvel. As far as everyone knows he simply is the world’s admired author of Goosebumps. If that hints anything about the upcoming comic.
Unfortunately, Mr. Stine says he is “not allowed to talk about them yet,” but he did confirm he is currently in the works with Marvel during his Monday Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).
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RL Stine writing a Marvel comics!
One user actually asked RL Stine if he ever considered writing comic books, to which Stine answered,
“I’m writing a series of comic books for Marvel–my first comics ever.”
And he got everyone excited. (He started the thread with “I’m R.L. Stine and it’s my job to terrify kids. Ask me anything!”)
The Goosebumps author joins the currently growing roster of non- comic book writers collaborating with Marvel. This includes author Ta-Nehisi Coates who wrote the critically acclaimed “Black Panther” and author Chelsea Cain who penned the bestselling series “Mockingbird.”
The Goosebumps movie (2016) scored 76% on Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer, so we definitely hope RL Stine’s comics also makes it too to the big screen.
[Credits: Entertainment Weekly, ScreenerTV]
It’s been Twitter announced, RL Stine is writing Marvel’s Man-Thing. Check out the reveal from the author @RL_Stine himself:
My big announcement: I’m writing 5 MAN-THING comics for Marvel. First one is out in March. Here’s a sneak peek: pic.twitter.com/UFrtYZUOfr
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) December 10, 2016
Note, Mr. R.L. Stine also tweets on Dec 13, 2016 “Why am I writing Man-Thing comics? An in-depth interview from Marvel.com. [Link: https://news.marvel.com/comics/56677/r-l-stine-makes-man-thing/]”
It was Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, along with Gerry Conway, and Gray Morrow (artist) who created Man-Thing in 1971.
The swamp monster character lives in Citrusville, a fictitious town, specifically in the Florida Everglades.
As a human, Ted Sallis (Man-Thing) attempted to recreate the serum that made Captain America, however he was betrayed by his lover, and he had to flee from the A.I.M. agents attempting to use the Super-Soldier Serum for their own evil ends. Ted Sallis then injects the formula into himself, and upon crashing into a swamp and drowning, gets transformed into the creature called Man-Thing.
Reportedly, the new series draws some inspiration from 1950’s horror comics like Weird Terror and Tales From the Crypt, which Stine is a huge fan of. Man-Thing will feature interior artworks by German Peralta and Daniel Johnson, and covers by Tyler Crook.
The new five-book series arrives in March 2017, Spring next year.
[Sources: Movieweb, WISN.com – ABC]