Original ‘Goosebumps’ Artist Tim Jacobus Reteams With R.L. Stine for New Horror Comic Book Series!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Goosebumps, and all these years later R.L. Stine is still churning out horror treats for all ages. Up next is a brand new adult horror comic book series titled Stuff of Nightmares, and Bloody Disgusting has learned this week that original Goosebumps artist Tim Jacobus has reunited with Stine for some killer cover artwork!

As important to the success of the line as the R.L. Stine-penned stories themselves, the artwork from Tim Jacobus for that original run of Goosebumps books helped moved the terror tales off shelves like hotcakes, and Jacobus has tapped directly back into that retro style for Stuff of Nightmares, whipping up variant cover artwork for the upcoming debut issue.

Jacobus writes on Instagram, “30 years ago, we used to do this every month. Now, it’s a rare treat to work with the man. R. L. Stine has created a new horror graphic novel for the “big kids”. And Stuff of Nightmares is as dark as the name!”

“I got picked up to take the ride again – creating a variant cover for the premier issue,” Jacobus continues his Instagram post. “Conjuring images for this guy never grows old. Only I do!”

You can check out Jacobus’s cover below, which is pure Goosebumps glory!

The four-issue limited comic book series will see Stine put his own twist on legendary monsters, and the first issue of Stuff of Nightmares will be hitting shelves September 2022.

“In the premiere of Stine’s reanimated reimagining, the monster you encounter 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!”

“AT LAST I’m free to let my most horrific fantasies out! Hey, kids– stay away from STUFF OF NIGHTMARES,” said R.L. Stine. “It’s my first horror comic book work for grownups. Ghastly, gory, and I hope, good stomach-churning fun!”

“For all of us who grew up reading R.L. Stine’s work, we now have something terrifying to sink our teeth into as adults, especially those who have a sordid love for Fear Street, EC Comics, and classic horror,” said Bryce Carlson, VP, Editorial & Creative Strategy BOOM! Studios. “I can’t wait for the Nightmare Keeper to lead everyone into this horrifying new series.”

Stuff of Nightmares #1 will have a main cover from acclaimed artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie) and highly collectible variant cover art by illustrators Miguel Mercado (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Adam Gorham (The Immortal Hulk), Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman), and Kyle Holtz (Savage Spider-man), as well as an incredibly rare variant cover from artist Björn Barends (Something is Killing the Children) signed by R.L. Stine and not one but two extra spooky glow-in-the-dark covers by Francavilla, in addition to the Tim Jacobus cover.

Learn more on the BOOM! Studios website.

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