R.L. Stine Bumps ‘Man-Thing’ To L.A. For New Marvel Series [Preview]
Earlier this year children's horror legend R.L. Stine of Goosebumps fame was revealed to have a mystery Marvel Comics project in the pipeline, and speculation was rife as to which of the many iconic horror characters in the publisher's roster it could be. Today, Stine has revealed that he will helm a five issue Man-Thing miniseries with art by German Peralta, Daniel Johnson and Rachelle Rosenberg.
Announced today via The New York Times, Man-Thing sees the character journeying to Hollywood to find out why the entertainment industry hasn't latched onto him the same way they have with the likes of The Avengers. According to Stine, his interpretation of Man-Thing will be rather sarcastic, which goes against most portrayals of the monster as mute, although Jeff Parker, Kev Walker and Declan Shalvey's Thunderbolts featured a Man-Thing that could talk.
Covers for the miniseries are provided by Harrow County's Tyler Crook. The overall aesthetic of the title is said to be inspired by classic EC Comics horror titles such as Tales From The Crypt, but the series will also feature the requisite action and comedy found in R.L Stine's most famous works. Each issue will also feature back-up horror stories written by Stine, illustrated by a different guest artist each month.
The new Man-Thing series will launch in March 2017. Check out the profile at The New York Times for more information about Stine's history with comics and approach to the title. Check out a preview below:
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