Marvel Comics’ Man-Thing Gets R.L. Stine as Writer
R.L. Stine, renowned author for Goosebumps, will show his prowess in the Marvel universe by penning the new series for a character that has been a part of the franchise since the early ‘70s. Enter Man-Thing, a monster from the swamp, and he will have a new series starting March 2017. If that’s not enough, how about knowing that the horror monster series will be written by none other than R.L. Stine himself?
The New York Times confirmed that Stine will be penning the series, which will have five issues long. The series is supposedly the great Stine’s way of achieving his very first ambition.
For the Man-Thing comic series, the covers and inside art will be done by Tyler Crook and German Peralta and Daniel Johnson respectively. Since the series will be inspired by ‘50s horror comic series, it’s very much right up the alley for Stine.
In fact, Man-Thing had been Stine’s choice of character in the Marvel franchise, mostly because he always had an affinity for swamp monsters—like we didn’t know that already.
“I’m going to do a lot of action and a lot of great violence and make it creepy, but I’m going to make it funny at the same time. It’s what I try to do in my books.”
If there’s one thing that Stine has changed with the Man-Thing, it’s that he has given him a voice, one that is very sarcastic. I can’t wait to see it.
The Man-Thing series will feature a short horror story for every issue from the great R.L. Stine, as well as illustration from a guest artist.