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It may be hard for many to believe, but even after writing hundreds of books over the course of several decades, R.L. Stine has never written a comic book. Until now, that is. For the last month or so, the 73-year-old Goosebumps author has been teasing fans that his first ever comic book is coming and that it will be for Marvel. Now it has been confirmed that he will be writing a brand new, five-issue Man-Thing series.
New York Times got the confirmation about the new Man-Thing series, which will be available in March of next year. R.L. Stine talked with them a bit about his first comic book, saying that he originally wanted to get into comics as an artist before becoming a writer, and that this is something of a realized dream for him. Here is what he had to say about it.
"My first ambition was »
Initially mentioned this past Halloween as a secretive project for Marvel, The New York Times and EW reported today that Stine's Man-Thing comic book series will consist of five issues and feature artwork by German Peralta and other talented artists.
According to Marvel (via EW), the new Man-Thing series will follow the titular monster as he goes up against “an ancient and mysterious danger” while outside the familiar confines of his swamp.
Regarding the tone of the series, Stine told The New York Times what readers can expect from his take on the creature that was created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Gray Morrow back in 1971:
“I’m going to do a lot of »
- Derek Anderson
R.L. Stine, the author behind the Goosebumps and Fear Street books, is teaming with Marvel for a new five-issue Man-Thing series, which is set to get underway this March with artwork from German Peralta (Moon Knight) and a bevy of comics’ rising stars. Check out a first-look preview here…
“R.L. Stine in the Marvel Universe – that’s an event in and of itself,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “And is there a Marvel character more perfectly suited to his sensibilities than the monstrous Man-Thing? Stine and artist German Peralta are spinning a tale full of action, horror, humor and heart – one that’s sure to please R.L. Stine fans, Man-Thing fans, and new fans.”
Attempting to recreate the formula that produced Captain America, biochemist Ted Sallis was transformed into the shambling creature known only as Man-thing! Now, having recently regained his ability to speak, Man-Thing sets out on a journey »
- Gary Collinson
Legendary's live-action Pokemon movie is quickly moving forward, with Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) signing on to write the script back in August. Today we have word that the studio has found its director, with Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) coming aboard to take the helm. This project is said to be the first in a planned franchise, entitled Detective Pikachu, with the story centering on this title character.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Legendary has put this project on the fast track with production being eyed to start in early 2017. The studio acquired the film and TV rights to the Pokemon franchise back in July, although there were reports that surfaced soon thereafter that a live-action movie may not come together too quickly. Just days later, Legendary announced that their deal with The Pokemon Company was finalized,
Pokémon first debuted back in 1996, with the »
Happy 25th anniversary, Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
The beloved Nickelodeon show was billed for kids, but honestly, it gave us more nightmares than Goosebumps ever could, starting with its very appropriately timed premiere on Halloween 1991.
Despite its constant flow of scary tales, it's tough to find a '90s kid who doesn't hold a special place in their heart for this fright fest, because, let's face it, we all wanted to be members of the Midnight Society.
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We can still hear the freezing kid ghost slowly uttering, "I'm. Cold." That creepy twisted claw from the show's premiere is forever etched into our brains. We still don't understand why some buildings even have a 13th floor. And, yes, we still secretly wish we were in that haunted mall, that haunted pinball arcade, that haunted dollhouse... Ok, all of the »
[[tmz:video id="0_5f96uki9"]] Grab your tissues, everybody ... R.L. Stine -- the author dedicated to scaring kids -- has a tearjerker of a story. We caught up with the "Goosebumps" author Friday in NYC where we asked him for tips on Halloween costumes. Check out the vid ... R.L. gets all heartbroken telling our photog about the costume he was forced to wear as a kid. Don't feel too sorry for him ... he's reportedly worth $200 million. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Way back in 2009, we reported that Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson was developing an adaptation of the beloved Mortal Engines novel, and now it's finally coming to fruition. Peter Jackson is teaming up with Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital to produce this movie with his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, although Peter Jackson will not take the helm. Instead, Christian Rivers, who has worked as a visual effects supervisor for Peter Jackson's Weta Digital, will make his feature directorial debut. Here's what Peter Jackson had to say in a statement.
"Christian is one of my closest collaborators. The combination of emotion and jaw-dropping visuals in Mortal Engines makes this the perfect movie for his move into feature directing. What Christian intends to do with Philip Reeve's terrific story is going to result in an original and spectacular movie. »
If you grew up in the '90s, then you know that it was one of the best decades for genuinely scary stuff on the likes of the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. In addition to shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark?, we were also blessed with R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. But out of all the creepy stories R.L. wrote back in the day, The Haunted Mask was by far one of the most bone-chilling. The book was made into a two-part TV special that aired in October 1995, and follows a girl named Carly Beth, who is sick and tired of being on the receiving end of scary pranks from two boys in her school, Chuck and Steve. She decides that instead of being a duck for Halloween like she originally planned, she wants to get them back by being something really terrifying. She visits a new »
- Caitlin Hacker
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Unfortunately, the poster on this one was misleading -- they never actually let us bring Matt Damon home after seeing the movie. (His wife would probably disapprove.) You can, however, take home Ridley Scott's acclaimed Mars mission movie "The Martian" on DVD and Blu-ray starting January 12. The Blu-ray editions include more than 90 minutes of special features, including five "in-world" pieces, and featurettes from the cast, director, and producers. There's also a gag reel, which should be fun.
Drac's Pack is back in the sequel to "Hotel Transylvania," as they put the son of Mavis and Johnny through a "monster-in-training" boot camp to bring out his vampire side. The DVD, out January 12, includes feature commentary with the director and vocal cast, »
- Gina Carbone
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