Earlier today, Marvel Comics announced that best-selling children's author and Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine will come to the company to revive the long-running horror feature Man-Thing in a new comic, which will also feature backup stories by Stine and a rotating team of artists.
"In the first issue," Marvel teases, "prepare for terror on the high seas as Daniel Warren Johnson illustrates a back-up tale that’s sure to leave you seasick!"
Now, there are some first details -- and even a first look at finished art pages -- available.
Stine will work on the series alongside artist German Peralta (Moon Knight, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), whose art you can see in the attached image gallery.
“R.L. Stine in the Marvel Universe – that’s an event in and of itself,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso in a statement. “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.”
You can check out the solicitation text below.
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 to leave the swamps once and for all. But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens reality, he will have to choose between his new life and the place he once called home!
Join us in 2017 as we take a spine-tingling journey from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the muck and grime of the swamps. Don’t miss the debut of MAN-THING #1 – coming to you this March from R.L. Stine, German Peralta and more!
MAN-THING #1 (of 5)
Written by R.L. STINE
Art by GERMAN PERALTA
Second story by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
Colored by RACHELLE ROSENBERG and MATT LOPES
Cover by TYLER CROOK