Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight #2, IDW Publishing

A trippy and fun read, Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight #2 (IDW Publishing) loves mixing up with scares and laughs at its readers. At the core of the franchise, Goosebumps continues to put kids in scary peril in this fast-paced horror anthology.

As we previously mentioned, Mia and Ginny have been staying at their Grandma’s mothball-filled house for the summer. Just as expected, boredom forces them to venture out into her tiny town. What the two actually find in an old used bookstore launches them into an upside-down world of mayhem and terror.

Here are 5 reasons why you should pick up Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight #2:

5) Goosebumps Is In The Title!

Capturing the ‘80s vibe, Monsters at Midnight is everything readers have loved about R.L. Stine’s legacy. A fun tribute to EC Comics, the second installment also puts its own spin on Stine’s numerous concepts and characters, especially Slappy. The most popular character from the Goosebumps series made his introduction last issue and now Slappy is let loose in Horrorland.

4) The Sisters!

Writer Jeremy Lambert established the sibling rivalry between Mia and Ginny. Lambert now focuses on the troubles of teen angst. Mia and Ginny are forced to grow up at a later rate, facing monsters together.

3) The Artwork!

Artist Chris Fenoglio has such amazing ideas with the character designs of the monsters. Fenoglio has to do something tricky, making the monsters look scary and silly at the same time. I just loved every shot of the monster march that happens in the opening pages!

2) The Colors!

Brittany Peer’s bright colors really pop out when Irk, the monstrous pet, shows up. Irk lhas the body of a cuddly dog and the face of a scary wolf. Notice how Irk stands out in the panel, especially in shadows, because of his yellow eyes.

1) A Fun Welcome!

If you grew up on Goosebumps,then  you’re going to love looking for those nods in Monsters at Midnight. If you’re a newbie to the series, then this is a tremendously fun welcome to Goosebumps!



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Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight #2 is out in stores on January 3rd, 2017.

– By Jorge Solis

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