IDW Publishing has announced Marieke Nijkamp has been tapped to write Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp, that is scheduled to arrive in September.
Joining Nijkamp is artist Yasmin Flores Montanez, who will illustrate the entire five-issue mini-series.
The five-issue Secrets of the Swamp introduces Blake, a twelve-year-old girl who is shipped away to her weird aunt’s home in Fever Swamp for the summer. Expecting her weeks to be filled with video games, mosquito bites, and a whole lot of nothing, she instead finds herself in a spooky turf war between wolf hunters and werewolves. With monsters on both sides, it’s up to Blake to use all of her gaming skills to escape alive.
“I have fond memories of Goosebumps terrifying me as a kid, and I’m thrilled to get to play around in Fever Swamp now. Secret is a story all about finding your place in a new town, figuring out who your friends are, and dealing with the deadly monsters that lurk in the shadows. With Yasmin bringing the characters to life in such a wonderful way, I hope you’ll get caught in its snare too. Of course, in Fever Swamp, all secrets have sharp teeth, so best be careful you don’t get bitten,” says Nijkamp in a press release from IDW Publishing.
Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #1 arrives in September. Contact your LCS for an exact date.