A horror anthology comic book series based on the Goosebumps franchise, published by IDW. Starting in 2017, the series consists of four story arcs, and the creative team in charge of the comics changes with each new arc. The first arc, Monsters at Midnight began in October of 2017, the second arc, Download and Die! began in March of 2018, and the third arc, Horrors of the Witch House began in May of 2019. A fourth, Secrets of the Swamp, is planned for release in 2020.
Not to be confused with Goosebumps Graphix, which were straight forward adaptations of specific books.
This series provides examples of these tropes
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Sybil Wicked was originally described as having a horrific patchwork face. While her depiction in Download and Die! keeps the patchwork face part, the horrific part is toned down quite a bit, especially in the concept art.
- Adaptational Diversity: The books generally featured kids who were white, or were at least assumed to be, with only he occasional minority character. Download and Die! is the opposite, with Flips being the only white character.
- Amusement Park of Doom: Horrorland is the setting for Monsters at Midnight
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Ginny in Monsters at Midnight, although somewhat downplayed compared to most examples from the main series.
- Ascended Extra: Former Goosebumps mascot Curly the Skeleton is an actual character in the comics, acting as Slappy's Dragon in Monsters at Midnight and Download and Die!
- Advertised Extra: Keith is featured prominently on the cover of Issue 3 of Download and Die! even though he only has a small appearance overall.
- Big Bad: Slappy in Monsters at Midnight, Keith in Download and Die! and Veruca Curry in Horrors of the Witch House
- Big Bad Ensemble: Slappy and Curly, the Creeps from Calling All Creeps!, Sybil Wicked from Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum, and a doppelganger created by the evil smartphone (which itself appears to be based on the evil camera from the Say Cheese and Die! sub-series) all menace the protagonists in Download and Die!, but, in the end, the true villain turns out to be Keith from I Live in Your Basement!
- Bland-Name Product: The Creeps app in Download and Die! is available for "ioES" and "Smandriod'
- The Cameo: Irk from Monsters at Midnight appears as a plush doll in Horrors of the Witch House
- Continuity Nod: There's quite a few small references to the franchise scattered throughout. The very first panel of the first arc has Mia lamenting that she can't go to Camp Jellyjam.
- Covers Always Lie: The cover of issue #3 of Download and Die! depicts Keith in his blob form. He only appears as a human in the story. That same cover features Weather trapped in the phone, which doesn't happen.
- Hall of Mirrors: The same one from the original Horrorland appears, although it is called "House of Mirrors", and in this version, it shows Mia images of her moms scolding her instead of having the walls close in.
- Has Two Mommies: Mia and Ginny from Monsters at Midnight have two moms.
- Here We Go Again!: Monsters at Midnight has Mia and Ginny discovering that Irk was able to escape back into the real world via a magic book only for the comic to end with Slappy and his gang showing up as well, having escaped the same way Irk did.
- The Internet Is for Cats: In Download and Die!, Mitra takes a picture of her cat with her new phone and comments that now it's a "real phone".
- Just Friends: In Download and Die!, Mitra talks to Weather after having used the phone to make her pay more attention to her, and Weather says she personally isn't "into" anyone and just wants to play sports and make "rad" films, effectively doing this to her.
- Love Potion: In Download and Die!, Mitra uses one of the phone's filters to make a girl she has a crush on crush on her back. It's a bit downplayed as she mostly just pays more attention to Mitra, but it could have gone further if the effects were not reversed.
- Recursive Canon: While the comics are set in the Goosebumps universe itself, and most of the books found in the bookstore in Monsters are Midnight are discount versions of existing books, the actual The Werewolf of Fever Swamp book can be seen there as well.
- Shout-Out: One of the books on a shelf in Monsters at Midnight is the Necronomicon.
- In Download and Die!, Mitra says they could be the three musketeers, to which Kyra says "Or The Sandersons."
- Supernatural Phone: The phone Mitra gets in Download and Die! which applies its filters to real life, causes bad things to happen to the people in the photos taken, and starts causing Mitra to think her friends are against her.
- The End... Or Is It?: Each arc ends this way, complete with the trope name being used word for word in Monsters at Midnight.
- Token White: Flips is the only white character in the main group of friends in Download and Die!
- Twofer Token Minority: Mitra in Download and Die! is Indian and gay.
- Wicked Witch: Veruca Curry in Horrors of the Witch House.