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"If you are new to Goosebumps-or if you are a Goosebumps fan, I hope you will find some excitement in this terrific collection of new Goosebumps adventures. '"
R.L. Stine

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, began in September of 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 the occasional minority character and possible minority. Download and Die! and Secrets of the Swamp are the opposite, with Flips and Lilly being the only white characters.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: Horrorland is the setting for Monsters at Midnight. In this version it's run by Slappy and there are fewer Horrors seen.
  • 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.
  • Expy: Lilly from Secrets of the Swamp is a stand in for Cassie from The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, as they are both red-heads who are really into werewolves.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mythology Gag: Secrets of the Swamp mentions a Mr. Tucker, a likely reference to the dad from Werewolf of Fever Swamp. There's also a store called Cassie's, a reference to the character of the same name from the book.
  • 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."
    • At one point in Horrors of the Witch House, a sort of social media for witches/wizards is shown and one of the screen names is Voldemort.
  • 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.
  • Swamps Are Evil: Fever Swamp is the setting for Secrets of the Swamp and much like in the original book, it seems to be infested with werewolves.
  • 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!. Similarly, Lilly is the only white character in the main human cast of Secrets of the Swamp.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Mitra in Download and Die! is Indian and gay.
  • We Can Rule Together: In Horrors of the Witch House, Veruca offers the kids a chance to team up with her. While they turn her down, Carlos pretends to take her up on it to maintain his status at the top of the totem pole at school.
  • Wicked Witch: Veruca Curry in Horrors of the Witch House. She prefers to use modern tech in her magic, and resents her grandmother for being more old fashioned.