Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #1

Writer: Marieke Nijkamp Artist: Yasmin Flores Montanez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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When twelve-year-old Blake is shipped away to stay with her weird aunt in Fever Swamp for the summer, she expects her weeks to be filled with video games, mosquito bites, and a whole lot of nothing. Instead, she 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 in this all-ages scarefest from New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends, Before I Let Go, The Oracle Code) and artist Yasmin Flores Montanez (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, Tilly).

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Oct 7, 2020

    Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #1 is a strong start to a YA horror story that can set a good example as to how to get the most out of the genre. The creative team for this comic is in perfect synchronization and it shows. Stay with this comic. Theres a lot of horror to be had with the promise of more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Sep 15, 2020

    Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swap #1 offers readers a taste of thrills to come, without giving too much away. Grab yourself a flashlight and a water bottle, the swamp is full of secrets! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Sep 22, 2020

    Gamers and rivals Blake and Lily meet and decide to explore the swamp looking for real monsters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 30, 2020

    Goosebumps carries with it a certain weight. It's a legendary series of young adult novels that defined a generation. Secrets of the Swamp continues that tradition in spectacular fashion, delivering a healthy amount of scares that all ages can enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Oct 2, 2020

    Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #1 sees the comic based on R. L. Stines novels return to a familiar location: Fever Swamp. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 16, 2020

    Goosebumps: Secrets of the Swamp #1 is a great start to another Goosebumps comic book volume. From the first issue, this might be my favorite one so far. I am still not completely sold on releasing these as single issues and just not one paperback collecting the story. But I am glad they are still coming out, and hope these show up at book fairs across the country (if those are still a thing?). Travel back to Fever Swamp and remember “who's afraid of the big bad wolf?”. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Sep 16, 2020

    If younger readers are looking for a scare, better to crack open any of the old novels rather than this wanting tale. Read Full Review

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