Cosplay or Actual Murderer in Your First Look at STUFF OF NIGHTMARES: RED MURDER #1

Horror Maestro R.L. Stine pens a new macabre tale at BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at STUFF OF NIGHTMARES: RED MURDER #1, the self-contained special issue in the bestselling, adult horror comic series Stuff of Nightmares from prolific author of legendary terror R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), artist Adam Gorham (The Blue Flame), colorist Francesco Segala, and letterer Jim Campbell, available in September 2023.  

Comic creator Alex Oxaca has been out of the spotlight for decades, and he’ll wish he’d remained in obscurity soon enough. A real ax murderer, cosplaying as the titular hatchet-wielding killer in his early 2000’s smash hit series, Red Murder, starts chopping down equally real victims at a horror convention!

STUFF OF NIGHTMARES: RED MURDER #1 has a main cover by Francesco Francavilla (Night of the Ghoul), with variants by Adam Gorham (The Blue Flame), Miguel Mercado (Go Go Power Rangers), A.L. Kaplan (Maw), Becca Carey (Radiant Black), and Reiko Murakami (Basketful of Heads).

STUFF OF NIGHTMARES: RED MURDER is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; and the upcoming The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.

STUFF OF NIGHTMARES: RED MURDER #1 will be available in comic shops September 27, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

Be sure to catch up on the series and pick up the Stuff of Nightmares TPB, available wherever books are sold.