Stuff Of Nightmares: Red Murder # 1

Stuff Of Nightmares: Red Murder # 1

Illustrated by: Adam Gorham

Cover Art by: Francesco Francavilla

Written by: R. L. Stine

Release date: September 27, 2023

BOOM! Studios

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

Comic creator Alex Oxaca has been out of the spotlight for decades, and he’ll wish he’d remained in obscurity soon enough…

RED MURDER was the smash hit title of the early 2000s, and will come back from the past in more ways than one during the 20th anniversary celebration of the title!

A real ax murderer, eerily parallel to the hatchet-wielding killer in the comic, starts chopping down equally real victims.

Prolific author of legendary terror R.L. Stine is joined by artist Adam Gorham (Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar, The Blue Flame) for a nightmarish self-contained chapter of the bestselling Stuff of Nightmares that readers new and old would kill for!

Do you love horror? Well brace yourselves for a nightmarish descent into the twisted world of “Stuff Of Nightmares: Red Murder #1,” where the master of terror himself, R.L. Stine, weaves a spine-tingling tale that will send shivers down your spine. With the dark and atmospheric art by Adam Gorham and Francesco Francavilla’s haunting cover art, this comic promises a gripping journey into the macabre.

The story revolves around comic creator Alex Oxaca, a figure of the past who’s about to be thrust back into the spotlight in the most sinister way imaginable. “RED MURDER,” the once-beloved title of the early 2000s, is resurrected in all its eerie glory during the 20th-anniversary celebration, and it doesn’t take long for fiction to blur with reality. A real-life ax murderer, chillingly reminiscent of the hatchet-wielding killer within the comic, begins a reign of terror that will have you double-checking your locks at night.

R.L. Stine, the prolific author of legendary terror, masterfully takes the helm in this self-contained chapter of the bestselling “Stuff of Nightmares” series. Stine’s knack for crafting suspenseful narratives that tap into our deepest fears is on full display here. He expertly navigates the thin line between reality and nightmare, making you question whether you’re reading a comic or witnessing a chilling reality.

Adam Gorham’s art brings Stine’s words to life with a style that’s both gritty and atmospheric. He captures the essence of horror, creating visuals that are as unsettling as they are captivating. Francesco Francavilla’s cover art sets the tone perfectly, drawing you into a world where every shadow hides a lurking menace.

What makes “Stuff Of Nightmares: Red Murder #1” particularly enticing is its ability to cater to both new and longtime readers. Whether you’re a devoted follower of Stine’s work or new to the world of “Stuff of Nightmares,” this comic offers a self-contained story that will hook you from the first page to the last. It’s a testament to Stine’s storytelling prowess that he can seamlessly introduce new readers to the series while still keeping long-standing fans on the edge of their seats.

“Stuff Of Nightmares: Red Murder #1” is a thrilling return to the horror genre for R.L. Stine and a tantalizing glimpse into the darkness that lurks in the most unexpected places. With art that sends chills down your spine and a narrative that keeps you guessing, this comic is a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good scare. So, grab your flashlight, check under the bed, and prepare to be haunted by the nightmarish world within these pages.

Stuff Of Nightmares: Red Murder # 1 is available on our weekly new comic wall and can be placed on your pull list.


A Thrilling Return to the Shadows

Colors - 9
Design - 9.4
Illustration - 9.4
Narrative - 10
Subplot - 8.9


R.L. Stine's "Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1" is a spine-tingling horror comic with dark art by Adam Gorham and haunting cover art by Francesco Francavilla. The story follows comic creator Alex Oxaca who is thrust back into the spotlight during the 20th-anniversary celebration of his once-beloved title "RED MURDER." However, a real-life ax murderer, reminiscent of the killer in the comic, begins a reign of terror. Stine expertly blurs the line between reality and nightmare, creating a self-contained story for both new and longtime readers. The comic is a must-read for horror fans.

Genre: Horror
Series: Stuff Of Nightmares: Red Murder | Illustrated by Adam Gorham, Francesco Francavilla
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