Sunday, October 28, 2012

Longbox of the Damned: Goosebumps Graphix #2 - Terror Trips

Longbox of the Damned 28. ‎


Daniel T. Stack said...

Shocker is the best one for me, In all its adaptations including the original book Horror Land just didn't really do anything for me. But I have to admit the drawings are better than the film adaptations.

I still think it might have been better if the last story were placed in the middle of this book. Kind of a lighter tale to cleanse the pallet as it were. But they put it at the end... So I'm not really sure why its here.

LucasChad said...

Like many other 90's kids, I did read a couple of the books and watched the TV show. I may not have a particular favorite story, but what sticks out in my mind is the three episode arc involving a miniature city. Yes it's the one involving the pig girl.

I also read two of R.L. Stine's Fear Street books that I think you guys should give a good read. One involves a terrifying game of hide and seek and the other about a ghost who wants to drag a kid to her grave. Good stuff!

Information Geek said...

Ah yes, the Goosebumps Graphix. It's kind of funny that I was thinking about this series recently and wondering if it would be amusing for Linkara to have it on this show. I am psychic!

I've only got one volume of the three volume series (it's a shame that they never adapted more stories from the series like Ghost Camp, Monster Blood, or Ghost Next Door) and it's Creepy Creatures, which like this book also ends on a weird note with the least scary story of them all ending it.

Of these stories, I did think Shocker had the best twist to it but Horrorland is a personal favorite of the series. Deep Trouble never really connected with me, but I do appericate a fantasy tale as much as the next person.

Andrewnuva199 said...

Reading Blogger Beware to get some brief synopsis of these stories. Man, he's harsh on the books (One Day At Horrorland was apparently where the series jumped the shark for him). I guess he doesn't quite have the same reading mindset that some of us have towards these books.

Movie-Brat said...

Ah Goosebumps, I've seen the tv show first and read the books second. The comic looks pretty good and all get my attention, yes including Deep Trouble since I actually like mermaids.

The final panel from the comic looks kind of funny with all of them being pretty angry.

One Day at Horrorland definitely looks fun as does A Shocker on Shock Street.

Arianne said...

Duuude ! Goosebumps was totally Awesome!!!
Yup, I had to channel the 90's kid here. I remember bringing goosebumps books to grade school. I remember owning the One day at Horrorland video game

Ozaline said...

I was definitely more partial to Are You Afraid of the Dark then Goosebumps (partly because AYAotD was Canadian), but I did enjoy a bunch of the Goosebumps books as a kid.

Shocker was one of my favorites in the series.

RL Stine also wrote some GI Joe novels and Find Your Fate books... So there's a bit more of a comic book connection there.

tj said...

I've read this comic, as well as the books each story is based on

i still find Shock street to be lame, and the ending to be a bullshit cop out. but Horrorland is fun, if a bit dumb, and Deep trouble has some good writing, and a good relationship with billy and the mermaid

but did it need a sequel?