Creepy creatures are howling, growling, and stalking through the artwork of the first Goosebumps Graphix anthology when three hot, talented comic artists adapt these bestselling Goosebumps books into a cool, new graphic novel format:
SCOTT MORSE, creator of the popular comic, "The Magic Pickle," brings his quirky sense of humor and madcap illustrations to "The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena," where two kids encounter an unlikely monster in sunny California.
Goosebumps is a popular horror series for children; this graphic novel contains three creepy tales, each of which features artwork by a different illustrator. In "The Werewolf of Fever Swamp," a young boy suspects that a nearby swamp may be home to a werewolf. He soon finds out how right he is. A mob of animated scarecrows spoils a young girl's visit to her grandparents' farm in "The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight." Finally, a brother and sister learn what happens when you unfreeze a Yeti in sunny California in "The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena." Creepy Creatures is a fine choice for readers who enjoy a good scare. The main characters are all curious children saddled with the obligatory annoying brother or sister. This graphic novel doesn't contain a lot of blood and violence (the most violent sequences are in the werewolf story), and instead relies on the b/w art, which in two of the stories (the werewolf & the scarecrow) is actually quite atmospheric. The snowman tale is a bit cartoonish for my tastes. Recommended for the youngest YAs: it will be too intense for younger children, and older ones will be bored.