Things are a little odd over at Pumpkins County Middle School, but somehow, everyone manages to point the fingers at a group of friends known as “The Creeps”: Rosario, the brawns of the team with the fashion sense of a diva; Mitchell, the walking, talking Monstrous Compendium (look it up, D&D people); Mark, a military brat with the logistical know-how; and Carol, a city girl new to the County. The Creeps aren’t the cause of the weirdness, but they sure know how to find themselves in the middle of it – and how to solve the mystery! Think of them as the Scooby Gang operating in Gravity Falls.
The first book in The Creeps’ graphic novel adventures, Night of the Frankenfrogs, puts the kids in the middle of an animal rights protest against frog dissection in the lab just as a rash of student disappearances hit the school. And what the heck is going on in the sewers?
Chris Schweizer’s new series is a lot of fun, with snappy dialogue and gloriously gross artwork and storytelling that middle graders will adore. I love Rosario, who’s the tough gal in the group but can tell you all about the finest fabrics and fashion lines while she’s tearing down walls. There’s even time for actual science in the book – little facts and snippets of information flow seamlessly with the dialogue. Guys and girls alike will have fun with this series, and I’m looking forward to seeing more.
Chris Schweizer is the author/illustrator of the Crogan Adventures graphic novel series, which was nominated for two Eisner Awards and named to the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.
THE CREEPS, BOOK 1: NIGHT OF THE FRANKENFROGS
Writer & Artist: Chris Schweizer
On-Sale: August 11, 2015