Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #1

Writer: Jody Houser, Jim Zub Artist: Diego Galindo Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Epic Adventures, Lifelong Friendships! Follow the crew from Hawkins, Indiana, as they discover the legendary monsters and epic adventures of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game together. Long before the dreaded Demogorgon took one of them to the Upside Down, watch Mike, Lucas, and Will bond with Dustin for the first time over the game that would define their childhood. See the party come together as a team through communal stories and perilous quests to learn important lessons about friendship and find the courage to stand up to the bullies that challenge their everyday. D&D and Stranger Things together in comics! Comics/gaming more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Derrick Pittman Nov 4, 2020

    Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #1 is an amazing issue for any fan of Stranger Things and/or Dungeons & Dragons. It shows our characters in a sense of normalcy without the real monsters. This issue also gives D&D players that nostalgic kick of when they first dove into the tabletop RPG and the excitement they felt campaigning and finishing that campaign. Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #1 is a perfect amalgamation of growing up, friendship, and a passion for geek culture. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 9, 2020

    OverallWriters Jody Houser and Jim Zub do a brilliant job of giving us the further adventures of Mike, Lucas, Will and Dustin as they learn to understand the world through D&D. I love how well written the accidental discovery of the game was. Additionally, the writing team does a brilliant job of capturing the playful banter that the group has. In Particular, Dustin's introduction was handled very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Nov 4, 2020

    A great comic, one that syncs up perfectly with both Stranger Things and the D&D experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Oct 23, 2020

    Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #1 is an entertaining and overall light story, with a few (intentional) exceptions. It's endearing and brightly illustrated, full of the hope and imagination that they all felt. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Nov 3, 2020

    I look forward to more of this bizarre mix of intellectual properties; the concept sounds insane and yet I very much enjoyed the story presented so far. Roll on the next issue" Read Full Review

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