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Stranger Things #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Stefano Martino Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.

o Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic)

o Based on Will's unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Sep 11, 2018

    The definitive companion piece to the nostalgia-filled Netflix hit! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 29, 2018

    With nearly a month before its release, Stranger Things should be on the pull list of any fan of the show, as well as fans of the genre in general. If you like strong narrative and clean, beautiful imagery, Stranger Things is just the series for you! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 29, 2018

    A strong first issue with excellent captions and a story that pulls you in. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Sep 2, 2018

    STRANGER THINGS #1 is a solid start to a quick series that will keep you on the edge of your seat, even though you know half the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan F. Hodgdon Sep 14, 2018

    Stranger Things #1 may not be breaking any boundaries as far as its source material is concerned. But if you're a sucker for this tale of friendship and interdimensional monsters it will scratch that itch nicely. Hopefully as it progresses its top-flight creative team will have more of a chance to cast a die of their own, charting a thrilling new path both for this world and its heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Sep 4, 2018

    The hallmark of a good adaptation: it expands upon the source material and makes you want to return to it. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Sep 5, 2018

    Capturing the spirit of the show whilst attempting to add something new, Stranger Things #1 successfully continues what works about the TV equivalent but has a lot of room to grow from it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Sep 10, 2018

    As first issues go this is off to a good start and Houser and the rest of the team seem to have the makings of a decent adaptation that will keep fans of the show happy as well as fans of horror comics in general. If they can just make the whole thing a little darker and scarier then I think they have the potential to turn a good adaptation into a great one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Sep 17, 2018

    Stranger Things #1 tries to be a book for both die-hard fans of the hit show and brand-new readers and succeeds in alienating both audiences. Part of why the show is so popular is that, despite having moments that don't quite work, it is generally very tightly plotted. Because of that, there's very little wiggle room for the creative team to work with the main cast. As a result, nothing new is brought to satiate the hunger of fans that must wait until Summer 2019 for Season Three. Those that haven't seen the show may pick this up and discover an okay horror title that does little to make them want to come back for the next issue. Read Full Review

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