Stranger Things #2

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Stefano Martino Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Stuck in the mysterious Upside Down, Will Byers is cold, scared and starving. He uses his last bullet to temporarily drive away the Demogorgon. Drawing on lessons learned from D&D, Will hunts for food and supplies to prepare for whatever lies ahead. After discovering he can affect the lights in his family home, brief excitement turns to terror when he realizes he isn't the only one that wants to break through to the other side.
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. Oct 30, 2018

    An essential piece of the Stranger Things mythos that adds an entirely new level of terror to the chilling vision of Hawkins, Indiana! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 3, 2018

    Stranger Thingsis a must-read for fans of the show as it works to answer questions burning in the hearts of the most dedicated. If you aren't a fan of the show, there is a chance this comic will fall flat for you, despite how well it is crafted, simply based on the way it speaks directly to fans without offering repetitive narrative from the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 30, 2018

    Another good issue in a series that is a must-read for Stranger Things fanatics and casual fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Nov 1, 2018

    "Stranger Things" #2 is a creepy ride, but doesn't leave those who don't watch the show of Stranger Things behind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Nov 7, 2018

    Its not a horrible read, but for a comic book attached to such a huge project, I for one had higher expectations. However, as I said in the beginning, it just makes sense to have some Stranger Things, no matter the form or quality, at the end of October. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Oct 31, 2018

    While Will's narrative isn't quite as compelling as what his friends were up to, learning about Will's experiences in the Upside Down and how some of the show's more iconic moments played out from his perspective will appeal to devout fans of the TV show. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    I Review Comics Jan 21, 2019

    When Stranger Things Debuted on Netflix in 2016 it was my favorite show of the year. It's currently one of my favorite series of all time. The comic has all of the tools to be great but fails because it sticks too close to familiar territory. 

    It wasn't abundantly clear last issue but this Mini-Series is covering the events of Season 1 from Will's perspective. It makes sense because he was missing for the entirety of the season. It's interesting but I feel that Jody Houser has her hands tied here and can't really cut loose. The story feels tied too closely to events that fans of the series have already seen. This removes all tension because we know exactly where this story is going and will end. 

    The art from Stefano more

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    Marcin Oct 3, 2020

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    KnM Nov 10, 2020

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