Stranger Things #3

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Stefano Martino Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

He knows there are doors to the other side; he just has to find them before the demogorgon finds him. Will "The Wise" always does what is best for the "Party" but how long will that keep him alive in the Upside Down?

o Based on what happened to Will in season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Nov 28, 2018

    This third issue is packed with horror and emotion which is enhanced by fantastic writing and beautiful and haunting artwork. Fans of the show will enjoy this issue as it emerges you in the Upside Down more than the show usually did. If you were curious to explore how terrible Will's experience was, buy and read this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 29, 2018

    A beautifully woven thread of master storytelling! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 28, 2018

    This issue does a good job of filling in the other side of the story from Will's perspective. Houser adds some well paced suspense to the story and it is effective. Stefano Martino has some richly detailed art that brings the story to life with each panel. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 27, 2018

    This is the first issue in the series that hammers home how traumatic Will's adventure was in the Upside Down. You'll feel bad for the kid as he holds it together just enough to not be murdered. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 16, 2018

    While I'm not crazy that this is the story we're getting in a Stranger Things comic, I am glad it exists. Writer Jody Houser has fleshed out a character that we didn't really get to know in the TV show's debut season. We learn more about his background and his personality when he was little more than an empty chair in the show. As mentioned above, this is a great companion to the TV series so diehard fans will greatly enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Dec 9, 2018

    Stranger Thingsis a pleasant but dominantly unnecessary series that is a must read for a die-hard fans of the show but passable by the casual observer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Nov 28, 2018

    With only one issue left, we're hoping the series pulls out the stops and delivers an exciting conclusion, or at least something more exciting than the first three issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0

    Stranger Things #3 almost broke me as a fledgling reviewer. I would have stopped reading the series but I'm 3/4 of the way through so I decided to plug along. 

    I've detailed the problems with this series already and this issue just compounds things.  Will Byers story, in theory, should be the most interesting part of the series. I'm not sure if Jody Houser's hands are tied by the story she is allowed to tell but this series is infuriatingly linear and lacking in any suspense or imagination.


    Even when something happens out of the ordinary the series breeze's past it just to get itself on track. I've never read a comic this inconsequential.  The series is proof that an excellent cover is no indication of th more

  • 8.0
    Lawless Jan 13, 2019

  • 7.5
    Josecab79 Dec 27, 2018

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