Stranger Things: Six #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Edgar Salazar Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
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7.8User Rating

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A teenage girl with precognitive abilities, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation only to end up the pawn of a government agency that wants to harness her powers for its own ends. You've seen the show Stranger Things, but this is your first glimpse of the strangeness that happened before the series began! The first prequel comic series for Stranger Things.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Ray.A May 27, 2019

    If you're looking to take a break from tights and capes take a trip to Hawkins Indiana, won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 30, 2019

    Go back to Hawkins Laboratory in this well written, well drawn, and interesting prequel series. I can say with certainty this book is well worth reading -- it adds to the TV show in surprising and satisfying ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel May 30, 2019

    STRANGER THINGS: SIX #1 is a solid prequel to the STRANGER THINGS mythos. It retains the sci-fi horror feel of the TV show. In addition, the titular character, Six, is a well-written lead with a set of mysteries that haunt her. That alone makes it worth checking out. Plus this comic respects readers' time and moves at a good pace even as it jumps back and forth in time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 6, 2019

    Stranger Things: Six is an excellent companion to the TV show. It definitely adds more to the experience and makes me even more excited for it. More importantly, writer Jody Houser is expanding the overall mythos with a supporting character that we instantly fall in love with. At the very least, we want to see her break this cycle of sadness. Maybe the creatures in the Upside Down will help with that... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo May 2, 2019

    STRANGER THINGS: SIX #1 is a must-read for fans of the show and of incredible graphic storytelling! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan May 31, 2019

    A well told story that finally gives fans a proper expansion of the Hawkins, Indiana based sci-fi adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 29, 2019

    The art by Edgar Salazar is exceptional. All of the characters look great and the way the panels are drawn builds on the tension of the story in unique ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 29, 2019

    While we might not know enough about Six to invest a lot in her story, the series has huge potential to expand the world of Stranger Things in exciting and unexpected ways without having to merely be fan service for those expecting to see the show's greatest hits in comic book format. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jun 4, 2019

    Stranger Things: Six #1 was an interesting read, though I still maintain it'd be best for fans that want to learn more about the test subjects. I've been curious about what else they could tell us about the world of Stranger Things, and thus have been devouring everything they put out. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Geek'd Out - Jim Allegro May 29, 2019

    Stranger Things Six #1 is good fun for those already invested in the Stranger Things franchise. For the rest, it is an agreeable, though not particularly original, riff on the nostalgia horror genre. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Gabe Peralta May 29, 2019

    I was hesitant at first, but Stranger Things: Six is a solid start to a prequel series about Hawkins Lab. It doesn't rely too heavily on what made the original series a pop culture hit and instead wishes to take certain elements from the Netflix show and paint them in a different light. It's in this tweaked perspective that the issue's charm really shows, and the pacing itself is steady enough that you actually feel invested without feeling wholly manipulated or rushed– something very few comic issues are able to pull off. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 11, 2019

    Stranger Things: Six #1enters into a whole new level of the Stranger Things phenomenon with this prequel focusing on the lab subjects prior to the famous Eleven. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips May 29, 2019

    Given Stranger Things: Six #1spends so much time building the scene and introducing the characters, I'm hopeful issue two wastes no time in moving the story along, but as a stand-alone comic, this one fails to deliver anything of note. Read Full Review

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