Stranger Things: Summer Special #1
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Stranger Things: Summer Special #1

Writer: Keith Champagne Artist: Caio Filipe Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 6, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
5.7Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

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Officers Powell and Callahan patrol the "mean" streets of Hawkins Indiana with the enthusiasm of two hefty dachsunds pretending to be bloodhounds. Typically, they don't have to chase down more than the occasional petty theft and teenagers smoking reefer but lately the town has been getting weirder, and while they might not get to the bottom of it, they just might be lucky enough to survive it.

o Diving deeper into season 3 with Hawkins deputies!

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Jul 4, 2022

    As you're processing the events of the latest season of Stranger Things, Dark Horse wants to bring you back to season three and the Battle of Starcourt Mall. It's an interesting take on the story, but without any main characters, it feels more like a money grab than real entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 6, 2022

    The experience ultimately serves as a Stranger Things-themed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which serves the function of a Summer Special in that it is a respite from more dramatic elements of the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jul 4, 2022

    While they did try to show what else was happening when most of the action was at the mall and the giant beastie thing sneaking around town it only seems to work in fits and starts and I cant really recommend this one unless you were super into the show and absolutely have to read everything related to it. I would say the Dungeons and Dragons story would be more interesting as it least involves the main characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Kreniigh Jul 15, 2022

    A story taking place in the margins of a bigger story tends to follow the same formula of near-misses and consequence-free incidents. It can be good if the bigger story was written with the marginal one in mind and leaves hooks and questions that the marginal one can be built upon. It can be enjoyable if the bigger story is still fresh in the reader's mind. But here, neither applies. No shade on the creators, but this was not a great idea from the start.

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