Stranger Things: Tales From Hawkins #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Caio Filipe Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

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On the surface, Hawkins seems like the kind of town where nothing bad could ever happen, but in the fall of '83 it is anything but safe. When two friends head out into the woods with their rifles and a six-pack, the would-be hunters find themselves the prey of a nightmarish beast who has claimed the wilderness around town and everything inside it, including them.

o Jody Houser returns to pen an anthology of spooky events woven into the larger tapestry of Netflix's hit show Stranger Things.

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Feb 7, 2023

    This new series may not break any new ground, but it's an ample filler as we wait another year and a half for the final season of the Netflix show. This first issue may feature a familiar story, yet it's one that fans will enjoy as they learn some more about the spooky happenings in the small town. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 8, 2023

    There's nothing particularly endearing about our leads, there's not much we learn about the franchise's overall mythology, and we likely will never see these characters again, but there's still something thrilling about watching their journey. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 12, 2023

    I love how Jackson varies his color palette from autumn Midwest to utter hopelessness and Filipe's layouts show off the speed and danger of the Demogorgon. However, the two leads of the story are pretty unremarkable and don't get much characterization so their dark ends ring hollow even with a surprise cameo at the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Comic Watch - Sasha Kaplan Feb 10, 2023

    If you're craving more from the world of Stranger Things, then perhaps this is what you're looking for. But if you're interested in a more continuous story with the characters from the show, perhaps see where issue #2 takes you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 14, 2023

    Stranger Things: Tales from Hawkins #1 fails to set the right tone for the type of story it is trying to tell. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    cincyfan Feb 11, 2023

    Unfortunately this one didn't do much for me. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great either. Hopefully others enjoy it more than I did

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