We’ve seen the Pops and we’ve seen the merchandise. We’ve watched all of the episodes, and await season 3, but one piece of pop culture has yet to be released featuring the Stranger Things brand was comics. That changes this Fall when Dark Horse Comics releases a new of comics based on everyone’s favorite characters from the Netflix Original series.
The Dark Horse and Netflix is a multi-year publishing deal that will debut in September 2018. “Dark Horse is known for championing stories and storytellers,” said Dark Horse President and Founder Mike Richardson. “We are so excited to work with Netflix to bring the world of Stranger Things to comics.”
Award-winning writer Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic), penciller Stefano Martino (Legs Weaver, Nathan Never), inker Keith Champagne (JSA, Superboy), colorist Lauren Affe (Rebels, Five Ghosts), and letterer Nate Piekos (Briggs Land, Green Arrow) unite to bring the nostalgia of the Netflix original series to comic shelves in the first installment of Dark Horse’s publishing program.
Stranger Things #1 (of four issues) follows Will Byers as he enters a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down. Stranger Things #1 features a cover by artist Aleksi Briclot (New Avengers, Maskemane) with three variant covers, one each from Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Blue Beetle), visual artist Kyle Lambert, and a photo-variant cover designed by Patrick Satterfield and Netflix.
Variant Cover by Kyle Lambert
Stranger Things #1 goes on sale September 26, 2018, and is available for preorder at your local comic shop. As always, stay tuned for more information and more details about this great new Comicbook series.
Variant Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Variant Cover by Patrick Satterfield and Netflix