Dark Horse Comics and Netflix are teaming up to bring you Stranger Things to a Comic Store near you! That;s right! The Netflix phenomenon that brought you the feel of the 80s era into a John Carpenter style situation is going to be in comic book form extremely soon. This 4 part mini series will be written by Jody Houser (DC Young Animal’s Mother Panic and Valiant Comic’s Faith) and Stefano Martino (DC’s Catwoman and Marvel Comic’s Star Wars) are teaming up to submerge you back into the Upside Down.
According to an article by darkhorse.com, Dark Horse President Mike Richardson said in a statement:
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Dark Horse Comics as acquired a movie/ TV show property. Long before the Disney deal with Lucas Films, Star Wars, after parting ways with Marvel Comics, was pushing it’s Far Far Away stories with Dark Horse. Even to go as fair as getting a “What If” comic entitled Star Wars: Infinities, where a specific place in history of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of The Jedi is altered slightly to have a completely different outcome. Dark Horse still hold such properties as Aliens, Predator, Conan, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Dark Horse Comics also states:
“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.”
Just in time for October, this comic will be available on September, 26 2018. Dark Horse Comics will be release more information of this comic in the next upcoming months.