Dark Horse Comics
Welcome to a whole new adventure with… Stranger Things! It’s up to Anna and Leonid to shake a thing or two to save their daddy from the grips of the baddies. Let’s dive in!
It’s my first foray into the Stranger Things comics and I
would say that it’s an expansion of the Stranger Things universe. I was
somewhat disappointed by the story as it does share some similarities to what
has happened in the main series in that the Soviet Union kidnaps in order to gain
the upper hand. It’s like a concoction of capture, torture and Demogorgon which
ticks the boxes of what I’ve pretty much seen in the main series. I don’t mind
if there is a repeat but it would be nice to something new then just something
spun off something I’ve seen before. It would be pretty awesome if this had
more of a thriller vibe to it.
The issue felt short but it might just be me expecting too
much which I find doesn’t give enough payoff in terms of developing characters.
Anna and Leonid are quickly taken out as quickly as they first stepped on the
scene. Then you have a protagonist introduced who - spoiler alert - saves them in the nick of time and probably
just end up as their babysitter in this mess going by how quickly they were
There’s a dark undertone to the art which I find fits into
this world great, but the expressions can be hard to read especially when the
eyes look so glassy. They do say the eyes are the windows to the soul! I do get
the general gist of what they’re trying to convey given the environment that
they’re in or what’s happening right in front of their eyes.
Subscribe? I’ll give it a skip for the moment. There’s
nothing fresh that I feel can take me to the next issue.