One of the coolest pieces of comics news to break this week is that hit Netflix series Stranger Things is getting a comic series at Dark Horse, and not only a series, but a “multi-year publishing line” based on the hit Netflix Original series.
Set to debut in September 2018, the officially licensed publishing program will explore the mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana. Dark Horse will publish not only a line of comics, but also a line of young adult graphic novels expanding on the series.
Dark Horse President and Founder Mike Richardson says:
Dark Horse is known for championing stories and storytellers. 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) will be working on the comic series as the “first installment of Dark Horse’s publishing program”.
Stranger Things #1 (of 4-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 from Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Blue Beetle), visual artist Kyle Lambert, and a photo-variant cover designed by Patrick Satterfield and Netflix.
Stranger Things #1 goes on sale September 26, 2018, and is available for preorder at your local comic shop. Dark Horse will be releasing more information about the publishing program in the coming months.