Dark Horse and Netflix just announced a partnership which includes a multi-year publishing line based on the hit Netflix Original series, Stranger Things! Dark Horse will publish a line of comics and young adult graphic novels expanding the world of Hawkins and its many inhabitants.
“Dark Horse is known for championing stories and storytellers,” explained 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), 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 Netflix original series to comic shelves in the first installment of Dark Horse’s publishing program.
Set to debut in September 2018, the officially licensed publishing program will give fans of the beloved show an opportunity to explore the mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana. You can check out a gallery of cover art and a special preview below.
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. It features a cover by artist Aleksi Briclot (New Avengers, Maskemane) with three variant covers from Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), visual artist Kyle Lambert, and a photo-variant cover designed by Patrick Satterfield and Netflix.
Dark Horse will release more info in the coming months. Stranger Things #1 is available for pre-order at your local comic shop and goes on sale September 26, 2018.