Dark Horse has partnered with Netflix for a multi-year publishing deal that includes comic books and young adult graphic novels expanding the world of the hit series Stranger Things.
Launching in September 2018, the Stranger Things comics will explore the mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana.
“Dark Horse is known for championing stories and storytellers,” explained Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson in a statement. “We are so excited to work with Netflix to bring the world of Stranger Things to comics.”
The first batch of Stranger Things comics will feature the work of 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).
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.
The first issue goes on sale Sept. 26, 2018, and is available for preorder at your local comic shop. Dark Horse says it will release more information about the publishing program in the coming months.