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A prequel comic from Netflix' award-winning series, delving into the mysterious workings of Project MKUltra and the weird science that opened the door to the Upside Down. Francine, a teenage girl with precognition, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation: first by her parents, then by Dr. Brenner of Hawkins Laboratory. Dr. Brenner wants to harness her powers as wel A prequel comic from Netflix' award-winning series, delving into the mysterious workings of Project MKUltra and the weird science that opened the door to the Upside Down. Francine, a teenage girl with precognition, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation: first by her parents, then by Dr. Brenner of Hawkins Laboratory. Dr. Brenner wants to harness her powers as well as those of the other gifted children that they hold captive at the lab. Wracked by increasingly disturbing visions, she sees an opportunity for her and all the children to escape. But at what cost? From the pen of Jody Houser (Faith, CMYK: Magenta, Max Ride: Ultimate Flight) and featuring art from Edgar Salazar and Keith Champagne (Black Panther), Stranger Things comics is essential reading for fans of the hit Netflix series as well as fans of the urban fantasy and horror genres in general. Collects Stranger Things II issues #1-4.


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A prequel comic from Netflix' award-winning series, delving into the mysterious workings of Project MKUltra and the weird science that opened the door to the Upside Down. Francine, a teenage girl with precognition, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation: first by her parents, then by Dr. Brenner of Hawkins Laboratory. Dr. Brenner wants to harness her powers as wel A prequel comic from Netflix' award-winning series, delving into the mysterious workings of Project MKUltra and the weird science that opened the door to the Upside Down. Francine, a teenage girl with precognition, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation: first by her parents, then by Dr. Brenner of Hawkins Laboratory. Dr. Brenner wants to harness her powers as well as those of the other gifted children that they hold captive at the lab. Wracked by increasingly disturbing visions, she sees an opportunity for her and all the children to escape. But at what cost? From the pen of Jody Houser (Faith, CMYK: Magenta, Max Ride: Ultimate Flight) and featuring art from Edgar Salazar and Keith Champagne (Black Panther), Stranger Things comics is essential reading for fans of the hit Netflix series as well as fans of the urban fantasy and horror genres in general. Collects Stranger Things II issues #1-4.

30 review for Stranger Things: SIX

  1. 5 out of 5

    exploraDora

    ***5 stars*** My prayers have finally been heard by the Book Gods 🙌 In this issue, we meet some of the other test subjects from Hawkins labs. Ever since we were introduced to Kali, aka Eight, in season two of Stranger Things, I was dying to find out about other kids with powers and now I eventually did. There's Six (obvs), Three, Nine and Nine.Five. Intrigued yet? :D I won't say what each of them can do, but know that albeit short, this is a very cool story! ***5 stars*** My prayers have finally been heard by the Book Gods 🙌 In this issue, we meet some of the other test subjects from Hawkins labs. Ever since we were introduced to Kali, aka Eight, in season two of Stranger Things, I was dying to find out about other kids with powers and now I eventually did. There's Six (obvs), Three, Nine and Nine.Five. Intrigued yet? :D I won't say what each of them can do, but know that albeit short, this is a very cool story!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    After two garbage miniseries, Dark Horse finally got it right. This is a prequel focusing on some of the other subjects in the MKUltra program. This focuses on Six, a precog, along with a couple of others, Three, and Nine. It's by no means required reading, but it does expand on the mythology of the show. This is the kind of thing I was expecting when Dark Horse started these comic books. After two garbage miniseries, Dark Horse finally got it right. This is a prequel focusing on some of the other subjects in the MKUltra program. This focuses on Six, a precog, along with a couple of others, Three, and Nine. It's by no means required reading, but it does expand on the mythology of the show. This is the kind of thing I was expecting when Dark Horse started these comic books.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ben Brown

    I was pretty hard on Jody Houser’s first “Stranger Things” comic – despite a couple of interesting narrative tie-ins to the show’s first season, I found it to be about as milquetoast as milquetoast gets. As a result, I approached “Stranger Things: Six” from a place of sizable skepticism – after all, how much better could Houser’s follow-up series REALLY be? Turns out – quite a freaking bit. “Six,” while maybe not a home run, is still a sizable improvement on its predecessor in pretty much every I was pretty hard on Jody Houser’s first “Stranger Things” comic – despite a couple of interesting narrative tie-ins to the show’s first season, I found it to be about as milquetoast as milquetoast gets. As a result, I approached “Stranger Things: Six” from a place of sizable skepticism – after all, how much better could Houser’s follow-up series REALLY be? Turns out – quite a freaking bit. “Six,” while maybe not a home run, is still a sizable improvement on its predecessor in pretty much every way – in fact, I think there’s an argument to be made that “Six” might be the strongest piece of “Stranger Things” tie-in fiction that’s been released yet. How’s that for a pleasant surprise? A big reason for why the series works as well as it does, I suspect, has to do with the fact that it feels like Houser was allowed to truly cut loose here in a way that she wasn’t with the first series. While the previous “Stranger Things” miniseries was set during the events of the first season and devoted primarily to filling in blanks from that story, “Six” is set 10+ years prior to the events of the television series. This frees the series up to focus less on tying things into the events of the show and more on telling its own unique tale, while also exploring more interesting, previously unseen terrain within the universe (including setting up one particularly juicy narrative nugget that, if the Duffer Brothers were so interested, could end up having serious repercussions on the show’s broader canon). It also helps that a lot that the characters in “Six” are actually legitimately compelling in their own right – as subjects of Dr. Brenner’s experiments, we feel for them, and by the time that the fourth and final issue is reached, we’re fully invested in their wellbeing. It’s not a perfect mini-series – Edgar Salazar’s art is a mixed bag, and Houser has a habit of over-explaining certain story beats while under-explaining others. Still, though – it’s hard not to come out of “Stranger Things: Six” decidedly more optimistic about the state of “Stranger Things” comics than before. So long as the franchise can keep pumping out tie-ins at this level of quality, I’ll be a happy camper.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. It’s a joy for fans to see their favourite franchise grow and expand into uncharted territory, trying to not only explore new ways to tell stories set in their universe, to reach new potential audiences for their fanbase, but to also obviously make more money. The Stranger Things Netflix TV series saw its fandom grow incredibly quickly since its release, bringing in a modern cinematographic experience where both horror and fantasy happily held t You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. It’s a joy for fans to see their favourite franchise grow and expand into uncharted territory, trying to not only explore new ways to tell stories set in their universe, to reach new potential audiences for their fanbase, but to also obviously make more money. The Stranger Things Netflix TV series saw its fandom grow incredibly quickly since its release, bringing in a modern cinematographic experience where both horror and fantasy happily held their hands together while also drenched with time-period nostalgia to keep you hooked. Following the first comic book story set in the Stranger Things universe, writer Jody Houser returns with a brand-new prequel story for fans to indulge and it is a step in the right direction. What is Stranger Things: Six about? This four-part story arc is a prequel to Netflix’s most popular original TV series and follows the story of Francine and her mysterious powers that is of utmost importance for Dr. Brenner of the Hawkins Lab where the secretive MK ULTRA project is conducted to no one’s knowledge. Having had to learn to live with her powers of precognition, she has struggled her whole life with individuals, including her family, continuously using her for their own personal desires. It is during her time in the laboratory that she sees a terrible future brewing for her loved ones and for the residents of Hawkins. But what will she do about it? Unlike Jody Houser’s first attempt at creating a comic book story set in the Stranger Things TV universe by giving us Will Byers’ point of view during the events in season 1, this time around she wasn’t constrained by any of the previously established narratives, allowing her full control over what she wanted to tell. In this story, set in 1978, Francine is at the heart of all the drama with an upbringing filled with neglect and ignorance. The character development is precious, as you feel empathy for her unusual predicament that forces her to please others instead of thinking about her own well-being first. Trust thus becomes a luxury and considering how young she is, she’ll learn the hard way that it isn’t meant to be earned or given naturally. The length of this story doesn’t, however, allow this to have as much depth or impact as it could’ve had. Following the usual themes of friendship and family, the story doesn’t fail in staying loyal to the show’s nature and in giving fans a decent prequel chapter in this fantastic universe. Artist Edgar Salazar also does an incredible job in this story arc, allowing the art to capture the eerie yet familiar atmosphere of this franchise. The fact that the story also relies heavily on the emotional state of the characters with a lot less dialogue through the giant panels, it’s safe to say that artist Edgar Salazar masterfully captured those expressions. Praise should also be given to inker Keith Champagne and colourist Marissa Louise who have flawlessly given this story arc an artistic edge. Stranger Things: Six is an original prequel to the hit TV franchise offering comic book fans insight into the paranormal scientific discoveries uncovered in the midst of the Cold War right in Hawkins. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/ _______________________ Another short and decent but imperfect prequel to the hit Netflix series. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  5. 4 out of 5

    Erofan

    This is a story about a girl named Six who was in the same place and at the same time as Eleven was being held. The plot of the comic is not related to "Stranger Things". The story is short, but quite dynamic! The drawings are made in the spirit of the TV series! I advise fans of "Stranger Things"! This is a story about a girl named Six who was in the same place and at the same time as Eleven was being held. The plot of the comic is not related to "Stranger Things". The story is short, but quite dynamic! The drawings are made in the spirit of the TV series! I advise fans of "Stranger Things"!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    So, is this sort of what it's like to take methadone when you are jonesing for heroin? Some secondary and tertiary characters from the TV show (Dr. Martin Brenner, Connie Frazier, Kali Prasad) mingle with some new ones for a fairly innocuous prequel about life inside Hawkins National Laboratory. Nothing unexpected occurs -- literally -- as the main character, Six (Francine), has precognitive powers and knows what's coming. Only one major character from the show has an appearance, and it is very b So, is this sort of what it's like to take methadone when you are jonesing for heroin? Some secondary and tertiary characters from the TV show (Dr. Martin Brenner, Connie Frazier, Kali Prasad) mingle with some new ones for a fairly innocuous prequel about life inside Hawkins National Laboratory. Nothing unexpected occurs -- literally -- as the main character, Six (Francine), has precognitive powers and knows what's coming. Only one major character from the show has an appearance, and it is very brief, amounting to nothing.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Cale

    I would hesitate to call this an essential part of the Stranger Things story. It's a nice look into the MKUltra program, using characters that are at most tangential to the main series (with the exception of Dr. Brenner, whose motivations get a little more fleshing out here). Six has limited precognition abilities, and gets pulled into MKUltra, but has second thoughts. That's pretty much the whole of the story, although the characterizations are interesting, and its exploration of abusive relati I would hesitate to call this an essential part of the Stranger Things story. It's a nice look into the MKUltra program, using characters that are at most tangential to the main series (with the exception of Dr. Brenner, whose motivations get a little more fleshing out here). Six has limited precognition abilities, and gets pulled into MKUltra, but has second thoughts. That's pretty much the whole of the story, although the characterizations are interesting, and its exploration of abusive relationships is uncomfortably realistic. But there's only the loosest hints of the Upside Down provided here, and the supernatural aspects are not significant. It's ultimately a story I didn't really think needed to be told, and provides very little expansion to the Stranger Things world. It's okay, but not something I'd recommend going out of your way to read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chris Greensmith

    "I'm not one of the babies. 'sides Dr Brenner says I'm special. Yeah, he says that a lot." "I'm not one of the babies. 'sides Dr Brenner says I'm special. Yeah, he says that a lot."

  9. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    I hope we see Brenner in season 4 and that Joyce just punches him in the face.

  10. 5 out of 5

    John Stinebaugh

    Another boring tale set in the Hawkins lab under Dr. Brenner. Unless Netflix is desperate to establish a myriad of powers in the Stranger things universe, I don’t get what these add to the story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rich Stoehr

    Now that's more like it. In "Six," the Stranger Things creative team has done what I hoped for in the first collection, "The Other Side." Like the previous story, "Six" feels right at home in the Stranger Things universe, both in story and in tone. Unlike the earlier volume, "Six" tells an original story related to the main plotline and characters of Stranger Things, but not enslaved to it. This is the fresh storytelling I was expecting to get the first time around. "Six" is the story of another s Now that's more like it. In "Six," the Stranger Things creative team has done what I hoped for in the first collection, "The Other Side." Like the previous story, "Six" feels right at home in the Stranger Things universe, both in story and in tone. Unlike the earlier volume, "Six" tells an original story related to the main plotline and characters of Stranger Things, but not enslaved to it. This is the fresh storytelling I was expecting to get the first time around. "Six" is the story of another subject in the Hawkins lab, the same place where Eleven came from but taking place just a few years earlier. In learning about how Six is developing her powers, how Dr. Brenner's experiments tries to enhance them, and in meeting the other subjects in the lab, we get a more detailed picture of what took place there before Eleven changed everything, and it's an interesting one. Vaguely reminiscent of Stephen King's 'The Institute' on a smaller scale, "Six" tells and compelling and interesting story that adds to the Stranger Things world. The art style is understated and skillful, applying dramatic splashes of color only sparingly and to good effect. There's plenty of detail worked into each panel, with clever nods to the late '70's and some nice visual callbacks to the TV series as well. My only issue (ha!) with "Six" was that it felt like it could have been a little longer. As a four-issue miniseries, you're just getting into the characters and the story when it kicks in, wraps up, and...that's it. The ending feels abrupt and rushed, and the characters were mostly basic sketches - the added breathing room of another issue or two could have given us a chance to invest more in the people and the events taking place. It's a story worthy of a little more length. Stranger Things (the show) was a fantastic story in itself, but it also opened up a doorway to a new world to be explored. "Six" makes me hopeful that future graphic novels will expand further on that world and give us deeper glimpses into this fascinating place.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dragonfly

    Rating: 4.5 stars

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Stark

    Very short but good.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Silas

    This was a solid graphic novel that expands the Stranger Things world without getting in the way of the show's events or have to deal with a lot of likenesses. This is a real sweet spot for this kind of comic. Our main character, Six, is a part of the same program as Eleven, but has a different psychic ability, and the less active nature of that power makes for a slightly smaller story, but throws in some foreshadowing (this is a prequel to the show) to the events of the show. It also left some This was a solid graphic novel that expands the Stranger Things world without getting in the way of the show's events or have to deal with a lot of likenesses. This is a real sweet spot for this kind of comic. Our main character, Six, is a part of the same program as Eleven, but has a different psychic ability, and the less active nature of that power makes for a slightly smaller story, but throws in some foreshadowing (this is a prequel to the show) to the events of the show. It also left some threads to potentially expand upon, which could prove interesting, but also has a discrete ending that stands on its own. Despite being very well done, story-wise, some of the art left me a little bit cold, and I think that it might have been a little bit better with another issue or two, to better flesh out some of the characters. As it stands, though, it is a solid, enjoyable story, and rather better than the other Stranger Things comics I have read.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Eric Benson

    This trade provides an interesting back story for the Stranger Things universe focusing on a girl named Six who is living at the Hawkins Lab. It is connected to the story of the possibility of more kids with powers told in season 2 of the television series where Eleven runs away to Chicago and meets another girl (Kali) who can make people imagine things. In this trade, Six is a high school student who is invited to the Lab by her neighbor and boyfriend after her parents verbally abuse her to mak This trade provides an interesting back story for the Stranger Things universe focusing on a girl named Six who is living at the Hawkins Lab. It is connected to the story of the possibility of more kids with powers told in season 2 of the television series where Eleven runs away to Chicago and meets another girl (Kali) who can make people imagine things. In this trade, Six is a high school student who is invited to the Lab by her neighbor and boyfriend after her parents verbally abuse her to make money off her ability to predict the future. As seen with Eleven, things at Hawkins Lab goes awry for Six as she sees bad things coming in the future and how the Lab is responsible. It's a nice story but doesn't add much to the general franchise that we didn't already know from Season 2 and Kali - that other kids with powers exist. If they teamed up at some point, then yea these tales could be relevant.

  16. 5 out of 5

    kat

    unpopular opinion, but i preferred the first volume over this one. i was really looking forward to reading this, as i am a huge stranger things fan, but alas things fell short. it felt like the author was trying to cram a high school into Hawkins lab, and it was so unnatural ?????? it’s such a cruel place, but for some reason it became a high school cafeteria for the purpose of this graphic novel. brenner for some reason was kind of like the cool dad in this ??? at least, compared to his actual ch unpopular opinion, but i preferred the first volume over this one. i was really looking forward to reading this, as i am a huge stranger things fan, but alas things fell short. it felt like the author was trying to cram a high school into Hawkins lab, and it was so unnatural ?????? it’s such a cruel place, but for some reason it became a high school cafeteria for the purpose of this graphic novel. brenner for some reason was kind of like the cool dad in this ??? at least, compared to his actual character in the show. the characters do so many things in the lab that they weren’t punished for and i didn’t understand why ???? like the random romance that was thrown in would’ve 100% not been allowed if this was the show, but here, even the guards were just mocking them instead of punishing them. this was weird and i really didn’t need this cursed tale in my life.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emeraldawn

    This is more of the Stranger Things graphic novel or trade, that I was looking for. This follows the story of SIX who could predict the future. But it also has Three, Nine, and Control playing an important part. The art is way better than the art is "The Bully" and the storyline felt like it added something to the main cannon. My one issue is I know this was a 4 issue comic, or 1 trade/Graphic Novel and I wanted more of the story! I hope they follow the rest who are not going to get screen time. This is more of the Stranger Things graphic novel or trade, that I was looking for. This follows the story of SIX who could predict the future. But it also has Three, Nine, and Control playing an important part. The art is way better than the art is "The Bully" and the storyline felt like it added something to the main cannon. My one issue is I know this was a 4 issue comic, or 1 trade/Graphic Novel and I wanted more of the story! I hope they follow the rest who are not going to get screen time.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really liked this comic, I am a huge Stranger Things fan and I enjoyed being able to read more about that world. I thought that the illustrations were great and overall I found that Six’s story was very interesting. My favorite part was when we get to see young Eleven in her session with Six watching, and then see Six confused by Eleven calling Dr. Brenner “Papa”. Eleven is one of my favorite characters in the show, so I’m glad that wet got to see a little bit of her in this comic.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Joey Nardinelli

    While this feels a bit lean, and having heard how bad the other stories are, I’m surprised at how well this chapter adds subtly while existing mostly logically within the Stranger Things Universe. Ever since they added Kali to the show, I’ve been wondering when we’d get more of an X-Men super team with the kids. I’m curious if this will remain mostly in the EU for this franchise or if this might actually point along a trajectory the show might follow for its final season(s).

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    SPOILER WARNING This graphic novel, set in 1978, tells about 6 (Francine/ sees future), 3 (Ricky/ persuasion), 9 (Jamie/firestarter? psychokinesis?), and Control (Marcy/ Jamie's twin). 11/Jane is also seen. I originally thought the book ends the same time that 11 escapes. However, that's 1983-- five years later. I think I misinterpreted p. 79. A Hawkins Lab employee is drawn to look like Chief Hopper. I don't know if that's a red herring, though. SPOILER WARNING This graphic novel, set in 1978, tells about 6 (Francine/ sees future), 3 (Ricky/ persuasion), 9 (Jamie/firestarter? psychokinesis?), and Control (Marcy/ Jamie's twin). 11/Jane is also seen. I originally thought the book ends the same time that 11 escapes. However, that's 1983-- five years later. I think I misinterpreted p. 79. A Hawkins Lab employee is drawn to look like Chief Hopper. I don't know if that's a red herring, though.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    The prequel we need and one I hope to see mentioned in the future. Without everything that happened in here Eleven and the others wouldn't be where they are now. Such a pivotal role, this story has. Loved how fast-paced this was and the artwork was stunning. As a STranger Things fan and a fan of reaching to outside storylines, I loved this. Full review here: https://thescarletreaderreviews.wordp... The prequel we need and one I hope to see mentioned in the future. Without everything that happened in here Eleven and the others wouldn't be where they are now. Such a pivotal role, this story has. Loved how fast-paced this was and the artwork was stunning. As a STranger Things fan and a fan of reaching to outside storylines, I loved this. Full review here: https://thescarletreaderreviews.wordp...

  22. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    A much better entry than the previous one, Six provides a glimpse into the experimental facility at the center of the Stranger Things story. With some familiar characters and some newer faces, it fills out the world a bit more while also bring life and heartbreak to some of the other children touched by the experiments into superhuman abilities.

  23. 5 out of 5

    K.L. Dobbs

    3.25- It was good to get a glimpse into this prequel about the test subject Six and her brief history at the lab and how she came to be there. It also mentions Eleven briefly. Although it was a good read, I felt it was too short(finished reading in 20 mins) and I would have liked to read more about this test subject and those surrounding her.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Newell

    Now THIS, THIS is how you do a Stranger Things graphic! None of this straight up tie in stuff like the last volume. Good things can happen when you get creative and don't simply play it safe. Also a landmark because this is the first Jody Houser book I have read an actually really enjoyed the writing. Hopefully more of the same to come! Now THIS, THIS is how you do a Stranger Things graphic! None of this straight up tie in stuff like the last volume. Good things can happen when you get creative and don't simply play it safe. Also a landmark because this is the first Jody Houser book I have read an actually really enjoyed the writing. Hopefully more of the same to come!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Although this book would not make sense to someone who is unfamiliar with the Stranger Things TV series, it is a strong entry for fans of the show. This is a prequel as described, but also references things to come in a way that gives the reader a sense of place and time within the series. The illustrations were quite good as well. My only complaint--the story was too short. I wanted more!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ari Santillanes

    Finished these pretty quickly after starting them and forgot to update. Enjoyed this as someone who liked the season 2 episodes when Eleven left Hawkins and met up with Eight (Kali) and others who shared her powers. I know a lot of people didn’t like those episodes, so if that’s you, probably not your book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Claudia Riendeau

    A prequel of the tv series where we meet other special kids with super powers. Honestly, the strangeuniverse is respected but the quality of the characters is not to the top. The bad doctor is still there but it lacks of the Hopper's humour or the Eleven's curiosity and fearlessness. For the fans for sure. A prequel of the tv series where we meet other special kids with super powers. Honestly, the strangeuniverse is respected but the quality of the characters is not to the top. The bad doctor is still there but it lacks of the Hopper's humour or the Eleven's curiosity and fearlessness. For the fans for sure.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Codepoetz

    Dr. Brenner of Hawkins Laboratory maintains a stable of mentally gifted children. Francine, test subject number 6, is a teen girl with a very rare precognition ability. This official Stanger Things side story takes place before the start of the famous Netflix show, when 11 was still in Dr. Brenner's lab. Dr. Brenner of Hawkins Laboratory maintains a stable of mentally gifted children. Francine, test subject number 6, is a teen girl with a very rare precognition ability. This official Stanger Things side story takes place before the start of the famous Netflix show, when 11 was still in Dr. Brenner's lab.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ahdom

    Jodie Houser does a great job at giving us yet another neat backstory for the Stranger Things canon. This was short but sweet. I loved the artwork and the drama in this limited series and I would say it is well worth the read.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    A really cool prequel that goes hand in hand with the prequel novel and then the Netflix series. I love all of these novels and graphic novels they are producing now for the fans rather than just the show!

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