STRANGER THINGS: INTO THE FIRE | WRITER: JODY HOUSER | ARTIST: RYAN KELLY | PUBLISHER: DARK HORSE | FORMAT: SINGLE ISSUE | RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW
Fans can't get enough of the mega TV sensation Stranger Things. Once a season has been released it's binge-watched in a day and audiences are quickly up in arms demanding more. So it was only a matter of time before a comic book spin-off happened in 2018. With its fluorescent look and superhero-like style, the comic medium is an ideal breeding ground for bringing new extensions into focus within such an already influential piece of sci-fi.
Written by Jody Houser, Stranger Things: Into the Fire begins the story of Hawkins Lab escapees Marcy and Ricky living in a 1985 Boston as they relentlessly investigate the current whereabouts of the former's sister, Jamie, whom herself holds next level superpowers. With a delicious and crisp cut art direction provided from Ryan Kelly, Le Beau Underwood, and Triona Farrell, this illustrative arm of the sci-fi giant sees our two leads abandon their current lifestyle to question the local law enforcement in the last area Jamie was known to be seen. Bumping into a neo-punk gang and touching upon Ricky's own Jedi-like mind control, Jody Houser also preciously teases tiny snippets of Jamie's ability, as well as her current predicament. Into the Fire smoothly carries on the series while opening up a four-part arc that has a page-turning life of its own.