Before there was Eleven, there was Six... Last year Dark Horse and Netflix teamed up for a new comic book series that followed Will Byers into the Upside Down, and now they're partnering for another comic book series, Stranger Things: SIX, that debuts the first of its four issues this May and will focus on a teenager with the power of precognition... a power that Dr. Brenner wants to exploit at Hawkins Laboratory.
Below, we have the full press release with more information on Stranger Things: SIX, and Upside Down fans will also want to keep an eye out for the release of Stranger Things Volume 1: The Other Side trade paperback when it hits shelves on April 30th, followed by Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day Gold 2019 release on May 4th, which will feature a Stranger Things story.
Press Release: MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 19, 2019)—Attention Stranger Things fans! Are you curious about the origins of Project MKUltra and Dr. Brenner’s Hawkins Laboratory? Writer Jody Houser (StarCraft, Orphan Black), penciller Edgar Salazar (Constantine, Smallville), inker Keith Champagne (JSA, Superboy), colorist Triona Farrell (Mech Cadet Yu, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and letterer Nate Piekos (Fight Club 3, Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows) are signed on to introduce us to the other subjects trapped in the Hawkins Laboratory in Stranger Things: SIX. Dark Horse and Netflix are excited to release Stranger Things: SIX, the first prequel comic series to the Netflix Original series with covers by Aleksi Bricolt, Kyle Lambert, and David Mack.
Stranger Things: SIX follows Francine, a teenage girl with precognition. She’s 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 to change her life. But at what cost?
Stranger Things: SIX #1 (of four) goes on sale May 29, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Stranger Things Volume 1: The Other Side TPB goes on sale April 30th, 2019, and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and TFAW, and at your local comic shop. On Saturday, May 4, 2019, fans can visit their local comic shop to pick up a copy of Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day Gold 2019 offering, which includes a Stranger Things story!
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Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Under a new partnership with Vanguard Visionary Associates, Dark Horse is positioned to further expand its reach globally with publishing, products, and filmed entertainment. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Aliens, Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Predator, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron’s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft,The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.