Dark Horse Review: Stranger Things: Six #4

Review: Stranger Things: Six #4

Stranger Things

 

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Jody Houser

Artist: Keith Champagne and Edgar Salazar

Letters: Nate Piekos of Blambot

Colors: Marrisa Louise

 

Reviewed by: Carl Bryan

 

Summary

“My name is Francine and I am not going to let anything happen to you” –  Francine, also known as subject Six to Marcy.

Francine’s precognitive abilities are put to the test when she and Ricky attempt to escape Hawkins National Laboratory and save the other children from Dr. Brenner’s cruel experiments. Will the ensuing chaos result in freedom for all of the gifted captives . . . or will some be left behind?

An experiment has put one of the twins in a coma. Even Ricky’s faith in the lab is shaken. Francine has foreseen an opportunity to escape. When Dr. Brenner’s past comes back to haunt him, will the children see daylight once again? Join Six in Stranger Things: Six #4 as her time in the lab comes to a conclusion.

Stranger Things

Positives

The first season of Stranger Things gave us a glimpse at how horrifying Dr. Brenner is in his lab and what he puts his “children” through.  Millie Bobby Brown has been excellent in portraying the horror of being subjected to this character’s experiments and writer Jody Houser has taken the baton even further around the track in her exploration of Six.

While not a big fan of comics with limited scripting, this issue works really well as Six has harnessed her powers enough to see glimpses into the immediate future.  Nosebleeds and waffles aside, Six is a beacon to those that wish to escape the lab.

Edgar Salazar is a solid artist, but the comic is very formula and the story takes a Romeo and Juliet turn.  As Dark Horse explores more in the genre of Stranger Things, here’s hoping they take on the regular characters we are accustomed to on the series.

However, we’ve seen Eleven, and now Six.  The authors have “infinite” possibilities to the characters they can explore and here’s hoping new powers are “out there”.

Stranger Things

Negatives

It’s written and displayed like a movie or tv show story board.  It’s choppy, and a bit predictable.  And while the ending surprises a bit, it sews things up to where you can see that Dark Horse may be wanting to explore this lab in four issue increments.

Stranger Thing

Verdict

This series on Six is sewn up.  It was limited so getting all four issues is a must if you are a Stranger Things fan.  However, unless you are expecting some of the kids from the series to show up, you are going to be disappointed.  However, if you are into “based upon the events…” stories, this may be up your alley.

 

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Carl Bryan

Doc B is a college physical education instructor that has coached numerous sports on the rec, club, and collegiate level. He has a wonderful wife, two awesome kids, and remembers when Kryptonite came in a lot of different forms. He also has learned not to utter "Mxyzptlk" backwards!