Lost In the Upside Down – Stranger Things #1 Advance Review
- Writer: Jody Houser
- Penciller: Stefano Martino
- Inker: Keith Champagne
- Colorist: Lauren Affe
- Letterer: Nate Piekos
- Cover Artist: Aleksi Briclot
- Publication Date: September 26, 2018
Will Beyers is missing. The town of Hawkins Indiana has been shook by his disappearance. No one knows where he’s gone and police are baffled. Unknown to everyone, Will has been transported to the Upside Down – a mirror world where everything is the same but… not. Based on the smash hit Netflix show, this series takes on a trip through the events of season 1 but from Will’s perspective in the Upside Down.
I have got to preface this by saying that I am a huge fan of the show. The genuine heartfelt nostalgia of the 80s, the love of the media we had growing up then, really shone through for me and I find that the comic has done a really great job of capturing that feeling in print. This comic captures the belief in the lessons taught to us in the show – the idea that friendship will prevail and that together the party is stronger together – in a clever way. The art is a dead ringer for the likenesses of the characters, and the Upside Down is unsettling as all get out. Getting to see the story from Will’s perspective is neat and I’m excited to see where it goes and what he got up to during season 1 of the show.
I definitely think that this is a series to keep up with, especially for fans of the show. It is a great tie-in already, offers a new perspective, and fills the hole in my heart because season 3 isn’t out yet. I’m already looking forward to picking up the issue when it hits shelves.