Stranger Things: Science Camp #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Jody Houser
Art by Edgar Salazar
Inks by Keith Champagne
Colors by Marissa Louise
Letters by Nate Piekos
The Rundown: Dustin gets away from Hawkins to go to camp, but he might not be as safe as he thinks.
After the harrowing events in Hawkins, Dustin hits the road to go to Science Camp. A prospect that is set to bring him some peace and quiet out in the woods. When he arrives, he finds that there are some things that are universal even to smart kids; bullies.
As Dustin finds himself standing up for the smaller kids and attracting the ire of the bullies himself, the counselors make bets on when the kids will come to blows. When one of them decides to sneak a beer, she discovers quickly that there is something wrong with the camp. Something she might be too late to stop.
The Story: An entertaining story that retains the feel of the series and its characters. Jody Houser manages to keep the tone fresh and the characters charming and interesting while recapping the events Dustin has been through and setting up a new mystery for the kid to discover. It will be interesting to see how this story plays out.
The Art: Edgar Salazar does a great job of keeping with the tone of the story with some light and well detailed art. A fun looking book that mirrors a fun story.