Stranger Things: Six #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: Francine is your typical teenager living in the late seventies. Unfortunately for her, there is something atypical about her and its that thing that draws the attention of Dr. Brenner and Hawkins Lab.
Francine discovers at an early age that she has the ability to predict the future in limited circumstances. When her parents discover her gift, they attempt to use it to their advantage. As she grows into a young woman, she finds ways to rebel, but those attempts could be dangerous as she discovers a secret about the lab. It also doesn’t help that the one person she thought she could trust turns out to be another subject.
Francine, also known as Six, is going to discover the dark side of her new home as well as its connection to a familiar place from our nightmares.
The Story: Jody Houser does an amazing job of introducing the character and her supporting cast. Even with the inclusion of familiar faces, the focus is clearly on Six. Something that makes the story more compelling and interesting to read. You want to follow her journey and this first issue is intriguing enough to want to read more.
The Art: The art by Edgar Salazar is exceptional. All of the characters look great and the way the panels are drawn builds on the tension of the story in unique ways.