Stranger Things Six #2
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 going to have to confront her trust issues and her recent past if she’s going to prepare herself for what’s coming.
Francine is still dealing with her trust issues and sense of betrayal from Three. Having spent so much time with him and developing deep feelings towards him, it’s hard for her to separate what she thought she knew versus the truth that brought her to Hawkins Laboratory.
As she confronts the past, she challenges Dr. Brenner with the fact that the subjects are still children. He explains to her the importance of their experiments, but Francine continues to hold back. Unfortunately, her visions of the future will push her to try a new experiment that could give her the answers she seeks.
The Story: This issue does a good job of fleshing out the world of Hawkins Lab as well as give the reader a sense a connection to Six and what she’s struggling with. Jody Houser keeps the tone sufficiently dark enough to keep the reader engaged and wondering what will happen next and how it connects to Eleven’s story.
The Art: Edgar Salazar’s art is great. With the exception of one scene, there isn’t much in the story that requires the art to depict anything too challenging.