Stranger Things Six #3
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: Six will undergo a new experiment to unlock her powers and discover that Dr. Brenner is hiding more than she thought.
Six is taken to a new part of the lab to begin a new experiment to help her unlock the full potential of her powers. When she arrives at the sensory deprivation tank, Dr. Brenner assures her that she will be safe. Something she remembers him promising when she ran away from home and went to Ricky for help. Once inside, she sees a vision of the future that includes some familiar and disturbing images that she’s afraid to reveal.
As Ricky tries to make things right with her, she opens up to him about her fears. Brenner decides to show both young people what he’s trying to accomplish by pushing one of the twins to her limits with deadly consequences. As the lies and danger grow, Francine decides that it’s time she does something about it.
The Story: The story is progressing well and the quiet menace of Brenner is portrayed brilliantly in this issue. Six is evolving as a character and that is making her more interesting to read. Unfortunately, the pace of the story is a little too slow. With only one more issue left, I was hoping for more in this issue that would get me excited for the conclusion. Character growth aside, there are story arcs that should be resolving in this issue and I didn’t see them. I want to see how it ends, but the urgency to find out has waned.
The Art: Edgar Salazar delivers some nice looking panels in this issue and the characters look great. With the exception of a couple of interesting moments, there wasn’t much to showcase visually from this issue.