New ‘Stranger Things’ Comic Series Set For September

Horror fans just can’t wait for Stranger Things 4 to start streaming on Netflix, but will a comic book mini-series ease the hunger pains?

The nine-episode fourth season of Stranger Things–which will lead off with Chapter One: The Hellfire Club–is not expected to debut until sometime next year. But a four-issue Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen from Dark Horse Comics will hit comic book shops Sept. 29, according to

Check out Marc Aspinall’s main cover and Kyle Lambert’s variant cover (which spotlights a terrific rendition of Sean Astin’s Bob Newby from the show) on this page.

The comic book series–which takes place after Stranger Things Season 2–is written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Diego Galindo. Colors are by Francesco Segala and the lettering is provided by Nate Piekos.

The comic–set in January 1985–follows the Hawkins crew, who has “survived their battle with the Mind Flayer, but Will is still reeling from the death of Bob Newby,” according to the synopsis. But Will is able to bring the team together when he and Mr. Clarke discover “a mysterious map Bob left in a box of old memorabilia.” The series “explores grief and friendship, while capturing the Stranger Things‘ sense of adventure.”

Pak said in a statement that he is “thrilled to be working with such an amazing team on a story that combines classic ’80s treasure hunt hijinks with impending natural disaster and a high-stakes emotional story.” The team, he added, is “capturing the wonder, danger and emotion in every page and every panel.”

Galindo said he put his “heart and soul on the pages,” adding that he hopes readers “find the same feelings in the comic as when they see the (characters) on screen.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest in the ever-growing Stranger Things universe.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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