The Upside Down is getting its own line of comic books. Dark Horse Comics and Netflix announced today that they have partnered up to publish a line of comics based on Stranger Things, with the first series launching in September. In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Dark Horse President Mike Richardson had this to say:
“Dark Horse is known for championing stories and storytellers. We are so excited to work with Netflix to bring the world of Stranger Things to comics. Part of the Netflix and Dark Horse partnership will include “a multi-year publishing line”
The first Stranger Things miniseries will come from the creative team of writer Jody Houser and artists Stefano Martino, Keith Champagne, Lauren Affe and Nate Piekos. The series will reveal what exactly happened to Will Byers after he was taken to the Upside Down in the show’s first season. Since Will spent the majority of the first season stuck in the Upside Down, the new miniseries will provide fans with their first look at what type of dangers and creatures the young boy experienced during his time away as well as provide a deeper look into the dimension unknowingly opened by Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven.
Stranger Things #1 from Jody Houser, Stefano Martino, Keith Champagne, Lauren Affe and Nate Piekos will arrive on September 26 from Dark Horse Comics.