In Review: Stranger Things: Science Camp #1

Terror at Camp Know Where! Dustin arrives at Camp Know Where to navigate the new social hierarchy without the support of his Hawkins adventuring party.
Science Camp

Synopsis: Terror at Camp Know Where! Dustin arrives at Camp Know Where to navigate the new social hierarchy without the support of his Hawkins adventuring party. While also faced with nerdy bullies, a new menace haunts the young scientists and camp counselors. A mysterious figure with sinister intent arrives to disrupt the serene woodland scene. The solution won’t take rocket science, but Dustin will have to get on the same wavelength as the other campers before tensions reach a boiling point. Comic book tie-in for Netflixs’ hit show, Stranger Things!

 

The Story

When Dustin arrives at Camp Know Where for some science and learning. It soon becomes apparent that he is the coolest kid on the block as he manages to put a stop to a couple of camp bullies. Furthermore, Dustin manages to make friends with some of the younger kids and tells them about his friends back home and their epic sessions playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Elsewhere, in the camp. The  Counselors are taking bets on when the first fight will break out. And one of the new counselors lands herself in a spot of bother as she sets out to prove that she can be just as fun as the other guys.

 

The Artwork

Edgar Salazar does a great job with the art and has done a pretty decent job of catching Dustin’s likeness. Additionally, I loved the panels in which we see a few brief flashbacks to events from the TV series as Dustin reveals what he is holding back from his new campmates.

 

Overall

Jodie Houser scores points right away due to the fact that she is focusing her latest ‘Stranger Things’ on my favorite character from the series. I mean how can you not like Dustin, who for my money is the most likable character from the show. Setting the action in a summer camp, which specializes in science is a brilliant move. Especially when you think about the amount of summer camp movies that were made during the 1980s. One of the most notable being one of the Friday the 13th movies. The one set at Crystal Lake.

Overall. This is a brilliant start to what looks like a story that may be paying some homage to The Friday the 13th Movies, but done in the style of ‘Stranger Things’.

You can check this first issue of ‘Stranger Things: Science Camp’ out at Comixology.¬†

9.5
Stranger Things: Science Camp #1
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    9.4
  • Lettering
    9.6
  • Colours
    9.4

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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