In Review: Stranger Things: Science Camp #2

Terror at Camp Know Where! Terror has struck Camp Know Where! A camp counselor has disappeared in the night with no clue but a distant scream.
Science Camp

Synopsis: Terror at Camp Know Where! Terror has struck Camp Know Where! A camp counselor has disappeared in the night with no clue but a distant scream. Suspicions arise, and as Dustin inadvertently passes the acid test to become the cool kid at science camp, he must balance his newfound popularity with the rising tensions and try not to get his wires crossed with other campers.

 

The Story

In the wake of one of the camps counselor’s going missing. The remaining counselors think little of the disappearance due to a note being left by the killer. Elsewhere in the camp. Dustin begins to think he may have bitten off more than he can chew when it comes to Dungeon Mastering a D&D session to prove a point to camp bullies. Added to that is the prospect of a little romance for him from an admirer from the girl’s side of the camp.

 

The Artwork

Edgar Salazar nails the visuals in this issue as we hear some fun references to the ‘Friday The 13th’ franchise, which this story is very much inspired by. I really enjoyed the flashback sequences that Salazar produced for when Dustin is comparing his time at the camp to his adventures back home. I also loved the establishing shot of the cabin with an open door when Dustin and his new friends investigate the site of a second disappearing counselor. The shot of Dustin and his friend inside the cabin with their flashlight made The X-Files spring to mind.

 

Overall

Jodie Houser continues to impress with her dialogue and seems to have found Dustin’s voice quite easily.  I loved the moment where the young girl approaches Dustin and tries to engage with him only to feel that she is getting nowhere with him. It felt very much in Dustin’s character to be so preoccupied with his project that he is unable to see when a girl is interested in him.

Overall. A great second issue, which sets up the mystery and adventure we’ll get to see in the next.

 

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9.6
Stranger Things: Science Camp #2
  • Covers
    9.1
  • Story
    9.6
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

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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