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Five Great Comics For Fans of "Stranger Things"

You shouldn't like things because people tell you you're supposed to.

-Jonathan Byers, Stranger Things

If you are in love with the Netflix series Stranger Things and want to explore more hometown, backwoods, parallel-dimension weirdness with a ragtag group of classmates, here are some comics that you're not supposed to like, but you probably will.

Paper Girls - Fans of the kids in Stranger Things -Lucas, Mike, Dustin- will probably also like following these girls caught up in paranormal activities in 1988 will be a nostalgic treat. The same plucky courage and sense of adventure follows.

Lumberjanes - Also for fans of young adventurers, this group of punky girl scouts stumbles into danger and mythical encounters, but is armed with the power of friendship, outdoor survival skills, and an uncanny awareness of historical feminist leaders.

The Woods - Fans of the teens in Strangers Things -Nancy, Jon, Steve, and Barb- will take to the different adolescent adventures that see a high school transported without warning to another planet. Alliances form across clique lines while the adults struggle to maintain authority, and that's before the weirdness of the alien planet and its inhabitants begins.

Revival - Fans of the adults in Stranger Things -Joyce, Jim, Rob, Randall, Lonnie- will appreciate this small-town paranormal noir story, in which citizens of rural Wisconsin have to deal with the dead coming back to life with their personalities intact, and a murder mystery that makes suspects of the living and the undead.

Harrow County - Fans of Eleven, the anonymous girl with mysterious powers, should take a look at Emmy, a girl who comes of age into a family secret that bestows her with an odd influence over the monsters that live in the woods.

Click on the links above for access to digital copies of these comics via Hoopla, or click on their catalog entries below for physical copies.


Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan
Amazon Says: From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of WONDER WOMAN, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure more...
Amazon Says: From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of WONDER WOMAN, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure. In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. Collecting Issues #1-5 for only $9.99! "Along with Paper Girls, Brian K. Vaughan is the writer/co-creator of the graphic novels Saga, The PrIvate Eye, We Stand On Guard, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, The Hood, and The Escapists. His work has been recognized at the Hugo, Eisner, Harvey, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. BKV sometimes dabbles in film and television work from Los Angeles, where he lives with his family and their loyal wiener dog Hamburger K. Vaughan. After graduating from the Kubert School JARED K. FLETCHER began working at DC Comics as part of their new in-house lettering department. A few years later, he left to pursue his freelance career as the proprietor of Studio Fantabulous. He spends his long days designing logos, books, t-shirts, art directing covers, and lettering comic books.CLIFF CHIANG began working in editorial for Vertigo Comics before making the leap into freelance illustration in 2000 and he hasn't looked back. He's best known for his work on Human Target, Green Arrow & Black Canary, and Wonder Woman. Cliff lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. MATT WILSON has been coloring comics since 2003, getting his start coloring for the comics coloring studio Zylonol Studios. After a few years in the studio, Matt eventually branched out on his own to color titles like Phonogram, Young Avengers, Thor, Daredevil, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, and The Wicked + The Divine. In 2015, Matt's work earned him Eisner Award and Harvey Award nominations. " less...
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The Woods Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV
Amazon Says: None of that matters any more.. On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanis more...
Amazon Says: None of that matters any more.. On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. As fans of James Tynion IV’s work in the Batman universe (BATMAN ETERNAL, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS), we were eager to publish his first original comic series. Plus, THE WOODS gives us that same eerie, small-town horror feel we get whenever we read a Stephen King novel. If you’re fan of teen conspiracy comics like MORNING GLORIES, SHELTERED, and REVIVAL, you’ll immediately be sucked into THE WOODS. less...
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The Woods Vol. 2 by James Tynion IV
Amazon Says: An entire high school has been transported to an alien world and must now survive together or die individually. On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additio more...
Amazon Says: An entire high school has been transported to an alien world and must now survive together or die individually. On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Catch a glimpse of Bay Point Preparatory High School before the fateful events of October 16, 2013 in this new story arc. On opening night of the school’s rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the lives of the students and faculty crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various horrors to come. Collects The Woods #5-8. less...
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The Woods Vol. 3 by James Tynion IV
Amazon Says: The first year of the GLAAD nominated series concludes. The more the crew finds out about the woods, the deeper the mystery gets. With Clay and the Duke teaming up to try an more...
Amazon Says: The first year of the GLAAD nominated series concludes. The more the crew finds out about the woods, the deeper the mystery gets. With Clay and the Duke teaming up to try and force the school into servitude for the New London army, the kids need to think up a plan to save their peers, and fast. And with Adrian uncontrollable and on the loose, no one knows what his next move will be. less...
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The Woods Vol. 4 by James Tynion IV
Amazon Says: On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding them more...
Amazon Says: On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. In the wake of the election, the results have turned the students against their new-found allies. And as Karen learns more about the Aboriginal people and their control over the power of the Woods, she must chose between her friends and her destiny.    Created and written by James Tynion IV (BATMAN ETERNAL), illustrated by Michael Dialynas (AMALA’S BLADE), and colored by Josan Gonzalez, “Movie Night” collects the critically acclaimed fourth arc of the best-selling series. less...
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Amazon Says: Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what’s not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, Apr more...
Amazon Says: Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what’s not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake. And with the talent of acclaimed cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, talented newcomer Grace Ellis writing, and Brooke Allen on art, this is going to be a spectacular series that you won’t want to miss. Collects Lumberjanes #1-#4. less...
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Amazon Says: What a mystery! Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers, and Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types is not more...
Amazon Says: What a mystery! Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers, and Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types is not your average summer camp. Between the river monsters, magic, and the art of friendship bracelets, this summer is only just beginning. Join the Lumberjanes as they take on raptors and a sibling rivalry that only myths are made of. This New York Times bestseller and Eisner award-nominated series is written by awesome all-star Noelle Stevenson (Nimona) and brilliant newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by the tremendously talented Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter). less...
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Amazon Says: If you got it, haunt it! Trying to take advantage of the first quiet day at camp in a while, Mal and Molly's date takes a bizarre turn with the appearance of the bear woman! more...
Amazon Says: If you got it, haunt it! Trying to take advantage of the first quiet day at camp in a while, Mal and Molly's date takes a bizarre turn with the appearance of the bear woman! Back at camp, Jo, April, and Ripley must stay on their toes as they try to earn every badge possible which ends up being a lot harder than any of them ever planned. This New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award-winning series is written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona) and Shannon Watters, and illustrated by Carolyn Nowak (Rungs). Featuring spooky guest talent Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys), Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat), Felicia Choo, and more. less...
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Amazon Says: Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these cre more...
Amazon Says: Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures--and to the land itself--in a way she never imagined. Collecting the first four issues of the southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.'s Tyler Crook! less...
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Amazon Says: The Skinless Boy seeks to understand the mysteries of his past, and Emmy investigates a decaying old domicile. Meanwhile, a malevolent serpent is sowing madness and malice in more...
Amazon Says: The Skinless Boy seeks to understand the mysteries of his past, and Emmy investigates a decaying old domicile. Meanwhile, a malevolent serpent is sowing madness and malice in the minds of The Holler's residents, and only Bernice stands in the way of this new evil--but could enlisting the aid of the shadowy Lovely Belfont place her in a much more terrible danger? Collecting issues #9-#12 of the hit series by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook! Praise for previous volumes of Harrow County: "Deftly written, beautifully drawn, thoughtfully imagined. Harrow County already feels like a classic." -Michael Chabon (The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay) "Genuinely creepy and engaging, plus delicious art." -Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) "Harrow County is worth checking out if you're a horror comic fan!" -Clive Barker (Hellraiser) "A rare thing--both wonderfully charming and genuinely disturbing." -Mike Mignola (Hellboy) less...
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Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government qua more...
Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. The sell-out hit series created by New York Times Bestselling author Tim Seeley and Eisner-winning artist Mike Norton is collected with bonus material! Collects Revival #1-5, and the "Free Comic Book Day" short story. less...
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Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now, the living and the recently-returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, amidst political and r more...
Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now, the living and the recently-returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, amidst political and religious conflicts. less...
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Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst political and rel more...
Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst political and religious conflicts. Officer Dana Cypress is hot on the trail of a man she believes may have murdered her sister Em, but Em herself is on a quest through the snowy woods to find the strange glowing creature that haunts a child. less...
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Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government qua more...
Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that have come with them. As the pregnant Em searches for the missing father of her child, Dana is embroiled in a conspiracy to contain Revivers that ends in fire. Collects Revival #24-29. less...
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Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government qua more...
Amazon Says: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In the aftermath of a terrorist attack, Dana and Em must overcome new obstacles in a city where nothing is as it seems. Collects Revival #30-35. less...
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