Top Comic Series for Stranger things loversLoved Stranger Things? Here’s a list of similar comic series while you wait for next season! Top Comic Series for Stranger Things lovers!
on Jul 11, 2022
Stranger things, the show that came out of nowhere and ingrained itself into the zeitgeist like only some shows are capable of doing. What started as a classing 80’s nostalgia and Stephen Kingesqe story morphed into Lovecraftian territories and went beyond our expectations. An almost perfect Season 4 finale ending on a cliffhanger has left us craving for more of Hawkins. But while we begin our long wait for the final season, here are a few comics you may enjoy during the hiatus.
Wytches by Scott Snyder
If Spielberg and Stephan King vibes are what hits your spot in horror, then Wythes is its subsequent next stage. This story focuses on the Rook family moving to a small isolated town to escape scrutiny following the mysterious disappearance of Sailor Rook’s bully. Soon, the family finds itself the center of attention from creatures in the woods that may be Cronenberg witches. The tale is a dark, psychological and disturbing rendition of Stranger Things that focuses more on lurking horror, damaged families, and teenagers thrust upon to be strong in the face of disbelief and hostility from grown-ups.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont and John Byrne
We all know Eleven’s character is based upon a younger Jean Gray, but this is one of the darkest iterations of the X-Men where Jean is pushed beyond her limits and is possessed by a cosmic deity that chooses her as its vessel for the destruction of worlds. The story sees many familiar characters dying and facing adversity from one of their own. It would happen in Stranger Things if Eleven one day slips her switch and joins Vecna instead. Filled with jaw-dropping scenes and classing X-Men action, we’re sure it’ll help you fulfill that hole left by Stranger Things.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre
Gone are the days of a sweet Sabrina, the teenage witch, when the new Sabrina doesn’t even bother to show up at her predecessor’s funeral. This Sabrina is far darker, and her friends deal with literally Satan himself as their nemesis. Tune in for ritual sacrifices, zombie gore, and horror the likes teenagers usually don’t have to deal with. In this iteration, Sabrina rejects Satanism, embraces her own identity as a full-fledged witch, and revolutionizes her coven for far eldritch horrors.
Hellblazer by Jamie Delano
Occult stories have their place in our hearts, and we become enamored by their capacity to chill us to our core. But how much better can it get when you have a magical story with a badass protagonist? The introduction of the fan-favorite John Constantine, the exorcist, and occult specialist does not pull its punches when it comes to showing the hellscapes that he has to face while battling many demons to solve a murder mystery at its heart. You will be rooting for him as he cuts through monsters and evil humans and will be satisfied by its hell-raising conclusion.
Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
Light Yagami is the evilest mastermind you’ll ever meet, and he was already a threat in the world before he got his hands on a notebook that kills anyone whose name is written on it. Bestowed by this power, he begins annihilating all criminals of the world all from the comfort of his study room. But of course, to match his wits, Death Note gives us a second protagonist in the form of L, the smartest detective we have ever seen in the media, leagues ahead of Sherlock Holmes, who is fully capable of taking down the supernatural forces he has to fight. Their showdown is what this series is known for, and every page will keep you at the edge of your seat as you watch in disbelief at the things that happen in it. Regardless of the side you choose, you will be left satisfied with its conclusion and understand that all of this was just a game of a Death God because he was simply bored.
Uzumaki by Junji Ito
Last but not least, this story is the strangest thing in our collection as it pushes the boundaries of what it means to be human in an indifferent lovecraftian Universe where anything can happen, and there’s a new hell at every turn. A psychological thriller doesn’t cover the things Junji puts into his characters. Cosmic horror, new dimensions, and existentialist philosophies are what hides behind this horror masterpiece. The strangest part about all this is that none of his characters ever attain any power, intelligence, or edge while facing these cosmic ordeals. You can see yourself in any of these people and can only pity the things that happen to them. Keep the tissues ready and lights on when you read it.