Move Over, Eleven: Stranger Things Prequel Comic Will Introduce Readers to Test Subject Six
The first season of Netflix’s Stranger Things pulled viewers in with the help of Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown's pint-sized test subject with a shaved head and an appetite for murder. In season 2, audiences learned much more about where Eleven came from, and were even introduced to Kali, a.k.a. Eight, a fellow test subject from Eleven’s past. Though we know season 3 will show us more of Kali, we don't yet know if any other numbered tweens will show up. Thankfully, however, we do have a few intriguing tie-in comics and novels to hold us over while we wait.
Earlier this month, we learned even more about Eleven—including why her mom named her Jane—via author Gwenda Bond's prequel novel, Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds. Now, Dark Horse Comics has announced that it's also getting into the Stranger Things prequel game with a new comic book series:
In #StrangerThings: SIX, discover the origins of Project MKUltra & the Hawkins Laboratory! @jody_houser @EdgarSalazar_1 @keithchampagne @Treestumped & @blambot bring fans a prequel to the @netflix series: https://t.co/CZQ6G6wDB3 Covers @AleksiBriclot @kylelambert @davidmackkabuki pic.twitter.com/e4UcuDfK7L
— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) February 21, 2019
As Entertainment Weekly reports, the new series will introduce readers to a new test subject—Six, a.k.a. Francine. Like the other test subjects, Francine has her own unique set of powers, including precognition.
Written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Edgar Salazar, the first of four issues of Stranger Things: Six will go on sale on May 29, 2019. This may seem like a long while to wait, but considering that the new season of Stranger Things won't drop until July 4, we'll take what we can get.