In Review: Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #4

The young heroes of Hawkins find themselves swept up in a sea of change after saving their town from Soviet spies and horrific creatures.
Dungeons & Dragons

Synopsis: In this final issue of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’. The young heroes of Hawkins find themselves swept up in a sea of change after saving their town from Soviet spies and horrific creatures. Their favorite bookstore has shuttered, and Will and Eleven are moving away, but before they go, the party has one last epic quest to finish.


The Story

In this final issue, Will and his friends plan to spend one last day together before he heads off to Illinois. But their plans to visit their favorite stores and the library are a bust as most of their favorite hangouts are closing. In an effort to escape the changing real world. The friends decide to have one final game of Dungeons & Dragons with Will hosting. What we get is a really emotional story as the kids say their farewells to Will. Especially poignant for the boys because it was Dungeons & Dragons that brought them together.


The Artwork

Diego Galindo brings forth his art powers for this issue and gives us some great imagery of the gang as they appear in the D&D universe. I especially loved the sequence of panels in which we see each character’s face in profile. You can almost imagine those faces coming up in a series of quick cuts in a movie. Also, loved the final few panels as the D&D game wrapped up and we got to see how emotional of an experience it was for the friends as they said farewell. As Dustin says with a tear in his eye. It was perfect and it truly was. It felt real and genuine.



Jodie Houser and Jim Zub do a brilliant job of wrapping this story arc up. And get to do a story where the friends say their farewells to Will. Which is something that there wasn’t really a massive amount of time for in the last series.

Overall. This is a great four-issue story arc to fill the gap that has been left by the delay to season 5 of the series, which I hope we get to see at some point later this year.


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Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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