In Review: Stranger Things: The Tomb of Ybwen #3

With fourteen inches of snow on the horizon and the boys already frozen to the bone, tensions run high! Will, desperate to unravel the secrets left behind by a young Bob Newby, presses on after finding the entrance to a mysterious abandoned mineshaft.
Ybwen

Synopsis: In issue three of The Tomb of Ybwen. With fourteen inches of snow on the horizon and the boys already frozen to the bone, tensions run high! Will, desperate to unravel the secrets left behind by a young Bob Newby, presses on after finding the entrance to a mysterious abandoned mineshaft. Meanwhile, Mr. Clark searches for the boys, but can he find them before something terrible happens?

 

The Story

Having found another map in the last issue. The boys head further out into the snowstorm to see if they can find the Treasure that the late Bob Newby is trying to lead them to. After having stuck to his guns. Will finds the cabin that he saw on the second map. This leads them all to an old mine shaft. Meanwhile, Mr. Clark out of concern for the boys has set off on a search for them.

 

Artwork

Diego Galindo gets some fun stuff to do in this issue. I really enjoyed the panels where Will and the boys are exploring the mineshaft where they encounter a fair few skeletons. I really enjoyed how the colorist Francesco Segala played with light and shadow in these panels. I also enjoyed seeing the characters in silhouette due to the scarce light within the mine.

 

Overall

This story continues to provide adventure and some stand-out moments. I loved the moment where Dustin quotes dialogue from Lord of the Rings when he relates it to the experience that they are having. Indeed, the friendship between the group is well written and consistent with how we have seen the friends interact on the TV show. I also like how the writers of this book have used Mr. Clark as he is a character that we didn’t get to spend too much time with on the TV show.

Given how this issue ends. I’m really looking forward to the final issue, which will drop on December 29.

9.8
Stranger Things: The Tomb of Ybwen #3
  • Covers
    9.6
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

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: [email protected]
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