Review: Stranger Things: The Other Side

Title: Stranger Things: The Other Side
Author: Jody Houser, Stefano Martino, Keith Champagne
Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novel
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Source: Library
Format: Ebook
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Rating: ★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

The hit Netflix series from the Duffer Brothers is now a spine-tingling comic that recounts Will Beyers’ harrowing survival in the treacherous Upside Down!

When Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he’s understandably frightened. But that’s nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes what’s in that world with him!

Follow Will’s struggle through the season one events of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things! Written by Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and illustrated by Stefano Martino (Doctor Who, Catwoman)


I love the show Stranger Things, so I’m excited about the new books about the show that are coming out.

This graphic novel is about Will’s time spent in the Upside Down. It wasn’t a very exciting story, especially if you’ve already watched the show. There were some flashbacks to him playing dungeons and dragons with his friends, but most of the story wasn’t new.

The illustrations could have been more detailed. The characters faces looked flat, without realistic details. I could tell who the characters were just based on their clothes from the show, but they didn’t really look like the real actors.

I was a little disappointed in this graphic novel. I hope the novels about Stranger Things are better.

What to read next:

Stranger Things:
Runaway Max by Brenna Yovanoff

How to Survive in a Stranger Things World by Matthew J. Gilbert

Have you read Stranger Things: The Other Side? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: