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REVIEW: Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen #3

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REVIEW: Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen #3

Book Title: Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen #3

Book Description: In Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen #2, we saw Will find the next clue to Bob’s mystery. It was the second half of the map! Now he was even more determined than ever to see this quest through to the end. With the way the blizzard hitting Hawkins is getting worse, it could kill the boys completing this adventure.

We also saw that Mr. Clarke knows that the boys were out in the storm and was trying to track them down in Mirkwood.

Issue #3 begins with Mr. Clarke reaching the old mill bridge. He finds a scrap of paper that says “Tomb of Ybwen” on it. He knows he’s on the right path!

Further ahead in the woods, the boys are starting to feel the effects of the weather. They need to find shelter. At this point, it seems that it’s better to press on than turn back. Will knows there has to be a closer shelter than home.

Wil’s instincts are correct. They find an abandoned building on the other side of the ridge and can get out of the storm. What’s even better is the fact that according to the clues Will has, the next clue is close.

Our fellowship goes into their version of the mines of Moria in search of the clue. Danger, frights, and an unexpected visitor lie in store for the boys as they seek their next clue.

Book Author: Greg Pak

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Dark Horse Comics

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Illustrator: Diego Galindo

  • Story
    (4.1)
  • Interior Art
    (3.25)
  • Cover Art
    (3.75)
  • Dialogue
    (3.5)
  • Mechanics
    (3.8)
  • Editing
    (3.5)
3.7

Summary

As it progresses this series does nothing but continue to get better. Mr. Pak truly captures the personalities of the boys, especially on the ridge. The Lord of the Rings references did nothing but reaffirm that these are my people.

With the urgency of finding shelter and everything that transpired in the tunnels, this issue seemed to fly by. I felt like I was just settling in when I reached the end of it. That’s not a bad thing. I much prefer that to feeling like a book is dragging on with no end in sight.

The artwork continues to be impressive. I love what Hristov did with this cover. If you go on the boys it’s a great depiction of them entertaining the tunnels. If you let your eyes get out of focus the thickets of trees become eyes and a nose while the space between the boy’s legs become teeth in a skull. Well played!

If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things” you will love everything about this book. This geek on a budget assures you of that. If you’re unfamiliar with the happenings in Hawkins, get caught up and THEN read this story.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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