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Dark Horse Comics Launches New "Stranger Things" Comic Series
Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date for STRANGER THINGS 4. But until then, Dark Horse is hoping to hold fans over with a new four-issue comic book series set in the show’s universe. The publisher has just revealed plans to launch STRANGER THINGS: INTO THE FIRE early next year.
Into the Fire begins in 1984, one year before Stranger Things’ most recent season. It centers on two former Hawkins Lab test subjects who have been on the run ever since they escaped from Dr. Martin Brenner several years ago. Upon learning that the lab has shut down, they start searching for another one of Brenner’s victims, Nine. As if her destructive pyrokinetic abilities didn’t pose enough of an issue, Nine’s “shattered psyche threatens to burn them all to ashes if they can’t find her and free her from her own malevolent imagination.”
This obviously isn’t the first time that Dark Horse has played in the Stranger Things world. Last year, they kicked off Stranger Things: The Other Side, which recapped Will Byers’ time in the Upside Down during the show’s first season. They followed this up with Six, a prequel that focused on one of Brenner’s earlier test subjects at Hawkins Lab. Writer Jody Houser penned both of those volumes, and she’ll return for INTO THE FIRE. Houser will collaborate with an artistic team that includes penciller Ryan Kelly, inker Le Beau Underwood, colorist Triona Farrel, and letterer Nate Piekos.
Stranger Things: Into the Fire #1 arrives on January 8, 2020. Dark Horse passed along three different covers for the first issue, which you can view in the gallery below.
Iconic alternative rock band R.E.M. has shared previously unreleased song “Fascinating” to benefit global organization Mercy Corps’ Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas. Band members Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe recorded “Fascinating” in 2004 at Nassau’s Compass Point Studios. It is now available for download for the first time via: http://remhq.bandcamp.com. Fans can stream the song for free on Bandcamp and download it for a minimum donation of $2 or an amount of their choosing. Proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps’ emergency response and recovery efforts in the Bahamas. “Fascinating” first appeared on the original master of 2001’s Reveal before being cut last minute, and, in fact, was singer Michael Stipe’s favorite song from the Reveal sessions (according to guitarist Peter Buck’s recollection, as chronicled in David Buckley’s R.E.M. biography, Fiction). “It’s really beautiful,” bassist/keyboardist Mike Mills told Buckley. “It has a flute, oboe…
Rachel Taylor, lead vocalist of indie pop act He Is We, has officially received a verdict of not guilty, exonerating her of the Sexual Assault allegation from 2017. The verdict followed a one-day jury trial held on June 4, 2019 in Jamestown, North Dakota. The verdict, which certified Taylor’s innocence of the criminal charge of Sexual assault, was met with a feeling of gratefulness and vindication by Taylor who had maintained her innocence since the charge was levied against her in September of 2017.
The details of the case revealed that the accuser, who was a newly hired musician for a He Is We tour in 2017, claimed Taylor had touched the side of her torso and her buttocks over a blanket while they shared a bed and a room with two other touring band members. The other two occupants of the motel room reported not seeing any criminal activity and the trial testimony by the accuser was contradicted numerous times by one of the touring band members who testified under oath during the tri…