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Stranger Things #4 is the fourth issue of the Stranger Things comic series published by Dark Horse comics. It is the fourth and final issue of the four-issue miniseries and was released on January 2, 2019.
Exhausted and at the end of his rope, Will Byers seeks shelter in a dark mirror of the fort he created in happier times, Castle Byers. Will must fight to keep his sanity just as surely as he mush fight to keep out of the Demogorgon's clutches in this suspenseful conclusion.
Alone in the Upside Down of Mirkwood, Will Byers senses his strength waning as time goes by. In a hallucinating state, he attempts to find a safe shelter. He arrives to the Castle Byers as Will the Wise like in one of his D&D campaigns, but collapses shortly after due to weariness.
As Will lie down resting, he hears a voice calling his name. He witnesses it to be the mysterious figure that he previously encountered in Mirkwood. She requests Will to hold on a little longer as his mother is coming for him. While Will urges to hurry, the girl vanished before she could say any more and he was left alone again. Feeling almost drained out of life, he clings onto hope by singing his favorite song, Should I Stay or Should I Go. However, the Demogorgon hears the noise and discovers Will in the fort. Will imagines that the Demogorgon from the D&D campaigns has confronted his character.
Will loses consciousness and dreams of a memory where he sat with Mike in the Public Library reading fantasy books. Mike wanted to draw inspiration from one of the story books for their next campaign, but he found the books useless. When Will advised him to ask the librarian Marissa, Mike refused saying it would get him into trouble. As the two share a friendly chat, Will wakes up to find himself stranded in the Upside Down of the Public Library with vines attached to his throat. He observes the carcasses and corpses of the Demogorgon's victims also strung up there. Will then experiences a vision of an enormous creature and hears mysterious voices that taunt him by saying they know who he is and reminds him that they will always be there. Right after, two individuals wearing hazmat suits appear before Will. As they help him out, he recognizes one to be his mom.
Will wakes up hospitalized in the real world as Joyce, his mother and Jonathan, his brother sits beside him. His friends Mike, Dustin and Lucas all comes to see and greet him. Mike tells Will they made a new friend and says that she stopped the monster and saved them, though she has gone too. Will is then left to wonder if it is really possible to defeat and overcome the Demogorgon unscathed.
- Will Byers
- Joyce Byers
- Jonathan Byers
- Mike Wheeler
- Dustin Henderson
- Lucas Sinclair
- Holly Wheeler (Mentioned)
- Marissa (Mentioned)
- Mind Flayer (Appears in Will's visions)
- ↑ "JODY HOUSER REVEALS WHAT HAPPENED TO WILL BYERS IN STRANGER THINGS COMIC, PLUS AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT #4 COVER GALLERY" SYFYWire. September 13, 2018