Matchstick Men Writer Eric Garcia To Do Comic Series

Novelist and screenwriter Eric Garcia has teamed up with Javier Fernandez to do a new four issue mini-series called City: The Mind In The Machine from Darby Pop.

Garcia is the author of Anonymous RexCasual RexHot & Sweaty RexCassandra French’s Finishing School For BoysThe Repossession Mambo, and Matchstick Men, which was made into a Ridley Scott film starring Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell.

“Practically every day in the news there’s a story about a new interface between man and machine. We’ve gone from punch-cards to keyboards to touchscreens in a matter of decades, and direct brain-system connections are already being explored,” said writer Garcia. “Between that and the ubiquity of wireless networking, we’re living in uncharted territory — which is why I’ve been so excited to tell the story of CITY: MIND IN THE MACHINE.”

The synopsis for the series reads: Surveillance is everywhere, like it or not, and Ben Fischer has helped to build the world’s most powerful surveillance system, Golden Shield.  By utilizing every camera, cell phone and computer in San Francisco, Golden Shield was designed to help battle the city’s crime.  But what Ben Fischer quickly finds out is that something that powerful never comes without a price and that his creation cannot properly function without a human brain to operate it.

Issue one is scheduled to be release in February.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.