Metro is described as a “very dark” urban fantasy series from Brian Quinn (Impractical Jokers, Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave), Walt Flanagan (Comic Book Men, Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave, Batman: The Widening Gyre), and Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gunn, Regression, Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe, X-Men: Blue). The book will launch at San Diego Comic-Con this week.
Both Quinn and Bunn will bring preview copies to the show to give away for free at a pop-up signing event on Sunday, but in a surprise twist, they’re not telling anyone exactly when it will happen. Instead, you have to follow Quinn or Bunn on Twitter, or attend the Impractical Jokers Block Party on Saturday.
Despite the secrecy, however, Bunn did reveal a pretty detailed description of the series in a press release:
“Meet Hunter Murphy.
Yesterday, he died of a drug overdose in a filthy New York City back-alley. Today, he awoke in the City Morgue with no real memory of who he is or how he got there. He only knows his name thanks to the toe tag he’s wearing.
Slipping out into the night, Hunter wanders the city, clad in clothing he gathered from a dumpster. He may not know anything about himself, but he instinctively knows every corner of the teeming metropolis.
And the city seems to know him.
Traffic flow seems to naturally break when he wants to cross the street. No door is locked to him, no metal gate sealed shut. When he runs into trouble (which happens quite a bit) the city seems to help him in some way.
But there are others who know him, too, or at least they think they do.
The Wide-Eyed Three is a group of conspiracy theory nutjobs who have been exiled from society—for good reason. When they learn of Hunter’s miraculous return from the dead, they think they’ve found their ticket to redemption. And if they have to kill Hunter again and again to prove their wild theories, that’s what they’ll do!
On the other hand, retired police detective Ransom Keck doesn’t care about Hunter’s supernatural condition. He only cares that the young man has some unrevealed connection to the murder of his wife and kids. He’ll drag the confused young man through a past better left untouched until Hunter can give him the answers he needs to lay his family to rest.
Hunter’s not a bad guy, but he has a secret.
And that secret is a killer.”
If this sort of thing sounds like your bag, then keep an eye on Twitter as Sunday approaches so you can snag one of the free preview books and get it signed by the creators.
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