Nearly one year after debuting at San Diego Comic-Con, Metro, the “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) is finally heading to Kickstarter.
As promised in July of 2017, the team began showing off previews of the book at last year’s SDCC, and have continued to do so at pretty much every convention, big and small, since then. But now, as revealed on Twitter, the comic will finally be released to the general public… provided they back it on Kickstarter.
All right! Time for an announcement! And it’s a big one! METRO by @BQQuinn @cullenbunn and #lurkerwalt is coming to @kickstarter! We will launch the campaign in mid-June and deliver the massive graphic novel soon after! Stay tuned for more details and official launch date! pic.twitter.com/IbEPLUPQme
— Metro Comic (@Metro_Comic) June 1, 2018
Very excited to be bringing this book to readers in this way. And what’s really awesome is we have all the art assets for the project done! That means we’ll be able to deliver this baby quickly! https://t.co/oggnTxqJDv
— Cullen Bunn (@cullenbunn) June 1, 2018
A mid-June launch for the Kickstarter is well timed, early enough to avoid being completely overshadowed by the flood of San Diego Comic-Con News in July, but close enough to benefit from promotion at the convention. If you’ve been waiting for 11 months to finally get your hands on this comic, it looks like your wait is… almost… over. Hang in there!
More about Metro:
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.