Stranger Things’ Eddie Munson is Getting a Prequel Novel
Stranger Things‘ Eddie Munson is getting a prequel novel. The fan-favorite character played by Joseph Quinn was a spotlight character in season four of Netflix‘s original series and won over the entire fandom which also brought Metallica back into the limelight after Munson’s rendition of Master of Puppets in what will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable scenes of not only Stranger Things but the entire TV genre.
The prequel novel is going to be penned by Caitlin Schneiderhan and will be titled Stranger Things: Flight of Icarus which follows Eddie Munson two years before the events that unfolded in season four of Stranger Things. The leader of the Hellfire Club “has one shot to make it big.”
The full description of Flight of Icarus reads:
“Hawkins, Indiana—for most, it’s simply another idyllic, manicured all-American town. But for Eddie Munson it’s like living in a perpetual Tomb of Horrors. Luckily, he only has a few more months to survive at Hawkins High. And what is senior year, really, but just killing time between Dungeons & Dragons sessions with the Hellfire Club and gigs with his band?
It’s at the worst dive bar in town that Eddie meets Paige, someone who has pulled off a freaking miracle. She escaped Hawkins and built a wickedly cool life for herself working for a record producer out in Los Angeles. Not only is she the definition of a badass—with a killer taste in music—she might be the only person that actually appreciates him as the bard he is instead of the devil incarnate. But the best thing? She’s offering a chance for him to make something of himself, and all he needs is to get her a demo tape of Corroded Coffin’s best songs.
Just one problem: Recording costs money. Money Eddie doesn’t have. But he’s willing to do whatever it takes: even if that means relying on his old man, Al Munson. His dad just stumbled back into his life, with another dubious scheme up his sleeve, and yet Eddie knows this is his only option to make enough dough in enough time. It’s a risk, but if it pays off he will finally have a one-way ticket out of Hawkins.
Eddie can feel it: 1984 is going to be his year.”
Before he entered the Duffer Brothers‘ TV universe, Eddie was splitting his time during his first senior year of high school with the Hellfire Club’s D&D sessions and also strumming away at local venues with the hopes of his band COrroded Coffin breaking it big. Eddie crosses paths with an L.A. producer who gives the promise of Corroded Coffin making it big but first, they need to find the cash for a recording studio to make a demo.
This will give fans of the character a nice insight into the life of the lovable Eddie Munson before he was pulled into the nightmarish events that inevitably cost him his life. We may also get to see life in Hawkins before the upside-down was poisoning the entire town which could give us a closer connection to not only one of our favorite characters but the small town of Hawkins in a different scope without a constant fight for survival and sharing the spotlight with our other main characters.
Stranger Things: Flight of Icarus will be available anywhere books are sold on October 31, 2023.
Source: Entertainment Weekly