Glad Halloween Stranger Issues followers — the Eddie Munson prequel novel is out immediately!

Kath Santarin
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Stranger Issues: Flight of the Icarus is out immediately, the sixth tie-in novel to Netflix's flagship love letter to '80s horror. Whereas the earlier 5 novels within the collection have not made too many waves exterior of hardcore Stranger Issues fandom, Flight of the Icarus has itself a stable hook. Set two years earlier than the occasions of the present's most up-to-date season, it fills in a bunch of pretty lore about one of many present's most beloved characters as he embarks on a side-quest stuffed with music, mayhem, and Dungeons & Dragons.

Eddie Munson (performed by English actor Joseph Quinn) turned an immediate fan favorite when he was launched initially of Season 4 — no small feat once you're becoming a member of an ensemble forged as established as that of Stranger Issues. Eddie received hearts left and proper because the rebellious metalhead chief of the Hellfire Membership (precise goal: tabletop gaming) who, regardless of outward appearances, rapidly emerged as one of many kindest and noblest characters on the present.

Warning for late-arrival spoilers, however Eddie's dying within the Season 4 finale was decried as a waste of one of many present's greatest characters, with even his becoming send-off defending his younger pals marred by the truth that he was nonetheless believed to be a satanic assassin by the general public at massive. There are those that are hoping that Eddie will make a return in some type within the closing season regardless; however within the meantime, at the very least we get a complete novel to fill in additional of his backstory — though realizing extra about what a sound dude he was is unlikely to make his final destiny really feel any much less tragic.

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The novel's creator, Caitlin Schneiderhan, is a protected pair of fingers certainly, as she's really written for the present itself. She joined the Stranger Issues crew as a director's assistant in season two and was lead author on the season three episode “The Monster and the Superhero”, earlier than changing into a employees author all through season 4.

As a member of the Writers Guild of America she was lately seen on the picket traces of the WGA strike carrying an indication making ominous predictions concerning the wellbeing of Eddie's fellow fan favorite Steve Harrington, acquainted to avid gamers because of his visitor fighter look in Lifeless By Daylight. Now {that a} deal has been reached between the studios and the WGA, although, it appears that evidently Steve is as soon as once more as protected as he is more likely to get within the present's closing season.

In the meantime, the fifth and closing season of Stranger Issues is unquestionably occurring, a small miracle in itself given Netflix's propensity to cancel each present one season earlier than its deliberate conclusion. It is off to a gradual begin because of a mix of things, although, together with the aforementioned labour disputes, in addition to the truth that they're nonetheless figuring out tips on how to get a bunch of college-aged actors to convincingly painting wide-eyed tweens one final time. (Significantly, even the actor taking part in the child sister is 17 now. Heck, the newborn's 11!)

Stranger Issues: Flight of the Icarus by Caitlin Schneiderhan is out immediately in hardcover, e book, and audiobook codecs, with a paperback launch anticipated on thirtieth July 2024 in response to writer Penguin. Joseph Quinn would not carry out the audiobook model, sadly, though the manufacturing does star an excellent soundalike within the type of veteran narrator and True Detective alum Lee Osorio.

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