New 'STRANGER THINGS' book to tell EDDIE MUNSON's origin story | Revolver

New 'STRANGER THINGS' book to tell EDDIE MUNSON's origin story

Hawkins' favorite metalhead lives on
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Joe Quinn as 'Stranger Things' character Eddie Munson
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The world's favorite fictional metalhead, Stranger Things' Eddie Munson, is getting his own origin story. The upcoming novel Stranger Things: Flight of Icarus is set two years before the events of Stranger Things season four and will follow Munson as he meets a record producer who gives him a chance to achieve his musical dreams.

Flight of Icarus was penned by Stranger Things writer Caitlin Schneiderhan and will be released October 31st. In the story, Munson meets a record producer named Paige, who's interested in Munson's band Corroded Coffin. Only problem is Corroded Coffin haven't recorded a demo, so Munson is tasked with finding enough money to get into a recording studio.

The official synopsis 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."

"The Eddie Munson we meet at the beginning of Stranger Things 4 is the protective shepherd to the nerdy lost sheep of Hawkins High. But taking on that mantle wasn't such a cut-and-dry decision," Schneiderhan said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "I'm so excited for fans to go with him on his journey towards becoming a hero, to experience the messy and uncomfortable decisions that led him to become the brave misfit we all know and love."

Eddie Munson became a folk hero among metalheads when the Hellfire Club leader battled Vecna by ripping Metallica's "Master of Puppets" on guitar. The scene became one of the most iconic in Stranger Things history and introduced the Metallica classic to a new generation of viewers.