Aspen has posted a new video trailer for “Haunted City” #1 written by screenwriter Chap Taylor and “Supernatural” Executive Producer Peter Johnson with art by Michael Ryan. In association with McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision, the series focuses on New York City as the world’s largest haunted house and the clandestine task force dedicated to unlocking the secrets of the city while protecting its citizens. In 2011, Taylor spoke with CBR News about the series and its protagonist, Tom Whalen.
“As our story opens, Tom Whalen is a bad cop,” Taylor said. “He’s strung out on drugs and alcohol, he’s been selling confiscated narcotics to drug dealers and both the dealers and internal affairs are closing in on him. He’s the son of the most decorated cop in the history of the NYPD, “Iron” Mike Whalen, who is a living legend. But Tom knows that in reality, his dad was a monster. In particular, Mike Whalen tormented and abused his wife, Tom’s mother. So, you have a situation where Tom is perceived to be a bad cop, corrupt, strung out on booze and drugs, but in his heart he still has a sense of morality that he inherited from his mother. His father is publicly perceived to be this legendary hero, when in reality he was brutal and abusive, both as a cop and as a parent. And obviously, that dichotomy is one of the things that contributes to Tom’s self-destruction.”
Check out the trailer below and stay tuned to CBR for more on “Haunted City.”