Infamously Prototypical Ch.1"Reports are still coming in on the release of the biological weapon in Manhattan Island. The perpetrator, former Gentek scientist Alexander Mercer, has gone missing after escaping from a morgue, originally thought to be dead. The government has enacted a quarantine of the island to prevent the spread of the highly infectious virus, and has dispatched several relief units and medical supplies to help those infected..."
Cole MacGrath lay on his back in the small room, listening to the broadcast over a portable radio. He briefly considered turning it off, perhaps even replacing its noise with that of the police scanner, but something caught his ear.
"...Rumors have begun spreading that Mercer himself is under the effects of the virus, and that he has begun attacking citizens. Some claim that he has even gained superpowers from it."
This last word had been said with more than a hint of sarcasm, but Cole knew all too well that superhuman abilities weren't as far fetched as they seem