Clear written by Scott Snyder with art and colors by Francis Manapul—Welcome to a world where people are able to connect to the internet like never
before, where a neurological internet connection is transforming reality. Welcome
to the world of Clear.
A dazzling, sci-fi thrill ride into a strange dystopian future, in Clear, people
connect to the internet neurologically and mediate the real world through the
lenses of their eyes. Everything can be skinned to fit your preferences. There are
custom skins for steampunk, old fashioned Hollywood glamour, and
pornographic and fetish fantasies. If you can name it, you can live it. You choose
how you see the world and no one knows what you’re seeing.
In San Francisco, private detective Sam Dunes is working a case for a wealthy
woman, spying on her husband, making sure the man isn’t buying illegal
untraceable filters to make his wife look like someone else.
Dunes has just finished tangling with the filter dealers when his old partner, tells
him about the alleged suicide… of his ex-wife. When Dunes receives a gift from
his dead ex-wife in the mail, Sam finds himself pulled into a wild and twisting
mystery that stretches from the city’s deadly underworld to the even deadlier
heights of the city’s wealthy and powerful elite.
Francis Manapul is a Filipino-Canadian artist and writer living in Toronto, Canada. An award-
winning artist, some of his notable works include writing and illustrating The Flash, Detective
Comics as well as Trinity which stars Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman for DC Comics. In the past
he’s illustrated Legion of Super-Heroes, Adventure Comics, Tomb Raider, Witchblade, Sept Guerrieres,
accompanied by his prolific career as a cover artist. In the past, Francis has also dabbled in the
world of television as one of the main hosts on History Channel's Beast Legends, which combined
globetrotting adventures and challenging art projects.