During the series run, both Ellis and Robertson were active in the online message boards for the comic. Robertson would often work online screen names into the comic as street graffitti tags. In almost every issue, "Free Steve Chung" was written in on a sidewalk. According to a Darick Robertson. Steve Chung was writing a letter to us faithfully every month detailing each page and commenting on it (usually with terrible puns) I then heard he was doing this for a number of DC titles and was fairly infamous for it.
I figured anyone with this much time on their hands must be trapped in his basement with nothing but a computer and comics and that's just sad. He should be set free!
Someone should set him free! In the final issue, the front page headline of The Word reads. "Steve Chung Set Free: Massive Graffiti Campaign Successed". So Steve Chung is a very avid (and lucky) comic book reader, who the artist for Transmet thought was a bit crazy, and got plugged into the background of the series.
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