Matthew Atherton is lying near death when his mind flashes back to how his story began. It was his father's death which led him to retreat into the fantasy of comic book and video games. He operates as Tech for hire when things start to get interesting. Matt is pummelled a few times in the preview issue and readers don't see him as Feedback. Other characters of importance are introduced including his future wife, Sarah Blevins and a potential new employer called Ironside who appears to be from the government.