The Weeknd Writes His First Marvel Comic Book
Back in October, The Weeknd teased an upcoming collaboration with Marvel. Last week (March 22), the comic production giant unveiled a release date for The Weeknd Presents: Starboy! According to a Marvel press release, the comic book based on Abel's Starboy album is slated to release on June 13.
The Weeknd co-wrote the book with the Marvel team, and detailed what it means to be working on such a special project. "Marvel is the pinnacle of success in their field and I’ve been a lifelong fan of their work," he says. "To be able to partner with them is a dream come true."
Marvel provided some context on what to expect from the comic's plot. "The city of Alphatron is in the grip of a crime wave, as the terrifying Jack 'The Chef' Smiley has unified all criminal organizations with his ruthlessness and strategic genius. Not content with brutally murdering his victims, Smiley also feasts upon their flesh," the comic behemoth explains. "The citizens live in fear and the police have been directly targeted."The city is in dire need of a hero. It will not get one, but it will get what it deserves: Starboy!"
The Grammy-Award winner has been dropping subtle hints that his next album is ready to go, after posting several photos captioned with "Mixing."
The Weeknd Presents: Starboy releases on June 13.
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