The Weeknd has joined forces with Marvel Comics to release his first-ever graphic novel—The Weeknd Presents: Starboy. Based on the artist’s Grammy Award-winning double-platinum 2016 album ‘Starboy’, the story follows the titular hero as he goes toe-to-toe against cannibalistic criminal mastermind Jack “The Chef” Smiley to save Alphatron. Speaking to his singular aesthetic and cinematic vision, The Weeknd personally penned the story alongside La Mar Taylor, and Christos Gate, while Eric Nguyen and Guru-eFX brought the art to life.
On this monumental team up, The Weeknd says, “Marvel is the pinnacle of success in their field and I’ve been a lifelong fan of their work. To be able to partner with them is a dream come true.”
The innaugural issue will be available on June 13, 2018. Check out the cover art below.