Ahead of New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics and The Weeknd teased something was brewing, though fans of the musician were unsure just what the two had planned. Would they be teaming up for variant covers? Or would he be making a guest appearance in an upcoming comic?
The answer appears to be neither, as it has been revealed by the Weeknd that he’s actually working with the publisher to launch a comic titled Starboy, named after his most recent hit album.
The musician announced the comic news in a tweet just ahead of a signing at New York Comic Con this afternoon. It’s unknown exactly when the comic is set to launch. Going off the tweeted image, all we know is Starboy is set to hit sometime in 2018.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) October 7, 2017
The collaboration between Marvel and the Weeknd is the latest in a long line of project created alongside musicians. Marvel famously announced it would team with the Black Eyed Peas for Masters of the Sun earlier this year, and has been releasing variant covers that homage classic Hip-Hop album cover art since 2015.
The Weeknd first rose to fame in 2011, following the release of three nine-track mixtapes, “House of Balloons,” “Thursday,” and “Echoes of Silence.” He later went on to release a studio album in 2013, titled “Kiss Land,” followed by “Beauty Behind the Madness” two years later, which quickly became a hit on the Billboard 200. His latest album, “Starboy,” was released last year and included the titular hit.
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