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The Weeknd Partners With Marvel For ‘Starboy’ Comic Book

It looks like a new superhero is joining the Marvel universe, as The Weeknd has announced he’ll be releasing his own comic book, titled Starboy.

Named after his hit album and its title track, the 27-year-old Toronto singer will be releasing the first issue of Starboy next year—but that didn’t stop him from treating fans with a sneak peak.

 

The Starboy singer had already been giving teasers to fans by uploading cover art on social media in the days leading up to Comic Con in New York. He finally confirmed the project during his appearance at the Marvel booth on Saturday, where healso signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans.

It seems like the concept was planned for some time and was even hinted at during his interview with Zane Lowe.

Starboy is the next chapter in this chronicle, this saga,” said The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, in an interview with Zane Lowe. “I guess this is the fourth chapter. He’s a character that we created. It’s so funny, we want to create a comic out of him, as well… He’s a cool, dope character that makes appearances a lot on the album. He’s definitely made his appearance in different records in the past, as well. He’s a more braggadocios character that we all have inside of us.”

Tesfaye dropped his Starboy album in November of last year, which also included tracks such as “I Feel It Coming” featuring Daft Punk, “False Alarm” and “Secrets.”

This isn’t the first time Marvel has teamed up with artists, though; in the past, Marvel has partnered with the likes of The Black Eyed Peas, Dr. Dre, Chance the Rapper, and more.

The Starboy series is set for release sometime next year.