— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) October 8, 2017
The Weeknd released his platinum-selling album “Starboy” back in 2016 and now he has teamed up with Marvel to bring “Starboy” to life as a superhero in a comic strip.
According to a Marvel press release, the comic is about, “The city of Alphatron” which “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 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 artist said, “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 comic book “THE WEEKND PRESENTS: STARBOY ” is set to be on shelves June 13.