October 9, 2017


The Weeknd Announces 'Starboy' Comic Book Collaboration With Marvel

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Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

The Marvel Universe is expanding...for The Weekend.

Ahead of an appearance at New York Comic Con on Saturday, Oct. 7, the "Curve" singer announced his long-teased collaboration with Marvel Comics and gave the initial teases of his Starboy series.

"The Weeknd and Marvel presents : STARBOY... comic book coming soon," he wrote on Twitter. During the event, the singer posted for photos and signed autographs. Check out the first look below:

XXL notes that Starboy has been an idea long cooking for Mr. Abel Tesfaye. "Starboy is the next chapter in this chronicle, this saga," The Weeknd said of his alter-ego while talking to Zane Lowe last November. "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 braggadocious character that we all have inside of us.”

The Starboy's series coming in 2018 marks the latest hip-hop artist for Marvel to link up with following collaborations with the likes of Dr. DreNasMissy ElliottChance the Rapper and more.

While you wait for Starboy, check out Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso talk about the other genres the comic company may explore in the future: