The Weeknd Launches The "Starboy" Comic Book With Marvel
"[Starboy is] a more braggadocious character that we all have inside of us."
The Weeknd made an appearance at New York Comic-con this Saturday (October 7) for the opening of Starboy, his comic book collaboration with the industry giant Marvel.
The Canadian R&B singer gave fans a look at the cover of Twitter last week, but dropped the entire deck on the New York Javits Center during the weekend.
Obviously, it is an idea that has been brewing for a while. In a 2016 interview, The Weeknd said Zane Lowe on pulse 1 Radio was part of its plans to further explore the Starboy character.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) 8 October 2017
"Starboy is the next chapter in this story, this saga," the Canadian singer said. "I guess this is the fourth chapter. He is a character that we have created. It is so much fun, we want to create a comic out of it."
The comic book's title obviously comes from The Weeknd song and the album of the same name, but The Weeknd explained to Lowe that Starboy is more than an abstract concept.
"He is a cool, dope character that makes appearances much on the album," he said. "He definitely made his appearance in different records in the past. Has more braggadocious character that we all have inside of us."
On stage with his Canadian colleague @theweeknd as to promote his new STARBOY comics @Marvel pic.twitter.com/PC18KZ5wm9
— Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) 8 October 2017
There is No release date for the comic has been established as of now, but judging by the cover art above, it's not going to be released any time this year. Volume I number 1 is clearly marked 2018.