The Black Eyed Peas are working on a new project, but it won’t be like anything fans have seen from them before.
It was announced Friday that the group has been working on an original graphic novel, titled Masters of the Sun — The Zombie Chronicles, which sees an alien God attack Los Angeles and turn residents into zombies. This turn of events sees hip-hop fan Zulu-X and his crew take on an ancient order — and attempt to settle an old score.
“The Black Eyed Peas and I have begun a new journey,” said will.i.am, who will be co-writing the retro-futuristic zombie thriller. “We’ve been working on this original story for years and partnering with Marvel to bring this book to life is more than a dream come true.”
The book will be co-written by Benjamin Jackendoff and penciled by Damion Scott (All-New Ghost Rider), with Marvel Comics distributing the property.
“Few artists have done more to embed hip-hop in popular culture than will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas,” said Marvel Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso. “So we are thrilled to present this deeply personal story that speaks directly to hip hop aficionados, comic book fans and the intersection of those communities.”
Masters of the Sun — The Zombie Chronicles is available for purchase this July. See the cover below.