About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Gaelle Beri/Redferns; Marvel

The Weeknd gets his own Marvel comic book, Starboy

Posted on

The Weeknd‘s secret project with Marvel has finally been revealed as he makes an appearance at New York Comic Con. The singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, transformed his Starboy persona into a comic book character for a new Starboy comic series, dropping in 2018.

Tesfaye teased the cover art on social media in the days leading up to the Con in Manhattan. On Saturday, he revealed it in full as he signed autographs from the Marvel Booth at the Javitz Center.

Tesfaye dropped his Starboy album in November 2016 with tracks like “Secrets,” “Rockin,'” and the eponymous track. The performer openly discussed the possibility of creating a comic book inspired by the project in various interviews.

Starboy is the next chapter in this chronicle, this saga,” Tesfaye told Pigeons & Planes. “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.”

Now, it’s a reality. See the art below.

Marvel revealed in March a different comic book collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas for Masters of the Sun — The Zombie Chronicles, a story about an alien God attacking Los Angeles and turning its residents into the undead. Other musicians — like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Kiss — have also received the comic book treatment.

Outbrain