Marvel Comics’ newest superhero has a familiar face and a Grammy Award-winning singing voice. The Weeknd, already the superstar alter ego of Toronto singer Abel Tesfaye, gets a new secret identity in a new comic book from the legendary publisher of iconic characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, and Black Panther.
Starboy will feature The Weeknd as a full-on superhero this June, fighting against an evil villain (naturally) in the fictional city of Alphatron. The Weeknd will take on Jack “The Chef” Smiley, a “ruthless” “strategic genius” who has “unified all criminal organizations” in the city to solidify his reign of terror.
The fact that both would appear to be ready to drop right around the same time is just icing on the cake for the singer, who revealed via Instagram that his album is currently in the “mastering” stage, according to the caption on the video he posted to Instagram just a few hours ago.
Starboy #1 (The Comic) is due June 13, 2018