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— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) October 7, 2017
The book stars Starboy, a boastful character modeled after the musician’s “Starboy” persona.
“Starboy is the next chapter in this chronicle, this saga. 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,” explained The Weeknd (via Rap Up).
The idea behind the character has actually been in the singer’s head for some time now. He originally revealed some of the comic book character’s traits in an interview with Beats 1 back in November 2016.
“He’s a cool, dope character that makes appearances a lot on the album,” he said. “He’s definitely made his appearance in different records in the past as well. He’s a more braggadocios character that we all have inside of us.”
This isn’t the first time Marvel has turned a notable musician into a comic book character.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel previously gave The Black Eyed Peas the comic book treatment with a graphic novel titled “Masters of the Sun”.