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The Weeknd releases 'Starboy' comic with Marvel

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

The Weeknd has teamed up with with the comic giant Marvel to come out with a series titled, "Starboy", which borrows its name from the rapper's hit 2016 song.

The 27-year-old musician, who was present at New York's Comic-Con, took to Twitter to announce the

"The Weeknd and Marvel presents: STARBOY... comic book coming soon. I'll be signing autographs in the Marvel Booth," he wrote.

The Weeknd also shared a picture from the event, in which he can be seen posing in front of the comic book's cover.

According to FemaleFirst, the rapper had revealed about his plans to turn his alter-ego (Starboy) into a comic book character.

"'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 (...) 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," The Weeknd had said.

The first issue of the 'Starboy' comic will release next year.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 19:13 IST