The Weeknd & Marvel Team Up For ‘Starboy’ Comic Book
XO gets animated.
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Just in case you hadn’t had enough of The Weeknd, the Canadian R&B singer is soon returning in animated form.

Back in November 2016, The Weeknd released his chart-smashing album Starboy, and revealed plans for an animated character in an interview with Zane Lowe. “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 said. “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, almost a year later, The Weeknd has stuck to his word, with the revelation that he’ll be teaming up with superhero giants Marvel for a comic book. XO himself revealed the news on Twitter, which coincided with an appearance at Comic Con in New York this past weekend. The first issue is slated to drop sometime in 2018:

Before that, The Weeknd will be visiting Australia on his first ever tour Down Under, playing colossal stadiums alongside French Montana and NAV. Get your first glimpse of the animated Starboy here, and get ready for all the sing-a-longs in two months time:


Words by Christopher Kevin Au October 9, 2017
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