The Black Eyed Peas and Marvel Team Up for New Comic Book
Mar 19, 2017
Grammy Award-winning artist will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas teams up with Marvel Comics and artist Damion Scott (All-New Ghost Rider, Marvel's Hip-Hop Variants) to create an all-new graphic novel: Masters of the Sun--The Zombie Chronicles.
Masters of the Sun mixes LA gang culture, B-Boy-ism, and Egyptology as it fuses together music and genre to tell a tale of a retro futuistic zombie thriller, complete with action, suspense, and horror unlike anything seen before. Judging by the description, it would appear that will.i.am is no stranger to Afrofuturism, defined as "a social, political, and cultural genre that projects black space voyagers, warriors, and their heroic like into a fantasy landscape... the term refers loosely to an unlikely fusion of parts: Egyptian and other non-Western mythologies, mysticism and magical realism with AFrocentricity, modern technology, and science fiction" by The New York Times.
“The Black Eyed Peas and I have begun a new journey,” said will.i.am in a press release from Marvel. “We’ve been working on this original story for years and partnering with Marvel to bring this book to life is more than a dream come true.”
In Masters of the Sun, Los Angeles is under attack from an ancient alien God sent to earth to turn its inhabitants into zombies. With a deep love of the Hip-Hop culture, Zulu-X and his crew go head-to-head with a nefarious ancient order to settle a score thousands of years old. What happens next can only be described as the perfect blend of ancient wisdom and street-smarts all rolled into one epic adventure.
“The Black Eyed Peas and I have begun a new journey,” said will.i.am. “We’ve been working on this original story for years and partnering with Marvel to bring this book to life is more than a dream come true.”
Boasting one of the most eclectic ensemble cast of characters, Masteris of the Sun--The Zombie Chronicles delivers a powerful social allegory in the form of a new movement this July from will.i.am, Damion Scott, and Marvel Comics.