Marvel and popular hip hop group the Black Eyed Peas have teamed up to create a new original graphic novel entitled Black Eyed Peas Present: Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles.
Masters of the Sun was created by Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am, who will work with writer Benjamin Jackendoff and artist Damion Scott on the OGN. Masters of the Sun stars a hero named Zulu-X who lives in a future version of Los Angeles beset by aliens and zombies.
“The Black Eyed Peas and I have begun a new journey," will.i.am told Billboard. "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."
"Few artists have done more to embed hip-hop in popular culture than will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas," added Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso. "So we are thrilled to present this deeply personal story that speaks directly to hip-hop aficionados, comic book fans and the intersection of those communities."
Black Eyed Peas Present: Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles is due out on shelves in July.