The Weeknd teases new album and Marvel comic

A cartoon version of Abel Tesfaye will fight to save Alphatron from a cannibalistic criminal

The Weeknd has teased his new album and the release of a Marvel comic starring him.

The musician, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, released his latest album ‘Starboy’ in 2016. In a three-star review, NME said: “Well, there’s no mega-smash-in-waiting like ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, but Tesfaye’s still capable of brilliant bluntness about intoxication and sex.”

On his Instagram page, the star has been sharing audio-less video clips of him recording and in th studio, with the caption “mastering” on each.


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Meanwhile, his own Marvel comic book is set to be released this summer and he has now shared more details about it. Issue one of The Weeknd Presents: Starboy will be released on June 13, and will feature Tesfaye as the hero of the piece.

In the comic, which was written by Tesfaye, La Mar Taylor and Christos Gate, he will fight the “cannibalistic criminal mastermind Jack ‘The Chef’ Smiley” in a bid to save the fictional city of Alphatron from his evil grasp. A press release says the villain is “not content with brutally murdering his victims, [and] also feasts upon their flesh.”

Recently, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar shared their contribution to the Black Panther soundtrack, in the form of the track ‘Pray For Me’.

Tesfaye has also been confirmed to headline a number of US festivals, including Coachella, Panorama, and Lollapalooza. He will be joined by fellow headliners Jack White, Bruno Mars, and Arctic Monkeys at the latter. He will also top the bill at Lollapalooza Berlin in September.