COMIC TITLE: The Weeknd Presents Starboy #1 (2018)
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Christos Gage, and La Mar Taylor- Writer
Guru eFX and Eric Nguyen– Artist
June 13, 2018
I am usually not interested in everything that comes in a week because believe me I pass on a lot of comics and have for a while. Sometimes, there are comics that I will see that I say to myself that maybe I’ll buy just that issue just to see if I like it or not. That might actually be the case with today’s comic book and only because I am a huge fan of pop artist The Weeknd and his album Starboy which was a smash hit for him. Well along with Marvel, today’s comic is The Weeknd Presents Starboy #1 which was written by Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Christos Gage (Amazing Spider-Man), and La Mar Taylor while the comic was illustrated by Guru eFX (Annihilation: Conquest) and Eric Nguyen (Arrow). Alphatron use to be a great city, but unfortunately the city is going through a crime wave that is paralyzing. All because of a terrifying man named Jack “The Chef” Smiley. The Mayor of Alphatron along with a local scientist have come up with a solution to the problem by creating A.I. police robots, but not everyone is a fan of the idea and that could come to bite everyone, but they’ll get the hero they truly deserve.
I have to give this comic a lot of credit cause it’s actually pretty good. While I was not surprised to see The Weeknd’s name attached to the writing credits, he does a pretty good job with the story. The comic is very dark in nature because you’re dealing with a man who cuts up and eats his victims after his dogs are done with them. The imagery inside the comic is also very dark with images of cops torn apart and crucified as well as placing the idea in to the Weeknd’s head that his dad was eaten as well. So, It’s safe to say that the story is going to be a good one because we have so much to look forward to and it’s promising. The artwork is very good and one of the true highlights of the comic. They do a fantastic job matching the tone and mood of the comic along with the look. I was very impressed with the comic because I was expecting it to be your typical comic book where everyone thinks they can make an interesting one, but they did. I am definitely glad that I picked this one up for sure. Check it out for yourselves and check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+