Thanks to the Bleeding Cool crew on the ground, we have video and pics from the Marvel Comics party, last night at San Diego Comic-Con, with performances from the Black Eyed Peas. The band are in town to promote their upcoming graphic novel Masters Of The Sun — The Zombie Chronicles being published by Marvel Entertainment. And it had a certain Black Panther theme to boot.
The graphic novel, out this summer, is about aliens, zombies and hip-hop in Los Angeles. The Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am wrote the story and said "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." The graphic novel centres around the character Zulu-X, a hip-hop lover in LA. The city is under attack from an ancient alien god sent to earth to turn its inhabitants into zombies.
Zulu-X and his crew go head-to-head with a nefarious ancient order to settle a score thousands of years old.
Artwork is by Damion Scott, who has worked on the Marvel series Deadpool and Spider-Man in the past, while the story is co-written by producer and writer Benjamin Jackendoff and will.i.am. According to Marvel, the graphic novel "fuses together the genres of music and comics and tells the complete tale of a retro futuristic zombie thriller."
The party itself, attended by a younger Marvel crowd, was heavily themed to Black Panther, the subject of an upcoming Marvel Studios movie and appearing in the Avengers: Infinity War movie as well. I am presuming the "Soul Of A Machine" title alongside the Black Panther logo is something to do with a Lexus sponsorship tie-in, but I wouldn;t be surprised to see it as the title of an actual Black Panther graphic novel or mini-series at some point.