(AllHipHop News) Late rapper Tupac Shakur has been labeled many things throughout his career, from activist, to actor, to poet, to hardcore gangster rapper.
In a new comic book titled “Comeback Kings,” Tupac Shakur takes on the role of crime fighting superhero.
“Comeback Kings,” which hit shelves this past Wednesday, Tupac and cultural icons like Jim Morrison, Bruce Lee, Andy Kaufman and others are recast as crime fighters who defend the city from a super villain who wants to destroy Hollywood.
The comic is published by Ardden Entertainment and written by InTouch weekly pop writer Matt Sullivan, along with Gabe Guarente. The comic was illustrated by Ethan Young.
“The artists we chose are all influential icons that died too young, whose legacies include conspiracy theories suggesting that they faked their own deaths,” author Matt Sullivan told AllHipHop.com. “Those theories are a jump-off point to both comment on celebrity culture and have fun with the superstar super-team concept.”
Sullivan told AllHipHop.com that he drew inspiration for the comic from an interview Tupac did with Vibe, in which he stated he was tired of playing the roles of drug dealers and criminals, in movies
“Fans can expect a satirical action-adventure with intense emotional content that treats these artists with both imaginative irreverence and deep respect,” Sullivan told AllHipHop.com. “I remember a Vibe interview Tupac gave late in his life in which he said he was tired of playing drug dealers and wanted to be an action hero for his generation. That’s something I would’ve loved to see—and in Comeback Kings, we make that happen.”
Comeback Kings is in stores now and retails for $2.99.