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Ice-T and Arabian Prince have teamed up with graphic designer Tommy The Animator for the upcoming graphic novel and series Death for rent.
Legendary West Coast Emcees Ice-T and arab prince bring their skills to the world of graphic novels courtesy of Z2 Comics. On Thursday, September 8, the rappers announced their first graphic novel with artist Tommy The Animator titled DEATH FOR HIRE: The Origin of Tehk Citywhich will be released in the summer of 2023.
The graphic novel will precede a new animated series featuring Ice-T, his wife Coco, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rimes, Tracy Morgan, mike eps, P-models, Your Asset, Roxanne Shante and more.
Here is the synopsis:
In these pages, twisted mayor Chuck Davis (Ice-T), his killer assassin Rhonda Knuckles (Coco), and his right-hand man Maniac Max (Treach) navigate the wild law of the streets. With his hands busy in everything from money laundering to hired hits, Davis tries to stay ahead of the competition in the Round Table Gang – Benny Tang (Ben Baller), Azul Michoacan (Emilio Rivera) and Vinny” Pipes” Roselli – who have controlled Tehk City’s black market undercurrent for years. But information comes at a price, especially when bought by Pretty Black (Snoop Dogg), whose black market network feeds him intelligence from the far reaches of Tehk City. Davis and his team will soon learn that taking the power of the best dog can take you to heaven or take you to the grave.
“Want some real punch-in-the-face action? So DEATH FOR HIRE that’s it!” co-creator and writer Ice-T spoke about the graphic novel in a press release.
“Everyone better prepare for the ride of their life…DEATH FOR HIRE: The Origin of Tehk City fresh off the presses of Z2 Comics,” added co-creator and co-writer Arabian Prince. “With homie Ice-T and a roster of never-before-seen stars all in one place, get ready to explore the origin leading to the Tehk City anime series – you’re not ready!”
“Ice-T, Arabian and Tommy have assembled an all-star cast of hip-hop heavyweights and Hollywood superstars to populate Tehk City from the ground up,” said Z2 partner Josh Bernstein. “Z2 is truly honored to work with rap royalty as we build this vast IP universe together.”
Pre-order Death for rent via Z2 Comics here.