Czarface: A Czar Is Born – Exclusive Graphic Novel Preview


Hip-hop supergroup Czarface has always been heavily inspired by superhero comics, so it’s fitting that their music becomes the inspiration for an original graphic novel dubbed Czarface: A Czar Is Born.

With the graphic novel in stores on November 2, IGN can exclusively launch a new preview of the comic book. Check it out in the slideshow gallery below:

Czarface: A Tsar Is Born Preview

Czarface: A Czar Is Born is published by Z2 Comics, co-written by band member Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan and Chris Robinson (Limbo Beach) and drawn by Ariel Olivetti (Punisher: War Journal). The book aims to provide an origin story for the character of Czarface. Here is the official description:

Hero to some, villainous to others, Czarface’s true origins have remained a mystery … UNTIL NOW! Who are the Zarta Ku? And why did their desperate mission bring them to planet Earth? Meanwhile, Zach and his dog were just a failed wrestling team that managed to make ends meet on the comicon circuit when they crossed paths with a woman who will change their lives forever. Written by Czarface’s own Esoteric (Merry X-Men Holiday Special) with art from veteran illustrator Ariel Olivetti (Cable; Punisher War Journal), this original graphic novel is a must-have for Wednesday Warriors, Marks of wrestling and hip-hop heads – or fans of all three combined!

“We started building a discography around raw hip-hop, influenced by the Silver Age comics and all things pop culture, and created the character Czarface as a visual representation to symbolize him.” Ryan told IGN. “So many people responded positively to the character and the somewhat extracurricular parts, such as the Czarface collectible figures, that I wanted to give this version of him the origin story he deserves in an OGN!”

Czarface: A Czar Is Born will be released on Tuesday, November 2. You can preorder the book through Amazon and various other retailers.

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