The Press Release:
Announced today in an exclusive interview with Comicbook.com, Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas will be co-writing a new Marvel comic series this April with Benjamin Jackendoff.
The pair previously worked together on a story for MARVEL COMICS 1000 that focused on Red Wolf and will now be teaming up with acclaimed comic artist Scott Eaton on WEREWOLF BY NIGHT. The series will introduce a brand-new Werewolf by Night character to the Marvel Universe in a story set in Arizona. The new Werewolf by Night will be a young man named Jake who will be dealing with the effects of a family curse while trying to protect his people. The events of the story will also be driven by the outcome of March’s OUTLAWED one-shot.
“We’re going through a Native lens because of my Native American heritage,” Taboo told Comicbook.com. “I always liked storytelling from a native perspective. Although I was born in the city of Los Angeles, recently I’ve been really connected to the Indian country or to native communities to be able to be a service and help native youth, inspire them, especially when it comes to health and wellness, and arts and music. So we built our partnership knowing that when we create, we create through a native lens…”
“I think Werewolf by Night is such an interesting character, a cool character. His mythology is really dope, and it was such an exciting opportunity to be able to revamp a new mythology and tie it into Native American storytelling,” Jackendoff added. “That’s really what got us excited because they were like, ‘All right, cool. We can take the Werewolf by Night brand and stay true to the genre of it all, the creatures, the monsters, the big stuff, all that, but tie it into Native American storytelling, into a Native American background and palette, but still make it a fun adventure story about a kid.’”
For the full interview, visit Comicbook.com. WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1 hits stand this April.
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1 (of 4): Written by TABOO & BENJAMIN JACKENDOFF; Art by SCOT EATON; COVER BY MIKE MCKONE
THE HOUR OF THE WOLF! A new Werewolf by Night is prowling the Southwest, but all is not as it seems! A young man, a family curse, and an unholy experiment prove a dangerous combination for a small town in Arizona. All young Jake wants is to protect his people, but who will protect him from the monster within? Taboo of the BLACK EYED PEAS and Benjamin Jackendoff team up with Scot Eaton to tell an epic tale of righteous fury and incredible transformation in the Mighty Marvel Manner that is not to be missed!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I grew up reading the now classic “Werewolf By Night” series and loved it so very much. I have a lot of the issues in one of my long boxes but not a complete set of the original run which is a bummer. It surely was an exciting series and had such unique characters like Dr. Glitternight and who can forget Moon Knight who became a sensation in his own right. Looks like that character will be getting his own Marvel live-action series soon and does this mean a more Horror-centric “WBN” series is far behind? I’d love for the Marvel Monsters to shine once again. Now this new premise intrigues me and I think it might be in good hands based on Taboo’s own heritage. That said I will first be perusing the debut issue on the racks because with it being a mini-series, I’ve been more inclined to wait until there is a collected edition to add to my bookshelf. Let’s see what happens when I leaf through the pages at my local comic book shop. What do you readers think about this news? Are you all the excite? Chime in down below and I will see you again soon with more of everything else
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