The rapper/songwriter Taboo of the Black-Eyed Peas will team up with writer Benjamin Jackendoff and artist Scott Eaton on a Werewolf by Night miniseries for Marvel.  Takashi Okazaki, the creator of the Afro Samurai manga (which was later adapted into a hit anime) will create a variant cover for the first issue.  The four-issue miniseries will debut in April.

The series will feature a new Werewolf: Jake, a young man living in a small town in Arizona and dealing with a family curse as well as a sinister experiment.  Taboo plans to draw on his Native American heritage to tell the story.

This is Jackendoff’s second Marvel project with a member of the Black Eyed Peas: He and Damian Scott were the artists for the original graphic novel Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles, written by Black Eyed Peas member and published in 2017.

Afro Samurai was first published in a self-financed manga magazine that sold fewer than 100 copies, but it shot to prominence after an anime company picked it up and American actor Samuel L. Jackson agreed to voice the main character and co-produce the series (see "‘Afro Samural’ to Debut on Spike TV").  After the anime became a hit, Okazaki redrew the manga, which is published in English by Seven Seas. He has also been the character designer for a number of anime, including the X-Men anime released in 2012 and the anime film Batman Ninja (see "Batman Goes to Feudal Japan").

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