A new graphic novel that is scheduled to be released will lead to an animated series that will feature the likes of Hip-Hop luminaries, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Treach (Naughty By Nature), and Busta Rhymes.
Law & Order‘s Ice-T, along with N.W.A. founding member, Arabian Prince joins Tommy The Animator in creating a graphic novel titled, Death for Hire, The Origin of Tehk City. The novel is being presented by Z2 Comics.
The hard-crime graphic novel is the first creation that will open up to several creative ventures that will span animation, music, toys, NFTs, and more. The novel showcases a group of pushers and killers who toe the line between anti-hero and arch-villain that quickly obscures reality.
“You want some real punch-you-in-the-face action? Then Death For Hire is it!” co-creator and writer Ice-T says in a written statement.
The animated series will star Hip-Hop artists Ice-T, Busta Rhymes, Styles P, Roxanne Shanté, Tone Trump, comedians Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps, reality TV star Coco, comedians Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps, jeweler Ben Baller, and actor Peter Scanavino. Dr. Dre is taking care of the original score.
“Everybody better get ready for the ride of a lifetime—Death For Hire: The Origin Of Tehk City is coming hot off the presses of Z2 Comics,” co-creator and co-writer Arabian Prince said. “Starring the homie Ice-T and a list of stars never before seen in one place, get ready to explore the origin leading up to the animated series of Tehk City—y’all ain’t ready!”
The novel will be sold in standard hardcover and deluxe hardcover editions. Included in the deluxe hardcover version will be movie poster art prints and collector’s cards. There will also be oversized platinum editions which will be autographed by Ice-T, Arabian Prince, and Tommy the Animator and be presented with an elegant slipcase, classic movie poster-style art prints, collector card packs, an ultra-rare Mayor Chuck Davis foil card, and the first-ever Tehk City NFT collection, which includes a Chuck Davis NFT.
This novel and the subsequent animated series are scheduled to be released next summer in 2023.
Preorders can be purchased at https://z2comics.com/deathforhire.