Tyrese Gibson teams up with Image Comics

Not content with just being a musician and actor, Tyrese has thrown his proverbial name in the comic book creator ring. In a partnership with Image Comics, Tyrese has co-created a new book called Mayhem. The book begins on the streets of Los Angeles, caught in the midst of a brutal crime wave. The mysterious Big X has essentially paralyzed the streets with fear. Until a faceless vigilante (who has a head covering that looks remarkably similar to that of Deadpool) strikes back at the crime. The three-issue series is written by Mike Le and William Wilson, and features art by Tone Rodriguez. The first issue hits August 5 for $2.99. Oh. And it features the hero shooting two guns whilst jumping through the air. Full press release below. TYRESE GIBSON AND IMAGE COMICS UNLEASH MAYHEM AGAINST THE CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD THIS AUGUST! The mega-popular superstar brings his unique creative vision to Image Comics this August! 14 May 2009 (Berkeley, CA) - Tyrese Gibson, the Multi-Platinum selling R&B singer and mega-star behind Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Death Race and 2 Fast 2 Furious, comes full force to comics with ANGEL artist Tone Rodriguez and co-writers Mike Le & William Wilson in August's three-issue action packed thriller, MAYHEM! "I am extremely excited to be working with Image Comics on the launching my debut comic book MAYHEM," Gibson said. "Image has a long and rich history of great titles and I am honored to be apart of that history. Robert Kirkman's and Eric Stepheson's input throughout this creative process has been invaluable and I know we've produced a special comic book for all fans to enjoy." Tyrese Gibson's MAYHEM begins on the streets of Los Angeles, wherein a brutal crime wave led by the mysterious Big X has the entire city in a state of perpetual fear. With even the police force unable to stop him, MAYHEM, a faceless vigilante with only his partner Malice and an unrelenting vengeance to back him up, strikes back against the criminal hordes. Within three issues of non-stop action, they will take on Big X to dismantle his organization and restore peace to the City of Angels. Image Comics Chief Operating Officer and WALKING DEAD writer Robert Kirkman added, "With the entertainment world at large currently bowing at the feet of comics and its ideas, it's incredibly exciting to have a media mastermind like Tyrese Gibson turning his attention our way. MAYHEM is a unique, engaging comic-book experience that could only come from the mind of someone who's risen to the top of so many different fields--anxious to take another by storm. Ready or not, Tyrese Gibson is in the house--and it's going to be MAYHEM!" MAYHEM #1, a thirty-two page full color comic book for $2.99, will be in stores August 5th. Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com.