Wu Tang's Ghostface Killah Gets the Comic Book Treatment

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Adding to the ever-expanding realm of real-life figures and celebrities being used as subjects for comic books, for topics ranging from their biographies to action/adventure (Barack the Barbarian as an example), a well-known rap star will join the ranks. Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah will write and star in his own comic book, debuting July 29th. Titled Cell Block Z, the story will focus on a boxer who gets framed for a crime he didn't commit. The publisher, Grand Central Publishing, had this to say about the project, "Cole Dennis is a heavyweight contender with a devastating right hook. To a city being held hostage by chaos and terror, Dennis has a grit and charisma that make him the shining hope for justice—until he is arrested for a brutal murder. Framed for a crime he did not commit, he finds himself captive in a foreboding high-tech super prison whose masters secretly conspire with the government to turn inmates into tomorrow's most terrifying bio-weapons -- with Cole Dennis as the intended prize specimen. But Dennis is nobody's lab rat. Reborn as a towering engine of destruction, Dennis will prepare for the fight of his life. He will rename himself Ghostface Killah and with his righteous rage stop these madmen." While Ghostface Killah will be taking up the writing responsibilities, he will be aided by screenwriters Marlon Chapman and Shauna Garr. In the artwork department, Marvel illustrator Chris Walker will be assisting on that end. Fans who can't wait to go to the comic book store to pick this up can already pre-order the book from Amazon.