Public Enemy Comic Book To Debut In 2006

Legendary Hip-Hop

group Public Enemy has teamed with Adam Wallenta of American Mule Entertainment

to release a politically charged comic book.

The untitled comic book, made with the cooperation of PE front man Chuck D, will

be an action-adventure story that reflects the political and ideological views

of the group that hit big with songs like "Don’t Believe the Hype,"

"911 Is a Joke," and the 1989 classic anthem "Fight the Power."

"The reality

is Public Enemy is a world-famous revolutionary, political Hip-Hop band that

inspires young and old alike," co-creator Adam Wallenta told AllHipHop.com.

“The fiction is they are members of a secret underground organization

called the Underground Railroad, while they are touring the world they act as

agents of peace and justice and help people whenever they are in need. They

don’t have super powers but they still kick major ass. There will be lots of

adventure and action as well as social commentary reflecting many of today’s

issues."

Wallenta worked

on several comics in the past, including “Imagine” and “The

Retributors” and Marvel’s "X-Nation" and "New Warriors"

comic books.

"I was interning for Marvel Comics and they had a music division that was

producing a Public Enemy comic book," Wallenta explained. “I remember

seeing some of the artwork and thinking they had it all wrong. Because of poor

sales with some of their other books and a shake up in the editorial offices,

I believe the book was scrapped all together. After seeing them on tour I decided

to run the idea past them about doing a comic book and we created the concept."

The untitled comic

book will come with an exclusive CD of new PE material that will coincide with

several group projects in the works, as well as songs by artists from Chuck

D’s label Slam Jamz and other artists.

To help build some

buzz for the graphic novel, Wallenta and Chuck D. plan to release a one-shot

featuring pages and sketches from the book.

A section of illustrated

lyrics to a new PE song about Hurricane Katrina will also be included and proceeds

will go towards Katrina relief.

The Public Enemy

comic book will make its debut at the 2006 Comic-Con International in San Diego.

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