Vince Staples shared the first look at limbo beacha new comic book co-written by the rapper in collaboration with Z2 Comics.

The graphic novel, which was officially released today (June 2) after being announced last year, features co-writing and illustration credits from comics veterans Bryan Edward Hill and Buster Moody, who contributed to various iterations of Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles respectively.

Check it out below – limbo beach is available for purchase here.

Credit: Z2 Comics

Located in an abandoned amusement park, limbo beach follows a young protagonist as he reckon with his new superpowers. The accompanying synopsis describes the comic as “equal parts lord of the flies and The Warriors.”

“All the kids have the same story. Wash ashore. Enter the amusement park. Get superpowers…Follow the newest member of the Wunderlosts, a group of misfit teenage raiders, on a journey to uncover the truth about the park “, we read in the text of presentation.

In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Staples described limbo beach as a coming-of-age tale and cited his nephew as one of the inspirations.

“We wanted to do a story about coming of age, growing up, and some of the things kids have to deal with, all in a unique environment,” Staples said, “[My nephew] is in a heavy comic phase right now and put me on Batman and lots of manga and anime.

The new title adds to Z2 Comics’ largely musical catalog, the publication having previously collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly for “Hotel Diablo” and Yungblud for “Weird Times at Quarry Bank University”, among others. limbo beach is available for purchase here.

Staples’ latest venture comes after a series of additional side projects by the rapper. Last year, Staples starred alongside Henry Rollins in a Converse commercial directed by Tyler, The Creator, and featured on The Alchemist’s 2021 EP, “This Thing of Ours 2.”

In April, Staples released their fifth studio album, “Ramona Park Broke My Heart.” In a four-star review, NME Writer Kyann-Sian Williams said “the record exudes the bounce synonymous with West Coast rap.”

“The production is clean and the rhymes imaginative as the artist digs deeper than ever,” Williams wrote.