Super 7 will also create action figures based on the Wu-Tang Clan co-founder/member.

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December 15, 2023

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Cover of “ODB: Oddities, Discord, & B-Sides – Lyrical Ruckus In The City.”
Cover of “ODB: Oddities, Discord, & B-Sides – Lyrical Ruckus In The City.” Oni Press

Comic and graphic novel publisher, Oni Press, will release “ODB: Oddities, Discord, & B-Sides – Lyrical Ruckus In The City,” an homage to hip-hop icon, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, that reimagines New York City’s Five Boroughs through the eyes of the maverick MC and Wu-Tang Clan co-founder. 

The 12-page graphic anthology that explores the legendary artist’s many identities through the prisms of hand-to-hand kung-fu combat, dystopian science fiction, darkness-haunted horror and lovelorn romance is presented by an all-star cast of creative talents. Exclusive, limited-run action figures, 7-inch vinyl, merchandise manufactured in collaboration with Super 7 and more are available for preorder on Kickstarter.com. 

Created in partnership with Four Screens and officially authorized by the Ol’ Dirty Bastardestate, the graphic novel will be released in November 2024.  

“I am thrilled to bring ODB to life in this incredibly powerful graphic novel,” says Icelene Jones, ODB’s wife and administrator, the Estate of ODB. “‘ODB: Oddities, Discord, and B-Sides – Lyrical Ruckus in the City’ combines the essence of my husband like I’ve never seen before. He was and is an inspiration to my family, children and fans across the world. It’s been such a pleasure to see this book come to life with our incredibly talented partners at Four Screens and Oni Press.” 

“Collaborating with our immensely creative partners at Lion Forge and Oni Press to develop a brand-new graphic novel has been mind-blowing,” says Messiah Jacobs, chief executive officer, Four Screens. “Thanks to the steadfast support of our partners at the Estate of ODB, we have merged the five personas of ODB with the five boroughs of New York to create the ultimate hip-hop universe. ‘ODB: Oddities, Discord, and B-Sides – Lyrical Ruckus in the City’ pays homage to The Culture. It has been an honor to work with each and every writer and artist on this project. We’re bringing the ruckus with this one.” 

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