According to the New York Daily News, hip-hop legend DMC of Run-DMC fame is now a superhero via his own comic. Darryl Makes Comics is debuting its first novel, “DMC,” — set in an alternative ’80s universe of the Big Apple.
Since comics were a passion of his before hip-hop, DMC, aka Darryl McDaniels, will debut his comic at Comic Con in New York City. His comic alter ego rocks his signature Adidas, fedora, and rope chain, only with a face mask that looks tougher than leather.
“I was a shy kid, so when DJ Run was first putting me on these records, I went back to my comic books for confidence,” McDaniels told the Daily News. “I would hear a beat and go, ‘OK, what would the Hulk do to this?’ It was all imagination to me. That’s why, if you hear my delivery,” he added, breaking into one of his signature rhymes, “‘Crash through walls/Come through floors/Bust through ceilings’ — all the dominant punching lines came from [channeling] the Hulk.”
DMC’s business partners are Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and former Shady Records A&R executive Rigo Morales.