The newly minted comic company, Darryl Makes Comics, is ready to debut its first novel, ‘DMC’ at New York Comic Con in October. Darryl McDaniels portrays himself as a superhero instead of a rapper in the graphic novels.
BY ETHAN SACKS
Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC is going back to his childhood passion – comic books – with Darryl Makes Comics and its first novel, “DMC,” in which he is portrayed as the superhero.
Rapper Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC fame may be known for crushing “Sucker MCs” — but he’s unmasking himself as a comic book nerd.
Selling 25 million records is impressive enough, but McDaniels is now living out a childhood fantasy at age 50 with the launch of his own line of comic books.
The “DMC” graphic novel will hit comic stores Oct. 29.
The newly minted comic company, Darryl Makes Comics, is ready to debut its first novel, “DMC” — set in an alternate ’80s universe of the Big Apple where the Hollis, Queens, product is a superhero instead of a rapper.
It isn’t just a business venture, it’s a lifelong calling.
“I was a shy kid, so when DJ Run (aka Joseph Simmons, who along with the late Jam Master Jay formed the pioneering hip-hop group) 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.”
The new DMC, who debuts at next month’s New York Comic Con, no longer has to pretend to be someone else’s superhero: His comic alter ego even rocks his signature Adidas, fedora and rope chain, only with a face mask that looks tougher than leather.
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