New From Z2 Comics: Ice-T, Arabian Prince, Tommy The Animator On ‘Death For Hire: The Origin of Tehk City’

by Richard Bruton

Ushering in a new IP Universe, creators Ice-T, Tommy The Animator, and Arabian Prince introduce the hard crime world of Tehk City in their new graphic novel.

Death For Hire: The Origin of Tehk City Cover Art by Montos

The graphic novel, Death For Hire: The Origin of Tekh City, is the prelude to the new animated series that stars the vocal talents of Ice-T, Coco, Busta Rhymes, Tracy Morgan, Mike Epps, Styles P, Tone Trump, Roxanne Shanté, Ben Baller, and Law & Order’s Peter Scanavino, with none other that Dr. Dre contributing an original score.

It’s all meant to build towards a new IP universe that’s planned to include animation, music, toys, and more – all created by musician and actor Ice-T, founding NWA member Arabian Prince, and artist Tommy The Animator.

The graphic novel introducing this new world comes from Ice-T, Arabian Prince, and Tommy The Animator, with a script by Gary Phillips (of FX’s Snowfall) and illustrations by Montos.

You want some real punch-you-in-the-face action? Then DEATH FOR HIRE is it!

– Co-creator and writer Ice-T

Here’s the Z2 Comics PR…

“Within these pages, crooked Mayor Chuck Davis (Ice-T), his deadly female assassin Rhonda Knuckles (Coco), and right-hand-man Maniac Max (Treach) navigate the savage law of the street. With his hands busy in everything from money laundering to hired hits, Davis tries to stay one step ahead of the competition in the Round Table Gang—Benny Tang (Ben Baller), Azul Michoacan (Emilio Rivera), and Vinny “Pipes” Roselli (Jeffrey Peterson)—who have controlled the black market undercurrent of Tehk City for years. But information comes at a price, especially when purchased from Pretty Black (Snoop Dogg), whose black market network feeds him intelligence from the furthest reaches of Tehk City. Davis and his crew will soon learn that grabbing power from the top dog can take you sky high or drag you to the grave”.

“Everybody better get ready for the ride of a lifetime— Death for Hire: The Origin Of Tehk City is coming hot off the presses of Z2 Comics. Starring the homie Ice-T and a list of stars never before seen in one place, get ready to explore the origin leading up to the animated series of Tehk City—y’all ain’t ready!” – Co-creator and co-writer Arabian Prince

As with all things Z2, Death for Hire: The Origin of Tehk City is coming in standard hardcover, deluxe hardcover, and oversized slipcased platinum editions and will be released in summer 2023. You can pre-order now at

Death For Hire: The Origin of Tehk City Slip Case Cover Art by Montos and Josh Bernstein.



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