Ne-Yo is to be turned into a comic book hero
The `So Sick` hitmaker is teaming up with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee to release `Libra Scale` - a storybook version of his forthcoming album in which the singer will be turned into a man named Jerome.
Ne-Yo said: "I`ve been a fan for years. I`m trying not to geek-out being with Stan.
"It`s cool I can take this comic element of myself and blend it to the music element. I got to draw characters myself."
Stan - who created the characters Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Hulk - believes the music industry can benefit by embracing comic book culture.
Speaking at the New York comic book convention last weekend, he said: "Basically a really good rapper or really good music is super because people love it - and it inspires a man, it makes him feel great
"Reading a really good comic book with super characters does the same thing. And I promised Ne-Yo that I`m gonna make him feel at home and make sure that he feels comfortable with what we`re doing, because he`s a very shy guy!
"But seriously nothing appeals to young people or even older people as much as a good story and good music, so we`re gonna put them both together."
Ne-Yo`s character is given superpowers and told he cannot fall in love - until he meets the villain Diamond Eyes.
As well as the comic book, Jerome`s story will also be played out in the singer`s music videos.
`Libra Scale` goes on sale on November 1.