The rapper has written the futuristic Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles, which centres on hip hop-loving main character, Zulu-X, who has to fight against an alien attack in Los Angeles, while humans are turning into zombies.

Movie and TV producer Benjamin Jackendoff and artist Damion Scott have provided the artwork for the novel, which is due to hit bookshelves in July (17).

"The Black Eyed Peas and I have begun a new journey," Will.i.am tells Billboard. "We've been working on this original story for years and partnering with Marvel to bring this book to life is more than a dream come true."

"Working with Will and Ben was a blast. From start to finish, they were both very involved in making the best comic possible," Scott adds. "It was awesome getting a chance to work on a book about hip-hop music."