Simon Vozick-Levinson
April 03, 2008 AT 12:00 PM EDT

“HOW THE HELL DID A LEVIATHAN GET IN CITY SEWERS?” An important question — and there are few people I’d rather help me answer it than the Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man. Luckily, Mr. Mef is addressing this very issue in the new graphic novel he’s written with David Atchison and artist Sanford Greene. Titled simply Method Man, it won’t be on sale ’til July. But I’m lucky enough to have an eight-page excerpt sitting in front of me right now, and — well, let me just see if I can communicate a small taste of its awesomeness to you.

Okay, so, there’s an evil sea monster dwelling in the underground sewer system of “One Bad Ghetto, USA.” And man, did that thing pick the wrong kung-fu-obsessed rapper to mess with. In the excerpt, Method Man — er, his thinly veiled alter ego, mystical detective/”murder priest” Mosley Paine — accidentally discovers it swimming around. (This would be when he produces the exclamation that opened this post.) Paine pumps a few bullets into the beast… and then the excerpt cuts off. Right in the middle of the action!

Now I’m fiending to read the rest of the story, not to mention the separate graphic novels that Wu brothers GZA and Ghostface Killah are reportedly working on as well. Who’s with me? And is it too much for me to ask that Meth record a new tune to soundtrack his monster-slaying adventures — a RZA-produced epic sampling Radiohead’s “Fog” (a.k.a. “Alligators in New York Sewers”), perchance?

addCredit(“Method Man: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images”)

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