Marvel Comics has joined forces with rapper Eminem and XXL Magazine to create a special comic book entitled 'Eminem/Punisher: Kill You,' in anticipation of Em's upcoming album, 'Relapse.'

The first half of the 16-page story will be available exclusively in the June issue of XXL, which hits newsstands today. The final eight pages will be available online here.

The comic, which takes place in Em's home town, Detroit, depicts Marvel comic character Punisher and a chainsaw-wielding Slim Shady going up against one of Punisher's old enemies, Barracuda.

The story is written by Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider Man) and drawn by Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man), and it looks pretty slick.

Em's highly anticipated new album, 'Relapse,' hits stores May 19th.

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