Marvel Comics & Hip-Hop Cross Paths in New “Variants” Project

Marvel Hiphop Variants
Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants"

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants”

In Marvel Comics‘ new “Hip-Hop Variants” project, comic artists have paired acclaimed albums with popular superheroes.

As part of Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different Marvel” October launch of new #1’s, the publisher will release over 50 reworked covers, paying homage to classics like Biggie‘s Ready To Die, A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, as well as newer LPS like Tyler, the Creator‘s Wolf.

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" Ant-Man x Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die' by Mark Brooks

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Ant-Man x Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’ by Mark Brooks

“For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief and noted hip-hop fan Axel Alonso in a press release. “Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.”

A few of the covers created by Juan Doe, Mike Del Mundo Phil Noto, and Dave Johnson were revealed on Tuesday. Check them out below.

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" Captain America x A$AP Rocky's 'Long. Live. A$AP' by Mahmud Asrar

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Captain America x A$AP Rocky’s ‘Long. Live. A$AP’ by Mahmud Asrar

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" Dr. Strange x Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' by Juan Doe

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Dr. Strange x Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ by Juan Doe

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" Howard the Duck x Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version' by Juan Doe

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Howard the Duck x Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s ‘Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version’ by Juan Doe

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" Iron Man x 50 Cent's 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'' by Brian Stelfreeze

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Iron Man x 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin” by Brian Stelfreeze

Kamala Khan x Lauryn Hill 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' by Phil Noto

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Kamala Khan x Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ by Phil Noto

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" Spider-Man #1 x A Tribe Called Quest's 'Midnight Marauders' by Mike Del Mundo

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Spider-Man #1 x A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Midnight Marauders’ by Mike Del Mundo

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" Spider-Man x Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' by David Johnson

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Spider-Man x Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full’ by David Johnson

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" Squadron Supreme x Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers' by Mike Del Mundo

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Squadron Supreme x Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers’ by Mike Del Mundo

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl x Tyler the Creator's 'Wolf' by Phil Noto

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl x Tyler the Creator’s ‘Wolf’ by Phil Noto

Marvel Comics "Hip-hop Variants" X-Men x De La Soul's '3 Feet and Rising' by Sanford Green

Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” X-Men x De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet and Rising’ by Sanford Green

[via theboombox.comcomicbookresources.com]

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