"MAKE MINE MARVEL...HIP-HOP?" Following the popular Run the Jewels-themed variant covers unveiled earlier this year, Marvel is once again pairing its superheroes with hip-hop. This time around, they are doing so on an even bigger scale. As part of the October "All-New, All-Different Marvel" relaunch of new #1's, the publisher is preparing more than 50 variant covers that will pay homage to classic albums like "Paid in Full" by Eric B. and Rakim, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" by 50 Cent, "The Chronic" by Dr. Dre, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" and "Ready to Die" by The Notorious B.I.G. The first handful were unveiled Tuesday on Uproxx and Buzzfeed. The House of Ideas now plans on releasing a collection of hip-hop-inspired variant covers that riff on some of the greatest rap albums of the last 30 years.
"For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief and noted hip-hop fan Axel Alonso said in a press release. "Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces."