UPDATE: Just added three more covers. We’ll continue to add as we see them.
UPDATE #2: All covers have been revealed, which you can check out below.
UPDATE #3: Three new covers added, inspired by Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon and Kool Keith.
UPDATE #4: More covers — this time, in honour of Ice Cube, Digable Planets, Method Man and more.
UPDATE #5: In the latest batch, Iggy Azalea, Drake, Future, Tupac Shakur, Missy Elliott, JAY Z, Mos Def and more have their classic covers reimagined.
UPDATE #6: Yep — more variants added below! Chance The Rapper, LL Cool J, Wu-Tang Clan and Kevin Gates get nods.
UPDATE #7: The variants continue: Future, Consequence, Masta Ace, Blackalicious and Czarface get some great looks this go ’round.
Marvel is no stranger to Hip-Hop culture, and their latest project shows just how connected they still are — the comic book entity is releasing a collection of alternative Hip-Hop covers featuring some of their most known characters. Both superheroes and villains join in on the fun, re-creating the likes of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Trying and more.
Above and below, you can check out 11 initial artwork variants…according to Marvel, we can expect more than 50 of these before they’re finished. Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso spoke on the artwork project:
For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue. Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.