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Marvel Hip-Hop Variant Covers

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To commemorate the current hip-hop beef between Meek Mill and Drake, Marvel has decided to release Hip-Hop variant covers for their upcoming new series after the conclusion of Secret Wars. Well, actually Marvel will have hip-hop variant covers coming in October but they have nothing to do with that beef and everything to do with the unique impact of hip-hop in the world since its inception. In regards to this project, Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief, Axel Alonso, says “beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces in when we unveil the first of more than fifty variant covers, each of which pays tribute to an iconic album cover from the past 30 years that shaped pop-culture over the past three decades.” This is a pretty cool idea and when you see 12 of those covers below you’ll be impressed with how they are accurately portrayed and not only can they be recognized instantly but represent the particular character well. Yes, diversity has become a hot topic in comics, and rightly so, and with the recent changes to major characters this is in the process of being addressed. And I hope to see more of that in terms of the actual creators and writers.
There are many hip-hop variant covers I plan on getting when they’re released and I’m hoping their release coincides with New York Comic-Con since some are set to be released starting in October.

Set to be released at beginning of October:
·         Amazing Spider-Man #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Mike Del Mundo
·         Angela: Queen of Hel #1 – HIP-HOP Variant by Annie Wu
·         The Astonishing Ant-Man #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Mark Brooks
·         Contest of Champions #1 – HIP-HOP Variant by Denys Cowan
·         Doctor Strange #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Juan Doe
·         Extraordinary X-Men #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Sanford Greene
·         Guardians of the Galaxy #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Shawn Crystal
·         Invincible Iron Man #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Brian Stelfreeze
·         The Mighty Thor #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Mike Deodato
·         Sam Wilson, Captain America #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Mahmud Asrar
·         Spider-Gwen #1 – HIP-HOP Variant by Humberto Ramos
·         The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Phil Noto
·         Uncanny Inhumans #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Damian Scott
·         Uncanny Avengers #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Jason Pearson

Additional HIP-HOP Variants coming later this fall:

·         All-New All-Different Avengers #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Jim Cheung
·         All-New Wolverine #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Keron Grant
·         Carnage #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Ariel Olivetti
·         Howard the Duck #1- HIP-HOP Variant Juan Doe
·         Ms. Marvel #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Jenny Frisson
·         Old Man Logan #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Tim Bradstreet
·         Spider-Man #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Adi Granov
·         Spider-Man/Deadpool #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Dave Johnson
·         Squadron Supreme #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Mike Del Mundo
·         Star-Lord #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Tradd Moore
·         The Totally Awesome Hulk #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Mahmud Asrar
·         Web Warriors #1- HIP-HOP Variant by Damian Scott

Do you know all the albums that inspired these covers?



  1. hiboa - July 30, 2015 11:06 AM

    This is pretty neat, what a great idea


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