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Marvel Comics Recreates Infamous Hip Hop Album Covers

Marvel Comics Recreates Infamous Hip Hop Album Covers

By The Hundreds Staff

After a recent collaboration with seminal rap group Run the Jewels, Marvel Comics has issued forth a new series that pays homage to classic hip hop album covers by reinterpreting them with superheroes from the Marvel Universe. Featuring tributes to artists from Wu Tang, Lauryn Hill and De La Soul, to Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, Marvel plans on releasing more than 50 covers total. “For years, Marvel Comics and hip hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said during a press release. “Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.

Invincible Iron Man #1 artwork by Brian Stelfreeze (50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’)

Doctor Strange #1 artwork by Juan Doe (Dr. Dre’s The Chronic)

Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 artwork by Dave Johnson (Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid in Full)

Squadron Supreme #1 artwork by Mike Del Mundo (Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the 36 Chambers)

Ant-Man #1 artwork by Mark Brooks (The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die)

Amazing Spider-Man #1 artwork by Mike Del Mundo (A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 artwork by Phil Noto (Tyler, the Creator’s Wolf)

Ms. Marvel #1 artwork by Jenny Frison (Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)

Extraordinary X-Men #1 artwork by Sanford Green (De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising)

Howard the Duck #1 artwork by Juan Doe (Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version)

Photos: pitchfork.com

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