27 July 2015

Marvel Remixes Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers To Create New Variant Covers

When Marvel kicks off it's All-New All-Different universe in the upcoming months, each book will get a variant cover based on famous Hip-Hop album covers. Here's the official statement from Marvel:
Expression and art form merge between Marvel Comics and the world of hip-hop with a unique line of HIP-HOP Variant Covers inspired by some of the most iconic and well received hip-hop and rap albums of all time.  
Accompanying each all-new #1 from Marvel Comics coming this fall, fans will get the chance to purchase their own Marvel Comics variant cover featuring their favorite Marvel characters paying homage to some of the most well-known and vocal musical artists over the past couple of years. 
"For years, Marvel Comics and Hip-Hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialog," says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  "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."
Here's a look at the covers that Marvel has released thus far and the albums they are based on *Scroll down for just the Marvel covers*:

Ant-Man #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Mark Brooks 
(The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die)

Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover By Shawn Crystal 
(The Pharcyde The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II)

Invincible Iron Man #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Brian Stelfreeze 
(50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin’)

Doctor Strange #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Juan Doe 
(Dr. Dre's The Chronic)

Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Dave Johnson
(Eric. B & Rakim’s Paid In Full)

Howard the Duck #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Juan Doe 
(Ol’ Dirty Bastard's Return to the 36 Chambers The Dirty Version)

Uncanny Inhumans #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Damion Scott 
(Outkast's Aquemini)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Phil Noto 
(Tyler, the Creator's Wolf)

Spider-Man #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Adi Granov 
(Nas’ Illmatic)

STAR-LORD #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Tradd Moore (lines) and Val Staples (colors) 
(100s IVRY)

Ms. Marvel #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Jenny Frison 
(Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)

All-New Hawkeye #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Sanford Greene 
(Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Mecca And The Soul Brother)

Uncanny Avengers #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Jason Pearson 
(Public Enemy album Yo! Bum Rush the Show)

All-New All-Different Avengers #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Jim Cheung 
(The Roots’ Illadelph Halflife)

Extraordinary X-Men #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Sanford Green 
(De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising)

All-New Wolverine #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Keron Grant 
(DMX’s Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood)

Sam Wilson Captain America #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Mahmud Asrar 
(A$AP Rocky Long.Live.A$AP)

Amazing Spider-Man #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Mike Del Mundo 
(A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders)




Squadron Supreme #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Mike Del Mundo 
(Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the 36 Chambers)


Contest of Champions #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkewicz 
(GZA's Liquid Swords)
Drax #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Mike Choi
(Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II The Legend of Mr Rager)
Hercules #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Theotis Jones
(Lil B's Black Flame)
Nova #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Eric Canete
(J. Cole's Born Sinner)
Spider-Man 2099 #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Afu Chan 
(GOOD Music compilation & Kanye West's Cruel Summer)

Spider-Woman #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Natacha Bustos
(Big Pun's Capital Punishment)

Spidey #1 
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Gyimah Gariba 
(Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV)

Mighty Thor # 1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Mike Deodato
(Madvillain's Madvillainy)

A-Force #1
(N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton)
Angela: Queen of Hel #1 
(Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday)
New Avengers #1
(Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's The Message)
Spider-Gwen #1 
(Slick Rick's The Great Adventures of Slick Rick)

Deadpool #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Kaare Andrews
(Wale's Attention Deficit)

Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Wilfred Santiago
(Gravediggaz's 6 Feet Deep)

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Jeffrey Veregge
(Vince Staples' Summertime '06)



The Ultimates #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Mike Deodato
(Fugees' The Score)

Vision #1
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by Vanesa Del Rey
(Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers)


Marvel Covers Only






































This is the full list of Hip-Hop Variants beginning in the month 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

These additional HIP-HOP Variants will becoming 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



More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/comics/24903/marvel_becomes_inspired_by_the_music_industry#ixzz3h94a1Kgl

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