Marvel Comics is celebrating its long-running connection with hip-hop with a series of classic album covers featuring Marvel superheroes. Initially released via MTV, they also unveiled some interesting insights to the project from Marvel’s editor in chief, Axel Alonso.
“For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialog,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said in a press release issued to us today. “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 are a few of our favorites
Black Widow Vs. Missy Ellot ( Supa Dupa Fly)
Silver Surfer Vs. Drake (Nothing Was the Same)
New Inhumans VS. Future (DS2)
Iron Man VS. 50 Cent (Get Rich or Die Tryin)
Antman VS. The Notorious BIG (Ready To Die)
Sam Wilson/Captain America VS. ASAP Rocky (Long Live A$AP)
Marvel’s new line will start debuting throughout the Fall, running into early 2016.