Marvel Comics & Hip-Hop Cross Paths in New “Variants” Project
Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants”
In Marvel Comics‘ new “Hip-Hop Variants” project, comic artists have paired acclaimed albums with popular superheroes.
As part of Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different Marvel” October launch of new #1’s, the publisher will release over 50 reworked covers, paying homage to classics like Biggie‘s Ready To Die, A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, as well as newer LPS like Tyler, the Creator‘s Wolf.
Marvel Comics “Hip-hop Variants” Ant-Man x Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’ by Mark Brooks
“For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief and noted hip-hop fan Axel Alonso in a press release. “Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.”