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Marvel just keeps giving us reasons to love them! The comic book giants are paying homage to iconic hip-hop albums that were released over the past 30 years, both old and new. They only released 11 album covers so far, but over 50 albums will be recreated by October, which we’re super stoked about!
“For years, Marvel Comics and Hip-Hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialog. Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces,” Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso said at a press release.
In 2009, rapper Eminem teamed up The Punisher in a comic. In 2014, hip-hop duo Run The Jewels’ album cover was used as a theme for Howard the Duck and Deadpool comics. Marvel just can’t hide its love for hip-hop — their tribute features artists like Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, The Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clang, A$AP Rocky, and many more. They are all too legit, check them out below!
(Disclaimer: There’s a reason why all of comics end in #1, because Marvel is in the middle of a battle called Secret Wars which will end in a reboot of the entire universe.)
Comic: Dr. Strange #1 by Juan Doe
Album: The Chronic by Dr. Dre
Comic: Squadron Supreme #1 by Mike Del Mundo
Album: Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers by Wu-Tang Clan
Comic: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 by Phil Noto
Album: Wolf by Tyler, The Creator
Comic: Howard the Duck #1 by Juan Doe
Album: Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version by Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Comic: Extraordinary X-Men #1 by Sanford Green
Album: 3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul
Comic: Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Mike Del Mundo
Album: Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest
Comic: Ms. Marvel # 1 by Jenny Frison
Album: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
Comic: The Astonishing Ant-Man #1 by Mark Brooks
Album: Ready To Die by The Notorious B.I.G.
Comic: Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 by Dave Johnson
Album: Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
Comic: Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Stelfreeze
Album: Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ by 50 Cent
Comic: Sam Wilson, Captain America #1 by Mahmud Asrar
Album: Long. Live. A$AP by A$AP Rocky
Marvel is keeping the excitement going with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated film Ant-Man that hits theaters this weekend and the reboot of the first superhero family Fantastic Four on August 7.
And ICYMI: Marvel recently announced the phase three line up of superhero movies which include: Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016), Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016), Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (May 5 2017), Thor: Ragnarok (July 28,2017), Black Panther (November 3, 2017), Avengers: Infinity War Part I (May 4, 2018), Captain Marvel (July 6, 2018), Inhumans (November 2, 2018), and Avengers: Infinity War Part II (May 3, 2019).
So get that popcorn ready because you’ll have plenty of reasons to hit the theatres in the next few years!