Last year Marvel Comics announced its “Hip-Hop Variant” series of covers, featuring some of the best illustrators to re-imagine famous Hip-Hop album covers with Marvel characters to cover issues of new series’. Last year they released over 70 different Hip-Hop inspired covers, which you can see here. The album covers used ranged from the likes of De La Soul, Run The Jewels, and Dr. Dre
This week Marvel announced it’s newest batch of Hip-Hop inspired covers for characters like Iron Man, Luke Cage, Hulk, Jessica Jones, and Nova who merge with legends and risers like the Wu-Tang Clan, Big Daddy Kane, L.L. Cool J, Kevin Gates, and Chance The Rapper.
“It’s about two creative art forms shouting out to each other,” Marvel’s editor-in-chief Axel Alonso tells Fuse. “Hip-hop is the backbeat for any number of people who are writing, drawing and editing these comic books.”
Check out all the new covers and the original inspirations below: