Marvel Comics honors hip hop, can you guess all the shout outs?

I’m loving this new variant theme coming up from Marvel paying homage to classic hip-hop album covers from legends like The Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, The Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Old Dirty Bastard and Lauryn Hill.

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.

Marvel Hip Hop Variant covers - Amazing_Spider-Man“For years, Marvel Comics and Hip-Hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialog,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said in a statement. “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.”

The Marvel variants kick off in October.

  • Fred

    This is pretty damn cool. Among two of my favorite pop culture themes, Marvel and 80’s-90’s classic hip-hop, REAL RAP lol.

  • Fred

    What’s going on Jeff, man I hope Cube, Dre, Ren and Yella have collaborated for a few new songs to the “Straight Outta Compton” soundtrack, it just wouldn’t be right imo without some kind of fresh new musical contribution from those legends, I’m sure you agree with me. I’ll be back once I get my new laptop and stop using these damn library computers haha.

  • Jace

    Which ones were the Wolverine, Star, and Iron Man. They should have used Ghostface for Iron Man though.

  • Indeed. It’s funny how DC does so many variants and Marvel is the one that lays down the year’s best mash-up.

  • I was worried about you man! Glad to hear your laptop is getting squared away. Missed chatting with you!
    It’s getting real close to ‘Straight Outta Compton’ time. This may be the one time I’m anxious to see the soundtrack list.

  • keith

    They should used heros for hire for paid in full. It just makes TOO much sense.

  • Ha! That does make a lot of sense. Now I kinda want to see that one.