Marvel Comics Remixes Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

blame it on 2DBZ July 18, 2015

Every human has been asked the question, “If you could have what super power, what would it be?” Some choose invincibility or a suit of armor, kind of like something 50 Cent was gifted with when he was shot nine times and survived. Some want to coast through the city with ease like Spider-Man, threading the needle of every alleyway like Q-Tip does floating over his masterful production. Some just want to live life in whatever zany, brash way they want, like how Howard the Duck and Ol’ Dirty Bastard did.

Recently, Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso revealed in a press release that they will be releasing more than 50 variant covers – similar to their work with Run The Jewels – pulling from a wide variety of hip hop artists from different eras.

“For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue. Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.”

Before then, Marvel has unveiled a small batch of previews that show famous hip-hop album covers, mashed with comic book characters like we’ve never imagined before. Take a look at the collection below; which Shake decided to create .gifs of to help showcase the transformation.

Invincible Iron Man #1 (Brian Stelfreeze)
50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Extraordinary X-Men #1 (Sanford Green)
De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising

Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Mike Del Mundo)
A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders

Ant-Man #1 (Mark Brooks)
The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die

Howard the Duck #1 (Juan Doe)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers

Ms. Marvel #1 (Jenny Frison)
Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Captain America #1 (Mahmud Asrar)
A$AP Rocky’s Long.Live.A$AP

Doctor Strange #1 (Juan Doe)
Dr. Dre’s The Chronic

Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 (Dave Johnson)
Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid in Full

Squadron Supreme #1 (Mike Del Mundo)
Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the 36 Chambers