Marvel Comics Remixes More Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

blame it on Meka July 24, 2015

You know what was pretty awesome last week? When Marvel Comics reimagined some of rap’s most popular album covers as comic book variants. It made a lot of sense, too: nearly every artist in the field wants you to believe that they’re some exaggerated combination of Bruce Wayne, The Punisher and the Savage Dragon, let them tell you. So, naturally, a play on 50 Cent‘s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ with Iron Man in the place of Curtis seems about as normal as breathing.

(I would’ve, of course, gone with Ghostface Killah, but that’s just too easy.)

With a scheduled fifty different variants set to release in the near future, Marvel Comic Group’s Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso has unveiled three more covers – using albums from Nas, The Roots, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth as the inspirations for Spider-Man, The Avengers, and Hawkeye. Take a look at all of them below, as well as the original covers which inspired them.

Spider-Man #1
Nas’ Illmatic

All-New All-Different Avengers #1
The Roots’ Illadelph Halflife

All-New HawkEye #1
Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Mecca & The Soul Brother