Another week, another release from the good folks at Marvel! A week after adding their twist to Nas’ Illmatic, The Roots’ illadelph halflife, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Mecca & The Soul Brother, the comic giant sets their sights on GZA’s Liquid Swords, Madlib + DOOM’s Madvillainy, and Lil B’s Blue Flame – because who wants to be cursed?
“The outpouring of love from hip-hop fans, global music-centric websites, as well as musical luminaries like Nas, Run the Jewels, Posdnuos, Questlove, DMC, and Pete Rock speaks volumes about the ongoing cross-cultural dialog that prompted these homage covers,” Marvel Comics EIC Axel Alonso tells Billboard. “That dialog will only increase as readers get the full picture of Marvel’s offerings in the coming year, and see what lurks beneath the covers.”
As usual, I’ve created .gifs for easier comparisons (that will surely be jacked by the carbon copy sites that frequent the DopeHouse – but I digress).
Contest of Champions #1
GZA’s Liquid Swords
[Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Sotomayor]
The Mighty Thor #1
[Mike Deodato Jr.]
Lil B’s Blue Flame