Marvel Remixes Wu-Tang, Chance The Rapper & Kevin Gates Album Covers

blame it on Shake September 13, 2016

After making their return with Desiigner and King Mez in July, Marvel continues to roll out the second round of covers from their Hip-Hop Variant campaign.

Back with six new variants, the talented group of illustrators put their twist on Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, Wu-Tang’s Iron Flag, Salt-N-Pepa’s Hot, Cool & Vicious, Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live the Kane, Kevin Gates’ ISLAH, and LL Cool J’s BAD.

“Comics and hip-hop share a common narrative: They’re all about underdogs struggling, striving and persevering against overwhelming odds,” Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told Playboy. “So it’s no surprise that so many rappers have been influenced by the Marvel mythology or embraced the Marvel heroes over the decades. The hip-hop covers were our way of showing that the love is reciprocal. A lot of the writers, artists and editors that make Marvel Comics are inspired by hip-hop, and it shows in their work.”

Check em out both below – in animated .gifs, of course – and be sure to check our interview with Marvel’s Editor In Chief Axel Alonso.

Cage! #1
LL Cool J’s BAD

Marco D’Alfonso

Infamous Iron Man #1
Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live The Kane

Anthony Piper

Jessica Jones #1
Kevin Gates’ ISLAH

Jeff Dekal

Champions #1
Wu-Tang Clan’s Iron Flag


Nova #1
Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book

Christian Ward

Ultimates 2 #1
Salt-N-Pepa’s Hot, Cool & Vicious

Risa Hulett

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