Marvel Unveils Hip-Hop Variant Covers Inspired By Pusha T, Logic and More
Marvel has unveiled five more hip-hop variant covers playing off characters like Thor, The Avengers and others. The series flips album covers like Pusha T's King Push—Darkest Before Dawn, Logic's The Incredible True Story and Tech N9ne's Sickology 101 as well as '90s classics like De La Soul's De La Soul Is Dead and Cypress Hill's Cypress Hill IV.
The latest batch includes work from artists like Felipe Smith, Nelson Blake II, Guru-eFX, Omar Casanova, Wil Quintana, Ray-Anthony Height, Rob Schwager and STONEHOUSE.
In 2015, Marvel launched a cover of 50 variant covers, finding huge success in the overlap between comic fans and rap lovers. “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 recently. "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 out all five new covers in the gallery above.