Marvel Comics has been gradually revealing their latest series of hip-hop variant covers over the past few months inspired by such acts as The Pharcyde, Public Enemy, Lil Wayne, Wu-Tang Clan, Chance The Rapper, and many more. There are many parallels between the hip-hop and comic book world, as Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso previously pointed out to Playboy, and this series really brings that "common narrative" to life.
For their latest roll-out, Marvel seeks inspiration from Dr. Dre's Compton (for Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1), Nas' Life is Good (for The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1), Prodigy and Alchemist's Albert Einstein (for Venom #1), and Missy Elliott's Under Construction (for Invincible Iron Man #1). The artwork was exclusively debuted on Billboard.
The variant covers will be available in most comic book stores in November. Take a look at the covers, as well as a video of Brooklyn-based illustrator Sam Spratt's process of putting together his Spider-Man cover, below.
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