Jay Z, Vic Mensa & Kanye West Get Marvel Comic Book Covers
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:56:04
Since 2015 when Run the Jewels featured on a variant comic book cover, Marvel has made a number of covers based on hip-hop album covers. So far, the publisher has based covers on De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising, Dr. Dre's Compton, Tyler the Creator's Wolf, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly - and a host of others.
Now Jay Z, Kanye West, and Vic Mensa are the latest artists to have their album artwork used as the inspiration for Marvel covers. A new cover for Jay-Z's American Gangster has been reworked for Elektra #1; Mighty Captain Marvel #1 is based on The Life of Pablo; and Vic's There's Alot Going On inspired a new Bullseye #1 variant.
Originally intended to be a limited series, Marvel have now released over 80 Hip-Hop Variant Covers. The first collection of over 70 reworked classic album covers were released in a book earlier this year, and featured an introduction written by author and critic Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has written the screenplay for next year's Black Panther.
Caaaaaaptain Maaaaaaarvel Intermission— axel alonso (@axelalonsomarv) December 13, 2016
Jenny Frison's Hip-Hop Variant for CAPTAIN MARVEL #1. pic.twitter.com/OVZB1O2ia6
—The ARTISTdirect Staff