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51 Marvel Hip Hop Variants (Season 1)

Hip Hop Marvel Variant Covers

Expression and art form merge between Marvel Comics and the world of Hip Hop with a unique line of Hip Hop variant covers inspired by some of the most iconic and well-received Hip Hop and rap albums of all time.

Check out this selection of Marvel’s excellent adaptions and the original albums that inspired the art.

More on Marvel.com or get the book.

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Contest of Champions / Liquid Swords (GZA)

Hip Hop Marvel Variant Cover Contest Of Champions GZA Liquid SwordsContest of Champions (2015) #1 variant cover by Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz. More on Marvel.com

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Spider-Gwen / The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick (Slick Rick)

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Spider-Gwen (2015) #1 variant cover by Humberto Ramos. More on Marvel.com

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Slick RickThe Great Adventures Of Slick Rick” (1988)

Spider-Man & Deadpool / Paid In Full (Eric B & Rakim)

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Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 variant cover by Dave Johnson. More on Marvel.com

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Eric B & RakimPaid In Full” (1987)

Starbrand & Nightmask / Hard To Earn (Gang Starr)

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Starbrand & Nightmask #1 variant cover by Keron Grant. More on Marvel.com

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Gang StarrHard To Earn” (1994)

Amazing Spider-Man / Midnight Marauders (A Tribe Called Quest)

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Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1 variant cover by Mike Del Mundo. More on Marvel.com

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A Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders” (1993)

All-New, All-Different Avengers / Illadelph Halflife (The Roots)

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All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 variant cover by Jim Cheung. More on Marvel.com

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The Roots “Illadelph Halflife” (1996)

Howard the Duck / Return To The 36 Chambers (Ol'Dirty Bastard)

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Howard the Duck (2015) #1 variant cover by Juan Doe. More on Marvel.com

294-1995

Ol’ Dirty BastardReturn To The 36 Chambers (The Dirty Version)” (1995)

Extraordinary X-Men / 3 Feet High And Rising (De La Soul)

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Extraordinary X-Men #1 variant cover by Sanford Greene. More on Marvel.com

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De La Soul3 Feet High And Rising” (1989)

Guardians of the Galaxy / Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (The Pharcyde)

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #1 variant cover by Shawn Crystal. More on Marvel.com

187-1992

The PharcydeBizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (1992)

Spider-Man / Illmatic (Nas)

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Spider-Man (2015) #1 variant cover by Adi Granov. More on Marvel.com

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NasIllmatic” (1994)

A-Force / Straight Outta Compton (N.W.A)

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A-Force (2015) #1 variant cover by Adam Hughes. More on Marvel.com

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N.W.A.Straight Outta Compton” (1988)

Squadron Supreme / Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Wu-Tang Clan)

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Squadron Supreme (2015) #1 variant cover by Mike Del Mundo. More on Marvel.com

219-1993

Wu-Tang ClanEnter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” (1993)

Doctor Strange / The Chronic (Dr Dre)

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Doctor Strange (2015) #1 variant cover by Juan Doe. More on Marvel.com

183-1992

Dr DreThe Chronic” (1992)

Uncanny X-Men / Geto Boys (Geto Boys)

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Uncanny X-Men (2015) #1 variant cover by Greg Land. More on Marvel.com

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Geto Boys “Geto Boys” (1990)

Carnage / Dare Iz A Darkside (Redman)

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Carnage (2015) #1 variant cover by Ariel Olivetti. More on Marvel.com

281-1994

Redman “Dare Iz A Darkside” (1994)

Old Man Logan / Death Certificate (Ice Cube)

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Old Man Logan (2016) #1 variant cover by Tim Bradstreet. More on Marvel.com

149-1991

Ice CubeDeath Certificate” (1991)

All-New Hawkeye / Mecca And The Soul Brother (Pete Rock & CL Smooth)

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All-New Hawkeye (2015) #1 variant cover by Sanford Greene. More on Marvel.com

182-1992

Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca And The Soul Brother” (1992)

Astonishing Ant-Man / Ready To Die (The Notorious B.I.G.)

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Astonishing Ant-Man #1 variant cover by Mark Brooks. More on Marvel.com

265-1994

The Notorious B.I.G.Ready To Die” (1994)

Daredevil / Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. (2Pac)

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Daredevil (2015) #1 variant cover by Alex Maleev. More on Marvel.com

228-1993

2PacStrictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.” (1993)

Rocket Raccoon and Groot / King Of Rock (Run DMC)

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Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1 variant cover by Khary Randolph. More on Marvel.com

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Run DMCKing Of Rock” (1985)

Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! / Blowout Comb (Digable Planets)

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Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! #1 variant cover by Javier Pulido. More on Marvel.com

275-1994

Digable Planets “Blowout Comb” (1994)

Weirdworld / Doggy Style (Snoop Doggy Dogg)

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Weirdworld (2015) #1 variant cover by Juan Doe. More on Marvel.com

223-1993

Snoop Doggy DoggDoggy Style” (1993)

Mighty Thor / Madvillainy (Madvillain)

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Mighty Thor (2015) #1 variant cover by Mike Deodato. More on Marvel.com

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Madvillain “Madvillainy” (2004)

Uncanny Avengers / Yo! Bum Rush The Show (Public Enemy)

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Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1 variant cover by Jason Pearson. More on Marvel.com

037-1987

Public EnemyYo! Bum Rush The Show” (1987)

Totally Awesome Hulk / Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Raekwon)

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Totally Awesome Hulk #1 variant cover by Mahmud Asrar. More on Marvel.com

292-1995

RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx” (1995)

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Venom: Space Knight / Black Elvis: Lost In Space (Kool Keith)

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Venom: Space Knight #1 variant cover by Mike Choi. More on Marvel.com

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Kool Keith “Black Elvis: Lost In Space” (1999)

Karnak / Saturday Night! The Album (Schoolly D)

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Karnak #1 variant cover by Kaare Andrews. More on Marvel.com

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Schoolly D “Saturday Night! The Album” (1986)

Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. / 6 Feet Deep (Gravediggaz)

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Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 variant cover by Wilfred Santiago. More on Marvel.com

276-1994

Gravediggaz “6 Feet Deep” (1994)

Invincible Iron Man / Get Rich or Dy Trying (50 Cent)

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Invincible Iron Man (2015) #1 variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze. More on Marvel.com

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50 Cent “Get Rich Or Dy Trying”

Ms. Marvel / The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (Lauryn Hill)

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Ms. Marvel (2015) #1 variant cover by Jenny Frisson. More on Marvel.com

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Lauryn HillThe Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” (1998)

Ultimates / The Score (The Fugees)

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Ultimates (2015) #1 variant cover by Mike Deodato. More on Marvel.com

316-1996

The FugeesThe Score” (1996)

All-New X-Men / Uptown Saturday Night (Camp Lo)

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All-New X-Men (2015) #1 variant cover by Ed Piskor. More on Marvel.com

356-1997

Camp Lo “Uptown Saturday Night” (1997)

Red Wolf / Tical (Method Man)

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Red Wolf #1 variant cover by Mike Del Mundo. More on Marvel.com

277-1994

Method ManTical” (1994)

All-New Wolverine / Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood (DMX)

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All-New Wolverine #1 variant cover by Keron Grant. More on Marvel.com

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DMX “Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood” (1998)

Black Panther / The Black Album (Jay Z)

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Black Panther (2016) #1 variant cover by Brian Stelfreeze. More on Marvel.com

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Jay Z “The Black Album” (2003)

Uncanny Inhumans / Aquemini (OutKast)

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Uncanny Inhumans #1 variant cover by Damion Scott. More on Marvel.com

363-1998

OutKastAquemini” (1998)

Spider-Woman / Capital Punishment (Big Pun)

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Spider-Woman (2015) #1 variant cover by Natacha Bustos. More on Marvel.com

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Big PunCapital Punishment” (1998)

New Avengers / The Message (Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five)

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New Avengers (2015) #1 variant cover by Ed Piskor. More on Marvel.com

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five “The Message” (1982)

Punisher / Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J)

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Punisher #1′ variant cover by Tim Bradstreet. More on Marvel.com

131-1990

LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out” (1990)

Power Man & Iron Fist / The Infamous (Mobb Deep)

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Power Man & Iron Fist variant cover by Theotis Jones. More on Marvel.com

295-1995

Mobb Deep “The Infamous” (1995)

Illuminati / Power (Ice T)

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Illuminati cover variant by Brittany Holloway-Brown. More on Marvel.com

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Ice TPower” (1988)

Black Widow / Supa Dupa Fly (Missy Elliott)

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Black Widow variant cover by Phil Noto. More on Marvel.com

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Missy Elliott “Supa Dupa Fly” (1997)

X-Men / 93 Til Infinity (Souls Of Mischief)

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X-Men #1 variant cover by Afua Richardson. More on Marvel.com

217-1993

Souls Of Mischief “93 Til Infinity” (1993)

Web Warriors / Lord Willin' (The Clipse)

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Web Warriors #1 variant cover by Damian Scott. More on Marvel.com

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The Clipse “Lord Willin'” (2002)

Black Knight / Food & Liquor (Lupe Fiasco)

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Black Knight variant cover by Gyimah Gariba. More on Marvel.com

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Lupe Fiasco “Food & Liquor” (2006)

Nova / Born Sinner (J. Cole)

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Nova (2015) #1 variant cover by Eric Canete. More on Marvel.com

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J Cole “Born Sinner” (2013)

Guardians of Infinity / To Pimp A Butterfly (Kendrick Lamar)

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Guardians of Infinity #1 variant cover by Marco Rudy. More on Marvel.com

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Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp A Butterfly” (2015)

Silk / The New Danger (Mos Def)

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Silk #1 variant cover by Whoo Chul Lee. More on Marvel.com

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Mos Def “The New Danger” (2004)

Captain America: Sam Wilson / Long.Live.A$AP (A$AP Rocky)

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Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 variant cover by Mahmud Asrar. More on Marvel.com

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A$AP Rocky “Long.Live.A$AP” (2013)

Drax / Man On The Moon II (Kid Cudi)

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Drax #1 variant cover by Mike Choi. More on Marvel.com

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Kid Cudi “Man On The Moon II” (2010)

Deadpool / Attention Deficit (Wale)

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Deadpool (2015) #1 variant cover by Kaare Andrews. More on Marvel.com

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Wale “Attention Deficit” (2009)

Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Vol. 1 (2016) - Marvel Comics

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Watch creative worlds collide like never before in the ultimate fusion of Hip Hop and the House of Ideas! With an introduction by award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates – a National Book Award winner, a recent MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and the writer of Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER – this stunning volume showcases 70 comic-book covers inspired by some of the most iconic albums in music history.

Experience page after page of incredible artwork featuring the heroes of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe – from A-Force to the X-Men – by an unbelievable roster of talent including Adam Hughes, Brian Stelfreeze, Jim Cheung, Mike Del Mundo, Sanford Greene, Jenny Frison, Phil Noto, Mahmud Asrar, Damion Scott, Tim Bradstreet, Keron Grant, Ed Piskor and more! Their finished covers sit side-by-side with behind-the-scenes sketches, showing the process of rendering some of the most famous images in Hip Hop, Marvel style. Straight outta comics – and onto your bookshelf!

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