Following the popular Run the Jewels-themed variant covers unveiled earlier this year, Marvel is once again pairing its superheroes with hip-hop — this time on an even bigger scale. As part of the October “All-New, All-Different Marvel” relaunch of new #1s, the publisher is preparing more than 50 variant covers homaging classic albums like “The Chronic” by Dr. Dre, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and “Ready to Die” by The Notorious B.I.G. (along with newer ones like Tyler the Creator’s “Wolf”). The first handful were unveiled Tuesday on Uproxx and Buzzfeed.
“For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief and noted hip-hop fan Axel Alonso said in a press release. “Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.”