January 16, 2015


Run the Jewels Get Marvel Makeover

Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics

Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler (working alongside Zach de la Rocha and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and all), Killer Mike and El-P, the hip hop masterminds behind the critically acclaimed Run the Jewels have taken it a step further: They've now brought their sounds to the superhero world.

In an interview with Rolling Stone the rappers detail their working relationship with comic powerhouse Marvel. "I knew it was happening potentially," Killer Mike told the publication. "But when it came all the way through, I was dancing around the room in my Polo underwear."

The idea is simple: The band's now-iconic logo has been repurposed for two upcoming comic books, Howard the Duck #2 (above) and Deadpool #45 (below.) 

"Comic books are a part of the creative world of a kid in an urban environment," the rapper told RS. "You might not admit it on record, but you talk to almost every rapper—we all grew up with that sh*t. I guarantee you like 80 percent of any rappers that you meet probably went through a large comic book phase." 

He's got a point! Peep the artwork above.