Exclusive: Marvel Plans Second Wave of Hip-Hop Comic Book Covers

Last year, Marvel Comics celebrated hip-hop with 50 variant comic book covers recreating album covers from a wide variety of rap artists. Suddenly Spider-Man was paying tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders; Ant-Man to The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, Silver Surfer to Drake’s Nothing Was the Same. In January, they all got rounded up in The Hip-Hop Covers, a free 32-page comic with an introduction from Run the Jewels rapper/activist Killer Mike. “This was clearly done with love and the type of responsibility we could only hope more people take cue from when representing such an influential art form in my life,” he wrote.