Marvel pays tribute to classic hip-hop albums with these awesome variant covers

If you’ve been looking for a way to meld your love of Marvel Comics and hip-hop, this should do the trick. Update your pull list accordingly.

Marvel has announced a new Hip-Hop Variants program, which is set to showcase variant covers for several new comics in October. The cool part? Every cover is an homage to a classic hip-hop album, and the art teams at Marvel have figured out some extremely creative ways to work everyone from Ant-Man to Howard the Duck into iconic roles typically held by folks like 50 Cent and Dr. Dre.

“For years, Marvel Comics and Hip-Hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialog,” Marvel EIC Axel Alonso said in a press release. “Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.”

Check out a smattering of sample covers below and let us know which are your favorites:

(Via BuzzFeed, UpRoxx)

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