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Earlier this year, Marvel Comics’ rolled out their interpretation of the Jewel Runners’ salute, and if that made you geek out with glee, you’ll be stoked to know that there are more comic hero and hip-hop album art mash-ups coming your way. In a new series, titled Hip-Hop Variants, Marvel will pay homage to some of hip-hop’s most iconic classic and contemporary album artwork. The first batch of the series features tributes to albums by Wu-Tang Clan, Notorious B.I.G., Ol’ Dirty Bastard, A Tribe Called Quest, A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, De La Soul, Dr. Dre, and Eric B. & Rakim. We’re pretty excited to see what else they have in store.

In a press release Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said, “For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue. Beginning this October, we will shine a spotlight on the seamless relationship between those two unique forces.” Marvel printed comics have been more diverse, feminist and queer-positive in the last decade, and we really just wish they would translate these stories for their popular live-action movies and TV shows. That, of course, is a discussion for another day. For now, we can appreciate all the Hip-Hop Variants artwork.

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