Witness the Strength of Every Marvel Hip Hop Cover To Date

Thu, January 21st, 2016 at 10:59am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

To date, Marvel Comics has unveiled more than 70 hip hop variant covers since first announcing the initiative in July, and CBR has all of them in one place.

The covers, illustrated by acclaimed artists from both inside and outside of Marvel, reference famous album covers from decades of hip hop history. The variants started as part of Marvel's All-New, All-Different lineup relaunch, but have continued beyond that point.

"The response to this initiative exceeded our wildest expectations," Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told CBR. "So, like the Skottie Young or Deadpool variants, they're going to be a regular part of our variant programs moving forth."

So take a superhero-centric trip through hip hop history with every Marvel variant released thus far.

All New Inhumans Hip HopAll New X Men Hip Hop VariantAvengers Standoff Hip Hop Variant
Marco D'Alfonso mixes "All-New Inhumans" with Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight; Ed Piskor mixes "All-New X-Men" with Camp Lo's Uptown Saturday Night; Andrew Robinson mixes "Avengers: Standoff" with Outkast's Stankonia;

Black Knight Hip Hop VariantBlack Panther Hip Hop VariantDaredevil Hip Hop Variant
Gyima Gariba mixes "Black Knight with Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor; Brian Stelfreeze mixes "Black Panther" with Jay-Z's The Black Album; Alex Maleev mixes "Daredevil" with 2Pac’s Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.

Deadpool 07 Hip Hop VariantDeadpool Merc for Money Hip Hop VariantGuardians of Infinity Hip Hop Variant
Rahzzah mixes "Deadpool" with Bun B's Trill; Rahzzah also mixes "Deadpol and the Mercs for Money" with Pimp C's The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones; Marco Rudy mixes "Guardians of Infinity" with Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly

Hyperion Hip Hop VariantIlluminati Hip Hop VariantInternational Iron Man Hip Hop
Lazymills mixes "Hyperion" with Will Smith's Big Willie Style; Brittany Holloway-Brown mixes "Illuminati" with Ice-T's Power; Marco D'Alfonso mixes "International Iron Man" with Rhymefest's Man in the Mirror

Mockingbird Hip Hop VariantMoon Knight Hip Hop VariantNighthawk Hip Hop Variant
Jeff Dekal mixes "Mockingbird" with Kool Mo Dee's Knowledge is King; Ricardo Lopez Oriz mixes "Moon Knight" with Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron; Bill Sienkiewicz mixes "Nighthawk" with Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise

Old Man Logan Hip Hop VariantPatsy Walker Hellcat Hip Hop VariantPower Man Iron Fist Hip Hop Variant
Tim Bradstreet mixes "Old Man Logan" with Ice Cube's Death Certificate; Javier Pulido mixes "Patsy Walker: Hellcat" with Digable Panets' Blowout Comb; Theotis Jones mixes "Power Man and Iron Fist" with Mobb Deep’sThe Infamous

Punisher Hip Hop VariantRed Wolf Hip Hop VariantRocket Groot Hip Hop Variant
Tim Bradstreet mixes "The Punisher" with LL Cool j's Mama Said Knock You Out, Mike Del Mundo mixes "red Wolf" with Method Man's Tical; Khary Randolph mixes "Rocket Raccoon and Groot" with Run DMC's King of Rock

Scarlet Witch Hip Hop VariantSilk Hip Hop VariantSilver Surfer Deep Cuts Variant
Bill Sienkiewicz mixes "Scarlet Witch" with Eminem's Relapse; Woo Chul Lee mixes "Silk" with Yasiin Bey's The New Danger; Cliff Chiang mixes "Silver Surfer" with Drake's Nothing Was the Same

Starbrand Nightmask Hip Hop VariantTotally Awesome Hulk Hip Hop VariantVenom Spaceknight Hip Hop Variant
Keron Grant mixes "Starbrand & Nightmask" with Gang Starr's Hard to Earn; Mahmud Asrar mixes "Totally Awesome Hulk" with Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx; Mike Choi mixes "Venom: Space Knight" with Kool Keith's Black Elvis: Lost In Space

Weirdworld Hip Hop Variant"X-Men '92" #1 hip-hop variant by Afua Richardson
Juan Doe mixes "Weirdworld" with Snoop Dogg's Doggy Style; Afua Richardson mixes "X-Men '92" with Souls Of Mischief's 93 Til Infinity

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Kaare Andrews mixes "Deadpool" with Wale's Attention Deficit; Mike Deodato mixes "Ultimates" with The Fugees self-titled debut; Wilfred Santiago mixes "The Howling Commandos" with Gravediggaz 6 Feet Deep'06

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Vanesa Del Rey mixes "The Vision" with Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers; Jeffrey Veregge mixes "Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur" with Vince Staples Summertime 06;

Adam Hughes mixes "A-Force" N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton

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Annie Wu mixes "Angela: Queen of Hel" with Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday; Humberto Ramos mixes "Spider-Gwen" with Slick Rick’s The Great Adventures of Slick Rick; Ed Piskor mixes "New Avengers" with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s The Message

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Kaare Andrews mixes "Karnak" with Schoolly D's Saturday Night; Greg Land mixes "Uncanny X-Men" with the Geto Boys’ The Geto Boys; Ariel Olivetti mixes "Carnage" with Redman’s Dare Iz a Darkside

Captain Marvel Hip Hop Variant 560x560Web Warriors Hip Hop Variant 560x560
Damion Scott mixes "Web Warriors" with Clipse’s Lord Willin'; Marguerite Sauvage mixes "Captain Marvel" with Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic

Extraordinary X Men Hip Hop VariantGuardians of the Galaxy Hip Hop VariantHoward the Duck Hip Hop Variant
Sanford Greene mixes "Extraordinary X-Men" with De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising; Shawn Crystal mixes "Guardians of the Galaxy" with The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde; Juan Doe mixes "Howard the Duck" with Ol Dirty Bastard's Return to the 36 Chambers

All New All Different Avengers Hip Hop Variant e1437762131255All New Hawkeye Hip Hop Variant e1437762116185All New Wolverine Hip Hop Variant
Jim Cheung mixes "All-New, All-Different Avengers" with The Roots' Illadelph Halflife; Sanford Greene mixes "All-New Hawkeye" with Pete Rock & CL Smooth's Mecca and the Soul Brother; Keron Grant mixes "All-New Wolverine" with DMX's Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

Amazing Spider Man Hip Hop VariantAnt Man Hip Hop VariantDoctor Strange Hip Hop Variant
Mike Del Mundo mixes "Amazing Spider-Man" with A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders; Mark Brooks mixes "Ant-Man" with Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die; Juan Doe mixes "Dr. Strange" with Dr. Dre's The Chronic

Iron Man Hip Hop VariantMs Marvel Hip Hop VariantSam Wilson Captain America Hip Hop Variant
Brian Stelfreeze mixes "Iron Man" with 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin; Jenny Frison mixes "Ms. Marvel" with Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill; Mahmud Asrar mixes "Captain America" with A$AP Rocky's Long. Live. A$AP.

Spider Man Hip Hop Variant e1437762146618Squadron Supreme Hip Hop VariantSquirrel Girl Hip Hop Variant
Adi Granov mixes "Spider-Man" with Nas' Illmatic; Mike Del Mundo mixes "Squadron Supreme" with Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang; Phil Noto mixes "Squirrel Girl" with Tyler the Creator's Wolf

Star Lord Hip Hop VariantUncanny Avengers Hip Hop VariantUncanny Inhumans Hip Hop Variant
Tradd Moore mixes "Star-Lord" with 100s Ivry; Jason Pearson mixes "Uncanny Avengers" with Public Enemy's Yo! Bum Rush the Show); Damion Scott mixes "Uncanny Inhumans" with Outkast's Aquemini

Drax Hip Hop VarianspideySpider Man 2099 Hip Hop Variant
Mike Choi mixes "Drax" with Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager; Gyimah Gariba mixes "Spidey" with Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV; Afu Chan mixes "Spider-Man 2099" with the GOOD Music compilation & Kanye West's Cruel Summer

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Natacha Bustos mixes "Spider-Woman" with Big Pun's Capital Punishment; Eric Canete mixes "Nova" with J. Cole's Born Sinner; Mike Deodato mixes "Mighty Thor" with Madvillain's Madvillainy

Theotis Jones mixes "Hercules" with Lil B's Black Flame; Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkewicz mix "Contest of Champions" with GZA's Liquid Swords); Dave Johnson mixes "Spider-Man/Deadpool" with Eric B. & Rakim's Paid in Full

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