Albums by Action Bronson, Young Thug, and more that deserve attention from Marvel's hip hop variants series.
It all started in late 2014 when Rae Sremmurdshowed up on the cover of a Captain America comic, and Birdman's infamous hand rub graced the front page of a new edition of "The Amazing Spider Man." From there, iconic brand Marvel began reinterpreting iconic hip hip cover artwork for comics, and they haven't looked back. In under a year and a half, they've racked up almost a hundred such covers, with the five most recent variant covers-- mimicking albums by Future, Masta Ace, Blackalicious, Consequence, and CZARFACE-- arriving just earlier this week.
Marvel's done a great job of selecting artwork or albums that lend themselves to superhero-style mythologizing, such as MF DOOM and Madlib's Madvillainy, DMX's Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood, or Logic's Incredible True Story, but there are sill plenty of remaining albums that would make great choices. I'm unsure of how copyright factors into all of this, but with major label classics, obscure cult favorites, and recent mixtapes all getting the treatment, it seems pretty no-holds-barred. Here are twenty albums/tapes that for one reason or another we think would look great as repurposed Marvel covers. Let us know if there are any you've been craving that we neglected to include.