Marvel Honours Ice Cube, Method Man, Snoop Dogg with More Variant Comic Book Covers
Published Sep 22, 2015Though Marvel's recent Secret Wars crossover has been attempting to rectify a Galactus-sized plethora of continuity issues, the comic book imprint continues to fudge with hip-hop history in the most wonderful way. Another batch of variant covers has landed online ahead of the newsstands, with these latest reveals recasting superheroes into the recognizable album covers of artists including Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg.
As previously reported, a spate of superhero books landing next month will be affixed with alternate, rap-referencing covers. Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso explained that this latest group of reveals puts a twist on everything "from West Coast 'G Thang' to East Coast Wu."
Wolverine and Ice Cube fans alike may get a kick out of the alternate cover to Old Man Logan, which finds the aged and displaced Earth-807128 version of the famously clawed anti-hero standing beside the cold, dead body of the Canadian X-Man we all grew up with. The visual reference, of course, is Cube's wicked 1991 LP, Death Certificate.
As you'll see down below, the upcoming debut issue of Native American hero Red Wolf's new series has been given a Method Man-inspired treatment by artist Mike Del Mundo. It finds the character taking a Tical-type pose.
Romance comic character Patsy Walker and pre-Shabazz Palaces project the Digable Planets are crossing over for a loving reworking of the latter's 1994 sophomore set, Blowout Comb. This time, though, illustrator Javier Pulido has Walker's Hellcat glove replacing an afro pick.
Finally, Juan Doe mixes up the flow of Snopp Dogg's celebrated Doggystyle album cover for Weirdworld No. 1 by replacing the original's cartoony canine toughs with wizards and monsters.
You'll find the Old Man Logan cover up above, and the other three variants below, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
As previously reported, Marvel had previously unveiled hip-hop-inspired covers saluting Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon, Madlib and MF Doom, Lauryn Hill, DMX, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, J. Cole and many, many more. The clutch of comic books arrive in October.