In 2015, Marvel introduced its Hip-Hop Variants collection, featuring 50 comic book covers reimagined as classic and contemporary rap album covers. The original collection drew inspiration from De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising, Dr. Dre's The Chronic, A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP, and more. Today, Marvel has reveled six covers from the second installment through Playboy.
The new series sees Nova recreating Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book cover, Luke Cage as LL Cool J on Bigger and Deffer, Jessica Jones replacing Kevin Gates on the Islah cover, and more.
“Comics and hip-hop share a common narrative: They’re all about underdogs struggling, striving and persevering against overwhelming odds,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told Playboy over email. “So it’s no surprise that so many rappers have been influenced by the Marvel mythology or embraced the Marvel heroes over the decades.
See more pictures of the collection below and find all six covers on Playboy's website.