Marvel Comics is reportedly going to treat music fans to a collection of free hip-hop-inspired comic book covers this winter.
According to reports, a 32-page comic filled with reprints will be released January 6 at select retail spots.
Jay Z and the Black Panther. LL Cool J and the Punisher. Missy Elliott and the Black Widow. Vanilla Ice and Deadpool. These are some of the pairings that fans of Marvel Entertainment have been treated to since October as part of a series of comic book covers inspired by hip-hop album covers. (The New York Times)
Marvel editor in chief Axel Alonso explained the company’s motivation for dishing out a free release.
“The hip-hop variants were a really special initiative that caught fire in the outside world,” said Axel Alonso, the editor in chief of Marvel. “We thought this was a great opportunity to highlight that and make it available to fans for free.” (The New York Times)
Earlier this year, rap star Eminem reacted to having his own customized Marvel cover made.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) September 4, 2015