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Marvel’s Re-Issued Variant Covers Puts All Eyes on Them

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Written by: Jason Stewart
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Hip-Hop_Sampler_CoverIt’s no surprise when you mention the Golden Age, comics fans take notice. But when it’s the Golden Age of Hip Hop you’re talking about, then you have the cross-sectional sensation that made up Marvel’s Hip-Hop Variant Covers series.

For those who missed out the first time, Marvel is pleased to announce fans will have another chance to get their hands on some of these exciting homages with the Hip-Hop Variant Sampler. Hitting comic shops on January 6th, this FREE sampler will help kick off the new year with a bang, bringing 14 of the most popular Hip-Hop Variants  back to comic shops.

“The hip-hop variants were a really special initiative that caught fire in the outside world,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso,speaking with the New York Times. “We thought this was a great opportunity to highlight that and make it available to fans for free.”

At the intersection of Marvel comics and the world of hip-hop, this unique line of variant covers inspired by some of the most iconic and well received albums of all time has garnered mass-media attention the world over.

“The Hip-Hop Variant Sampler is our way of saying thank you to the fans, but also to the retailers who have made All-New, All-Different Marvel a massive success,” says Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “With the Hip-Hop variant covers being such a huge draw, our goal is to draw fans back to their local comic shop after the holidays end.”

Featuring art by industry legends, rising stars, and creators behind some of the explosive new Marvel titles – this FREE sampler features the following 14 Hip-Hop Variants, reprinted and represented for fans:

 

  • Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Stelfreeze
  • Doctor Strange #1 by Juan Doe
  • Ms. Marvel #1 by Jenny Frison
  • Extraordinary X-Men #1 by Sanford Greene
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 by Jeffrey Veregge
  • All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 by Jim Cheung
  • Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Mike Del Mundo
  • Contest of Champions #1 by Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Vision #1 by Vanesa Del Ray
  • All-New X-Men #1 by Ed Piskor
  • Web Warriors #1 by Damion Scott
  • All-New Inhumans #1 by Marco D’Alfonso
  • All-New Wolverine #1 by Keron Grant
  • Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 by Mahmud Asrar

 

 



About the Author

Jason Stewart
Jason Malcolm Stewart is a Northern California-based author, journalist and public relations/marketing professional. He holds degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion, but can have a conversation without starting a small war. When he's not writing or reading, J. Malcolm spends his weekends talking about how to avoid being in a real-life horror movie. add blog




 
 

 
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