Outkast, Public Enemy + More Get The Marvel Treatment

Outkast, The Pharcyde, DMX & More Get New Marvel Comic Tributes

by Scott Heins
August 12, 2015 11:13 AM

We’ve reached the final chapter in the Marvel hip-hop saga, it seems. After three separate releases, each one containing a gallery of mock-up comic book covers directly inspired by classic hip-hop albums, the company has unveiled its full collection, which contains a few new, never-before-seen gems.

Outkast, DMX, The Pharcyde and Public Enemy are all amongst the newest class of superhero’d artists, with all of them getting incredibly impressive treatments from Marvel. The project, which has thrilled comic book fans and music heads alike, is the kind of unexpected cultural crossover that comes around only so often. (Though, let’s be honest, both communities tend to obsess over details, dig deep for rare/vintage items, and frequently revisit the work of past greats. Comics and hip-hop really aren’t so different after all).

Marvel has conveniently made the entire collection viewable online, but you can peruse the newest grip of superhero hip-hop cuts above. This appears to be the end of a beautiful, inspired series. Spider-Man, All-New All-Different Avengers, All-New Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy, Extraordinary X-Men and the Astonishing Ant-Man all got their proper due, as did A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim, The Wu-Tang Clan and so, so many more. Some reports indicate that as many as 60 different covers will eventually be released, with some going on sale to the public in October (we’ll be sure to give the heads-up).

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