Saturday, October 8, 2016

Classic Marvel comics covers remixed to showcase old school rap legends

from Dangerous Minds:

A Tribe Called Quest, reworking of Fantastic Four #49 (April 1966), “If This Be Doomsday!”
The Silver Surfer must choose between his master and the Earth
Not long ago an artist going by the name Beddo released a whole bunch of lovingly recreated classic Marvel covers featuring some of the greatest rap artists of the 1980s and 1990s. Beddo says that there are more on the way, and it is devoutly to be hoped that he stands by his word.

Notorious B.I.G., reworking of Spider-Man #50 (July 1967), “Spiderman No More!’
First appearance of Kingpin

Tupac, reworking of X-Men #141 (January 1981), “Days of Future Past”
First appearance the Future X-Men

Public Enemy, reworking of New Mutants #87 (March 1990), “A Show of Power!”
First full appearance of the Mutant Liberation Front

Lauryn Hill, reworking of X-Men #101 (October 1975), “Like a Phoenix, from the Ashes”
First appearance of Jean Gray as Phoenix

Rakim, reworking of Iron Man #128 (November 1979), “Demon in a Bottle”
Tony Stark deals with his alcoholism

Tupac, reworking of Wolverine Limited Series #3 (November 1982), “Loss”
Death of Yukio

Wu-Tang Clan, reworking of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 (May 1984), “The War Begins”
Big clusterfuck in outer space with just about all the Marvel heroes

Nas, reworking of Avengers #57 (October 1968), “Behold the Vision!”
First appearance of Vision

While researching this post I came across this clever reworking of Avengers #57starring John Cage, by artist Clinton Reno for a performance at the Available Light Theater in Columbus, Ohio:

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