Update 9/6/15 with more covers. I now have the current slate of 41 known covers represented.
This October Marvel is releasing Hip-Hoop Variant Covers for 27 different comics. As far as I can tell this is the complete list of covers they will be releasing. I saw reports of there being 50 different covers but that changed to 25, and then I was able to find 31. I’ll update this post with any additional covers if they wind up actually creating them.
In the summer of 2006 I spent a summer doing an internship out of town in which I rented a room in a house that I found on craiglist. It winded up being ok but the house was in a sketchy part of town and every morning I expected my car not to be there when I drove to work. The upside was that the house was very close to the concert venues in town and I went to quite a few shows that summer. The one that sticks out to me the most was when I saw a rapper named El-P. It was as a very small venue and it was raining. I remember it was raining because the roof was leaking and there were buckets all over the floor. I got to the show an hour after doors open and it was another hour before the first group went on and at least 12:30 before El-P took the stage. I thought about leaving several times before he got on but for some reason stuck it out. I am really glad I did because to this day it was the greatest concert I’ve ever been to in my life.
So I’m a pretty big fan of El-P and when he teamed up with Killer Mike to form Run the Jewels I was on board. The group just recently released their sophomore album titles Run the Jewels 2. It was financed through kickstarter and you can get the entire album free from their site Right Here.
Well it looks like there are some folks at Marvel that are as big of fans as the rest of us and they have announced two Run the Jewels Variant Covers.
Deadpool Issue 45
Howard the Duck Issue 2
Hopefully these aren’t retailer incentive issues and I’ll be able to pick them both up at a reasonable price. Click here to see the original article by the Rolling Stone. And here is the video for Oh My Darling (Don’t Cry).