Marvel Comics is set to release copies a free 32-page book collecting 14 of the most popular and difficult-to-find of its hip-hop variant covers. With the controversy that this special promotion sparked throughout the year, Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso stated that, “We thought this was a great opportunity to highlight that and make it available to fans for free.”


Despite the controversy and accusations of “cultural appropriation”, hip-hop artists (ranging from underground to mainstream) have praised the promotion and expressed honor at having their album covers reinterpreted.

The 32-page collection is set to be released on January 6th, 2016.


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