Your eyes do not deceive you, true believers! Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man engages in rap battle of epic proportions against the one and only real Slim Shady in a variant cover by Salvador Larroca. On the streets of New York, somewhere in an alley, Spidey and Eminem face off with several of his fellow heroes joining the crowd of spectators.
“Created by Salvador Larroca in association with hustl., this AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2022) #1 variant cover puts Marshall Mathers, AKA Eminem, on stage with the Web-Slinger himself, while a gaggle of Marvel Universe characters – including Miles Morales, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Ghost-Spider – cheer them on. Wearing headphones and grasping a mic, Spider-Man watches Eminem freestyle,” Marvel said on their website.
There will be a limited number of copies, totaling 5,000, and 1,000 more later on.
“I’ve always been a huge Spider-Man fan since I was a kid,” Eminem said. “He’s definitely in my top 5… So being on a cover battling Spider-Man is such a thrill and an honor.”
hustl. COO Keri Harris added, “It’s truly an honor to be able to bring Eminem and Spider-Man to fans slinging raps on this official Marvel variant cover. There is no doubt that fans lucky enough to find themselves holding one of these will possess a highly sought-after collectible.”
They released a promo for the cover which you can see below:
“Kicking off earlier this year in April, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2022) #1 launched Peter Parker into a new era – by starting him out at rock bottom. The Avengers don’t want him. He’s not on good terms with the Fantastic Four, including his good friend Johnny Storm, AKA the Human Torch. Even his beloved Aunt May doesn’t want to see him,” Marvel said, describing the relaunch.
The cover is currently available at comic book stores and with the relaunch scheduled for November 29, 2022.