The Notorious B.I.G covers the new limited edition Deadpool variant comic book in celebration of what would have been his 50th birthday.
The artistic tribute was created by artist Ken Lashley in partnership with hustl., a sports and entertainment agency which specializes in developing one-of-a-kind, limited edition collectibles.
B.I.G.’s first appearance on a Marvel cover finds the fallen Brooklyn legend sitting on a throne in Times Square, with Deadpool looking back at him over his shoulder.
“Biggie and Hip Hop turned 50 this year, so we at hustl. were absolutely thrilled to work with his team and Marvel to create this variant as our way of paying tribute to one of the greatest and influential hip hop icons of all time,” hustl. COO Keri Harris shared in a statement. “Next month, we will follow this up with another all-time great, which we cannot wait to share with pop culture fans.”
According to Marvel.com, while Biggie covers the new Deadpool variant, he is not included in the plot line.
The story written by Alyssa Wong and Martin Coccolo follows Wade Wilson’s antihero alter ego attempting to infiltrate an elite group of assassins known at the Atelier. In order to be let into the fold, Deadpool is tasked with killing one of the Marvel Universe’s most famous villains within 48 hours.
Deadpool (2002) #1 is available at online at The Haul while supplies last.