Eminem has worked with (and feuded with some of) many great artists throughout his career. The rapper hasn't had anything to do with a real superhero – at least until now. Because the 50-year-old adorns the cover of a new Marvel comic.
There he faces none other than Spiderman and holds a microphone in front of his mouth in a typical rapper pose. Both seem to be in a rap battle. Eminem published the cover on Instagram. "I've always been a huge Spider-Man fan, ever since I was a kid," he says. "So to be on the cover and have a battle with Spider-Man is a great thing and a great honor."
The picture should look familiar to fans. It's very reminiscent of a key scene from the movie "8 Mile" which is based on Eminem's life. In it, the rapper, who plays himself, also joins the battle. Of course, that's not a coincidence: "8 Mile" was released 20 years ago, the Spiderman cover is actually a homage to the Eminem biopic.
A closer look reveals that the rapper isn't the only celebrity on the cover (aside from Spiderman, of course). Other superheroes can be seen in the audience watching the two duelists: Miles Morales, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Ghost-Spider.
5000 copies of the comic were offered in Eminem's online shop. "There's no doubt that the lucky fans who get their hands on one of the special editions will have a coveted collectible," Marvel shared. And indeed, according to "The Popverse", the limited edition was sold out in no time. If you still want to get a cover photo with Eminem and Spiderman, you have to dig deep into your pockets on sales platforms on the Internet. There are already up to 2000 dollars for it.
Sources: Eminem on Instagram / "The Popverse"