When Spider-Man Threw Up A Gang Signal To The Latin Kings Of Chicago

When Spider-Man Threw Up A Gang Signal To The Latin Kings Of Chicago

Posted by February 25, 2017 Comment

Last week, Marvel Comics released a preview to the hip-hop variant cover to Spectacular Spider-Man #1 featuring an homage to Tupac.

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Using his “thwipp” fingers to replicate Tupac’s cover pose.

Except in the original pose, Tupac gave a shout out to local California gangs at the time.

But Spider-Man’s version transforms it into a gang signal know as a Latin King crown, a shout out to one of the largest street gangs in the city of Chicago, responsible for a considerable amount of violence and crime in the city right now.

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Thwipp thwipp.

It’s a cute joke. But an unintended meaning means that not everyone might take it that way. Or, it could be quite the collectible…

Thanks to Bobarb.

(Last Updated February 25, 2017 12:28 pm )

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