This is HUGE!
It may not seem like a big deal, but he's actually the first man to take the front page solo!
We can't believe it's taken so long, but we couldn't be happier The Wire actor gets to be the first!
Maxim's editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear said of their decision:
This is the very first time, and there was no one else in the world more badass than Idris."
Wow! We can only imagine his excitement!
Of course, he kept it very professional for the shoot, unleashing a sexy smolder for the cover and the spread!
Ch-ch-check it all out in the gallery (above)! But we're letting you know now: be prepared to swoon!
[Image via Robbie Fimmano/Maxim Magazine.]