Well, that’s it for Issue No. 2! Glad we could end on a high note — wait, what? We didn’t end on a high note? Quick! We’ll distract everyone with a cover poll!
As we learned last time, comic book cover artists usually throw together a few thumbnails for possible cover designs — and their editors select from those which cover they want the artist to draw. But I’m my own editor, so that doesn’t really work?
Here are some thumbnails! Please help me select the best one and I’ll make it into the cover for Issue No. 2!
First off, we have “Yin-Yang”:
This one is pretty simple, just Quanta and Stiletto circling around each other. I admit the sketch doesn’t get it all the way there, but if this one wins I’ll fiddle around with the composition. The idea is that they’re mirroring each other a little bit, even as he’s trying to murder her!
Next up, we have “Heroic Breakfast.”
It’s a table, with a bowl of cereal, a cereal box, and a milk carton. The cereal box has The Human Comet on it! And so does the milk carton, only it’s a classic “missing persons” type picture. In the background, Stiletto is reading a newspaper, but we can just barely see his forehead and fingers.
And finally, we have “The Ambush,” based on a reader suggestion from Greg!
In this one, The Human Comet directs the team to hunt down Stiletto, unaware that he is lurking just above the logo, about to strike! The Human Comet will have a word balloon: “We’ve got to find Stiletto — before he strikes again!”
Okay! Those are the choices! Please vote for what you think is the best one. And don’t forget to comment with your reasoning behind your choice and/or any suggestions for tweaks or modifications!
The poll will close on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PDT!
Call for Letters
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