Decades ago now, back in Mark Gruenwald’s assistant editor classes, we did one focused on covers, where everybody was asked to bring in a current cover that they thought was good. I volunteered this cover, to ZOT! #30, March 1990.
I can recall saying that, in contrast to the explodo of colors and blurbs and elements that made up many of the comic book covers of the day, this image stood out wonderfully in terms of communicating a mood and a feeling. It doesn’t scream as loudly as most comic book covers, but in its very stillness and almost monochromatic approach to color, it provides a place for the eye to rest when scanning across the racks.
Cover by Scott McLeod