Great Covers – X-MEN #17

This X-MEN cover by Jack Kirby is a nice piece of art, but it’s really the coloring that kicks it into the stratosphere as a great cover. That strong monochromatic red will stand out like a beacon among other covers on the racks and gives the impression of danger, of heat. There are just enough bits of white highlighting to give the image some depth and form. And the cover copy heightens the effect, in particular how dark the blurbs and boxes are.

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